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Diffission - a satisfying fractional puzzler

08-08-2016, 05:55 PM
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 4
Diffission - a satisfying fractional puzzler

Hey TA community, we’re Filament Games, a learning game developer located in Madison, WI!

We’ve been making learning games for 11 years, so we’re basically ancient, but this is actually our first opportunity to post here, and we’re super excited about it!

We’re here to announce the upcoming release of our new fractional puzzler Diffission, a fascinating game about slicing your way through endless procedurally generated puzzles. A relaxing yet thoughtful experience, it’s perfect for both five-minute plays during a busy day and hour-long sessions for the more dedicated player. And you might even learn something about fractions in the process!

Key features:
- Slice through shapes ranging from simple squares to sprawling structures
- Earn diamonds through skillful play to unlock more diverse challenges
- Endless possible procedurally generated levels
- Intuitive gameplay that unfolds into an expansive strategic challenge
- Swap and Dissolve Blocks - Unlock special block types to add an extra layer of strategy!
- Challenge Mode - Test your mental agility with timed puzzles. How many can you solve before the clock runs out?

Here’s how it works:
Slice shapes into equal groups

Dissolve blocks

Swap blocks

Endless levels

Challenge mode

If you’d like to see a longer playthrough, check out this video:


Or this 30-second version if you're short on time:


The game will launch on iTunes on 8/15/16 - which is only a week away, so keep an eye out for it!

But wait, there’s more! The first 10 people that reply to this post will receive a FREE early access code to play Diffission on their iOS device right now! (Just mention in your post that you'd like a code and we'll PM it to you.) All we ask in return is that you take it for a spin and let us know what you think in this thread. As the premiere community of mobile game connoisseurs, your feedback is invaluable to us!

We’d love to hear from you directly too, so please feel free to drop us a line at @FilamentGames and let us know what you think! If you want to get in touch with the lead Diffission developer at Filament, reach out to Alex Beauchesne at @BeauPrime - per his Twitter handle, he is literally primed and ready for your questions.

P.S. If you want to learn more about Filament Games and what we’re doing to bring games to classrooms, check out this recent video by Extra Credits about our mission to change education:

08-09-2016, 12:45 AM
I would ask for a code

Sounds very interesting, I would love to have a code, and I will give you a feedback after trying:-)
08-09-2016, 03:54 AM
Looks really cool! The mechanics are intriguing but in wondering if the endless levels will provide difficulty or just size. Would love a code.
08-09-2016, 10:34 AM
Hey guys! Lead Diffission developer Alex here, and happy to answer any questions you might have.

Originally Posted by TheGreatEscaper View Post
Looks really cool! The mechanics are intriguing but in wondering if the endless levels will provide difficulty or just size. Would love a code.
Thanks, TheGreatEscaper! To answer your question, the game does provide a progression and structure around the endless levels. Later ones tend to be larger, but they also increase in complexity and overall difficulty as special block types appear in greater numbers and more varied arrangements. Past some point, the difficulty may plateau, but you'll be learning new arrangements and new strategies for much, much longer.
08-09-2016, 01:06 PM
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 4
Diffission on Pocket Gamer!

Hey friends - thanks for checking out the game! We still have 8 codes to give away so give us a shout and we'll PM you one directly.

Also check out this nice little article Pocket Gamer just ran about us!

08-15-2016, 11:49 AM
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 4

It's 8/15 so that means Diffission is LIVE! Last call on those promo codes - thanks again for checking out the game everyone!!