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Scenic Route Software

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Sorry, what are you seeing? I've just checked the itch and the catalog builds and they have borders.

Sorry for the late response! I'm pretty sure Catalog supports vouchers, so if there's something you want of mine that you've already paid for here just let me know and I'll send you a code for it.

The only games that will have features that aren't supported outside of Catalog are Generations and Shift, which are going to use Panic's leaderboard API like some of the season games. This API is not usable for non-Catalog distributions (which is really sad), but everything else will be the same.

This has been fixed in v1.1.0. Thanks again for reporting it!

Thanks for letting me know, and thanks for picking it up! 

I don't know if you're an iOS or M1 Mac user, but I've just released a version of Generations for those platforms. Do let me know what you think of it if you check it out!

Here's a link!

Hey! Thanks so much, and yes - I have plans for at least two more! If you wouldn't mind giving the game a rating when you have a chance it would help me out a ton!

I've just received word from Panic that all four of the games I've submitted were approved for Catalog!

I'm so glad you've had fun with it - and thank you so much for the rating!


I am very much hoping to. I've submitted Post Hero, Shift, Generations and Greed for consideration.  Just waiting to hear back from Panic!

Emailed you!


I guess that’ll teach you to not to poke cow poop with whatever you happen to have on you.

Thanks for letting me know! Glad you’re having fun with it (and Generations!). I’ll have a patch for that and some other issues soon. 

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From what I’ve heard it’s taking folks around 2.5 to 3 hours to get to the ending. The shorter end of that is without getting all 146 points. 

I can get through the whole thing in about 45 minutes, so it’s at the very least that long if you wrote it and and know what to do!

I'm sorry you were fired, but I have no regrets regarding the lack of accuracy - on the bright side, 1.0.2 fixes the stuck dialog boxes!

Out of curiosity, what was the breaking change in 1.13.1?



It's crashing when you press "A" while on the main menu, but it feels like its more of a time out or its stuck in a loop.

The whole system becomes unresponsive for 10 seconds and then it crashes. Unfortunately there is no crash report available; the only option is to restart.

I know its tough to debug this without hardware, so if you're comfortable sharing source with me (assuming its Lua - I won't be of much help if its C) I'd be happy to help out.

Ping me at if you'd like a hand with it.

Glad you're having fun with it! And thanks very much for the rating.

An in game how-to/interactive tutorial is on my list for a followup.

That makes me happy to hear! I composed that myself and am particularly proud of it.  I did not write it to loop, though ... if I find some time I might add a bit more to it so its not repetitive and add that as an option in a future release.

Thanks for playing the game! If you could drop a rating on it when you have a chance I'd appreciate it!

Glad you like it!

I had an iteration of the game early on that was turn based with no timer. You'd get X (never quite landed on the right number) turns to clear as many tiles as possible. A full screen clear would give you a bonus turn, and finishing a level would add two more turns. Then I decided to be more faithful to the original game (this is a port of an  iOS game I wrote 10 years ago) and maybe add different modes in a follow up release. Also considering a "very hard" mode with 4 colors which would add other types of specials like "simplifiers" from the original game that would reduce the board to two colors for a turn or two.

If you have any specific ideas for what you'd like to see, please let me know!

Strategy thread!

Thanks for the feedback! These are great ideas.

What you're describing for how the game works is entirely by design and intentional. I didn't want it to be stressful, or even very hard. Its designed to be something you can pop in to whenever you like and have some fun with it for however long you want.

That said, I do have some ideas for some variations on it for folks like yourself that want more of a challenge - so maybe a sequel for 2023!

You get a bomb each time you finish a level, so you have to get to at least level two before you can use a bomb.

I tend to use them when nothing is jumping out at me. Whatever color appears the most on the grid will be removed, making it a lot easier to see four tiles that will line up to create a rectangle.

I'm going to post a strategy thread on twitter this afternoon!

Glad you're enjoying it!

I'm so glad you're enjoying it, and thanks so much for the rating!

So stoked that you’re enjoying it! If you could drop a rating on the game when you have a chance I’d really appreciate it!

I hope you have fun with it! Do let me know of any feedback you have. 

Merci beaucoup! Je suis content que tu apprécies le jeu. Si vous pouviez l'évaluer quand vous en aurez l'occasion, j'apprécierais vraiment!

Sure thing, and thanks! If you think of anything else you'd like it to be able to do just let me know!

Done! While the metronome is ticking away, the device will no longer go to sleep.

I’m glad you’ve found it useful! I’ll take a look and add that - keep an eye out for an update. 

Awesome, thanks!

"A Fresh Start" is a tough one! I've only managed it once.

Could you do me a favor and:

  • Connect your Playdate to your computer
  • Go to Settings -> System -> Reboot to Data Disk
  • On your computer, navigate to Data/com.scenicroute.rainbows/ and mail the file named "achievements.json" to me at 

Also - are you on v1.1.0 or v1.1.1? The version number is displayed above the fireplace mantle on the "Credits" view.

Thanks! And thanks for letting me know about the bugs - I'll track them down. If you could drop a rating on the game I'd really appreciate it!

Awesome! Let me know of any feedback you have, and drop a rating on the game when you get a chance!

Ugh, its a typo in the achievement text. It should have said "combos", which is when you match three or more to the next age group up.

Thanks for letting me know.

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lol, I like that idea. Thanks for the rating!