Sam Bortman Toronto, Canada
ksudoku 0.4 Board
Score 78%
22 Dislikes
Mar 17 2007
Hi Redsh,

The jigsaw variation is brilliant!!! Thanks for a great little game, generally! I especially enjoy solving 5x5 puzzles over the course of a week. ;-)

May I suggest a few additional variations (or modes) that can be actually applied to all boards, perhaps in a form of a few additional checkboxes in the "generate new puzzle" dialog...

I didn't look at the source code, but I imagine that they should be rather easy to implement (if the internal board representation is anything like what I envision.)

Here they are:
1. Amnesia mode:
Every few seconds (or minutes or mouse clicks, perhaps this can be user-configured) one of the already user-solved numbers quietly disappears.
This mode challenges a player's logic and memory.

2. Pins and needles mode
Every few seconds (or minutes,etc...) the playing board simply flips top-to-bottom, or left-to-right, or rotates 90 degrees. (Just make sure the numbers stay upright ;-)
This mode challenges a player's focus and memory.

3. Hot-swap mode
Every few seconds (etc...) a random digit is silently swapped with a different random digit (for example "5" is swapped with "9") across the entire board (so, the column/row/box integrity is preserved.)
This mode also challenges the player's focus.

All three modes are intended to add difficulty to the game forcing the player to have better concentration.

Sam. Jun 15 2007