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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.
  • The browser saves your progress, so you can close your tab/browser and return to it later.

  • 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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