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The simple yet stylish puzzle game SiNKR 2 is out and it's lovely

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SiNKR 2 from Robert Wahler, a minimalist and stylish puzzle game is now available with same-day Linux support. Note: Key provided directly by the developer.

It's quite similar to the first game, which our contributor BTRE took a look at previously. It carries over plenty of elements from the first game including no scores, no timers, no distractions and no text. However, it also improves on it a little with multiple paths and levels that can be skipped. There's no new game mechanics though, so it's very much a direct sequel with more of the same good stuff in different layouts.

The game involves you using various hooks, to pull objects around a small board to sink (SiNKR, get it?) them into the correctly shaped holes.

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I'm amazed at how such a simple idea can be so interesting, especially as hooks can only go one way so levels require you to grab a hook with another hook, to pull it in a different direction to grab something. A very clever use of a straightforward game mechanic! Not always easy though, with the layout it may take you a minute or two to work out which hook needs to face which direction, which one to move first and so on. There were a number of levels that I failed, as the simple layout easily hides the minor complexity to some of the puzzles.

Personally, I thought it was absolutely lovely. Much of what BTRE said about the first game still holds true here but it's still a beautifully done puzzle game that's both interesting and relaxing to play. The ambient music, enhanced by some lovely piano tunes as you interact with the puzzles makes it a real joy.

Dare I say it? I'm doing it…it hooked me right in. I'll see myself out.

You can find SiNKR 2 on Steam and itch.io. I can easily recommend this one, enjoyed it a lot.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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marcus 10 May 2019 at 6:39 pm UTC
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I loved the first one and instantly bought the new version. Thanks for covering it Liam!
RFSharpe 10 May 2019 at 9:33 pm UTC
Got a discount coupon in my Steam inventory because I had purchased SiNKR. I bought SiNKR2 immediately. I enjoy games with "no scores, no timers". You just complete the level and you are on to the next. SiNK2 has Steam achievements, cards and is currently on sale (20% off). SiNKR works perfectly in Linux. The game reminds me of another Unity game that I enjoyed Hook. Highly recommended for people that enjoy these types of games.
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