A game of cellular logic

The aim of each puzzle level is to create molecules of a mysterious multicoloured substance: tricone. To solve each level, you must interact with the components and structure of a strange micro-organism. For example, you will often use catalysts to combine basic resource nodes into useful compounds. Or sometimes, you will break apart compounds to release their resources. You must change the cell structure, sometimes breaking open cell walls, at other times creating new divisions within a cell. Each level can only be solved by figuring out the right sequence of interactions. As you progress, different elements are introduced, creating more difficult logic puzzles and requiring you to think outside the cell.

Features

  • A total of 100 puzzle levels ship with the game
  • A wealth of different cell elements which all interact with each other
  • A series of guided tutorial levels for each element, before you're plunged into the harder puzzle levels
  • Key-based progression -- as you learn how more elements work, levels which use these elements become unlocked
  • Non-linear -- some puzzles can be skipped if you are finding them too tough
  • Full undo / redo capability while solving puzzles
  • Graphical level editor to make your own puzzles. It's built in to the game and requires no coding
  • Tricone Lab Online: click a button to put your custom puzzles online
  • Browse and download custom puzzles created by other users, and see if you can solve them!
  • Play statistics collected for each level
  • Gain Steam achievements as you gain keys in the game
  • Cloud-saving -- your game progress and custom levels are saved across Steam installs
  • Color-blind mode
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Veteran YouTuber Keith Ballard aka SebastianSB does a blind Let's Play of Tricone Lab.

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franbelle
franbelle

Hi,

I suppsoe there are many improvments over the 2013 demo. Could you explain a bit ?
Also, will the game be available on a DRM-free plateform such as Desura, itch-io ... ?

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josh_singer Creator
josh_singer

Hi franbelle,

In 2013 the game had only around 40 levels, that's now at 100. The other major area that has expanded since then is the set of features related to level authoring/sharing, which is the main part I want to test during Steam Early Access. Besides these areas, the graphical presentation has been greatly improved (e.g. region shading, smoother lines). New mechanics such as exploders and replicators have been added since then. User interaction is much smoother, e.g. being able to drag resource lines in either direction, transitioning between levels and between maps is better, this was all based on feedback from live events where I presented the game. Also, small features such as color blind mode have been added.

I've got no plans to release outside of Steam for the time being but I am open to it if there is a lot of demand.

The game has online features but is fully playable offline (I noticed from your other comments that this is an aspect you're interested in).

cheers,

josh

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