There's something hypnotic about Gorogoa's hand-painted puzzles.
IndieCade 2012 finalist Gorogoa has a demo for you to break your brain over, but first take a few seconds out of your day and gaze upon the hand-painted wonder. This puzzler is something special, not just for its hypnotic gameplay but also for its surreal use of art.
To solve the conundrum, you need to move tiles on a grid so that they match up and create an image. Sounds simple, right? Hoo, boy ... "Each tile is also a window into a different part of the game world," says the game's creator Jason Roberts, "or perhaps into a different world - and each window plays like its own little game."
Making connections between tiles is how the game progresses, which means you need to look for visual cues that suggest a particular frame is a good match for the next window. Will that rooftop door fit over that closet? Then perhaps the boy in the closet will walk out onto the roof ...
Roberts asks you to bear in mind that this is a work in progress, and offers up his demo here. So far it's Windows only, but Roberts hopes that will change.