Help a lonely spaceship pilot make a connection by finding the path through a network of relays.


Advance the story by completing the puzzle! Play in your browser, including on mobile.

How to play:
- Draw a path from corner to corner by connecting relays that share at least 2 qualities.
- The three qualities are shape (circle, square, diamond), icon (heart, star, diamond), and border (solid, dashed.)
- Stuck? Try working from the other endpoint and meeting in the middle.

Endless mode:
- Want infinite puzzles? Open Settings under the gear icon and switch to Endless Mode

About hints:
- A hint will trigger when you haven't made a move in a while. Feel free to turn off hints under Settings.
- For an easier puzzle experience, set hints to display immediately and guide you through the puzzle.


Created in 72 hours for Ludum Dare #46 and further developed for Gamedev.js 2020.

Credits:
- Story, code: Celia
- Art, UI: Rose
- Music: "Mellow Keyboard Groove" by Steve Lowther

Development log

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This is cool!! Which game engine do you use? The art is also unique. 

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Thank you! And we didn't use any game engine, we made everything with HTML5, Javascript, and CSS.

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This game is astonishingly good, especially given it's scale. It looks finished and polished, as a part of a big paid game would. Thank you for it!

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I liked it.  The learning curve was a little cumbersome because so many shapes right next to each other made everything look the same.  I had to resort to a lot of lucky guessing.  Maybe if only the next available to match icons were highlighted/visible, it would be easier to assess compared to all at once?

Thank you for playing and sharing your thoughts! We tried a lot of variations to balance the sleek two-color visuals we were going for with sufficient distinctiveness for the puzzle, and I'm sorry to hear we fell on the wrong side of that for you. I do like the idea of highlighting only available icons - but the issue we found there was that, since you can match from both endpoints, essentially half the board would be highlighted. It ended up being too much visual info rather than helpful, in my opinion anyway.

These things are always a judgment call, so it's always helpful to hear feedback -thank you!

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I agree with Let's Chat (about liking it and about UI concerns). I would have been content with an indicator that shows if you can link with a node when you hover over that node. To be sure, it could detract from the puzzle of managing the properties yourself, but perhaps that's a worthwhile tradeoff.

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love the game. I hope you have more games like this one coming.
Mixing a puzzle game with a story is not seen too often, but it really helps the puzzle's stay interesting, as you'll always want to get the next dialog.
Great game design and cute story. 10/10

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loved it. such a slick design, and well written. 👍😊

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Wow such a good little game. The art and UI is great, and the sounds really compliment the game. Then I got hooked into the story, cool sci-fi world building with such minimal dialogue.  Then each round, the puzzle gameplay grew on me more and more. 
Great execution on all fronts! 

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I agree with all of the above statements.

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Great job, I love it! Just wish it was longer. :)

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Very cool concept and great setting, nice one =)

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this was adorable, hit me in the feels! great job!

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this is really cool

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Really beautiful game, and nice story!

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Best game I played so far!

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Really nice game.  For me this is the winner of  Gamedev.js 2020  !

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Really good game :)

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I want to say, good 9/10, enjoy, but I would have loved to have other possible stories

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This has only one mistake: T O O   S H O R T!

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I really love this game about different kinds of connections.

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This was a lot of fun because it was low-stress but still satisfying. And the story is a fun incentive to keep playing.

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another lovely game from you two!! super cute and chill. i love it when games have both dialogue and minigames, which this does perfectly :)

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I see you also were struck by the newest hit Animal Crossing drama :) very chill game!

I'm glad someone else noticed ;)

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Really cute artstyle, love how the interface helps to progress :) (also cool music!!)

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This was a really cute game! And I love the aesthetic of technologic blue/pink and black. It's very pleasing and nice :D and the story is good too!! Good game

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I love the art style, and it's cool to have the puzzles integrated in the storytelling !