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It may be a bit arrogant but I decided to entitle this with one of the reviews on my game. There are two reasons for this: the first — such reviews flatter me, I must admit. The second — This is exactly how I’d like players to perceive this puzzle and the whole Box of puzzles.
I’ve been developing games in my spare time for 5 years and during this period, judging by the number of downloads, I have made a few games that can be called successful. My personal achievement which makes me proud is the game shown in the picture above. This is not some lootbox game, but is a game full of puzzles, the main idea of which is to bind diverse puzzles with one plot. Most importantly, these puzzles are tricky and require creative, out-of-the-box thinking from players. These are puzzles with simple, yet unexpected solutions.
With that said, 18 months ago, I found a talented artist who was ready to take on the visual part of the game. I myself, in addition to generating ideas, do the programming part and all of the publishing. Below you can view an example of the main menu and the evolution of graphics, from the first alpha version, drawn by me personally, to the sequel of the game that we are about to finish soon.
Before I start discussing the development process, I’d like to drop a few words about the setting of MechBox. I’ll quote the script, if I may call it so. Here, as well as in the game you can see the reference to “The Dark Tower” by Stephen King. Yes, I’m a huge fan!
The Mechanical Box is one of the last fragments of the technology used by the Ancients and still existing in the post-apocalyptic world of the alternative Earth. A high-tech device created with only one purpose: to store and protect an unknown Object inside. To date, the Box is in poor condition: it’s partially damaged and overgrown with moss and other vegetation. There is a warning written on one side which is still readable: “SUBNUCLEAR CELLS MUST NOT BE REPLACED”.
Imagine that Cool Math Games have some kind of a mechanical multi-layered device in your hands. Your task is to unlock it layer by layer, looking for secret switches, picking up passwords and challenging your brain with tricky puzzles — ultimately, to find out — what is inside the Box?
The main feature of this game is not the plot or the secrets of the MechBox. It’s all about the puzzles themselves! I spent many nights googling topics, like “unusual puzzles”, “tricky riddles”, “extraordinary challenges” and doing a lot of reading on these topics… Thinking about puzzles and drawing scribbles and diagrams only I could understand in my notebook. In addition to my search for ideas, I watched a lot of point-and-click quests’ walkthroughs on YouTube(I, especially, like the retro games).