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Möbius Front '83 - A tactical turn-based strategy game from Zachtronics, releasing November 5 for PC, Mac, and Linux

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    Wes
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    Zachtronics is such an impressive dev. Some might argue that their games are a bit "samey", but every release has a new unique take on the formula. They also deliver high levels of polish, which...

    Zachtronics is such an impressive dev. Some might argue that their games are a bit "samey", but every release has a new unique take on the formula. They also deliver high levels of polish, which is especially impressive considering how quickly they seem able to develop new games and ideas.

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      Bauke
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      Zach did a GDC talk (Open-Ended Puzzle Design at Zachtronics) in 2019 that goes over how they create their games. A very good and insightful watch.

      Zach did a GDC talk (Open-Ended Puzzle Design at Zachtronics) in 2019 that goes over how they create their games. A very good and insightful watch.

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      1. asoftbird
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        l'd also recommend their free game design booklet which is available here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1098840/ZACHLIKE/ iirc it also includes some playable game prototypes.

        l'd also recommend their free game design booklet which is available here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1098840/ZACHLIKE/

        iirc it also includes some playable game prototypes.

        4 votes
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    andre
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    I enjoyed TIS-100 and really loved EXAPUNKS. Doesn't look like this one's going to be programming based, unfortunately, but I'm curious to see what kinds of puzzles it'll have.

    I enjoyed TIS-100 and really loved EXAPUNKS. Doesn't look like this one's going to be programming based, unfortunately, but I'm curious to see what kinds of puzzles it'll have.

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    1. Deimos
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      Yeah, looks like the programming-puzzle part will be a side attraction. The Steam page says: And there's this screenshot showing a "TIS-330 Programmable Radio" with the typical Zachtronics "how...

      Yeah, looks like the programming-puzzle part will be a side attraction. The Steam page says:

      When you’re ready for some R&R, play a new kind of solitaire, solve Zachtronics-style puzzles, and even read the U.S. military manuals that inspired the game.

      And there's this screenshot showing a "TIS-330 Programmable Radio" with the typical Zachtronics "how does your solution compare to others'?" histogram in the bottom right.

      Someone asked in the official subreddit how much of the game will be puzzles, so hopefully Zach will answer in there (he set up the subreddit, his Reddit username is krispykrem).

      4 votes