Sigil of Binding is a simple puzzle game submitted to our recent game design competition by John-Paul Walton of Ohio, USA. It is based on the familiar 'flip the squares to turn them all the same' concept of puzzles, and yet John-Paul's impressive audio and visual production skills turn this version into one all his own.
To play, simply move the mouse over the puzzle grid to highlight an outline of the squares to flip. When the mouse is clicked, all squares within the outline will flip over to reveal either a section of the sigil or the dark brown underside of each piece. The objective is to turn all 16 squares to the sigil image for each of the eight (8) puzzles contained in the collection, and to do it in the fewest possible moves.
Analysis: This was yet another competition entry that was only narrowly edged out from being a winner (note to self: get more prizes for the next competition!) The presentation of this game is certainly one of the best I've seen in any Flash puzzle game, and John-Paul clearly shows he is no novice to the Flash platform. Although the concept is not an original one, it is one of my favorite types of puzzles and I enjoyed playing this game over and over until I solved it. An engaging and compelling puzzle game, and an excellent entry to the competition, Sigil of Binding will have you bound.