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September 03, 2012

nonosparks: the ark

Create and board NoNoah's ark before the flood is coming by solving logical puzzles in NoNoSparks: The Ark by Beardshaker Games.

34 comments:

Yu-chan said...

Ark... just these days when I'm enjoying "Arc the Lad IV". Hehe, let's see...

First said...

wait, should that be down here?

Yu-chan said...

Owww!! Son nice game ^___^ But I got stuck in the 10 x 10 near the panda!!!

Anonymous said...

@yu-chan

Im stuck there too...

ussually there is at least 1 row you can get and follow to completion but this one sucks.

Anonymous said...

This is rather easy because the numbers gray out when you have the right pattern in the row or column. Just keep trying different patterns until the numbers gray out.

Rachel said...

Awesome, it's like Mario Picross! What...was I the only one who was obsessed with Mario Picross?

Rachel said...

Ok. I got bored...the controls are annoying

-k said...

Fun and funny game. Thanks for sharing this one, Bart!

Anonymous said...

suoer game...love it!

Anonymous said...

This is very nicely done!

Anonymous said...

Done!!! :)

Me/you said...

Nice! Thanks Bart!

Anonymous said...

as stupid as the first version of it. The developer is still unable to show which of the numbers had been dealt with. And a 10x10 without a clear starting point is rather pointless.

Alden Wilner said...

It got a whole lot easier when I noticed the numbers changing color... Weep for the poor T-Rex.

Anonymous said...

10x15 with just a 7 in the first column. Tried all possibilities and the 7 doesn't "gray out". I am sure that would help but way to big a puzzle to not have any help.

Anonymous said...

Pretty, but definitely not a fan of the controls. I've seen the same concept done in much more player-friendly ways.

Anonymous said...

kinda strange- not what i was expecting at all....

PyroLuna said...

I love these things, I got confused a little on level 23 when it said eleven one, but i thought it said one one one, I have had to use the walkthrough for some parts of some puzzles but I do most myseld

tam said...

I enjoyed it very much and HAD to go till the end - yes, sorry T-rex, I wish I could have helped you.

Imogen M. said...

The nonograms are tricky and fun, but became repetitive and some didn't make sense at all...

Anonymous said...

I LOVE these games!!!

Jane said...

I enjoyed this to the point where I've bookmarked it so I can play again... much like I did (and do) with The Word Alone! Thanks Bart. x

Anonymous said...

It was fun up until the 10x15 boards, then I got bored and quit.

Nonogram Lover said...

Nonogram strategy past 10 x 10 grid:

On a 10 row if there is a 9 then black out all the squares that will have to be filled in. That will leave a block of 8 in a row, with 2 on either side

0 * * * * * * * * 0

Use that information to fill in other squares, and eventually you will figure out which block (left or right) will be filled in.

With 10 blocks and the number 8 given it will look like:

0 0 * * * * * * 0 0

& 7

0 0 0 * * * * 0 0 0

and so on.

This strategy also works when there is more than one number given per row. Use this technique to figure out which blocks MUST be filled in and you can solve all of them. It gets really complicated, but if you enjoy these types of puzzles, it's fun!

Anonymous said...

@Nonogram Lover
Using this tip works not only for beginning, but also when you are working with two areas in one row/column which are separated by an 'x' box.
Very, very helpful!

Anonymous said...

*doesn't mean that some are ridiculous to start and I just end up guessing one of the lines...

Anonymous said...

Here is another hint I (think) should work.
Let's say the numbers are 1 1 5 2 in a 15 block line.
The two extremes the numbers can fit are:
0 x 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0 x x x (AND)
x x x 0 x 0 x 0 0 0 0 0 x 0 0

You see in the 5 where the circles fall on top of each other? There has to be blocks there no matter what. I don't know how it works in comparison to the other numbers though

Someone correct me if I'm wrong!

Anonymous said...

(sorry for the long string of anon comments)
To do with my last post, it would be where every block WITHIN THE SAME NUMBER falls on top of each other... then there has to be a block there. So taking from the last example, all you would know in that row is:
x x x x x x x 0 0 x x x x x x

Burnt Ice Cream said...

If one studies the puzzles closely, no matter how big, there is always a row or column that has a unique combination or part of one. Once you establish that starting point, you can see by the later comments solving these is just a matter of math and logic. If the cell in RowX ColY is filled, what effect does that have on the surrounding rows or columns? Study long enough and the solution will reveal itself. I did not have any problems with the controls and actually they worked nicely. NoNoGrams remind me of the old MasterMind board game. They are great fun, and I thought the Biblical references were pretty witty! Thanks Bart!

PaleRose said...

I FINISHED IT!!! UGH!!!! BRAIN POWER OVERLOAD, EYES BURNING!! I'm gonna go to sleep for a loooooooooong time. Believe it or not, the set after the first 5x10 is easier than that one. I got stuck on it, and then I started using the x to mark out the ones that I knew weren't gonna be filled in. Why I wasn't using it before?; I don't know. But I finished. (the last one is easier than most)

Alright, I'm out! Peace! -_-v

Anonymous said...

Just finished too... took me a few days, but it was fun finding new tricks to finish puzzles.
The last one was hard for me.. I just kept getting really stuck for like 5 minute blocks.

4tje said...

I loved this game!! Did it without the hints. It's quite logical actually, kinda like sudoku. I know that these puzzles appears in books as well, but does anyone knows what they are called?

Ashley said...

this game was awesome! i came back to it! thanks for your acrhives, bart! and 4tje: they are called nonograms

Anonymous said...

remember to fill in the "X"s too
then it is easy to cheat with the graying feedback

 

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