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Miegakure: A Puzzle-Platformer in Four Dimensions

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Miegakure: A Puzzle-Platformer in Four Dimensions

For those of you that read Slashdot or XKCD, this is old news. If you don't subscribe to them, you should be ashamed.

I think this is a game we should be watching closely. One performs "simple" tasks where movement in a forth dimension is necessary for completion. The creator suggests that when released, it will be for PC, Mac, and Linux, making a port to PA.c sound all the more reasonable.


Miegakure is a platform game where you explore the fourth dimension to solve puzzles. Our world is three-dimensional: width, depth, and height. But what if there was a fourth physical dimension that we cannot see, in addition to the other three?

This game is about exploring the consequences of being able to move in four spatial dimensions. It plays like a regular three-dimensional platformer, but at the press of a button one of the dimensions is exchanged with the fourth dimension, allowing for four-dimensional movement.

Think about a two-dimensional character living on a horizontal, flat two-dimensional plane. To this character, height would be a foreign concept. A number of actions we three-dimensional beings take for granted feel like absolute magic to this two-dimensional character.

For example, if there is a wall in the shape of a circle around an object in 2D, it is essentially closed-off, since to reach it one would have to leave the 2D plane. It is also impossible for an outsider to know what is inside.

But us 3D beings can see the object from above, and also simply lift it off the ground to move it outside, essentially teleporting it.

Now by analogy a four-dimensional being could perform many similar miracles to us living in only three-dimensions. This game allows you to perform these "miracles."

The game is currently in development and the goal is to release it in downloadable form for consoles and PC/Mac/Linux. There is no announced date and platform yet. There is no publicly released demo at this point. There will be one when the game is released though, so please be patient Smile Thanks.

As always, a big thanks to the developers and admins at PA.c. Being a neighborhood geek, the hardest part about keeping computers working is keeping kids from trying to install some facebook app or game. PA.c-games are a godsend since I just drop a folder with the games already extracted, make a link in games to the portable apps menu, and ta-da! A month or two of kids not trying to mess up the computer. You folks do a terrific job here.

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That's neat. I'll have to

That's neat. I'll have to keep a eye on it.

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I remember this from XKCD. Great Game

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More 4-D Brain Candy

Being a terrible nerd, I've been on a 4th Dimension kick lately. I found some cool media about it.

Here's an open-source "Rubik's Hypercube" called Magic Cube 4-D that runs on the Java Portable Launcher. I started a thread here at PA.c.

This I think is what started the obsession. Free and legal to download and share, too!
Dimensions - A walk through mathematics (ClearBits Open Licensed Digital Media)

Limits are for people with no imagination.

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