Magnetism


  • Currently 4.4/5
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Rating: 4.4/5 (27 votes)
| Comments (14) | Views (1,214)

MagnetismAn unusual Flash game with a variety of gameplay possibilities, Magnetism lets you select the type of game that is right for you. Created by Tyler Glaiel, a 14 year-old budding game developer, Magnetism is a unique puzzle game that features challenges of strategy and skill with an emphasis on physics.

When starting the game, you will at first be presented with a choice: do you want to play a game of turn-based strategy, or one of real-time control? Turn-based strategy involves positioning a metal ball to land in a cup when dropped; while real-time control makes use of the keyboard arrow keys to maneuver a metal ball into a cup in real-time—similar to John Cooney's Ball Revamped games. Both modes then allow you to choose a difficulty level: hard ("steep learning curve") or easy ("slow learning curve").

Progress is saved via the Flash local shared object, allowing you to resume playing where you left off at any time.

Analysis: Tyler makes heavy use of magetism in the game and the underlying physics simulation has been implemented well. It was fun to see the metal ball bouncing around the invisible 'magnetic fields' in the game. The graphics aren't exceptional, and yet there is a means by which the backdrop can be changed if desired. Although the sound effects add to the enjoyment of the game, the background music loop is the same for all game modes and becomes repetitive after just a few short levels. There is no way to turn off the music.

With each difficulty level of each mode containing 25 levels, there are a total of 100 levels contained in the game. The decision to offer two very different modes of play broadens the game's potential appeal as well as increases replay value.

On the downside, although there were several levels that I found enjoyable, many of them consisted of extreme magnetic attractions that reduced the "thinking" strategy game to one of luck. Some of the levels in the real-time "skill" mode were nearly impossible for me to complete, and therefore were not as well done as the Ball Revamped games mentioned earlier.

All told, I will be looking forward to seeing what comes next from this promising young game developer as he refines his skills in game design.

Play Magnetism

With thanks to Ron for the link. =)

14 Comments

great game :)

Reply

Love the blog...many games to keep me distracted from studying =) I found it while trying to get an image from that "Tobby" game off Google.

Sabs

Reply
GG Allin May 31, 2005 1:02 PM

This is one of the best games you have posted in a while. Very simple and addictive but NEVER monotonous. A+

Reply
GG Allin June 1, 2005 11:33 AM

I am stuck on level 16!!! help!!!

Reply

Wow, another site that posted my game.. Thanks, I'll post a link here in my forum. That was a nice article.

Reply

Gah! Gets really friggin hard! AND NO SHOOTING!

***/*****
(3/5)

Reply

Man so stuck on Game A set A lvl 25, last lvl, i realy need help !

Reply

can someone please post a spoiler for this? please?

Reply

i need help at mode A set A and mode B set A and mode B set B

Reply
InsertNameHere March 4, 2008 12:07 PM

tries it took me to beat level 15 game B easy: 121 :P

Reply
InsertNameHere March 4, 2008 12:14 PM

or slow learning curve, i'm not sure if it's easier

Reply
2headedturtle March 21, 2008 11:42 AM

you can turn the gold circles on and off while the ball is going

Reply

can someone help me i'm on the one where the text at the beginning of the level says aaaaaaggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! SQUEEZED!

or it says someting like that

Reply
Sylocat June 15, 2008 2:52 AM

Pretty fun, but it's impossible!

Reply

^ Scroll Up | Homepage >

Leave a comment [top of page]

    Please consider creating a Casual Gameplay account if you're a regular visitor here, as it will allow us to create an even better experience for you. Sign-up here!
  • PLEASE UNDERSTAND SITE POLICIES BEFORE POSTING COMMENTS
  • You may use limited HTML tags for style:
    (a href, b, br/, strong, em, ul, ol, li, code, spoiler)
    HTML tags begin with a less-than sign: < and end with a greater-than sign: >. Always. No exceptions.
  • To post spoilers, please use spoiler tags: <spoiler> example </spoiler>
    If you need help understanding spoiler tags, read the spoiler help.
  • Please Preview your comment before posting, especially when using spoilers!
  • No link dropping, no domains as names; do not spam, and do not advertise! (rel="nofollow" in use)
2,818 Views
0 Comments
Nambers> Dora To win this sleek little puzzle game, just match the grid up top to the one on the bottom by linking and adjusting the values of different cells. It sounds easy, but with limited moves, it's trickier than you think. Also free for Android!  ...
2,146 Views
1 Comment
Guns, Gore, and Cannoli> Tricky In this action-packed indie game, you're just a a schmuck with a gun whose dreams of making it big are derailed by a little thing called the zombie apocalypse. Blast your way through this quirky, gory shooter!  ...
1,811 Views
0 Comments
WonderCat Adventures> Lori.h WonderCat must make it through the alien's mines to find his partner and escape the plant they crashed on. This mobile game will have you testing your reflexes and doing your hardest to spot the false trails before you find yourself on the path to destruction. There are also 5 different bosses which have you trying to keep away and grab missiles as you go. So things stay challenging right until the end in this action-packed mobile game.  ...
3,458 Views
0 Comments
The Hollow> Lori.h After losing his Wife to illness the Huntsman's daughter has gone off into the forbidden woods filled with tricksters as well as The Hollow Queen. Now the Huntsman must venture in himself and face the unknown to find what took his daughter in this free indie visual novel.  ...

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Casual game of the week

Phantasmat: The Dread of Oakville

Your Favorite Games edit

add
Save links to your favorite games here. Use the Favorites editor.

Monthly Archives

Legal notice

All games mentioned or hosted and images appearing on JayIsGames are Copyright their respective owner(s).

All other content is Copyright ©2003-2015 JayIsGames.com. All Rights Reserved.


Visit our great partner: maxcdn!