Based in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
15th Sept 2016
Aenigma Os is a colours-based puzzle game with the focus on player skill, rather than luck.
The game's mechanics offer a much higher degree of freedom to the player than can be found in similar titles. With matches able to contain gaps, there is always a large number of potential matches on screen, and the player is given complete control over the direction of the remaining pieces' movement once a match is made. These two facets combine to give the player much more choice when deciding what move to make, and with skill and practice it becomes possible to plan several moves in advance - manipulating the grid to move key pieces to exactly where they are needed. The experience is the definition of simple to pick up, yet difficult to master.
The different modes of play then put different spins on these core mechanics, requiring different kinds of interactions with the grid and often promoting wildly divergent approaches and strategies. With the variety and volume of content on offer it will take most players 20+ hours to see everything Aenigma Os has to offer.
Aenigma Os was created out of a frustration with what felt like an over-reliance on artificially induced difficulty in many of the colours-based puzzle games in recent years, and is an expression of that desire for a player's success or failure to be completely based on their actions, and their actions alone.
The core controls were also designed around the concept of what we could do with a touch based input system that historically would have been too clunky under traditional controls. In this instance the usage of touch inputs makes for a far faster and more engaging play style than would have otherwise been possible.
- Gap based matching and player controlled refill directions put the power in the player's hands, taking unfair luck out of the equation.
- Campaign mode with 100 time-based levels, spread over 20 stages with 3 difficulty settings and a smooth, ramping difficulty curve.
- 50 custom tailored puzzles, with different rules and behaviours to the rest of the game.
- 2 player offline multiplayer, with many customisable scoring options for different play experiences.
- Nearly 15 minutes of original Drum and Bass soundtrack.
- 10 fantasy locations, all painted to a high standard with numerous background animations.
Extended Trailer YouTube
American Trailer YouTube
European Trailer YouTube
These videos demonstrate in much greater depth the layers of complexity found within Aenigma Os, and will help the viewer master some of the more advanced aspects of the game.
Mechanics Explanation YouTube
Depth and Advanced Level Play in Aenigma Os YouTube
Targets Mode Guide YouTube
Puzzle Mode Guide YouTube
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Design, Code, Art, Music
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