Zen Blocks is an addictive original block puzzle game using original game play mechanics. Click the activators around any of the 4 sides of the play grid to release a color block. Mixing some elements of match 3 and tetris style gameplay in a chinese setting. Original Game Design.
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August 2

Dual Stick Controller / Steam Controller

Hi There

Welcome to Zen Blocks!

Your Steam Controller and XBox controllers should work with ZEN BLOCKS.
Dual Stick control is the best control method and allows for satisfying speed to deploy your blocks to the the board.

Stick 1 is movement around the board
Stick 2 is directional release from the last active position using Stick 1

Enjoy!

Don't forget to play 'Arcade' mode too! It's fun and allows you to zone out - it's slightly more intense so for relaxing mode - go with the normal level progression mode,

LEVEL mode: relaxing and solving the solution by clearing the board with the moves.

ARCADE mode: slightly more intense as blocks drop into the board area over time. You need to clear the pieces.

TIMER mode: The most intense of the game modes. See how far your can get before the clock runs out. Speed and quick thinking are what's needed here. So controller mode is recommended.

That's all for now, thanks to all who recently purchased our little game!

Enjoy!!!
Gaz
Gazzapper Games


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Zen Blocks is an addictive relaxing original block puzzle game using original game play mechanics. Use your XBox controller, Keyboard or mouse to release blocks from any of the 4 sides of the board. A relaxing Zen Game for you to play at any time. Take a break from FPS mayhem and find your Zen. Low bandwidth gaming, so also ideal for use with your steam link.




Great spirits from the heavens have discovered a disturbance in the universe and need to re-balance the forces of Yin and Yang.
To do this they need a new supreme human Zen Master to help maintain a stable equilibrium between Good and Evil.
In order to attain the Zen Master grading the spirits have provided some mental tests in the form of Zen Boards, a game where blocks are combined in the most efficient way in order to clear the board within the allotted moves or time limit.
Clearing groups of 6 or more will award the player a Zen Bonus. Collect many to advance through levels and increase your Zen grading.

There are 8 gradings to achieve but only the best players will become a Zen Master.


  • Original Gameplay
  • Addictive block puzzle game
  • Multiple Game Modes including Level Mode, Timer Mode, Arcade Mode
  • Gain Moves / Time by achieving Superb and Zen bonuses
  • Relaxing Gameplay
  • Beautiful Minimalist Style
  • Zen Grading System
  • Elemental Effects
  • Full Controller Support / Steam controller / Steam Link for TV



Ideal to play while taking a break or relaxing while solving the Puzzles or you can purchase a copy as a gift for someone you know that enjoys tetris puzzle & brain games. Progress through the levels and continue where you left off. The levels are not as easy as you may think.

Do you have the mental strength to become a Zen Master?

Enjoy a fun and happy Christmas with Zen Blocks!

Also, we promise there will be Snow!

BRAIN TRAINING - A good game for helping with brain function. The use of hand-eye coordination with the Dual Stick Controller to complete the required screen actions in either timed or level mode will prove a challenge to most.


Stack a color block next to other blocks of the same color. Combine 4+ color blocks to remove a group and gain extra moves / time (5+ blocks). Connect blocks in a line or diagonally as long as they touch. Blocks groups of the same color also need to be "activated" by a direct hit.
This allows for strategic hoarding of blocks to increase score and gain extra move turns.

* Some Playing Tips *

  • Activations can be made by any color block. e.g. A blue block can hit and activate a group of orange blocks
  • A block going from left to right across the board will attach to other blocks in its path providing there is a space for it
  • Placing blocks next to each other in a large group without activating will allow you to group up 5+ blocks
  • Blocks can be grouped if they touch side by side or diagonally

RELEASING BLOCKS

Clicking the activators around the board perimeter releases a block. Hold down the mouse to see the direction line of the block.
The block displayed below the board area is the current block that will be released.

Clear the screen to advance to the next level.


The game plays with relaxing music to create a calming and enjoyable gaming experience and also comes with a Learning mode.

There are 3 modes of play currently...

1. LEVEL MODE: Level progression, where player must advance through puzzle levels that increase in difficulty, using a limited amount of moves and your brain. Players can take their time choosing their next move.

2. TIMER MODE: The second play mode is one that produces procedural levels that increase in difficultly along with a countdown timer. Win extra time by activating 5+ blocks together. This requires fast thinking to advance to the next level. You need to keep a clear head and remain calm to advance far on the timer play mode. This mode is not relaxing unless you get into the zone and feel as one with the blocks. :)

3. ARCADE MODE: Starts slowly, but as time passes more blocks emerge on the board to clear away. The blocks are released from the heavens by the spirits that float around your screen.

TEAM CREDITS


Game Design / Coding / Artwork / Sound - Gary Plowman

Level Designs - Gary Plowman & Bob Lewis

Additional Playtesting - Daniel Plowman & Bob Lewis

Music - Craig Barnes

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Window Vista, 7, 8, 10
    • Processor: 1 GHz Intel or AMD
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL Compatible Video card.
    • Storage: 40 MB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Medium should be fine
    • Storage: 40 MB available space

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