We’ve been working on some new game concepts in the office, and today we quickly coded and tested a little puzzle based on the old Lights Out game from Tiger. We installed it on a bunch of Blinks and had a real interesting time trying to solve it. Check out the repo here:
The aim of the game is to get all Blinks to turn off. Clicking any Blink will reverse the state of it and any neighboring Blinks. If you see some red and blue flashes, don’t worry, that’s on purpose. Also, if you’re using old-school dev-Blinks, you may want to set the dim on line 40 down to like 10.
We found that it was really easy to solve puzzles at 6, interesting at 10, really difficult at 12, and essentially impossible at 18.
If you get a chance to play around with this, let us know! We’re interested in hearing people’s opinions about this mechanic.