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About the StoryA sequel to Threediopolis. It has teleporters!
Entrant, Back Garden - Spring Thing 2016
You can grab the ZIP file with the binary and supplemental materials at https://github.com/andrewschultz/fourdiopolis/releases/tag/v2. Thanks to Zarf for the python regression testing scripts that helped me test a lot of things that'd have been nagging otherwise. I think/hope it was good enough I won't strictly need a release 3, although there's always room for tweaks.
The details are at https://raw.githubusercontent.com/andrewschultz/fourdiopolis/master/fourdiopolis_release_2_notes.txt.
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If you have played threediopolis, (Spoiler - click to show)this is the same sort of game, except some chess-like moves have been added, h,i,j,k. Each of these teleports you 2 spaces away in each direction. For instance, h teleports you n,e, and u, while i teleports you w,s, and u.
This makes the game more difficult. I found it helpful to read some of the documentation on the spring thing website, which will most likely be included on IFDB afterwards. It gives a helpful list of the results of 2- and 3- letter combinations, like hi.
My rating of this game is certainly subjective. The puzzles appeal to me as a mathematician because I love the interplay between freedom and constraint. Emotionally, it draws you into an exploratory/puzzly/celebratory mood. The game is definitely polished, and I plan on playing again (it's a long game, and I've only played through part of it. It's the kind of game I feel I could return to frequently to play around with). I though of taking off one point due to the lack of descriptive text, but I realized that more text would make the game difficult and tedious. The scarcity of text is a necessary part of the design.
Like I said, this game will only appeal to a certain group of people, so I can't recommend it to everyone. But fans of crosswords, cryptograms, and codewords will enjoy this game.
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