• Publisher: Matt Rix
  • Genre: Puzzle
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 7.7 MB
  • Version: 1.66
  • Price: $0.99
  • Average User Rating: 5 (9)
App description: Trainyard has the best user review scores on the entire App Store!

+ Innovative and challenging puzzle mechanic
+ Smooth difficulty curve
+ 100 main puzzles and over 50 bonus puzzles
+ Hundreds of ways to solve each puzzle
+ Puzzle editor: create your own puzzles
+ Retina display support
+ Easily share your unique solutions on Trainyard.ca
+ Looks GREAT on the iPad
+ Engineered for low battery usage
+ Colour-blind mode
+ Game Center support
+ A year in the making
+ Developed in my spare time (support indie games!)

[NOTE: there is a bug in iOS 8 where the game will freeze after a puzzle. To fix it, press Credits -> Rate It. You do not need to actually rate the game, just pressing that button will fix it. Sorry! ]

Stuck on a puzzle? Visit http://trainyard.ca/solutions where there are over *1.5 million* player-submitted solutions.

Trainyard is a puzzle solving game unlike any that you've ever played. It's easy to learn but very tough to master. Your job is simple: get each train to a goal station. Red trains go to red stations, blue trains go to blue stations, etc. You control the trains by drawing track for them to follow. There isn't a time limit or even a score; the only thing you need to do is figure out a solution for each puzzle.

The first few puzzles are almost too easy, but as the difficulty increases you'll be thankful that you were able to practice the fundamentals of drawing track. As the game progresses, you'll have to use colour theory to combine trains of different colours, use timing to merge and split trains, and use every inch of your brain in your quest to beat the game.

Find out more at http://www.trainyard.ca

Developed by Matt Rix (matt@trainyard.ca)

Proudly made in Canada.

Think you beat the whole game? Try to solve all the bonus puzzles! Done that? Try to match the track counts on http://trainyard.ca/solutions

Trainyard makes use of these excellent libraries:

+ Cocos2D-iPhone by Ricardo Quesada
+ XAuthTwitterEngine by Aral Balkan
+ Twitter+OAuth code by Ben Gottlieb
+ MGTwitterEngine by Matt Gemmell
+ ASIHTTPRequest by All-Seeing Interactive
+ SFHFKeychainUtils by Buzz Andersen
+ TouchXML by Jonathan Wight
+ FMDB by Flying Meat Inc.

Prab's comments:


10-10-2011, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by BeakerBoy View Post
Heh. I now see that the longest run (that I could find) came almost a year ago with 6.2 million. I'm pretty sure I could extend my solution to get to around 2.5 million but that's still way shy of that record. Back to the drawing board!
Try the "warp mode" by double-tapping the "status: good" button when your solution is running...
10-29-2011, 11:48 PM
I love that we can make our own puzzles! But we need a dislike button, some puzzles uploaded are terrible. Or the option to take our puzzles down, which I'm not sure is possible, but just a thought. I'd like to be able to edit others puzzles, just download and edit instead of making a replicate puzzle. Also, I'd love to be able to choose the musical notes each color plays Overall, I love the game, can't wait for more levels, and more tools for puzzles. Thanks for all the work you've done for it!
And to finish the post, look up my puzzles and play them! My names Wild_Rapids I'd suggest (Wr)Changing Colors, (Wr) Rainbow Cut, and Doubled Yellow. Sorry I couldn't resist advertising that haha.

10-30-2011, 12:30 AM
I haven't even completed the demo yet, got stuck for some time in Nova Scotia.
10-30-2011, 02:25 AM
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: India
Posts: 961
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Originally Posted by TicTac View Post
I haven't even completed the demo yet, got stuck for some time in Nova Scotia.
Keep going. It's a hugely satisfying game. For me, the best puzzler on App store.

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10-30-2011, 12:15 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wild_Rapids View Post
I love that we can make our own puzzles! But we need a dislike button, some puzzles uploaded are terrible. Or the option to take our puzzles down, which I'm not sure is possible, but just a thought. I'd like to be able to edit others puzzles, just download and edit instead of making a replicate puzzle. Also, I'd love to be able to choose the musical notes each color plays Overall, I love the game, can't wait for more levels, and more tools for puzzles. Thanks for all the work you've done for it!
And to finish the post, look up my puzzles and play them! My names Wild_Rapids I'd suggest (Wr)Changing Colors, (Wr) Rainbow Cut, and Doubled Yellow. Sorry I couldn't resist advertising that haha.
Interesting thoughts!

You can download and clone someone else's puzzle, and make changes to it, so I'm not sure if that solves your problem or not. You definitely won't be able to download someone's puzzle and edit the original, because that would cause all kinds of crazy issues.

And yeah, I agree that some uploaded puzzles are terrible. I'm wondering if maybe there should be a way to dislike puzzles as well, although that'd probably make things too complicated.

I made Trainyard and Disco Zoo. You might like them!

@MattRix | @Trainyard | @Milkbag
10-30-2011, 12:36 PM
is this game still alive?

I love this world!
10-30-2011, 12:57 PM
Heh, you think that Matt ( ElectronicGrandpa ) took his millions from Trainyard and gone ?

BTW: I think this is about time to finally get a full version of your game Matt Incredible design and work!
10-30-2011, 07:34 PM
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Originally Posted by ElectricGrandpa View Post
Interesting thoughts!

You can download and clone someone else's puzzle, and make changes to it, so I'm not sure if that solves your problem or not. You definitely won't be able to download someone's puzzle and edit the original, because that would cause all kinds of crazy issues.

And yeah, I agree that some uploaded puzzles are terrible. I'm wondering if maybe there should be a way to dislike puzzles as well, although that'd probably make things too complicated.
Ok, yeah I didn't think about that, I don't know how I missed it haha, but thanks!
And if there is simple way to dislike puzzles, I'd like to see that added.
11-11-2011, 05:09 PM
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Originally Posted by foxmulderino View Post
is this game still alive?
Yesss!

I'm working on a new game now though.

I made Trainyard and Disco Zoo. You might like them!

@MattRix | @Trainyard | @Milkbag
11-11-2011, 11:17 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by ElectricGrandpa View Post
Yesss!

I'm working on a new game now though.
awesome!
got a teaser? blurry screen? quarter-year notion of when it will release?

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