Copy Editor is an intricate puzzle game that teaches you Regular Expressions (RegEx), commonly used in computer science and language theory. Build complex rules that process and revise famous texts for your wacky and demanding publisher!
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Apr 29, 2021
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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“As an educational non-profit, getting feedback on how people learn and relate to our software is essential - we also rely on volunteers to contribute levels that can help challenge and enrich the community.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“We're anticipating Copy Editor to be in early access for 6-7 months as we embellish game mechanics and develop the levels in careful coordination with the community.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“Early access will have a limited catalog of levels and lack the more advanced features we have planned for a couple months like (NLP integration)”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Six levels are currently operational to give a small taste of the escalating mechanics we're going for and to inspire others to come forward with their own designs.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Yes - our Early Access price will be $3.99 USD, with a final release price expected somewhere between $7-10 USD, depending on final game length and budget.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“We are going to finish the level editor in the game and players will be able to submit us levels directly for inclusion in the game (with accreditation of course) similar to our last game, The Devil's Calculator.”
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About This Game

Copy Editor is an intricate puzzle game that teaches you Regular Expressions (RegEx), commonly used in computer science and language theory. Build complex rules that process and revise famous texts for your wacky and demanding publishers!

Using characters, scripts, and sequences, your goal is to align your “Input” with the “Objective.” Like its spiritual predecessor, The Devil's Calculator, no familiarity with the concept is needed. The basics are learned through gentle tutorials, with the focus always on tactics and lateral thinking. While you will no doubt learn valuable RegEx skills, the fun of Copy Editor lies in its sophisticated and rewarding logic puzzles. You must navigate playful obstructions such as a limited number of rules, certain keyboard keys not working for particular levels, and an embellishment of RegEx that extends to Natural Language Processing allowing you to discriminate on criteria like sentiment analysis, stems and parts of speech.

Optimization is a big part of Copy Editor, and you can see how well you stack up to others with detailed breakdowns of your performance. In this way it is similar to RegEx Golf but far more elaborate and nuanced, since text replacement is of equal importance. Confident in your skills? A fully formed level editor will allow you to pose your own challenges to the community.

Whether you are new to using Regular Expressions or want to test your proficiency, Copy Editor promises a fun and challenging puzzle experience.

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Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
    • Memory: 500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: El Captain or later
    • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
    • Memory: 500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Ubuntu or Other Distro
    • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) processor
    • Memory: 500 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics
    • Storage: 100 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Any
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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