JiG is on Patreon and Needs You! Click here for more information


Sigil of Binding


(8 votes) *Average rating will show after 20 votes
Comments (16) | Views (5,756)

JaySigil of BindingSigil 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.

Play Sigil of Binding

Walkthrough Guide


(Please allow page to fully load for spoiler tags to be functional.)

Here's the solution, if you got stuck.
The first number tells you what row and the second number tells you what column to click.

---
(1, 1)

---
(2, 0)
(2, 2)

---
(1, 1)
(1, 3)
(3, 2)

---
(0, 2)
(2, 1)
(3, 2)

---
(0, 0)
(0, 3)
(3, 0)
(3, 2)
(3, 3)

---
(1, 1)
(1, 2)
(1, 3)
(2, 3)

---
(0, 0)
(1, 0)
(2, 1)
(3, 1)
(3, 2)

---
(0, 0)
(0, 2)
(1, 0)
(2, 1)

16 Comments

Wow, this is hard! I can make it to the 7th, but then I run out of moves.... My problem comes from the 5th puzzle, I'm sure. What's the fewest moves for it?

Anyway, a very nice game! I love the sounds...very relaxing. Unless you run out of moves, that is! XD It looks great! Good job, John-Paul! ^_^

Reply

Jay, why don't you sort games into catogries, ie point and click, arcade, card, platform, etc. Makes it alot easier to find games rather than searching pages and pages of reviews

Reply

rach - soon. Do you see the tags just under each game title? They will be functional soon. Please bear with me, there's a lot of work to do!

Reply

Woohoo! Beat it after about 4 attempts total. Takes a fair amount of thinking ahead, but also a fair amount of wild guesses to start yourself off, and see where it leads. Theres a similar game for the DS (New Super Mario Bros Minigame) which I enjoy playing also, but it takes all eight squares surrounding the one you click instead of the 4 adjacent ones as in this game. I much prefer overturning just the 4; it makes it much harder.

Reply

Here's the fewest number of moves for each of the puzzles:

1: 1

2: 2

3: 3

4: 3

5: 5

6: 4

7: 5

8: 4

Reply
breadth-first September 14, 2006 4:05 PM

Here's the solution, if you got stuck.
The first number tells you what row and the second number tells you what column to click.

---
(1, 1)

---
(2, 0)
(2, 2)

---
(1, 1)
(1, 3)
(3, 2)

---
(0, 2)
(2, 1)
(3, 2)

---
(0, 0)
(0, 3)
(3, 0)
(3, 2)
(3, 3)

---
(1, 1)
(1, 2)
(1, 3)
(2, 3)

---
(0, 0)
(1, 0)
(2, 1)
(3, 1)
(3, 2)

---
(0, 0)
(0, 2)
(1, 0)
(2, 1)

Reply

Ow ... brain ... hurts. Not ... feeling ... so casual. Need more side-scrollers and first-person shooters!

Reply

I remember enjoying this game significantly during the contest. It may not be an original concept, but it is very nicely put together and it keeps you clicking.

Reply

Hi all,

To breadth-first, I don't really understand your solution... you need to define where (0,0) is? Also, I tried using those coordinates using (0,0) as every corner, and some of the solutions just didn't make any sense...

Let me know what the code means.

Al

Reply

AlvinCY:

This is how the table is laid out.

__0-1-2-3
0 X X X X
1 X X X X
2 X X X X
3 X X X X

The first row is 0, first column is 0, and so forth.

Reply
BornRaisedInCSA September 20, 2006 11:54 PM

Pretty good game... I was a bit confused at first as I was able to finish some levels in more moves. Thought it was somehoe missing it... but realized after a bit that the entire game has a certain numbers of move. To finish it takes the fewest moves each.

:tup:

Reply
BornRaisedInCSA September 20, 2006 11:54 PM

Pretty good game... I was a bit confused at first as I was able to finish some levels in more moves. Thought it was somehoe missing it... but realized after a bit that the entire game has a certain numbers of move. To finish it takes the fewest moves each.

:tup:

Reply

cool game, finished it without help =P

Reply
Squirrelmage September 11, 2007 12:44 PM

That circle looks almost exactly like the human transmutation circle of fullmetal alchemist except with eight symbols on the edge. But even those are similar. Brilliant game.

Reply
Patreon Crew SonicLover April 23, 2008 7:43 PM

...Human transmutation whatnow?

Reply

I wish it didn't make you start from the beginning again when you fail. I can't be bothered to try to finish the game if i have to keep starting from the beginning.

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)
8,665 Views
8 Comments
chrpa Hello escapers, welcome to the new Weekday Escape! Almost traditionally, you start with pleasant Amajeto's room followed by another one of theirs. Nicolet settled their newest game in a small village where you need to visit all houses and interact...  ...
9,354 Views
7 Comments
chrpa Hi, it's Wednesday, it's escape time again! The first comes sweet Detarame Factory game followed by well-done (and sweet) Shigeyuki Kagamura's escape where you turn into explorer of sewerage system and successful rescuer of lost cat. Lubricants and capsuled key...  ...
7,294 Views
7 Comments
chrpa Hi, it's Wednesday and our new games are here! After lazy afternoon comes Amajeto's slow sunny morning with fresh coffee and something sweet. When you pull yourself together, it's time for a quest! Shigeyuki Kagamura's moon rabbit fall from the...  ...
7,791 Views
7 Comments
chrpa Welcome! The week is over and the new Weekday Escape is here! It's lazy summer afternoon, and Amajeto locked you in their velvetish looking living room with colorful coctails standing here and there. After the escape, you are delivered mysterious...  ...

Visit our Sponsor

Rullo

Recent Comments

 

Display 5 more comments
Limit to the last 5 comments

Game of the week


Whispered Secrets: Dreadful Beauty Collector's Edition

Your Favorite Games edit

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

Monthly Archives