Puzzle Solving... Or Problem Solving? | Game Maker'S Toolkit

Published on June 18, 2015
Channel: Mark Brown
Category: Gaming
Source: Youtube

Most puzzle games are about discovering the one, designer-intended answer to a conundrum. Let's look at a different take on the puzzle genre, which takes inspiration from real-world problem solving. Follow me on Twitter - https://twitter.com/britishgaming Support Game Maker's Toolkit on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/GameMakersToolkit Play Zach's games - http://www.zachtronics.com Gamasutra: "New educational video game used in schools" http://www.gamasutra.com/view/pressreleases/154246/New_educational_video_game_used_in_schools.php Gamasutra: "Postmortem: Zachtronics Industries' SpaceChem" http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/172250/postmortem_zachtronics_.php Rock Paper Shotgun: Zach Barth talks about Minecraft http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/01/20/proto-minecraft-abandoned-due-to-epic-error/ Note: Human Resource Machine is being made by 'Tomorrow Corporation', not '2D Boy'. Sorry! Games shown in this episode (in order of appearance): Infinifactory (Zachtronics, 2015) The Talos Principle (Croteam, 2014) Snakebird (Noumenon Games, 2015) Portal (Valve Corporation, 2007) Limbo (Playdead, 2010) The Swapper (Facepalm Games, 2013) Mini Metro (Dinosaur Polo Club, 2015) Kerbal Space Program (Squad, 2015) Spacechem (Zachtronics, 2011) Minecraft (Mojang, 2011) Infiniminer (Zachtronics, 2009) The Codex of Alchemical Engineering (Zachtronics, 2008) Bureau of Steam Engineering (Zachtronics, 2008) KOHCTPYKTOP: Engineer of the People (Zachtronics, 2009) TIS-100 (Zachtronics, 2015) Human Resource Machine (Tomorrow Corporation, 2015) Quadrilateral Cowboy (Blendo Games, 2016) World of Goo (2D Boy, 2008) Bridge Constructor (Headup Games, 2012) The Witness (Thekla, Inc, 2016) Music used in this episode: 00:00 - Human Ingenuity (Infinifactory) 01:22 - Working (Spacechem) 02:08 - Resource Site 528.81 (Infinifactory) 03:03 - In Motion (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross) 04:16 - Opening (Spacechem) 06:03 - Proving Grounds (Infinifactory) Clip credits: "Minecraft Compact Calculator" - FVDisco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fQvgiyx_6A "Minecraft - The ICE GPU 2.0" - FVDisco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjmmWY1ih3s "Minecraft 8 Track Music Sequencer" - FVDisco https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mjLDM1AY1-E "Infiniminer Demolition Fun" - betasword https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cd-eUIMPIjI