Loop a zen #puzzle #game with a unique, simple, meditative feel. The interface is minimal; there’s no timers or move limit or score, you can just #relax and engage with the puzzles on their own. Rain hisses quietly as you add plips, splashes, pangs, and chimes from swapping tiles around to untangle jumbles and complete coloured loops. It is gentle. A puzzle where a rotating tile clicks and creaks like a horrible handbrake. Perhaps it provides balance to the calm, reminds us not to get lost in this world of rope and rain. Check out the demo and give it a go, now that the game’s released.
Loop presents you with a jumble of hexagonal tiles, each containing a short section of coloured rope or thread. All in a fixed shape that will reveal a beautiful interlocking knot once you sort the jumble, which you do by swapping two tiles anywhere on the board. Some tiles are special, like that fixed rotating nightmare, or contain several colours.
Tile by tile, snips become threads become loops and it’s quite pleasant, like untangling a sewing box or pairing socks. Order from chaos. Pleasant.
Loop is $5.00 (£3.20) on Itch.io while also looking for your vote on Steam Greenlight. Creator John Cullen tried to raise £250 on Kickstarter earlier this year to pay for a few fees and licenses, and ended up with £1,299. Probably ’cause it’s nice.