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May 16, 2024

gravity grid [browser]

Capture the black king in every level of the puzzle game Gravity Grid, a combination of chess and gravity, by Berke Filiz.

30 comments:

Fitz said...

Unlike some other chess infused games, this one really does require some chess skill. Made it to Level 12 then checked out. Well done but very difficult.

Anonymous said...

I got stuck on 12, too.

a12r13 said...

For 12 (rot13) :

Zbir lbhe Dhrra gb gur yrsg
Zbir lbhe ubefr ba gbc bs lbhe Dhrra
Gnxr gur Dhrra jvgu lbhe ubefr
Lbhe ubefr jvyy or xvyyrq ol gur oynpx ubefr
Zbir lbhe Dhrra ba gbc bs guvf oynpx ubefr (2 zbirf)
Lbh'er qbar

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

BF said...

Hello! I'm the developer of Gravity Grid :)

Thank you so much for sharing the game! I was curious about the sudden influx of players which caught me off guard. If there is anything I can do to return the favor, plase let me know!

As for the game, I can't take full credit for the original idea by Chessformer. They had already created a game where chess has gravity. I have only added my own twists on the idea, such as giving the black pieces a purpose. The development is on hold as I am on vacation, but it will continue next Friday. Latest update introduced a level editor, so you can have extra content over there in the meantime :P

Once again, thank you for sharing the game as well as giving it a go!

BF said...
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Stevens Miller said...

I clicked on "Playing as Guest," and it said, "You can play the game without an account, but sadly some functionality is simply not possible to implement without an account." But I couldn't get from there to the game itself.

Anonymous said...

A very creative game- love it! Also very difficult as it goes

Rogerup said...

Great game! As good as Chessformer!

BF said...

Oop, sorry for the confusion! You can click "Home" on the top navigation bar and click on "Play now" on the home page, if you would like to continue without an account. Alternatively, you can register or login, which will take you to the level selection screen.

Fiddler said...

anyone got a hint for level 22?

Anonymous said...

Why does no one post walkthroughs anymore?

BF said...

Hi! Thanks for checking the the game out! The game is relatively new with a very low player count, but maybe someone will :)

If not, I try to be active on Reddit, Discord and now here to give hints when people are stuck! So ping me if needed!

BF said...

Hi! Thanks for checking the game out!

[SPOILERS FOR LEVEL 22] Get the queen to top-right (h7) to escape the 'imminent chaos." Then sacrifice your pawn to get rid of the enemy rook. The rest is just collecting the kings with your queen! (That may or may not require one more sacrifice)

Anonymous said...

Hi, anyone got a hint for level 17? thank you

BF said...

Hi! Thanks for checking the game out!

[SPOILERS FOR LEVEL 17] Move your pawn two cells ahead, so that it's not in the way of anything later. Sacrifice your rook to the enemy rook by playing it to the top-right of the pawn (f5). Then take the enemy rook with the bishop (2 moves). Hope it's clear from there :)

XXC63 said...

Hi level 22 is it possible to resolve it with 6 moves???

Anonymous said...

Hints for 19?

BF said...

Yes, it is :)

BF said...

Hello, thank you for checking the game out!

[SPOILERS FOR LEVEL 19] Try to sacrifice your king to the black pawn, and the rest should be easy :)

Anonymous said...

OMG, thank you! I didn't think I could afford to give up a piece.

eszterencs said...

I really like this game, I went for the perfect result with less possible moves, but I think numbers just changed one day ago, some of them lowered, some of my my double stars became single. But these new numbers look impossible. I mean really impossible, like level 21 with 4 moves. Am I missing something or I just have to keep trying? I feel dumb. All levels were solvable with the offered less moves until yesterday.

BF said...

Hi there! Thanks for checking the game out! Soon I will be adding new levels too, if you'd like to push forward still :) - If not, the community levels will soon count towards the leaderboard!

The "lowest number of moves" are determined by me when I create the levels. I test multiple ways of solving the level and make sure this is *the* best solution.

Occasionally though, people find a better solution than mine. If it spoils the intended challenge of the level, I edit it such that the previous solution is still the best one. Sometimes people find legitimate solutions that take less moves than mine. Then I approve them and they are the new best solution!

As difficult as it may seem, Level 21 is indeed possible in 4 moves :) I hope that clears the confusion!

eszterencs said...

Thank you for clarifying that the new lowest numbers are not the result of some cheating or bugs. :-D I will keep trying! Looking forward to see the new levels!

eszterencs said...

Well, I think I have to report a bug. I use Firefox, and level 21 is _really_ impossible in 4 moves, because in a situation, when both knights can hit, the wrong one does. So I tried to play in Chrome, just to make sure the algorithm works the same way everywhere, and it is not! In Chrome I can solve easily this level, because the right knight hits! :O There are several situations in the other levels as well, when black has more than one option to hit something, so there could be other browser-dependent best solutions.

BF said...

Ah, thanks for the report! I have been seeing some impossible solutions in the logs and that might explain it. I'm on vacation until Friday but I'll have a look into potential solutions.

We were already discussing some solutions on how to standardize these things, yet I haven't thought of using a different browser.

XXC63 said...

Yes 21 is possible in 4 moves! I did it and i'm not a good chess player!!!

XXC63 said...

12 in 5 moves?????

eszterencs said...

spoiler


For XXC63: I think 5 steps only possible if the right queen captures E1 square, not the left one, when both queens are still there. Based on your system, which one does.

XXC63 said...

Thank you eszterencs
I did it with safari and chrome, same result!

 

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