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Puzzles in Totem Tribe 2

Posted 03-18-2013 at 11:34 AM by berserker
Puzzles were important part of original Totem Tribe and it is important to bring enough puzzles in Totem Tribe 2. Recently we finished the programming preparations necessary to create puzzle in TT2 and created the first one:

From now on, adding other puzzles will be way easier, we only need to create content objects and do some minor logic programming.

There will be basically 2 kinds of puzzles in TT2. Story-related and story-unrelated. Story-related puzzles are exactly like they were in TT1, while story-unrelated puzzles have two important changes:

1. Each puzzle has 6 difficulty levels. The higher difficulty - the greater reward. This means that you can find 2 similar puzzles at different places, but they will have different difficulty levels.

2. Story-unrelated puzzles are randomized - you will never know which one of those puzzles you will find next, where it will be, and the rewards from them are randomized too!

Hopefully this will add replay value and having several difficulty options on same puzzle will increase your playtime and fun from the game.

What do you think?
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    anneer's Avatar
    Firstly - I hope you all had a great Paddys day .

    Secondly - I love the idea of unrelated story puzzles with different difficulty ranges. Does this mean that (a) we can choose the difficulty level for each puzzle and (b) that the unrelated puzzles will not hold us back in the game. Is it possible to finish the game without doing any of the unrelated puzzles? Thanks Berserker
    Posted 03-18-2013 at 03:45 PM by anneer anneer is offline
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    berserker's Avatar
    a) No, you can't choose the difficulty, the difficulty will increase further into the game. In the beginning you will be encountering puzzles at level 1, then later level 2 and so on. That's because harder puzzle provide better reward and we don't want to spoil player with big rewards right away.

    b) Yes, they are completely optional and thus skippable. They just provide extra content and rewards.
    Posted 03-18-2013 at 07:30 PM by berserker berserker is offline
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    An81angel's Avatar
    Sounds interesting berserker.

    Will there be hints or clues as the difficulty increases? I know it really bugs me when i come across a puzzle that i can't figure out.
    Posted 03-18-2013 at 09:43 PM by An81angel An81angel is offline
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    Brilliant! Really looking forward to this game
    Posted 03-19-2013 at 01:36 AM by SunInOz SunInOz is offline
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    Sounds fun and good replay value
    Posted 03-19-2013 at 01:42 AM by brendatimj brendatimj is offline
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    I love the idea of unrelated random puzzles. I will definitely want to replay and different puzzles will make it more interesting.
    PS I found myself trying to guess the way how this puzzle can be solved. Looking forward to TT2!
    Posted 03-19-2013 at 01:52 AM by Darina8 Darina8 is offline
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    Love it! Now of course my instinct is to try and solve the chess puzzle pictured above... darn these teasers! ;)
    Posted 03-19-2013 at 06:48 AM by
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    berserker's Avatar
    Increased difficulty does not change the rules, its just increases the board size, etc., so if you figured out how to solve the puzzle on lower difficulty, you will use that knowledge to solve it on higher ones, it just might take more time.

    But yes, there will be some hint for each puzzle.
    Posted 03-19-2013 at 07:03 AM by berserker berserker is offline
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    jeresandy's Avatar
    well then give me a hint for the top one. Great I am not even playing the game yet and can't figure out a puzzle. Bet we have to get the black and white ones on either side of the board, to match the King piece.
    Posted 03-19-2013 at 08:06 PM by jeresandy jeresandy is offline
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    berserker's Avatar
    I wont You will have to wait for the game and find out yourself. That's where the fun is
    Posted 03-20-2013 at 06:57 AM by berserker berserker is offline
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    Beserker could you guys please not do sound based puzzles because I'm hard of hearing and I really, REALLY hate sound puzzles or if you do have a sound based puzzle, please add some kind of visual cue.

    I hate it when developers add a sound based puzzle but don't add a visual cue or clues to help.

    The chess based puzzle is interesting though.
    Posted 03-20-2013 at 03:26 PM by smjjames smjjames is offline
    Updated 03-20-2013 at 03:28 PM by smjjames
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    berserker's Avatar
    No, I don't like sound puzzles myself, so don't worry.
    Posted 03-20-2013 at 03:39 PM by berserker berserker is offline
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    Looks like you are making good progress, Berserker. I like puzzles...but get very frusterated at really difficult ones. Looks great!
    Posted 03-20-2013 at 11:45 PM by Amazed1 Amazed1 is offline
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    anneer's Avatar
    You have us spoiled Berserker - waiting patiently for next update
    Posted 03-26-2013 at 05:54 PM by anneer anneer is offline
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    jeresandy's Avatar
    Yeppers, anneer, I bet I look at this page 3 or 4 times a day to see if there were any comments or updates. Is it Christmas yet?
    Posted 03-26-2013 at 08:03 PM by jeresandy jeresandy is offline
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    I've gone from checking here once a week or two weeks, to practically every day. All these updates have made me even more impatient than I was before!
    Posted 03-26-2013 at 10:18 PM by
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    anneer's Avatar
    I'm right there with you Jeresandy, I'm becoming addicted to the updates never mind the game - lol.
    Posted 03-27-2013 at 01:31 AM by anneer anneer is offline

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