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Offline Brynn

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Enigma
« on: November 02, 2006, 06:07:59 AM »
I'm not a serious gamer, FAR from it.
But I've recently come across one that I'm finding both challenging and enjoyable, called Enigma.  I guess it's a reincarnation...or actually they call it a clone of an older game, called Oxyd.  Most games boards are played with one person.  You have a black marble that can be moved around with the mouse, and there are many different challenges which you must accomplish with the marble, before you can move on to the next level.  At its most basic level, one simply matches different colored stones, by touching them with the marble.  However, there are all kinds tricks, traps, mazes, puzzles and other obstacles to be met and completed, before reaching the stones to be matched.  Aside from the conceptual energy which must be involved in creating any of the 100+ games, I'm most impressed with the graphics.  The black marble looks just like a black marble.  The stones are various different squares, or blocks, which have different appearances -- some appear metallic, others look just like stones, some are more ceramic-looking, bricks, others wooden, just to name a few.  They all have different properties, abilities and uses, which one learns as one progresses through the different levels.  There are different floors -- a green one which is like grass, wooden, metallic, warped wood, sand, water, abyss, space, etc., all of which have different properties, and behave differently.  And there are a handful of games for 2 players (2nd marble is white).

More info can be found here -- http://www.nongnu.org/enigma/
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