LD#26 Edition by swizzcheez
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IE9 seems to be working at least somewhat (no sound). I'm guessing IE10 would fare okay as well.I don't have a Mac so no testing has been done on that platform, but I suspect it should work.
The story...What story? Who's got time for that!?!
Ok, so what do you do?Pixel Dust will challenge you to figure out the picture the computer has selected by successively trying to decode the pixel colors at different resolutions until you finally reach the real picture. Or
The First PuzzleYou will be first presented with a 2x2 grid and some clickable colors at the top. Simply select a color and click into one of the squares. You can also select colors using the numbers 1-9 and 0. Keep an eye on the three counters that appear when working on a puzzle part to tell you how you're doing:
- The number of squares you have right
- The number of squares whose color is in a different position.
- The number of squares that have a color that isn't part of the solution.
Okay, I solved one -- now what happens?Once the first puzzle is solved, four smaller puzzles are put in its place, using the colors from the outer one. You then must solve the inner puzzles. Once those are solved, you are presented with one more layer. If you can make it through all three layers before you run out of score then you win.
Run out of score?Yeah. After three seconds of grace your score will start running out.
Automagic SolutionsIn some cases, parts of the puzzle will automatically solve themselves. This occurs when the colors for inner puzzles match the colors from the outer puzzle entirely.
What's Basic and Unlimited?Basic contanins 20 hand-made boards of my rather rushed devising. Unlimited boards are generated by the computer and should be more challenging.
Watch out not to use too much time. You get time back for completing parts of the puzzle, but other than that time is not on your side.
Also note that only your first two changes on a pixel are free. After that, each costs progressively more.