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  • Publisher: Ian MacLarty
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 29.7 MB
  • Version: 1.0.29
  • Price: $2.99
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App description: Dissembler is a subtle puzzle game about unraveling bold, abstract designs one color at a time.

If youre a puzzle fan, I cant stress it enough you need to play this game. AppUnwrapper

It's tough, it's smart, and its minimal art style leaves you with an uncluttered and engaging piece of pocket art. Harry Slater, Pocket Gamer

Dissembler is one of those puzzle games that just feels good to play around with, but it backs that simple joy with a solid spate of puzzles and gameplay modes. Shaun Musgrave, Touch Arcade

Flip pairs of tiles to make matching color groups vanish, but that is where the resemblance to a standard match-three ends. In Dissembler no tiles will drop in to replace the ones youve matched: your task is to remove all tiles and leave behind a clean slate. The experience starts simply, leading you gently from basic principles to more complex puzzles, but before long it will require careful planning and lateral thinking.

Beautifully-presented minimalist puzzle game with chilled original soundtrack

Every one of the 120+ puzzles is a hand-made work of art with no randomness

Experiment freely undo any number of moves at any time without any penalty

Buy once and enjoy forever no in-app purchases!

Free daily puzzles, plus step-by-step solutions revealed the next day

Infinite mode offers an endless play mode with Game Center leaderboard

Color-blind mode makes Dissembler accessible to more players

Boardumb's comments:

02-21-2018, 01:16 PM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 3,419
Fun puzzler, just played around 20 puzzles, love the clicking sound.

I also love the different colors as a color lover.

Played 29 levels now, like it a lot, it has some very clever levels.

Last edited by ROGER-NL; 02-21-2018 at 05:56 PM.

02-21-2018, 02:19 PM
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 879
I agree, this is fun.
02-21-2018, 06:28 PM
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,735
Thanks to Roger-NL for the recommendation.

Ian, judging from the screenshots, each level appears to have multiple possible solution paths depending on the order of tiles you want to flip. Am I correct? Is there a preferred or optimal solution for each level? It appears that you are ALWAYS required to clear AT LEAST one shape per flip but that you can AT MOST clear TWO shapes per flip. If so, do you know the MINIMUM number of flips needed to clear each level?
02-21-2018, 11:04 PM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 12
Glad you're enjoying it ROGER-NL!
02-21-2018, 11:08 PM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 12
Hi y2kmp3. Some levels have multiple solutions, but most have a single solution, although sometimes the order you flip tiles doesn't matter (though in some it does). The game doesn't measure how "well" you solve a puzzle - there is only solve or not solve

As far as the rules go, yes there needs to be at least one match at the end of each move, but there can be more. There are some other subtle rules, but I won't spoil them here as I feel those are fun to discover on your own
02-24-2018, 11:33 AM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 3,419
Just got level 67, took me awhile but it has a great solution, this game surprises me more and more it’s realy that good.

Ian did you saw that I had your game from last year Jelly Juggle in my Top Ten of arcade games, it was awseome too, spended many hours on it, it was very addictive, I am always impressed with solo devs. that can deliver great games like these.
02-24-2018, 06:37 PM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 12
Oh no I didn't! I'm honoured. Where can I see your top ten lists?
02-25-2018, 02:20 AM
Joined: May 2012
Posts: 3,419
Originally Posted by ianmaclarty View Post
Oh no I didn't! I'm honoured. Where can I see your top ten lists?
On General discussion, second page.
02-25-2018, 05:50 AM
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 12
Thanks. Haven't played all of these - thanks for the recommendations!