The goal of Wave Mechanics is to match the color of each element to the colors of corresponding parts of the frame. Each puzzle includes a set of active elements that can by used in order to change the colors of all elements within range in chosen direction.
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Release Date: Apr 23, 2015

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The goal of Wave Mechanics is to match the color of each element to the colors of corresponding parts of the frame. Each puzzle includes a set of active elements that can by used in order to change the colors of all elements within range in chosen direction, bear in mind however that the range of an active element decreases after each use.

Key Features:
- elegant design
- 49 procedurally generated puzzles each time you start a new game

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.5 Ghz SSE2 instruction set support.
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DX9 (shader model 3.0) with 64 MB VRAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 140 MB available space
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Positive (17 reviews)
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mudpi3
( 14.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Puzzle game. I like the mechanics of it. Simple objective: turn all the colors to either blue or orange. You can turn the colors of the tiles using Numbered tiles at any direction. The tiles' number indicate the number of tiles' whose colors will be turned (ie orange to blue, blue to orange).

You start off easy.. and slowly you'll see that you probably need to crank your brain up a gear or two to solve the later levels.

I like it. :)
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Crowbeak
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: February 24
This is a very logic-based puzzle game, great for people who like games such as Minesweeper and Hexcells. I like it a lot, though I don't think the difficulty curve would be particularly welcoming to anyone who doesn't already engage in this kind of puzzle game regularly.

I have a first impressions video available, if you want to see it in action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgaMEzO8wO4
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Samurai Vader
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: February 4
Wave Mechanics is a puzzle game made by independent developer Adam Tarnowski who thought of a new way to melt your brain for two euros.

If you've already checked the screenshots, you can see it's about grids, numbers and colors. But that's not a Minesweeper or Picross, it's something new! The gameplay revolves around swapping colors between the squares to get the required color scheme.

It's easy to learn but hard to master - after one third of the game the difficulty gets higher. Since you can't fully rely on your instinct (you'll be making mistakes pretty often), the developer implemented an undo button. That'll save you many times, keeping you in flow instead of making angry and frustrated.

There are totally 49 levels (procedurally generated) divided into 7 chapters - each chapter makes the game harder, with more specific requirement to the state of the grid. The graphic style is minimalistic and in combination with relaxing sounds and music this game is a great casual puzzler with a low price tag. If you are into puzzle games, you'll enjoy this for sure!
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Mr Ribbits
( 42.7 hrs on record )
Posted: January 6
I'm always impressed when a simple concept can create mind-numbingly hard puzzles. This one starts out moderate, but near the end, I found myself drawing countless diagrams and staring at the screen for hours on end trying to figure out how to flip that last stubborn square.
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♫ Muzic or Noize
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: January 5
Really nice puzzle game. It's challenging too. The puzzles are random for each user and if you get stuck you can start from the beginning. I stuck at level 21 so had to start over but after that I beat all 49 puzzles. c:
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Cyril
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: December 21, 2015
I feel this is an alright puzzle game, and for the price totally fine, but...

Well, I wish the puzzles were designed rather than generated. The procedurally-generated puzzles are presumably all possible to solve, but they lack a certain "elegance" to them that hand-designed puzzles would have. There were a lot of puzzles near the end where the solution involved outright burning moves or continuously selecting the same direction with a 4 or 5 line of squares, as well as making some moves that felt really counterproductive. A lot of the puzzles lack "forced moves" after a certain point which leaves you having to do a lot of trial-and-error to figure out what works and what doesn't.

I like that in general you can micromanage different sections of the board and if you solve one section of the board it's very likely that's the only way to solve it, and the puzzle concept is definitely a good one, though it does feel like it gets a bit repetitive by the end, even with only 49 puzzles. But ehh, it's still a good game, just not one I imagine I'll return to.
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Swag of the Wild
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: December 19, 2015
Really nice game, well made, nice music, very smooth, and pretty clever.

