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iPad: Spheroku(TM) -- 3-d logic puzzle based on sudoku.

07-01-2013, 07:22 AM
#1
Spheroku(TM) -- 3-d logic puzzle based on sudoku.

As one of the developers, I want to introduce a new way to play sudoku that very soon will be available on iTunes and GooglePlay for iPhone, iPads and Android smartphones and tablets.

We are racing with time to finish the app and get it out to the world. The release date will soon be announced, but hopefully it will be in the next few weeks.

This is unlike any other implementation of sudoku out there.

1) it uses colors instead of numbers
2) the classic size 9x9x9 grid is wrapped around a sphere. The wrapping is the same style as the maps of the earth on the globe.

Here are additional consequences related to this implementation:

a) you never see the whole game grid all at once
b) you rotate the Spheroku in every direction by touch with the tip of your finger.
c) the colors are selected and placed by touch.
d) top and bottom are interchangeable
e) horizontal grids don't have defined left and right sides but are complete loops.
f) the cells are not the same size but are defined by non-euclidean geometry.

Some people say it reminds them of Rubic's Cube, but unlike the cube, you can never "learn the solution" and every game is different.

The concept started with simple questions -- What if the numbers were colors instead -- would it be easier or more difficult to get the answers? Then other questions followed and we ended with this wonderful new experience of the old classic... Warning: This game is even more addictive then the original grid-number based that has turned millions to SJs (sudoku junkies).

The Patent Is pending. More info will be coming soon. Please help us to spread the word around.
www.spheroku.com



This is the logo of the game, but it also shows the concepts.
07-01-2013, 11:28 PM
#2
Great idea based on sudoku - this is my type game i love. Look forward to trying it

07-02-2013, 07:59 AM
#3
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Originally Posted by Cynuyt View Post
Great idea based on sudoku - this is my type game i love. Look forward to trying it
Thank you for the kind word. We are considering creating one level that would run outside the normal engine of the game and could be played on the web, so people could try it even before it is available in iTunes.

I'll keep you posted
07-02-2013, 11:52 PM
#4
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Originally Posted by Spheroku Developer View Post
Thank you for the kind word. We are considering creating one level that would run outside the normal engine of the game and could be played on the web, so people could try it even before it is available in iTunes.

I'll keep you posted
That good, please post the link when you complete it on web.
07-16-2013, 08:33 AM
#5
Just an update: The game is not released yet, but you can try 3 levels online right now if you are willing to install the Unity player. (Don't worry, no spamming or any other problems).

Please help to spread the word

Enjoy!

http://www.spheroku.com/spheroku/web/

The rules:
Each area surrounded with black boarder, each vertical slice and each horizontal slice have 9 cells. No color can be placed twice in any of the areas or slices. Use mouse to rotate the Spheroku, and to pick / place colors. Markers, to help remember positions can be placed anywhere on the surface of Spheroku with a click . No scoring or timing is implemented in this demo version.

Last edited by Spheroku Developer; 07-16-2013 at 12:41 PM.
07-18-2013, 06:15 AM
#6
I spent over 5 minutes to complete the level Easy
07-18-2013, 06:45 AM
#7
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Originally Posted by Cynuyt View Post
I spent over 5 minutes to complete the level Easy
Was it easy? Or should we make the easy levels even easier?
07-22-2013, 02:39 PM
#9
Spheroku Youtube link

Youtube video showing easy levels Spheroku of iPad and sudoku on paper being solved on split screen in real time

http://youtu.be/ZxinXvcGncU
07-30-2013, 06:57 PM
#10
New additions to Spheroku:

1) Ability to switch between 4 options while solving the same puzzle.
2) The marks are larger and they work in all 4 views.

www.spheroku.com
https://www.facebook.com/Spheroku