[Updates Topic] 🧩 Cells, A Puzzle Around Cellular Automatons

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Name of Project: Cells
Inspiration: Cell Machine by Sam Hogan


Introduction

Vocabulary Time :closed_book:

What is a cellular automaton? According to Wikipedia,

Not helpful.
One popular example is, you’ve guessed it or not, Conway’s Game of Life, hopscotchified by @Spy_Guy_96. You have an initial squares organization, and the computer runs your program infinitely.
Until it has no battery, duh.
So Cells is indeed a puzzle where you have to get something with an initial tile organization. And don’t you dare say it’s easy because it’s not. :PP

Game of Life. Better. :chart_with_upwards_trend:

Game of life is indeed one of my favourite games in Hopscotch. You draw an initial pattern and you contemplate the magic behind that project. Or you think about what to eat tonight. In both cases, you can notice there are no goals, no wins or no loses in Game of life. Well, this is normal, since the game itself is not designed to have any goals.
Not for Cells.
Cells, created by the awesome coder Sam Hogan, is indeed designed to be played, not to be contemplated. Although Sam did indeed get inspiration from Game of life, Cells is a puzzle where you have a goal. Kind of a Game of Life Remastered.

**I am not here to say Game of Life is boring. Game of Life is the most similar game to Cells that you can find on Hopscotch, so i used it for comparaison. Just think how it’ll be weird if i compare Cells with Summer 2021 Competition announcement.

So how to play Cells? :joystick:

You have 6 different tiles open the summary to mess around with. They each have a different power, such as cloning or not moving yes, that counts. You use the combined power to destroy the 7th tile, the enemy tile.

Game Status

About Tile Features

About Tile Features
Features Difficulty Status
Immobile Tile :star: Done
Move Tile :star::star::star::star::star: Done
Push Tile :star::star: Not started yet
Horizontal Push Tile :star::star: Not started yet
Vertical Push Tile :star::star: Not started yet
Cloning Tile :star::star::star::star: Not started yet
Rotating Tile :star: Not started yet
Enemy Tile :star: Not started yet

About Cells’ Versioning Updates

About Cells Updates
Version Time About
0.1.4 5th April 2022 Screen to string conversion is now supported
0.1.5 5th April 2022 Screen to string conversion is improved and other minor improvements.
0.1.6 6th April 2022 Instead of jumping to next emplacement, push tile makes a little animation.
0.1.7 6th April 2022 Begins working on collisions.
0.1.13 10th April 2022 Right basic collision is done.
0.1.14 10 April 2022 Better collision code, minor user improvement and bug fixes.
0.1.15 10 April 2022 Minor code interface improvements.
0.1.16 10 April 2022 Minor collision code improvements.
0.1.21 11 April 2022 Bottom basic collision is done.
0.1.25 12 April 2022 Right basic collision is done, discovered a critical bug.
0.1.26 12 April 2022 Up basic collision is done, bug fix, discovered two other bugs.
0.1.27 12 April 2022 Bug fix.
0.1.28 13 April 2022 All known bugs are now fixed.
0.1.29 13 April 2022 Screen reload is way faster now.
0.2.0 13 April 2022 Immobile tile and push tile now have their own picture.
0.2.1 13 April 2022 Better graphics.
1.0.0.0 2 May 2022 Move Tile is finished.

Latest Public Link & Game Screenshot

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Basics

→ You will need to fake laugh at my bad jokes.
→ You can ask to be tagged for major, minor, or all updates.
→ You can ask any questions.
→ I will tag @/Rectangle in the OP - wait i think i already did it? - and for everyone major updates.

Frequently Imagined Questions (FAQ becomes FIQ)

When will be the next Cells’ public link?
Wait for it.
Can i be tagged?
Yup, you can ask to be tagged for major, minor, or all sorts of updates.
Can i stop being tagged?
You will need to be tagged to ask to stop being tagged.
Can i suggest a new tile idea?
Of course! Go for it and thanks. Do it preferably here tho.

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Can’t understand that either-

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I think it’s automation by cells, but I’m not sure either.

Is the green cell an enemy cell, or the cells you control?

it’s a push cell (;

Moved Discussion regarding Table of Contents to ⁣Awesome Text Tricks On The Forum!

I’m hooked! I’ve played the original game, the Mystic Mod of it, and some knockoffs of the mod! Ping me for any major updates please.

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Version Time Description
0.1.5 5th April 2022 Screen to string conversion is improved and other minor improvements.
0.1.6 6th April 2022 Instead of jumping to next emplacement, push tile makes a little animation.
0.1.7 6th April 2022 Begins working on collisions.
0.1.13 10th April 2022 Right basic collision is done.

Right basic collision is done (that was, trust me, extremely hard to make it ~1 frame)

btw, anyone wondering, i’m attempting to use only one object in this game (debug object doesn’t count)

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wow it worked… surprisingly

(a bunch of random if and else if for the collision code)

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@Cipher, right here, you can receive all updates about Cells :))

Yes I will start watching this topic :DD

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(Also I love the sarcasm)

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Version Time Description
0.1.14 10 April 2022 Better collision code, minor user improvement and bug fixes.
0.1.15 10 April 2022 Minor code interface improvements.
0.1.16 10 April 2022 Minor collision code improvements.
0.1.21 11 April 2022 Bottom basic collision is done.
0.1.25 12 April 2022 Right basic collision is done, discovered a critical bug.
0.1.26 12 April 2022 Up basic collision is done, bug fix, discovered two other bugs.
0.1.27 12 April 2022 Bug fix.
0.1.28 13 April 2022 All known bugs are now fixed.
0.1.29 13 April 2022 Screen reload is way faster now.
0.2.0 13 April 2022 Immobile tile and push tile now have their own picture (drawn by @Crosbyman64).

each time you restart the project, the game will show you a different pattern of push tile. shake your device to have the tiles move in a different direction.

you could be interested: @chemistree (welcome back!) @Dragongirl1264 (this is what it looks like)

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Omg that’s so cool

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update - i broke my game and i’ll solve the bug tomorrow. game doesn’t work atm

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Oh no! Hope u fix it :PP

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Are you gonna do anything about the one stray “background tile” in the top left corner of the tile grid?

It’s just standing there… menacingly… /j /lh

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lol yea i noticed it, i think i know what’s the issue but now i’m focusing on tile reuse
it’s a tricky part because it needs the perfect coordination between the background tiles and the foreground tiles with the shortest time

Any updates?

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yes, around tonight or tomorrow night :))

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