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    Published: 2016-04-04, by Peter Warrior.

    A simple yet awesome puzzle game.

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    • Wonderful and mind-blowing
    • Elegance is in simplicity
    • It shouldn't ever end.

    "'Train' your mind"

    Trainyard is one of those puzzle games designed by the Devil himself. You easily learn the basics, figure out the first ten levels or so and you may even feel like the tutorial interludes are unnecessary. In addition, you'll realize soon that there may be a bunch of solutions for each puzzle, so why not continue playing a few levels more?

    Trainyard is not about graphics or music. In fact, it could be name "whatever puzzle", because it's about trains the same way it could be about boats, ships or petunias. It's all about to make a blue thing arrive to a blue goal, and red things to red goals. You can also 'crash' a red and a yellow one to create an orange one and be able to access an orange goal. There's no clock, nor score. Your mind and you are alone on this. And believe, there are a lot of levels ahead. No matter how hard was the last stage you solved, it becomes imperceptibly more difficult each time till you realize that your trains are following insane loops and combinations, merging and splitting in a perfectly timed choreography.

    Trainyard is a game that everybody should try, at least, once. And, just in case you get lost, there's a kind community around submitting their solutions. It should be the last option, though: here.

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    by Peter , Appszoom

    Apr 04, 2016

    Description

    New iOS 11 update coming soon! :)

    "The best puzzle game on the App Store."

    What's the difference between Trainyard and Express? In the full game there are more than 100 more puzzles, and you can even MAKE YOUR OWN PUZZLES.

    The full game also has splitter pieces, which are AWESOME.

    Trainyard Express Features:
    + Innovative and challenging puzzle mechanic
    + Smooth difficulty curve
    + Over 60 fantastic puzzles
    + NO ADS
    + Hundreds of ways to solve each puzzle
    + Easily share your unique solutions on Trainyard.ca
    + Looks GREAT on the iPad
    + Game Center
    + Engineered for low battery usage
    + Colour-blind mode
    + A year in the making
    + Developed in my spare time(support indie games!)

    Stuck on a puzzle? There are over 1.2 MILLION player submitted solutions at http://trainyard.ca/solutions

    Trainyard Express is a puzzle solving game unlike any that you've ever played. It's easy to learn but very tough to master. Your job is simple: get each train to a goal station. Red trains go to red stations, blue trains go to blue stations, etc. You control the trains by drawing track for them to follow. There isn't a time limit or even a score; the only thing you need to do is figure out a solution for each puzzle.

    The first few puzzles are almost too easy, but as the difficulty increases you'll be thankful that you were able to practice the fundamentals of drawing track. As the game progresses, you'll have to use basic colour theory to combine trains of different colours, use timing to merge, and use every inch of your brain in your quest to beat the game.

    Find out more at http://www.trainyard.ca

    Developed by Matt Rix (matt@trainyard.ca)

    Proudly made in Canada.

    Known issues (minor):

    - If some provinces can't be unlocked even after you've solved all the available puzzles, that's a bug: Go to options, switch to player 2 then back to player 1 to fix it.

    - Sometimes, the sounds stop working. Close the app using the multitasking bar to get sounds back.

    Trainyard Express makes use of these excellent libraries:

    + Cocos2D-iPhone by Ricardo Quesada
    + XAuthTwitterEngine by Aral Balkan
    + Twitter+OAuth code by Ben Gottlieb
    + MGTwitterEngine by Matt Gemmell
    + ASIHTTPRequest by All-Seeing Interactive
    + SFHFKeychainUtils by Buzz Andersen
    + TouchXML by Jonathan Wight
    + FMDB by Flying Meat Inc.

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