Turn Your Camera Into a Live Puzzle Game

Turn Your Camera Into a Live Puzzle Game

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The classic sliding puzzle game hasn’t changed much, if at all, over the years. Dating all the way back to 1880 with the first sliding puzzle game dubbed the Fifteen puzzle, its only ‘advancement’ has seemingly been making its way onto the computer screen with a convenient reset button. The core mechanic of the game has stayed the same throughout the years, being able to slide tiles along certain routes to end up with a final configuration–perhaps a picture, or a shape, or a pattern.

With this said, XDA Forum Member PacmanAddict has added his own little twist to the classic sliding puzzle with a game called Live Puzzle. This game makes use of your phone or tablet’s camera to generate a sliding puzzle in which the tiles are made up of blocks from the live camera image feed. As said before, the main mechanic of the game stays the same, but instead of a picture or shape, you have to put back together what your camera sees, thus, creating an additional challenge of having tiles constantly moving. There are five puzzle sizes, ranging from 2×2 to 6×6, but it’s recommended that you play modes bigger than 3×3 on a larger screen, such as on a tablet.

This new twist certainly adds to the challenge of a classic puzzle game. If you would like to give this a go, head over to the Live Puzzle application thread to get started, and let us know your highest scores and comments in the comments below.