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Posted: 4 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Beglitched is a puzzle game that combines Candy Crush's matching with Minesweeper's mapping challenges in missions where you foil computer hackers. Play is first traversing the computer network grid and then taking on hackers in match-three puzzles when you (inevitably) run into them. It combines and innovates two classic puzzles that rely on deducing the location of what you can't see.

First you carefully traverse a grid of computers to find the exit, collect useful items and (hopefully) avoid the eggs that scramble the positions and make you start over. The trick is you can't directly see what's on a computer before you Login and it's too late. Instead, you get Minesweeper-style clues: each computer displays the items on the computers it is connected to.

In this way you move through the network until you encounter a hacker and take them on in a matching puzzle. Like Candy Crush, you move the icons around to match or trigger them. But unlike Candy Crush, here you do this to home in on and then blow up the hidden hacker. Different icons grant you different clues like the Compass, Radar or Super Explosions. Once you blow them up you have won.

The result is a challenge that creates the feel of exploring the inside of computer networks. It has some neat ideas to extend both Minesweeper and match three games. But also, having to deduce what to do rather than simply solve puzzles works well with the narrative about computer (and personal) insecurity.

DetailsGame Details

Expected Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Release Date: 07/10/2016

Platforms: Mac, PC and iOS

Genres: Brain Game, Narrative, Sequencing and Traversal

Developer: Q Dork (@Q_Dork)

Players: 1

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 5 minutes and 10 minutes to play a round of this game.
 

Play StylePlay Style

This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has not yet been rated, but we anticipate it is likely to be rated PEGI 3.

Rated 9+ on Apple App Store for Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence.

Skill Rating

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

AccessibilityAccessibility


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Beglitched Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Q_Dork) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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