Tiles, Instructions, and New Games!
Hello Block Party Friends!
We have a few announcements for you today, but first a shout out to Jean-Noël for solving the metacube! He has also been running a program to find the maximal set of icons with no party, which is currently known to be at least 28. We're grateful to be part of such an enthusiastic community of problem solvers and thinkers :-)
These past couple weeks we've been prepping the final assets and solidifying all of the details of the final product. Here are some new documents for your perusal!
The written Block Party instruction have been long overdue, but at long last you can abandon the image-lacking website instructions and see our current draft of the print instructions up here--your thoughts, comments, and criticism are highly valued and appreciated!
Last time there was a sneak peek of an early version of the packaging which we've iterated on a few times and you can look at the most recent version of the cube box online.
If the image up top got you curious, we're happy to let you know we've produced a complete version 1 of the expanded 64-tile set featuring dual Icon-faces and Party-faces. We had been using cards before, and they were useful for playing some games (see Party Rush in the instructions), but we wanted something more versatile. For those familiar with the game Set, you can play with the 64 pack of tiles in the exact same way (and it's quite a different experience from classic Block Party!), as well as many other games--see the image below. And, of course, like the other two documents you can see the tiles online. You can even print out a set of your own, and it only takes two 8.5x11 sheets of card stock!
Apps and Mailing List
One final announcement! When we're not working on Block Party and pushing pixels around in Illustrator (oh the hours we have spent), we're making brand new games, currently for iOS and Android. Here's the most recent one, which you can get on both the app store and google play, featuring geometric brainteasers and based on machine learning classification!
We're also starting up a mailing list so that fans can get announcements of newly released games. So if you like these sorts of things and want to support the indies join the google group