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July 12, 2022

isaac and the conservation of mass [browser]

A weighty jelly-pushing puzzle game: Isaac and the Conservation of Mass by Menderbug for Thinky Puzzle Game Jam 2. (Z key to undo a move, R key to restart a level)

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this concept, but I'm already stuck on level 4, which seems impossible. Can anyone give me a hint?

Niki said...

I was stuck as well until I started trying different ways of turning the large block. When it flips it can occupy the half space (think of the placement of dots on the floor. If you do the turn in the right spot it fills just enough of the hole for the smaller block to slide across.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I never would have thought of using half-spaces! thanks!

Niki said...

Hey, No problem, I stumbled on it. If you have any thoughts on the next one (level 5)I would be greatful!

Anonymous said...

Hey @Niki,
Need to find a way to shift the small block (half space) so you can pass through.

Bill said...

Is it just me, or is it super laggy to play this game? I like the puzzles but it's irritation the way that I click then have to wait a half second to see the result.

Anonymous said...

Stuck on lvl 2 already...

Anonymous said...

Any hints for 15 (tight corner)?

Anonymous said...

Figuring out how to turn the brick.
Then how it can center half block off.
And then how that can affect other blocks.
Now what new tricks await me on #6?

Frobisher said...

For 15 — Tight Corner

You don't need to get the single block around the corner
How might a 2x1 block help you to get over that final hole?

Anonymous said...

Your hint for #15 was of no help.
I centered the single into the 2 hole.
I fiddled with the both 2x blocks.
I can turn them & half space them.
I can move both around & stack 1.
But no way can I toss 1/2 around the dam corner!
Some real help would be nice thank you.

Frobisher said...

There's no need to be a jerk — when I give hints, I try not to spoil the levels for other people who haven't reached them yet and give the person asking a chance to have the aha moment for themself by suggesting the area where the answer lies.

The following hints are encoded with rot13

1. Lbh arrq gb hfr gur bar-oybpx ubyr nf na ryringbe.

2. Jung unccraf vs lbh chfu fbzrguvat vagb gur 2-oybpx ubyr juvyr gur 1-fdhner oybpx vf va gur 1-oybpx ubyr? Ubj pbhyq lbh fgbc gung unccravat?

3. Solution: Frg hc gur yriry fb gung gur bar oybpx vf va gur bar-oybpx ubyr naq unf n 2-oybpx ba gbc bs vg. Abj chfu gur bgure 2-oybpx vagb gur 2-oybpx ubyr. Abguvat fubhyq unccra. Abj chfu gur bgure 2-oybpx bss gur 1-oybpx naq vagb gur gvtug pbeare. Gur 1-oybpx jvyy yvsg hc jvgu lbh ba vg naq yrg lbh jnyx nebhaq gur pbeare ba gbc bs gur 2-oybpx.

Anonymous said...

For 15 - Tight corner:
A 2x1 block is the only one that can take the corner.
It will cover the last hole you need to get over in order to finish the level.
So you'll need to get on top of the 2x1 block.

Anonymous said...

Managed to finish up the game, only needed help on 15!

Anonymous said...

any hint on #14 ? been stuck for a while there... thanks

Anonymous said...

Level 14 has a 4 long hole & a 1 long hole.
So stand a brick on edge, & use it to push.

Meblin said...

Level 14 has me stumped. I can flip one on it's end but cannot workout how to get the 2 blocks in the long hole. When I pus the block in it covers half a button and not all the way to the end.

Anonymous said...

Hello Meblin, you need to find a way to push 2 blocks at the same time with 1 push

Anonymous said...

Stuck for a while at level 16.
I'm trying to figure out how I can activate the elevator in the upper right corner and block at the same time (or before) the other with a block placed vertically.

I tried also to push the small block in the bottom, with taking care of the lifts but I was not able to push it enough to pass through.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, about level 16.
I tried also to push the small block in the bottom, withOUT taking care of the lifts but I was not able to push it enough to pass through.

Anonymous said...

strategy for level 14:
your workshop is the left area, and to pass the threshold you need to get 2 horizontal blocks that are pushed at the same time by one vertically standing block -> |=

Anonymous said...

strategy for level 16:
you push them all at once, one long "stair" of blocks which go Standing>Vertical>Standing>Vertical, and this last one pushes the top button
but you are pushing the whole thing from the bottom pit, so you can fix the exit bridge before "calling the elevator"

Anonymous said...

for those stuck in level 4:
one main mechanic of this game is to take advantage of "half tiles". In this case, make the 2 size block vertical, and push it up in the middle of the 3 space gap. Then the path is clear for the one size block

Urban Garlic said...

Thanks anonymous@21:13 -- I was strugging a lot with that one, the idea of having *two* standing blocks and pushing the whole assembly from the bottom pit was just not on my radar at all.

Anonymous said...

Yes, thanks anonymous@21:13.

Anonymous said...

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