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Calculix
Author: Zoglu Submitted: 14th April, 2008 Favourites:0
Genre: Miscellaneous Downloads: 71
Rated:
141st Place     (4 / 5)


Edited By Zoglu on 12/3/2008

If you like maths (really?), you will like Calculix. If you dislike maths...you could give it a try anyway

The goal of Calculix is to find the results of the operations which are scrolling on the playfield, before your time limit expires. To do so, you click on an operation, then you type the result on your keyboard.

Features :
- Graphics almost entirely made with a pen, for a unique graphic style ! The two sheets I used to make the game are included in the download, so you can see how awful my writing is. Still, the graphics are really original
- Fun gameplay involving maths. Yes, it's possible.
- Scoring system which looks like the one in The Yellow Shape : there is a combo system which multiplies your score, and you can earn twice more points if you are really fast.
- Great sounds and musics completely taken from MMF 2 libraries ! (Anyway, they are still great)
- 5 levels of difficulty, 2 of them are locked when you start. Your best scores and your best combo for each level are saved.
- 2 languages ! So not only you have fun with maths, you can also learn French while playing !

That's it, have fun ! You may even like maths after playing this

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http://www.zoglu.net/fichiers/calculix.zip (2.9mb )



Posted by Assault Andy 15th April, 2008
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I find your one's completely illegible! They look like 4's. Cool game though. One thing that I suggest you do however, is make the menu/front page easier to read. It's hard to tell what's a background, what's an option and what's just going on. Maybe a bit of red pen would look cool? Or put circles around the things that you can click?
 
Posted by Cecilectomy 15th April, 2008
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i agree. the menu needs to be a little more drawn out and legible. your ones DO look like 4's.

also its a pain to have to click on a mathematic statement and then go over to the keyboard to type the answer. or maybe its just me. i can't concentrate on typing and clicking at the same time. (no numpad on laptop)

all i saw were additions and subtractions and multiplications. there should be division, powers, logs, roots, algebraic equatioins to up the anti
 
Posted by Zoglu 15th April, 2008

Thanks for your comments
There are divisions in the hardest modes. You must unlock them by playing the Normal mode.
I created this game on a laptop, so... yes, it's hard to click (especially when you don't have a mouse) and then to type numbers like "19".
And for my writing... maybe I could be a house doctor, later
 
Posted by CraigT 15th April, 2008
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Boy do I suck at maths! However, despite the comments on the menu screen and your number 4s (I got used to your writing eventually anyway) above which I agree with it is a good game. Think I'll stick to easy mode tho!
 
Posted by Zoglu 15th April, 2008

I made an update, because there was a bug which prevented the player from losing...
Also I made the non-clickable menu elements a little more transparent, but I wanted to keep the menu's style. So, it doesn't change much.
 
Posted by Impresario 15th April, 2008
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Heh I played for maybe 15 minutes and it wouldn't end. Great idea though, I was thinking something like this but for kids and very cartooney.
 
Posted by Zoglu 15th April, 2008

Yes, this bug is now fixed
Maybe I'll make another games based on maths later, with more legible graphics, as someone gave me another idea
 
Posted by Zezard 15th April, 2008
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Except for the fact that it was a bit awkward having to klick each of those little problems, the game felt very well made and kind of entertaining.
I don't think your ones looks like fours.
 
Posted by Zoglu 15th April, 2008

Yes, it's hard to click and then to type the solution. However, if you didn't have to click on a problem, which one would you solve?
 
Posted by Sphax 15th April, 2008
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Nice job: It's a very nice game but it's a bit too frustrating to use the mouse and then use the keyboard (on a laptop it's very annoying).
 
Posted by Cecilectomy 15th April, 2008
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you would solve the one closest to going off the screen.
or maybe a key that tabs backwards through them and highlights them with like a highlighter or something?
 
Posted by Zoglu 15th April, 2008

Oh, you're right Image

EDIT : The game is updated. I've added an "auto-click" system, as suggested. Thanks to everyone for these useful comments
Comment edited by Zoglu on 4/15/2008
 
Posted by Airflow 19th April, 2008
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I appreciate this type of game. Fast and insane! Top job!

I haven't played it without the autoclick mind.
 
Posted by Zoglu 19th April, 2008

It should be more enjoyable with the autoclick, anyway Image

EDIT : I've updated the game again. Now you can choose an operation with the arrow keys, so it's slightly easier and maybe less frustrating.
Comment edited by Zoglu on 4/20/2008
 
Posted by Zezard 25th April, 2008
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Yeah, now it's awesome! Except for the confusing menu...
The alternatives could at least highlight in some way when you hold the mouse over them.
This would have gotten my gotw-vote if it had been published in its current state earlier.
 
Posted by Jon C-B 29th April, 2008
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I like the style but not the maths. good though

 
Posted by Dr. James MD 22nd May, 2008

That's an odd 1!
 
Posted by G. Hull 16th March, 2010

Did you draw this art on paper? Or is it pixel art? I would really like to know
 
Posted by Zoglu 18th March, 2010

I (badly) drew this on a paper sheet, which was then entirely scanned and included in the download file
 

 



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