The next generation of puzzle games is here! Combining simple arithmetic with colorful cages and logical problem solving, this new puzzle game makes sure you never have to guess—and you don’t have to be a math wiz!
User reviews: Very Positive (135 reviews)
Udgivelsesdato: 9. okt 2009
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The next generation of puzzle games is here! Combining simple arithmetic with colorful cages and logical problem solving, this new puzzle game makes sure you never have to guess—and you don’t have to be a math wiz!
Everyday Genius: SquareLogic can calculate and display possible solutions automatically—allowing you to spend more time playing and less time tediously jotting down possibilities. With puzzles ranging from first-grade easy to astrophysicist hard, you’ll progress along the path to enlightenment as you build your problem-solving brain power with Everyday Genius: SquareLogic.
  • New types of puzzles never before seen in any game!
  • More than 20,000 puzzles, with over 18 different varieties and 6 different sizes
  • Removes the tedium of first-generation puzzle games by automatically handling notation and possibilities for you
  • No need to be a math wiz; solution possibilities are provided, letting you focus on puzzle-solving logic rather than arithmetic
  • Dazzling array of puzzles, with enough variety to tempt even the most sophisticated puzzle palate—hidden cages, double boards, comparisons, sequences, and more
  • Guide teaches you new ways to look at the problem and arrive at the correct solution
  • Thousands of puzzles at each level to challenge players of all ages and abilities
  • Excellent tutorial

Systemkrav

    • OS: Windows Vista/XP
    • Processor: Processor Speed: 1.0GHz
    • Memory: 256MB RAM
    • Graphics: 32 MB Video Card
    • DirectX®: DirectX 8.1 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 30MB Free HD Space
    • Sound: Sound Card
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8 af 10 personer (80%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
60.9 timer bogført
Relax, put on some Chopin, and solve math puzzles that'd make Einstein weep.
Indsendt: 13. juni
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4 af 4 personer (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
84.7 timer bogført
Pretentious Title: SquareLogic is an abstract puzzle game that takes the concept behind sudoku and twists it to create something far more interesting and engaging. Like sudoku, the goal is to fill a square grid such that the numbers appear only once in each column and row.

SquareLogic's twist on the formula is in the cage system. Instead of prepopulating the grid with enough numbers to solve the puzzle, SquareLogic divides the board into arbitrary chunks, called cages, and assigns a mathematical rule to each. For instance, one cage may require its content to sum to 8, another may require its smaller value to divide the larger value 4 times. Other cages impose inequality operators on the divisions between cages, indicating that one square must contain a larger or smaller number than its neighbor. The puzzles have extra mechanics beyond the cages as well, including double-puzzles, where two grids contain the same solution but different cages, each providing too little to solve on its own, but enough to solve when paired with the other. Other puzzle types may leave some cages unfinished and require the player to paint them in as they go.

This formula would likely be overwhelming and tedious, especially on full-sized 9x9 puzzles (the game ranges from 4x4 to 9x9). However, the game automatically removes numbers from tiles when that number is used elsewhere in the column/row, and players can right click any number to remove it as a viable option. This effectively automates the more menial part of the puzzle, leaving the logical problem solving front and center. The game also highlights possible valid combinations for cages in a small window, so you don't have to constantly keep a calculator by your side to determine what factorizations are possible for a number set. Because of these features, the puzzles go by quickly and rarely feel like they're ever wasting your time.

SquareLogic isn't flawless though. The 4x4 puzzles are almost comically easy due to their small size, while the 9x9 and some 8x8 puzzles can become frustrating and tedious because there is simply too much information to pore over. It becomes less a game of applying logic and more of a mindless search for the next clue you can use. Luckily, the game still has plenty of 6x6 and 7x7 puzzles, which feel extremely well paced.

Another problem is the immediate error highlighting feature. When you first boot up the game, go into options and turn this setting off immediately. This setting causes the game to tell you the very instant you make a mistake. It's a feature that is quite literally too helpful, as it quietly encourages you to start guessing whenever you begin having trouble. With this disabled though, there's still an incredibly nice hint feature to help you out of jams. Rather than openly tell you what's wrong, it simply highlights a section of the grid where you should be able to either eliminate possibilites or find a correct number. It's especially useful on the large puzzles where it's easy to have too many options to pore over.

The one last problem is somewhat debatable. The game simply has too many puzzles. It has 6 regions, each with a staggeringly large number of available puzzles. The first area alone contains 4800. That is not an exaggeration. While it certainly means the game has incredible value, it can be a little disheartening to know that you're not likely to ever even come close to finishing all of the puzzles. Oh, and anyone obsessed with achievements would do well to avoid this game for that reason, unless you want to solve all 4800 puzzles in the first region for a cheevo.

Overall, for anyone who likes abstract logic puzzles, SquareLogic is pretty much top class. It's fun, mostly well paced, has a ton of puzzles and lots of good mechanics. Well worth the $5 asking price.
Indsendt: 25. juni
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3 af 3 personer (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
71.3 timer bogført
So glad this game is available again, its the greatest newspaper-style puzzler to come about since sudoku. literally more puzzles than I could fathom are contained within this game, ranging in difficulty from "bash your head against the keyboard to win" to "bash your fists against the keyboard becuase **** this is hard", however mistakes are never punished, and you can artificially decrease the difficulty at any point (automatically hide unavaialbe options for this row or column), or even ask for hints.

I've sunk more enjoyable hours into this game than I have into 99% of my steam library, its a fun way to unwind. There are so many puzzles. the difficulty curve is very gentle, but it ramps up to the near impossible. If you dont like impossible puzzles, dont worry there are tens of thousands of easier puzzles.

A great rainy afternoon game for when you're taking a break from HL2.exe engine games.
Indsendt: 14. april
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3 af 4 personer (75%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
35.3 timer bogført
One of the best, most addictive and brilliant logic puzzlers on Steam.
Indsendt: 4. april
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1 af 1 personer (100%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
60.8 timer bogført
The single best UI in any Sudoku-variant software ever produced. The initial gating is a bit annoying but the 9x9 puzzles are my single favorite way to spend time - I just wish there were more of the really hard ones.
Indsendt: 22. september
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32 af 36 personer (89%) fandt denne anmeldelse brugbar
8.2 timer bogført
Do you like logic games? Then you should play this game because it's amazing and has a ~ridiculous~ number of puzzles in it. It's also very calm and relaxing to boot.

Are you dumb? Then this game is perfect, because difficulty ranges from insultingly easy to challenging for autistics, with a nice difficulty curve that increases puzzle complexity as you go. You can stay at a difficulty level as long as you want, or you can jump to higher levels pretty quickly if you want. YOU CAN DO ANYTHING

Do you like sudoku? Then I'm sorry, because sudoku is an inferior baby game for babies. If you are a baby, then by all means go play sudoku instead, you big dumb baby.

This game is so fantastic that it will put hair on your chest, even if you're a woman, so if you're a woman and you play this game, enjoy your hairy chest and awesome puzzle game.
Indsendt: 6. januar
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