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Patterna is a very deceptive game, it looks very simplistic, but the overall package it offers is delightful.

The developer of Patterna sent word with a demo for it, so I decided to see what the fuss is about.

I really like the idea, and the execution is perfect. The further I go I feel compelled to carry on and finish it as I feel like it would be a mighty achievement.

It's hard to describe, it feels like playing minesweeper at times with numbers indicating possible correct nodes to click on.

If you like a puzzle game that has nice ambient audio where your actions actually contribute to the audio, a simple look and a deceptive difficulty level I urge you to go give it a whirl. You might be as surprised as I was!

I'm honestly not sure how long I was playing it for, I literally lost track of any sense of time playing it. Fantastic puzzle game with a few really interesting and clever ideas thrown at you.

- Procedurally generated levels, with plenty of options for the random generator
- Satisfying puzzle solving: Gameplay inspired by HexCells
- No guessing needed: All levels are provably solvable and have a unique solution
- More than 70 hand made levels, plus a tutorial
- Extensive gameplay statistics
- Optional scoring system
- Modding support: With a bit of programming knowledge, you can write your own level generators

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Purple Pudding 4 Jul, 2016
Tried the demo and lost track of time too...the battery of my laptop run out :P ...
It's a complex game, I had to pick one node at random from time to time but once you get the logic it's great...

Last edited by Purple Pudding on 4 July 2016 at 8:49 pm UTC
DasCapschen 4 Jul, 2016
Inspired by HexCells? I LOVED HexCells!
Thanks for sharing this, I'll probably buy it, downloading demo right now! ^-^
stan 5 Jul, 2016
I can’t play HexCells because of the white background, but Patterna has a much better dark background, so… let’s try :).

Edit: I tried running the game through firejail and it just crashes, unfortunately firejail doesn’t say why. The game works without firejail…

Last edited by stan on 5 July 2016 at 2:29 am UTC
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