A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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You are a robot tasked with producing crystals.  Organize a never ending supply of them and see how long you can last!

Controls:

arrow keys/wasd:

places/grows/cracks a crystal if possible
grow/crack crystals by stacking crystals of the same color
moves that don't use crystal discharge your jump instead (cursor turns red)
you start with a jump (white cursor) and recharge it when you crack a crystal

space/x (action):

charge jump, move the preview to the next crystal
at position 3, action moves the preview back to position 1
the heart cost for moving the preview back down increases (1-2-3-3...)
useful when you get stuck, but comes at a cost

u/z (undo):

you can undo all moves that don't generate a new color
click on the digit 3 to disable arcade mode (enables undo for all moves)

r (reset):

used to restart at any point (careful, can't be undone)

mouse:

tap next to the player to move to that cell
tapping on the active piece preview triggers action

Hints:

  • the more of these you read, the less you get to figure out yourself (SPOILERS AHEAD)
  • try to keep your jump for a move sequence that cracks a crystal, since that recharges your jump
  • crystals with neighbors of the same color are more likely to require a jump to leave from, try to keep the neighbors distinct
  • alternating between jumping and cracking crystals (then jumping to the next crystal to crack) can get you far
  • if you reach 5 hearts you will trigger a crystal anomaly (not easy)



hi these people are cool and helped test and find 馃悰

auroriax  (thx for PS+ and realtime_twiddling), Jake Eagle (grid expert), Jack Kutilek (poked at it a bunch), TJC games  (testing, cool digits), pinchazumos ( inspiration & feedback), noa (h眉pf h眉pf)

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Rating
Rated 2.0 out of 5 stars
(5)
Authorminotalen
GenrePuzzle, Strategy
TagsAbstract, Arcade, High Score, Tactical, weird
Average sessionAbout a half-hour

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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $1.50 USD. You will get access to the following files:

crystal anomaly.html 265 kB

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