The only drawback for me is that the puzzles are procedurally generated every time you start a new game, and maybe it's just me, but i think the alghorithm is not perfect, the first time i played the game i got stuck on level 4, i tried dozens of times and never managed to complete it, there was always one extra piece, so i decided to start a new game, played the levels again, and this time i beat level 4 in my first try and played like 15 levels in that same session, so i'm pretty sure the alghorithm either made an unsolvable puzzle, or one that was just too hard for level 4...

It's a pretty affordable game, so it's still worth the price if you're into puzzle games for sure, it's pretty cool, but i wish there was an option to re-regenerate levels individually, in case you got stuck and feel something is not right with the level, otherwise you would have to restart the game and play thru all the levels again, which can be rage quit inducing if you're far into the game.
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lanvilus
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: December 15, 2015
Very enjoyable puzzle game. Certainly not simple enough to breeze through all of the levels in one sitting. Based on the time spent playing, I definitely got my money's worth. There's just enough frustration to make it challenging and worthwhile.
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KipofMudd
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Posted: October 10, 2015
edit:

Update came out that added achievements and an undo function. Supposedly the music was changed as well but i listen to my personal music while playing puzzle games so I don't know. If anything, this update made it a pretty much flawless puzzle game.

original:

Okay. I want to start out by saying I read the negative review which was basically the only review for this game and it will probably still be at the top for a while, and that deterred me from picking this game up. But i finally cracked because I absolutey love puzzle games and this one is no exception.

The pause menu is a little...awkward, to say the least, however after about ten seconds of clicking or looking at it you will know what all the buttons do. To save time: top left - restart, bottom left - return to menu, bottom right - next level ( I think it only works if you just beat this level but I haven't tried it in another situation.)

Ok. That's literally my only negative. There might be something later on and I'll be sure to update ASAP if i come across it however I wanted to point out that this game is pretty decent and definitely worth your time if you love puzzles, as a sort of counter to the negative review which might deter other gamers too
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Cold
( 4.6 hrs on record )
Posted: October 5, 2015
Interesting unique idea
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2015
edit:

Update came out that added achievements and an undo function. Supposedly the music was changed as well but i listen to my personal music while playing puzzle games so I don't know. If anything, this update made it a pretty much flawless puzzle game.

original:

Okay. I want to start out by saying I read the negative review which was basically the only review for this game and it will probably still be at the top for a while, and that deterred me from picking this game up. But i finally cracked because I absolutey love puzzle games and this one is no exception.

The pause menu is a little...awkward, to say the least, however after about ten seconds of clicking or looking at it you will know what all the buttons do. To save time: top left - restart, bottom left - return to menu, bottom right - next level ( I think it only works if you just beat this level but I haven't tried it in another situation.)

Ok. That's literally my only negative. There might be something later on and I'll be sure to update ASAP if i come across it however I wanted to point out that this game is pretty decent and definitely worth your time if you love puzzles, as a sort of counter to the negative review which might deter other gamers too
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Wave Mechanics is a puzzle game made by independent developer Adam Tarnowski who thought of a new way to melt your brain for two euros.

If you've already checked the screenshots, you can see it's about grids, numbers and colors. But that's not a Minesweeper or Picross, it's something new! The gameplay revolves around swapping colors between the squares to get the required color scheme.

It's easy to learn but hard to master - after one third of the game the difficulty gets higher. Since you can't fully rely on your instinct (you'll be making mistakes pretty often), the developer implemented an undo button. That'll save you many times, keeping you in flow instead of making angry and frustrated.

There are totally 49 levels (procedurally generated) divided into 7 chapters - each chapter makes the game harder, with more specific requirement to the state of the grid. The graphic style is minimalistic and in combination with relaxing sounds and music this game is a great casual puzzler with a low price tag. If you are into puzzle games, you'll enjoy this for sure!
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33 of 51 people (65%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 3, 2015
First impression: decent puzzler.

