A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux

## RufasSlider Introduction

RufaSlider is a collection of 16 different block slider puzzles for kids and casual puzzlers that works on laptops and PCs running Windows, OSX or GNU/Linux.

It includes a Klotski-style family, a DirtyDozen family, and a Traffic-Rush family.  And now these puzzle families come with AutoSolvers to help you.

The Klotski family uses rectangles of 4 sizes: 1x1, 2x2, 1x2, 2x1. The objective in each game is stated near the window top, but usually involves moving a large block to a specified location within the window.  

The DirtyDozen family is similar except there are L-shaped puzzle pieces.

The Traffic-Rush family uses data, with 2x1, 1x2, 3x1, 1x3 rectangles. Here, the long rectangles represent cars or trucks that can only move [roll] lengthwise...the goal being to move the red car toward the "exit door".

Note that a game description files are simple text files that allows users to define additional puzzles.

Several other classic block slider games are included:  Fifteen, Eight, Nine, Panama, MaBoy, GetMyGoat, 2-versions of HoleInOne, Suits, and 2-versions of LinkRings.  

To move a block, use the arrow keys. If the automatic block selector chooses the wrong block, simply click the cursor on the desired block before using the arrow key. Thusly, the games are laptop friendly.

Finally, there are autosolvers embedded into the TrafficRush, Klotski, DirtyDozen, LinkRings, Maboy and GetMyGoat games to be used interactively, using the (=)-key.  This provides an amazing tool to learn to solve seemingly hopeless problems.

Install instructions

Unzip the archive.

Open a command line terminal, then cd to the install directory.

Windows users type "winslid.bat" to begin puzzling.

Linux users should type "gnuslid.sh" to access any game.

Mac users may open a terminal, navigate to the install_directory, and type "macslid.sh" on the command line.


rsl2apr18.tar.gz 136 MB

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