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Press Kit - makenines



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Force Of Habit
Based in Bristol, United Kingdom


Release date:

  • 9th September 2016

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makenines

Description

'makenines' is an ambient logic-puzzle game where you clear grids of numbers by making nines.

It requires careful thought and is solved using process of elimination similar to world-renowned puzzle game Sudoku. Think you're good with numbers? Think you're great at solving puzzles? Put your brain-skills to the test!

History

The idea for 'makenines' came to Ashley in a dream during the Christmas and New Year holidays. Originally based on the premature joke "Why doesn't 6 like 7? ...because 7 ate 9!", the main mechanic was to arrange 7s, 8s and 9s on a grid so that no 6s were adjacent to 7s. It later dream-morphed into making / resolving 9s from the grid. 9 was eaten by 7, afterall. Later that day, in roughly 9 hours, a 'makenines' prototype was born.

A month or so on, Ashley realises he's been reading David Mitchell's number9dream novel - subconscious inspiration!

After approximately 9 months since the initial prototype, and shortly after Force Of Habit's 4th birthday, 'makenines' was released to the public on 9th September 2016.


Features

  • 80 * handcrafted fun & increasingly challenging puzzles!
  • 18 * new procedurally-generated puzzles each and every day.
  • 5 * interesting ways of manipulating numbers: slides, pushers, exchangers, rotators, stacks.
  • Smooth, ambient sound palette comprised of 9 unique tones.

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Awards & Recognition

  • "Nomination, Best Educational Game." TIGA Awards, 2016
  • "Featured on iOS App Store." September 2016.

Selected Articles

  • "A gorgeous, minimalistic look and feel. Fantastic animations as you go through the game's menus. Buttery smooth and fluid. A captivating, atmospheric soundtrack that is rather calming. Overall, I’m impressed."
    - Christine Chan, App Advice
  • "Impressive in its incredible sound and visual design. Aesthetically beautiful, with fantastic ambient sounds that accompany the manipulation of the blocks. A title that any puzzle fans should definitely download."
    - Rob Funnell, Touch Arcade
  • "Considering the fun games the studio has made so far, this could prove to be a fun puzzler to check out."
    - Carter Dotson, Touch Arcade

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makenines Credits

  • Ashley Gwinnell
    Project Lead, Art, Design, Development
    Force Of Habit
  • Nick Dymond
    Sound design
    Monomoon
  • Sophie Humphries
    Icons
    Clockwork Cuckoo