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Blockwick 2 Puzzle Testing

11-21-2014, 06:03 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 118
Blockwick 2 Puzzle Testing

Interested in puzzle testing for Blockwick 2?

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Limited slots available. This game is going on Android too, so if you have an Android device you can use that as well. Sign up over yonder: http://kiefferbros.com/blockwick2/beta

After each puzzle we ask you to rate its difficulty and enjoyability. Also, if you come across any bugs let us know about those too. You can use this thread or email us at hello [at] kiefferbros [dot] com.

You won’t be able to download it until we get your device registered and your UDID in the provisioning profile. We’ll wait until we get a good number before making a new build. With Android, you can download it straightaway.

Thanks for your help!

Last edited by Kieffer Bros.; 11-25-2014 at 07:20 PM. Reason: added gameplay video embed
11-21-2014, 07:36 PM
Ooh, really looking forward to this one. Loved the first, and I can see all types of new twists in the trailer. Signed up, and eagerly waiting! I think that $5 is around right.

11-21-2014, 10:50 PM
Joined: Dec 2013
Location: United States
Posts: 2,969
Wow. This looks great. Watched the trailer. I love puzzle type games. I can see the originality and creativity that went into t.
Very exciting!
I definitely am signing up for testing.
Thank you!
11-22-2014, 01:38 AM
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 2
Loved the first, and I can see all types of new twists in the trailer. Signed up, and eagerly waiting! I think that $5 is around right.
11-22-2014, 04:11 AM
Woah, someone just replied with the exact same words I used. Kinda creepy/dodgy/weird...
11-22-2014, 07:39 PM
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 118
Thanks for helping out—we hope you enjoy the puzzles! If you have any questions or issues, just let us know. Thanks again!
11-22-2014, 10:36 PM
Finished the first three worlds so far. Feels quite a bit easier than the original blockwick but there's a lot more variety so it's a lot more enjoyable. Although the difficulty of some levels feels out of place, it's hard to distinguish between them with the current level rating system.
If you really want a good measure of the level difficulties, you should implement a timer of sorts that will relay the solving time back to you. Easy, medium, and hard isn't really too great a rating system .
I'm definitely enjoying this a lot so far, I'll give more detailed feedback once I have gone further on in the game.
11-23-2014, 01:06 AM
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 3,700
I am happy to be participating in this beta test. I loved the first Blockwick and came very close to completing it 100%. I agree with TheGreatEscaper that the rating granularity is coarse, but with enough testers hopefully it will provide what the Bros. need. There are a lot of puzzles to work through here, so I hope we have at least 4 or 5 days to work through them. I am in the second set now and so far things are not hard, but I know that will change.

Game Center: MarinasideSteve
11-23-2014, 07:16 AM
I am now halfway through set six with the snake chains, but I have looked ahead and tried some puzzles from later sets.
Some bugs I've noticed: the game crashed when I was playing level 5.12: The Sticks. Theree haven't been any other crashes and I can't replicate it, so hopefully it's an isolated incident.
A minor graphical bug: upon completion of level set 5, the level set box is not depressed like the other level sets are when completed.
Another minor graphical bug: with the rolling dice/cubes, if it is placed next to a block of matching color, then moved away within a certain timeframe, the next side will not display with the correct color, but then suddenly flicker back to its original color.
A possibly fatal gameplay bug: with the sticky blocks, sometimes moving the non-sticky block away from the block will disconnect them, even when there is nothing stopping the sticky block from moving with the normal block. Easily replicatable, and something that makes some levels seemingly unintentionally easy (unless I don't understand the mechanic properly).

I'll see how much further I can get. It's starting to up the difficulty now!
11-23-2014, 11:49 AM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 3,419
The trailer looks great, I see BLOCKWICK as one of the best puzzlers for IOS, so I am very excited for part 2.

I don't beta test, never did, I just wait for the full game to be released.

Good luck with your decisions and with your launch.

Last edited by ROGER-NL; 11-28-2014 at 12:35 PM.