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App description: Can You Solve This? presents you with an unknown theory to solve. Using numbers it enhances your ability to solve problems. Its challenging, but the more effectively you use the scientific method, the more youll win.

The inspiration for the game comes from a Veritasium video I watched on YouTube http://youtu.be/vKA4w2O61Xo. After watching I wanted to play through the experience myself. I looked through the comments and I saw many people say, "I would have got it in the first minute or two," or "I wouldnt have guessed that." I found others wanted to have the experience for themselves too and I wasnt alone.

Let me explain the specifics of the game a little more. Youre presented with a 3 number sequence. The 3 numbers follow a specific rule and youre trying to figure out the rule. The only way to get information is to propose 3 numbers. The game will either says, Yes, that follows the rule or No, that doesnt follow the rule. You can propose 3 numbers up to 3 different times and then you can guess the rule that the sequence follows.

The 3 number sequence generates from an algorithm that creates thousands of unknown possibilities. This makes the gameplay fresh even after several plays. I dont expect it to be something that entertains you for weeks, but its worth a few plays and its free.

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04-17-2014, 12:44 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 207
Wow

I was inspired by a Veritasium video to make a game

Get it for free today on the iPhone and iPad: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/can-you-solve-this/id832093267?ls=1&mt=8
04-19-2014, 03:12 PM
#3
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 666
I gave it a try. It was interesting, and a bit nasty when the numbers shown give a clear pattern, but the one you're looking for is "any whole number" or something like that.

Eventually though I got driven mad by the long wait times every time I typed in three numbers while it decided whether I was right or not. I assume that was for dramatic effect, but it just made me impatient.

Also interface-wise, it took me a while to realise how to type in three numbers - I expected to have to hit enter between each number rather than type a comma.
04-19-2014, 07:22 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 207
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Originally Posted by dancj View Post
I gave it a try. It was interesting, and a bit nasty when the numbers shown give a clear pattern, but the one you're looking for is "any whole number" or something like that.

Eventually though I got driven mad by the long wait times every time I typed in three numbers while it decided whether I was right or not. I assume that was for dramatic effect, but it just made me impatient.

Also interface-wise, it took me a while to realise how to type in three numbers - I expected to have to hit enter between each number rather than type a comma.
Great feedback! Thank you. The wait times are for dramatic effect. I thought about implementing a skip button or possibly just tap that speeds through the times you'd have to wait.

The enter button is probably a good idea too. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what the best method was for that, but you're probably right a simple enter button would make a lot of sense.

The any whole number and none of the above is a bit harsh. The game in general is pretty harsh though . Certainly challenging all around.