It's low-key; solving one hundred of these feels like an attainable goal. I mean, probably. Try it.
"Progress to 100" doesn't sound like the most exciting name for a game, but this clean, two-toned series of iOS puzzles is a real crowd pleaser. It might offer you just a single word, and using the functions of your device—tilt it in a certain pattern, lift it up, touch it as suggested—you satisfy the puzzle.
Some of these are simple, like a prompt to close a gap, and others swell mischievously with a-ha moments—you might, for example, flap the iPad helplessly in response to a prompt about birds, only to realize with a pleasant dawn of intuition that you simply need to hold the screen above your head and crane your neck.
It's low-key; solving one hundred of these feels like an attainable goal. I mean, probably. Try it. After gaining popularity and recognition on the festival circuit, it's officially available today.
In general I'm very fond of social tablet and phone games, ones that you can hand around to friends or place on the table for open collaboration. It's wonderful to get well and truly stuck on something that is much more intuitive to someone else than it is to you, and Progress to 100 is full of opportunities for that.
It's a good excuse to update to the latest version of iOS, which Progress to 100 requires. The game, for both iPhone and iPad, is $2.99 on the App Store.
The Procedurally-Generated Dog Simulator is a fun illustration of pathfinding and cellular automata. All you do is walk around a cave, being followed by a single-pixel pup who is liable to get distracted by treats or scared off by skateboarders. Once I’m bored with it, I’ll be checking out Mudeford, a free dog-walking simulator in […]
Roguelike games (previously) are "a subgenre of role-playing video game characterized by a dungeon crawl through procedurally generated levels, turn-based gameplay, tile-based graphics, and permanent death of the player character" (Wikipedia).
Thanks to a “the use of new strategies discovered by a brute-forcing bot,” this computerized speedrun of Arkanoid (on the NES) comes in at 11 minutes and change. To be absolutely clear: this isn’t a computer program playing the game; it’s the hard-coded result of a computer program spending a year of CPU time brute-forcing […]
If you can build a cloud infrastructure, you can build a business. Companies are overwhelmingly turning to cloud computing to set up or bolster their network, and it’s easy to see why. It allows on-demand access to processing power, a la carte services, and nearly unlimited storage, all without adding extra systems and the maintenance […]
Does your gaming setup need an upgrade? No need to wait for Christmas. We’ve rounded up the latest tech accessories for your favorite video game platforms. All of them are already sale priced, but you can knock an additional 15% off the final price for Memorial Day by using the online code WEEKEND15. Audeze Mobius […]
Raspberry Pi is one of the world’s most versatile open-source computers. Alexa is a home automation hub with limitless potential. Together, they’re a dream team for ambitious makers, opening the door to everything from automatic lights to voice-controlled robots. Learning Raspberry Pi is meant to be relatively easy for newbies, but its applications with Alexa […]