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ZIRKEL geometric puzzle game coming to iOS soon!

07-22-2015, 03:25 PM
#1
Joined: May 2009
Location: Hildesheim, Germany
Posts: 26
ZIRKEL geometric puzzle game coming to iOS soon!

Hi folks!

I am Marc-André Weibezahn, developer of the new and iOS exclusive puzzle game ZIRKEL.

The game will be available for iPhone and iPad on August 27th!

Here is the trailer:

Youtube link | Pop Up


Here is the games website:
http://zirkelgame.com

And a few screens:




ZIRKEL is a geometric puzzle game with an original idea. Solve 70 unique and challenging puzzles which are all composed of circles.
It is not a hectic game. It is not loud. Instead, I invite the players to contemplate and solve the puzzles at their own speed (most of the time).
ZIRKEL has simple but stylish graphics and an athmospheric soundtrack by the wonderful musician "Léel". It will be pay to play (haven't decided on a price yet) and has no IAP.
Languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian.

Right now I am working on the last details of the game. I am the sole developer and also did all the visuals. I want to release ZIRKEL for iPhone and iPad in August.

If you have any questions, comments etc. I will be happy to answer them!

Twitter: @zirkelgame

Best!
Marc-André

Last edited by maweibezahn; 08-19-2015 at 02:09 AM. Reason: youtube link, release date
07-22-2015, 03:37 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2015
Location: New York City
Posts: 34
The art and music is stunning! What is the game play about? Meaning, how do you play it?

07-22-2015, 03:48 PM
#3
Joined: Aug 2014
Posts: 16
Beautiful. Can't wait.
07-22-2015, 03:49 PM
#4
Joined: May 2009
Location: Hildesheim, Germany
Posts: 26
Thanks, that means a lot to me!
The mechanics are very simple. A puzzle is composed of several rings. Each ring is an "orbit" on which a flame is positioned. Initially there is one ring with its flame in perpetual motion. When you tap another ring, its flame starts to move too, but only for one round – except when it collides with another flame. Then it grows and also moves perpetually. The goal of each puzzle is to grow all flames.
It is harder to describe than I thought Maybe if you look at the first gameplay scene in the video, the process becomes clear.
Thank you for your feedback!
07-23-2015, 03:55 AM
#5
Joined: May 2009
Location: Hildesheim, Germany
Posts: 26
Music & Icon

If you like the music, this is the Soundcloud site of the artist "Léel":
https://soundcloud.com/maegovannen

This is the app icon, what do you think?

Marc-André
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07-24-2015, 01:43 PM
#6
Joined: May 2009
Location: Hildesheim, Germany
Posts: 26
ZIRKEL Prerelease Testing

Hi!

I have just submitted the what I hope will be the last prerelease version of ZIRKEL to iTunes Connect.
Is anyone interested in taking a look at the game? You will need an iPhone (min. 5) or/and an iPad (min. 2).

Let me know and send me your Apple ID!

Best,
Marc-André
07-28-2015, 07:02 AM
#7
Joined: May 2009
Location: Hildesheim, Germany
Posts: 26
ZIRKEL - The Blog, the Gameplay

I just set up a blog about ZIRKEL:

ZIRKEL Blog

Over time I will publish articles about the design and development process.
The first (real) post explains the very simple game mechanics:

ZIRKEL Gameplay

It is so simple it fits in one GIF


Cheers!
Marc-André
07-31-2015, 05:24 AM
#8
Joined: May 2009
Location: Hildesheim, Germany
Posts: 26
ZIRKEL Puzzle Composition

This is the first time that I write articles about the development of a game and it is quite fun! In this blog article you can read about how the puzzles in ZIRKEL are created and what makes them challenging:

ZIRKEL Puzzle Composition

Combining different properties and rules eventually create mind-boggling puzzles like this one:


Cheers!
Marc-André
07-31-2015, 07:03 AM
#9
Joined: May 2015
Location: Munich
Posts: 24
The game looks really pretty! Wonder what the gameplay is about! Let us know when you release!
07-31-2015, 07:09 AM
#10
Joined: May 2015
Location: Munich
Posts: 24
It reminds of the Ying Yang Symbol! It is simple, but reflects the athmosphere of the game! Furthermore I think it can stick out in the App Stores!

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Originally Posted by maweibezahn View Post
If you like the music, this is the Soundcloud site of the artist "Léel":
https://soundcloud.com/maegovannen

This is the app icon, what do you think?

Marc-André