Squeezebox Software, aka solo developer Sean Kearney, aka the maker of One Player Pong [Free], has a new game coming out which he describes as "a math game for stupid people." I was lost within the first few levels, so I'm not sure what that says about my own intelligence level, but the game in question, Zero Sum, is actually really clever. If you're not a fan of math then don't be scared off, Zero Sum only deals with simple addition and subtraction. If anything, it actually has more in common with crosswords than anything else. Here's an extremely early look at Zero Sum, complete with celebrity-laden placeholder art, which should give you a good idea of what the game is about.

I really love the concept of Zero Sum, the whole mixing equations into a crossword puzzle thing, it's one of those things I'm surprised I haven't seen before. I think even if you're not a fan of math there'll be a lot to enjoy here. And I don't think it'll be a requirement that you be stupid to play it, it certainly hasn't helped me! Look for Zero Sum to lose its celebrity placeholder art and release in a finalized state sometime later this year.

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  • InTheAir

    Has nobody noticed its relationship to the Tales From the Border lands episode? He'll probably get more lawsuits from that then the celebrity pictures.

    • http://www.onlinesean.com Sean Kearney

      I didn't know that was the name of the first episode of Tales From The Borderlands! AND they used a zero for the "O"! Ugh! Why didn't I think of that?!?!?!

  • MirriamE

    Where are the good games? So far I haven't seen anything very exciting on the horizon for mobile.

    • http://www.onlinesean.com Sean Kearney

      Zodiac looks pretty cool 🙂

  • daniel schroeder

    This looks really cool, and it's good to see the developer with something to show so soon after the previous release that's also pretty different.

    • http://www.onlinesean.com Sean Kearney

      Thanks so much! That really means a lot! It's easy to make lots of games very quickly, as I have absolutely no social life. 🙂


    I like turtles.

    • thatfoolsean

      As do I Phucko, as do I.

  • MasonHurst

    This looks great even though it makes my head hurt just watching. Can't wait to try it. Can you use a "celebrity's " pic without getting permission in a game? I only ask because I don't think I've seen this done often... or ever. I like the idea though

    • thatfoolsean

      Thanks! It's easier than it looks when I rip through it on the video, I think! I don't know what the deal is with celebrity images, but I'm definitely ask my lawyer, Google. (That his name, Google Robinson, I'm not going to just use a search engine to ask for legal advice. Or am I?)

  • melvin2898

    What's 9 + 10?