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January 17, 2014

linkagedraw

Connect the static parts with the round rotating motors to make the red pen draw exactly over the red drawing in the puzzler LinkageDraw by Masa. If you need a hint for level one, just look at my thumbnail. (note: to disconnect a part, double click that part)

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like the idea but it's just too hard.

JGo3000 said...

Hard doesn't even begin to describe this game...

Anonymous said...

stuck at 4 :(

JGo3000 said...

Giving up on level 4 :(

Anonymous said...

Has anyone finished this?

eightoclock said...

Level 2 was actually easier than 1, and level 3 was my stopping point.

zbeaker said...

Hard is correct. Wish I knew how to post solution pictures. I have the solutions for 1-4. No time to work on 5 yet.

How to send solutions to Bontegames? I will read further comments.

Thanks.

Bart said...

Hi zbeaker, you can for example upload them on http://imgur.com/ and post the links here in the comments

Anonymous said...

I finished 1-4. 5 has more possible configurations than I care to imagine. Packed it in.

Anonymous said...

Solution 1-4
http://imgur.com/a/04iGM

Anonymous said...

Level 5 took me long:
http://imgur.com/sEvFK3U

Eltonno said...

It's hard! Level 1-7;
http://imgur.com/KDJTMGv
http://imgur.com/ReiP908
http://imgur.com/hNjFCT9
http://imgur.com/ERljogA
http://imgur.com/6rt0Osb
http://imgur.com/9wqX4QS
http://imgur.com/N2wJ2Va

Eltonno said...

Level 8 was easy though;
http://imgur.com/9nKXpDa

Emily said...

How do you get the shapes off each other once you put then together?

Eltonno said...

Emily, double click the shape.

Level 9&10
http://i.imgur.com/dtXuCRA.png
http://i.imgur.com/7wnGhGi.png

Emily said...

Never mind, I got it.

Anonymous said...

I got as far as level 6. Now I'm stuck, but I don't want to look at any solutions. I feel like I ought to be able to get this one.

Cyn said...

It's definitely unique, but it's WAY too "exact" on having to exactly trace over the red loop. For level 2, I swear I had it 3 or 4 times, but it was apparently not *quite* exactly on the line. Too frustrating. :P

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Anonymous said...

Sure enough, I went to back to Level 6 today and got it on my first try! Just needed a brain reset!

Anonymous said...

Level 11:
http://imgur.com/OrmWMxA

Eltonno said...

I don't know, i kind of like it.. But definitely hard, and one to come back to once every while
12:
http://imgur.com/9pN4Ny3
13:
http://imgur.com/XK7bU1D
14:
http://imgur.com/FwjwXks
(a bit hard to see, but the 'smallest' triangle is attached to the right bottom motor and then linked up to the top motor, medium triangle attached to left and linked to right, Biggest triangle attached to top and linked to left.)

And i'm kind of giving up on 15.. maybe tomorrow

Emily said...

Just looking at level 5, the sheer number of possibilities is overwhelming. Then I saw that you can move one of the wheels. :(

Jenny said...

eightoclock, I just wanted to point out that the solution for level 1 is on the bottom of the screen, making it one of the easiest for me.

Anonymous said...

I have a question to those who solved most of the levels, are you using mechanical design methods to solve them out (like the ones in the machinery course for mechanical engineers) or are you just trying all the possibilities?

Don't tell me I have to take that course again :(

Anonymous said...

I'm got to Level 11 unassisted (which I'm giving up on) and have just used trial, error, observation, etc to solve.. One tip is to try and just get close with the movement then note where on the incorrect line the red dot is when the wheels are at their start positions - generally at the top of the wheels.. that can give you the start position for the drawing arms and cut out some of the guessing..

Anonymous said...

Best puzzle in a LONG time.. I actually got 11 and the rest to 15 which I can't be bothered with.. WAY too many possibilities.. Thanks Bart..

chefsinger said...

New Minoto!!! Now he's doing escape games!

http://mac.rash.jp/games/dasyutu/04_2/en/index.html

Anonymous said...

@chefsinger,
THANK YOU!!!!!!! I've been wondering what Minoto has been up to. :)

criminalmindsfanatic said...

My name is Masa! How cool is that!

Bart said...

I didn't post the new Minoto because, well it's basically the same as his 2008 game:
http://www.bontegames.com/2008/01/escaping-game-of-baseball-boy.html

Anonymous said...

Wow. January must be a really slow month for new games. It's the 21st and there have only been 8 games this month.

jam6i said...

Totally late to the game, as always. I'm not sure how I feel about this game. Sure, it's unique in it's ambition. However, it's very easy to get lost in your own intentions (however good) and forget that holy crap, man, people don't like unfair challenges.

The sheer number of permutations of the pieces on some of these levels is mindboggling. It very quickly drops from "oh this is cool" to literally "f*ck this game". That's where this game fails, because it loses the audience it so happily charmed at the beginning.

I can only think of a handful of games I've played where I threw my hands up and said "I've got better things to do than this".

There is no reward for even finally solving a level. Just an "ok, next level". Really? Really? A good game has a sense of accomplishment, however small. This game manages to crush all feeling of success within seconds of actually progressing forward.

This game...no.

 

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