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A jam submission

The Turing snakeView game page

A snake variant inspired by the cellular automaton and the Turing machines.
Submitted by edmond00 — 5 hours, 55 minutes before the deadline
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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Originality#144.7064.706
Overall#1014.2654.265
Design#1894.0594.059
Adherence to the Theme#5904.0294.029

Ranked from 34 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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Comments

Submitted(+1)

This really feels like one of those games I'm too dumb to play but wont give up on. I'm going to come back to this game and beat it. I love how quickly you can iterate on ideas. I do wish that your board didnt reset between runs because I would often just drop some bits so I could test and then figure out where I needed to go and it always felt like step 1 of that process was remembering exactly what my last pattern was. Good job.

Submitted(+1)

This game hurts my brain in a good way. :-)

Submitted(+1)

Amazing idea, and while it's super hard to figure out some of the puzzles, it makes it feel like you really are programming and when you figure out a puzzle, you know that you've completed it even before you reach the goal

Developer

Thank you for your feedback, I am glad it gives you that kind of feeling !

Submitted(+1)

I can't seem to figure out the solutions immediately and honestly that's the best part
many programming games have just become a "push to win" type of games.
I love it

--danybeam

Developer

Thank you, I am glad the difficulty dit not bother you !

Submitted(+1)

I love programming games (like, I made one too for this jam, but very different) and this one is particulary well done! Great concept, exellent level design avec very unique take on the theme!

(+1)

Very clever idea, making for a really interesting puzzle game!

Submitted(+1)

Excellent puzzle game, a lot of potential if the trying phase was faster and would conserve what you input. Perhaps easing the difficulty curve and beginning with smaller matrix would feel less daunting?
Nonetheless this is a really cool idea, good job :)

Developer

Thank you for your feedback ! You are right about the difficulty curve, some hard puzzles happen too early in the game. A smaller matrix could be a good idea to begin with !

(+1)

Really good puzzle game one of my favorites! The learning curve was a bit too steap for me though. Switch blocks where hard to wrap my head around.

Submitted(+1)

Very thoughtful game! Puzzles were fun, especially the one where there were 2 0's with move written on them! :) Well done!

Submitted(+1)

Wow, what a fun way of interpretting the theme! The mechanic is a bit hard to understand but once you get the hang f it, it makes for some fun puzzles!

Submitted(+1)

Very very cool idea. Though it's a bit frustrating that if you restart a level, all the 1s jump back to 0s, which makes editing the "code" very frustrating.

Submitted(+1)

That is such a cool idea! The puzzles were fun and challenging. The mechanic was a bit hard to understand at first, but once I got it the puzzles made a lot more sense. Great job!

Submitted(+1)

Pretty clever game mechanic!

Submitted(+1)

Awesome game!

Submitted(+1)

It is really hard, but really genius! One of my favorites  :)

(1 edit) (+1)

Really cool puzzle Snake variant. It's a little austere but I liked it a lot!

(+1)

Really cool game with a nice idea! As Ibuchli said, this would be a gret puzzle game on mobile phones. Good  job!

Submitted (2 edits) (+2)

Genius game, really original and fun to play but sadly I saw no obvious connection to 'Only One'. Anyways, this would make for a great mobile logic puzzle

Developer

Thank you for your feedback ! About the theme, the main idea is that there is "only one way" to control the snake that is to put some "ones" in the matrix. Only the the bits set to one change the behavior of the snake. I also tried to build some puzzle where you need to find a solution by changing "only one bit".