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A (late) birthday present for one of the Andys at Terrorbull Games.


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  1. L wrote:

    Was kind of expecting a picture of a kettle that only boiled when you switched to another tab.

    (This is pretty good, too.)

    Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 5:44 am | Permalink
  2. Radiatoryang wrote:

    Cool, but I feel stupid for still not understanding the exact rules of the grid, like 5 puzzles in. I guess I’m a bit of a button masher.

    Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 6:06 am | Permalink
  3. Noyb wrote:

    I left the authority figure speechless at the end.

    Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 7:57 am | Permalink
  4. oh, bug? probably. fixed.

    edit: uploaded it to the wrong location…should be fixed now properly…

    Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 11:38 am | Permalink
  5. Ava Avane Dawn wrote:

    Watch out, it’s gonna boil!

    Reminded me of this:

    Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Permalink
  6. I am honoured! Thank you. I have resolved to have more birthdays just so such excellent games can be made as a result. btw. I too got the speechless cop at the end – is that really a bug? He was more menacing when he exerted silent authority over me.

    Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 8:12 pm | Permalink
  7. Eric the Rexman wrote:

    I have tried to label the characters by numbers and I understand that the people at the edges stay at the edges. However, I am still stuck.

    Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Permalink
  8. Thanks for playing, Mister. Yes, it has “bug” status. I see your point though about the dramatic effectiveness of the cop who says nothing. I’ve made one last effort at fixing it, and I think unless something terrible happens I’ll wash my hands of responsibility for that particular behaviour (either way) :P

    Sunday, November 28, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Permalink
  9. Snowyowl wrote:

    Politically motivated game! Awesome!
    Especially so since I was just reading about British student protests that suffered this fate.

    Monday, November 29, 2010 at 3:14 am | Permalink
  10. EmoCobb wrote:

    I think the kettling tsctic is a brilliant one. However, I would like to see a more Battle of Cannae type result with the protesters taking part as the brave Roman Legion.

    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 2:54 pm | Permalink
  11. David McKee wrote:

    As far as I understand the rules of the grid:

    Moving a barrier moves all stacks of people perpendicular to that barrier.

    You can’t move the stack if it reaches the opposite barrier.

    Once you’re down to the right size, you can move the entire kettle.

    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Permalink
  12. SoulEye wrote:

    Gnyyyyyahhhhhh! My brain hurts….. haha….. nice one :)

    Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Permalink
  13. Dock wrote:

    Very cool, nice puzzle design. I got stuck on the first 5×5 puzzle, but it was a lot of fun. Great theme, I enjoyed the dialogue.

    Monday, December 6, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Permalink
  14. Joshua wrote:

    I knew that the song was supposed to be “God Save the Queen,” but I couldn’t help but hear the lyrics to “My Country Tis of Thee” the whole time I was playing the game.

    Monday, December 27, 2010 at 11:52 am | Permalink

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