The rules: you click on a number and choose a direction, and that many tiles (the base included) flip color. Your goal colors are indicated by the colors of the frame, you color rectangular areas solid using logic. There are 49 puzzles in all, and doing the first 19 took me about an hour.

The annoyances:
  • no options: well, you can choose resolution and windowed/fullscreen when you launch, but the elevator music stays on
  • no undo, if you misclick, restart the level
  • all puzzles locked except for one
  • no endless mode, apparently
  • no goal number of moves, that means either you can only solve these one way only, or the game simply doesn't care. Either way, there's no incentive to optimize your solutions.

For a free flash game, that would be forgivable, but having paid money, I expect at least basic options and undo.

I got more value out of Sigils of Elohim, and that was free. If you want unlimited puzzles (and a user-made editor), get Hexcells Unlimited instead.
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11 of 11 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2015
Really nice game, well made, nice music, very smooth, and pretty clever.

The only drawback for me is that the puzzles are procedurally generated every time you start a new game, and maybe it's just me, but i think the alghorithm is not perfect, the first time i played the game i got stuck on level 4, i tried dozens of times and never managed to complete it, there was always one extra piece, so i decided to start a new game, played the levels again, and this time i beat level 4 in my first try and played like 15 levels in that same session, so i'm pretty sure the alghorithm either made an unsolvable puzzle, or one that was just too hard for level 4...

It's a pretty affordable game, so it's still worth the price if you're into puzzle games for sure, it's pretty cool, but i wish there was an option to re-regenerate levels individually, in case you got stuck and feel something is not right with the level, otherwise you would have to restart the game and play thru all the levels again, which can be rage quit inducing if you're far into the game.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2015
I feel this is an alright puzzle game, and for the price totally fine, but...

Well, I wish the puzzles were designed rather than generated. The procedurally-generated puzzles are presumably all possible to solve, but they lack a certain "elegance" to them that hand-designed puzzles would have. There were a lot of puzzles near the end where the solution involved outright burning moves or continuously selecting the same direction with a 4 or 5 line of squares, as well as making some moves that felt really counterproductive. A lot of the puzzles lack "forced moves" after a certain point which leaves you having to do a lot of trial-and-error to figure out what works and what doesn't.

I like that in general you can micromanage different sections of the board and if you solve one section of the board it's very likely that's the only way to solve it, and the puzzle concept is definitely a good one, though it does feel like it gets a bit repetitive by the end, even with only 49 puzzles. But ehh, it's still a good game, just not one I imagine I'll return to.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
42.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
I'm always impressed when a simple concept can create mind-numbingly hard puzzles. This one starts out moderate, but near the end, I found myself drawing countless diagrams and staring at the screen for hours on end trying to figure out how to flip that last stubborn square.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 24
This is a very logic-based puzzle game, great for people who like games such as Minesweeper and Hexcells. I like it a lot, though I don't think the difficulty curve would be particularly welcoming to anyone who doesn't already engage in this kind of puzzle game regularly.

I have a first impressions video available, if you want to see it in action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgaMEzO8wO4
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2015
Very enjoyable puzzle game. Certainly not simple enough to breeze through all of the levels in one sitting. Based on the time spent playing, I definitely got my money's worth. There's just enough frustration to make it challenging and worthwhile.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Puzzle game. I like the mechanics of it. Simple objective: turn all the colors to either blue or orange. You can turn the colors of the tiles using Numbered tiles at any direction. The tiles' number indicate the number of tiles' whose colors will be turned (ie orange to blue, blue to orange).

You start off easy.. and slowly you'll see that you probably need to crank your brain up a gear or two to solve the later levels.

I like it. :)
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
Really nice puzzle game. It's challenging too. The puzzles are random for each user and if you get stuck you can start from the beginning. I stuck at level 21 so had to start over but after that I beat all 49 puzzles. c:
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