This is a sticky thread with some details about the game, and some of the common FAQs. If you haven’t purchased the game and want to know what it’s all about, we will give a brief overview in the first section. If you already purchased then you can skip to the details and FAQs. If you have more questions please create a topic in the community and we'll answer as soon as we can.
What is Cherry Creek?
Cherry Creek is a small puzzle game, the main gameplay mechanic involves rotating tiles to line up a river and help grow cherry trees. It has some similarities to Pipemania, but with more of a focus on creating a relaxed atmosphere. We think it is a great game to play when you want to switch off from other more stressful games, or just relax during a coffee break. There are 8 different difficulty levels, all available from the start. We would like players to just enjoy the difficulty that suits them best, without having to ‘unlock’ things. There are a number of scores recorded, such as time taken and tiles moved, so if you want to challenge yourself you can try to beat your scores. These scores can be turned off if you want to enjoy the puzzles without any pressure. Steam
Cherry Creek is our first game, and we’re a very small team - we wanted to make sure we could release a quality game with the resources we had, so we decided to launch without things like online leaderboards. If the game proves popular, then we may look to add achievements and online leaderboards in a future release.
FAQ: Are the Levels Random?
The puzzles themselves have been designed by us, but there are a lot of them, and the order you play them in is randomised. The randomisation ensures that you will always play through every possible puzzle layout before they repeat. The chances of you noticing or learning a particular puzzle layout are very small, you would need to be playing hours every day! If the game proves popular enough then we may add even more puzzle layouts in a future update.
FAQ: Are there Multiple Solutions?
Each puzzle only has 1 solution, and every river tile should be used. However, a few of the puzzles can actually be completed without using 1 or 2 of the tiles. These puzzles aren’t broken, and can still be completed the correct way, but we will fix these small glitches in a future update.
FAQ: How to Report a Puzzle Glitch?
As discussed above, a few puzzles may allow you to complete them without using every tile. If you let us know we will add these to our fix list. To find the ID of a puzzle, press and hold the I key on the keyboard. A box will appear giving you the puzzle ID (something like Casual_AE). You can post the details on the community and we will add to the fix list.
FAQ: How to Hide Scores by Default?
If you just want to play the puzzles with no scores, you can turn them off on the Select Difficulty screen at the start of each game. If you want them to always be unticked, you can set this in the options screen. Select Options from the main menu, and untick the ‘Record by Default’ checkboxes.