# Logic. Do you speak it?July 11, 2011 7:30 AM   Subscribe

Impasse is a simple flash-based puzzle game that involves getting your object from point A to B.
Notes:
• Levels you complete can be scrolled through using "x" to move to the next level and "d" to return the level select button to the first level.

• posted by lemuring (19 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

Looks like a lot of fun! The only thing is I can't convince my boss to institute Flash Monday.
posted by closetphilosopher at 7:37 AM on July 11, 2011

Wow, this is awesome.
posted by DU at 7:48 AM on July 11, 2011

And by "awesome" I mean "impossible, later".
posted by DU at 7:55 AM on July 11, 2011

The progressive disclosure is really well done.
posted by Brainy at 8:04 AM on July 11, 2011

Argh, don't make me play this game even more. I'm over half way through and it's incredibly frustrating. I keep getting one level further, getting stuck, giving up, and then coming back. I swear the last level must be solid hard.
posted by Jehan at 8:09 AM on July 11, 2011 [1 favorite]

I am stuck halfway through the bridge, which seems typical for logic problems. Augh. I have actual work to do, lemuring -- is there a flag for "post this on the weekend"? There should be.
posted by jeather at 9:15 AM on July 11, 2011 [1 favorite]

There is a video of the solution here, which I needed to get past Bridge. Now I'm stuck on Hurdle and my desire to win is beginning to outweigh my desire not to cheat.
posted by squared at 9:24 AM on July 11, 2011

Goddamn it, why you gotta post this on a work day?
posted by Maisie at 9:34 AM on July 11, 2011

I managed not to google solutions, but linking them conveniently for me? Argh.
posted by jeather at 9:34 AM on July 11, 2011

I discovered this one the other day and it is indeed awesome.

Here's a spoiler free tip: Experimentation won't get you very far. Try to understand the logic of each piece. In general, you can image a group of pieces (up arrows, left arrows or whatever) as having a particular phase with respect to your position. To change the phase of the minuses, for example, pass through the top/bottom of the board. The arrows just move up/down or left/right.

Each board generally involves moving through a particular group, and then controlling the phase of the next group to get through it.
posted by Alex404 at 10:03 AM on July 11, 2011

Awesome, though I wish it had a better way of representing graphically multiple circles in a single space.
posted by HeroZero at 10:21 AM on July 11, 2011

I disagree - experimentation has gotten me pretty far. I mean, obviously logic plays in and in later levels, you have to step back and think about the changing state of the board. That said, I don't think you need to sit and plot before beginning.
posted by maryr at 11:15 AM on July 11, 2011

Wow. All those years playing Mattel Electronic Football have finally paid off!
posted by hanov3r at 12:24 PM on July 11, 2011 [2 favorites]

That was a fun couple of hours. Great game! The last stage took me the longest, but I definitely felt relieved once I figured it out!
posted by King Bee at 1:28 PM on July 11, 2011

I am baffled by sidestep.
posted by kenko at 1:29 PM on July 11, 2011

Grrr! Stuck on "lock" (level 7).
I love it!
posted by ObscureReferenceMan at 4:59 PM on July 11, 2011

I was doin frickin aweseome til I figured out what "D" did for me. I like it. It's...thinking with the back part of your brain. The less polluted part.
posted by PuppyCat at 5:40 PM on July 11, 2011

The last one was surprisingly easy once I actually busted out a piece of paper.
posted by kenko at 5:44 PM on July 11, 2011

Hmm, I wish it would show the stationary circles hiding behind the moving circles. That would make it more of a logic puzzle and less of a "haha, you forgot where I was GOTCHA SUCKER" puzzle. Or, I guess, a memory puzzle. Small gripe, cool game.
posted by speicus at 2:07 AM on July 12, 2011

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