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September 25, 2018

secret signs demo [browser]

Each puzzle hides a purpose but it is shy to show in Secret Signs demo, a 10 level demo of this innovative puzzler, still in development by Wouter Walmink.

33 comments:

DQ said...

Interesting game. Enjoyed it very much

Anonymous said...

A hint for #10, please.

Kiel Blanton said...

For 10, the solution is two-fold. You are making a pattern with the stars, but the colors also give you a hint. Slide some of the stars back and forth and notice that the background color changes hues, but not necessarily in a linear fashion from end to end. There's a sweet spot somewhere along each line that creates an extreme color change. Once you get some of the stars, you might be able to find the pattern and save your eyes from squinting at bright colors.

Lotti_Komplotti said...

Hint #10:
stars normally only appear when the sky has a very special color. you can regulate the color by moving the stars in either direction.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Kiel and Lotti.

palat said...

Very nice! More please :)

Urban Garlic said...

Reminds me of Hoshi Saga "Find the Star" games. Some of the levels are not very touchpad-friendly, but they all work.

Wouter Walmink (creator of Secret Signs) said...

@Urban Garlic: you're absolutely right, that's why I put a disclaimer under the Play Demo button: "Playable on desktop, best enjoyed on phone or tablet" :) The game is designed primarily for touch devices.

Anonymous said...

I'm stuck on the clocks. Hint please?

Anonymous said...

I'm stuck on 9...

Anonymous said...

Nice one!

Anonymous said...

For the clocks: watch if maybe something appears when you make them go round...

Anonymous said...

For level 9: grab it and move it gently around...

jcfclark said...

Love games that make me think and this one does, plus reminds me a little of the Hoshi Saga puzzles which I find immensely enjoyable. Stuck on the stars puzzle and know it's just a matter of time until I find the correct 'color'.

Lulu said...

I've got them all but #5. Any hints?

Lulu said...

Oh nevermind!!

wyatt (leslie on FB) said...

love it!
thanks so much... looking forward to more levels :)

The Gordo said...

This was superior!

Michael Ursitti said...

Nice

Lizzie!! said...

Very lovely, and satisfying when you solve each puzzle.

BOB said...

Can I get a hint for #5 please?

Chelsea D said...

I don't know how to give a hint without giving it away. Umm, think of different images you can make with the shapes. They don't have to connect and it's not a cart or carriage like I originally thought.
Does anyone have another hint for level 9, I tried gently moving it around and still nothing is happening, is it because I'm playing on my computer? Maybe I should try it on my phone?

Anonymous said...

I don't get it at all. WTF am I suppose to do? I'm stuck at a green square that says "Aha!" clicking, dragging, typing, none of it does anything. What am I missing?

Anonymous said...

I know #5 works better on mobile, but is it possible to solve on desktop?

Jason Howard said...

Got all but #3, can't seem to get it.

Jason Howard said...

Power of the post, nevermind! :)

MRK said...

#5 can be solved on a laptop, as I am playing on a laptop right now and have just solved #5.

Anonymous said...

I know I am in late but I am stuck on 7 and 8... Hints anyone?

Sara said...

Stuck on #3!

Jason Howard said...

Trying to give only hints:

#1 - Make a shape.
#2 - Click to fill.
#3 - No purple.
#4 - Snake
#5 - Smile!
#6 - This is one way to ask for help.
#7 - Left or Right? Up or Down? Moving something off the screen won't make it disappear. Or will it? Just remember to click the dot to finish.
#8 - You may feel boxed in, though it isn't perfect.
#9 - See it wiggle and waggle as you go round and round.
#10 - Stars look their best when it is dark outside.

Anonymous said...

Jason... 8 helped!! tyty xo but 7 still has me banging my head

Jason Howard said...

As you move things off the edge of the screen pay attention to what happens. A) It appears on the opposite side, and B) something happens to the background, and it is different if you do things vertically versus horizontally, and you will need a combo of the two.

Think of it as a matching game. When something goes "missing" from the screen you still need to click the dot if the puzzle hasn't already ended. :)

Sara Pinilla said...

In The Clocks I made a "house" shape, not a square... xD Interesting, I didn't know about the Game of Life!!

 

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