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compelling tile-placement puzzle game

Primrose is a puzzle game by Jason Rohrer and a departure from his previous games.

Primrose is an exploration into deep gameplay in single-player games. It is a tile clearing and placement game with chain reactions and without gravity or timing elements. The audio is limited to minimal but dynamic sound effects that change with game events and progress. It was designed as a casual but engaging and intelligent game for mobile phones.

The player places pairs of coloured tiles on a 7x7 grid. Tiles are cleared by surrounding one colour group with another colour group, scoring points. The cleared tiles change the colour of the surrounding colour group, allowing for chain reactions that give more points. More colours are added as more tiles have been placed on the grid and eventually the game will end when the grid fills up.

Primrose features a networked high score board with instant replay of the high scores, a comprehensive tutorial with animated examples, a colourblind mode, glowing, pulsating, retro graphics and synth-inspired sound effects.

Tags: Games and Amusement: Puzzle, Implemented in: C++, User Interface: X Window System, Role: role::program, uitoolkit::sdl, Purpose: Game Playing, X Window System: Application

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Architecture Package Size Installed Size Files
alpha (unofficial port) 174.0 kB755.0 kB [list of files]
amd64 169.2 kB759.0 kB [list of files]
armel 167.6 kB774.0 kB [list of files]
armhf 159.1 kB702.0 kB [list of files]
hppa (unofficial port) 138.5 kB870.0 kB [list of files]
hurd-i386 166.6 kB742.0 kB [list of files]
i386 168.5 kB742.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-amd64 167.6 kB664.0 kB [list of files]
kfreebsd-i386 161.7 kB639.0 kB [list of files]
m68k (unofficial port) 131.8 kB671.0 kB [list of files]
mips 166.6 kB841.0 kB [list of files]
mipsel 175.6 kB899.0 kB [list of files]
powerpc 176.6 kB843.0 kB [list of files]
powerpcspe (unofficial port) 176.4 kB839.0 kB [list of files]
ppc64 (unofficial port) 184.3 kB913.0 kB [list of files]
s390x 177.7 kB831.0 kB [list of files]
sh4 (unofficial port) 190.6 kB811.0 kB [list of files]
sparc 171.9 kB820.0 kB [list of files]
sparc64 (unofficial port) 175.0 kB831.0 kB [list of files]
x32 (unofficial port) 171.8 kB754.0 kB [list of files]