Twisty Puzzle Simulator OT: piece by piece

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Legend

How are you feeling about the game's launch so far, @Legend ? Meeting expectations, or more mixed?
I'm feeling good. My whole launch strategy changed just a day before release so I can't say if it's above or below expectations.

Currently I'm holding off on marketing to video game players and solely marketing to twisty puzzle fans. It's kinda awkward having the game out in only part of the world and I'm working on a few changes to make the game more gamey.

Legend



The puzzle shelf has been upgraded.

Most of the textures are placeholders but to celebrate that TPS released one week ago, I wanted to share a sneak peak of what's to come.

Xevross

I've never solved a rubik's cube.

the-pi-guy

I've never solved a rubik's cube.
Me neither.  
It's not my strong suit.  

Xevross

Me neither.  
It's not my strong suit.  
I remember trying when I was like 8 but I couldn't do it. I reckon I'd be fine now, but its not really something I'm into.

Legend

I remember trying when I was like 8 but I couldn't do it. I reckon I'd be fine now, but its not really something I'm into.
Fun fact: almost everyone just looks up the solution online.

Back in 8th grade or so my dad got a cube for Christmas and none of us could solve it. However it came with an instruction booklet so one day I wanted to trick everyone and make them think I was a genius so I memorized the instructions and solved the cube in front of my family. I used this as a party trick for a pretty long time before realising everyone else solved the puzzle the same way.



Me neither.  
It's not my strong suit.  
That's what I'm hoping to tackle with this next update.

Xevross

Fun fact: almost everyone just looks up the solution online.

Back in 8th grade or so my dad got a cube for Christmas and none of us could solve it. However it came with an instruction booklet so one day I wanted to trick everyone and make them think I was a genius so I memorized the instructions and solved the cube in front of my family. I used this as a party trick for a pretty long time before realising everyone else solved the puzzle the same way.



That's what I'm hoping to tackle with this next update.
Yes I remember ours came with an instruction booklet and I did the first bits then just gave up on the rest. Sad times.

the-pi-guy

Dec 07, 2018, 02:03 AM Last Edit: Dec 07, 2018, 02:05 AM by the-pi-guy
I solved it once, and then I was too afraid too mix it up again.  

I can pretty easily solve half the cube.  I know that much....

Legend

I solved it once, and then I was too afraid too mix it up again.  

I can pretty easily solve half the cube.  I know that much....
If you can solve half the cube, then why don't you just solve the other half too?

the-pi-guy

Dec 07, 2018, 05:37 AM Last Edit: Dec 07, 2018, 05:59 AM by the-pi-guy
If you can solve half the cube, then why don't you just solve the other half too?
Because it wrecks the first half.  :P

Instead of writer's block, I feel like I have twisty puzzle block.  

Legend

Because it wrecks the first half.  :P

Instead of writer's block, I feel like I have twisty puzzle block.  
If you want a little bit of advice that will blow your mind...

Spoiler for Hidden:
<br>Just do the reverse twists<br>

the-pi-guy

When I try solving the puzzle, it's not like I really think about it.  I don't think about what moves I'm making, it's more like an instinct thing.  

Xevross

If you want a little bit of advice that will blow your mind...

Spoiler for Hidden:

Just do the reverse twists


But then everything goes back to where it was and you're no closer to solving the second half!

Legend



Another progress update. Again this is still in development with non final assets.

This is from Twisty Puzzle Simulator's upcoming campaign. Players work their way up the castle solving increasingly harder puzzles. Progression is set up so that even people without experience with twisty puzzles will gradually learn how to solve them.


But then everything goes back to where it was and you're no closer to solving the second half!
Solve just one element of the second half then do the reverse. e.g. you want to swap two edges so you twist the puzzle until the second half now has them in the correct place but the first half is messed up. Then rotate the second half and do the opposite twists to put everything back the way it was. This swaps two edges and then swaps another two edges while leaving the first half untouched.

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