Puzzle Games About Optimization?

Discussion in 'General Game Discussion and Questions' started by sweetdiss, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. sweetdiss

    sweetdiss Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2009
    The past few months I've been obsessed with the game Opus Magnum on Steam. It's a Zachtronics game where you build a contraption to complete a goal, but then optimize it to make it as fast/small/cheap as possible. Optimizing for speed, in particular, is insanely addicting.

    Apparently, SpaceChem used to be on the iPad (a similar, but older, Zachtronics game), but I no longer have an iPad and I don't think the game is available anymore anyway.

    The closest thing I've found on iOS that is currently available is [the Sequence], which seems very similar to Opus Magnum and SpaceChem but is unfortunately not very open-ended so you can't make a solution and then optimize it over and over like in Zachtronics' stuff.

    Are there any other games on the AppStore that fill this very specific niche?

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