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Shmuzzles

Shmuzzles
  • #: 37062
  • Price: $0.99 In Apple Store
  • Category: Games
  • Updated: 2010-03-09
  • Current Version: 1.1
  • 1.1
  • Size: 1.40 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Shmuzzles Licensing, LLC.
  • Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later
  • © 2010, Shmuzzles Licensing, LLC.
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Description

Ordinary puzzles have pieces of DIFFERENT shapes that fit together ONE way. The SHMUZZLE™ Puzzle has pieces of ONE shape that fit together TRILLIONS of ways only ONE of which is correct.

With Shmuzzles on your iPhone you can solve a whole new kind of Jigsaw Puzzle with:

- Built-in Images

- Camera Photos

- Photo Library Photos

- Public Flickr Photos with any search term!

The possibilities are endless. When you tire of solving Shmuzzle Puzzles, try your had at CREATIVE SHMUZZLING and create your own freeform creations!

- Assemble elaborate mosaics using tessellating Shmuzzle shapes in four colors.

- Submit your creations to http://gallery.shmuzzles.com/ and vote on your favorite creations by other Shmuzzlers.

You should download Shmuzzles today!

Shmuzzles Features:

- Intricate tessellating Shmuzzle piece shapes.

- Three different puzzle difficulties.

- High quality built-in photos.

- Create Puzzles from your own photos.

- Turn Flickr photos into Shmuzzle Puzzles.

- Optional Sound Effects.

- Creative mode to make your own elaborate mosaics!

- Submit your creations to the Shmuzzles Gallery and vote on other people's creations

Shmuzzles History:

By Sam Savage

M.C. Escher

M.C. Escher (1898-1972) was one of the most remarkable graphic artists of all time. Much of his work was based on mathematical principles of illusion and symmetry. His famous tessellation drawings served as the inspiration for the Shmuzzle Puzzle.

Prototypes

In the 1976 while teaching Management Science at the University of Chicago it occurred to me to cut some of Escher's tessellation figures out of wood. I hoped they could be re-assembled many different ways.

But to my disappointment they did not fit well, because they were drawn free-hand. Ultimately I discovered a formula, which in theory would make for a perfect fit. Inspired by Escher's "Reptiles", I created a salamander design according to the formula, and made a dozen out of wood on a bandsaw as shown below.

A New Sensation

When I first put the pieces together I had a new sensation that I couldn't put into words. It was strangely gratifying and mesmerizing. Friends who saw the pieces would say: "Oh a puzzle!" Then they would start putting them together and have the same mesmerizing sensation. About the fifth time someone called it a puzzle I spontaneously blurted out: "No, it's a SHMUZZLE, " and the name stuck.

I then produced a few thousand sets out of cardboard. But even with a mathematically precise formula it was still impossible to get a perfect fit from the die cutting equipment at the time.

The Digitized Laser

In 1979 I discovered a technology for making cutting dies with a digitized laser. This provided the accuracy to cut the pieces pre-assembled, with a picture on the back and the SHMUZZLE Puzzle was born. It was very popular in the early 1980's. However, the extreme accuracy required made it expensive to produce and it was never a big financial success.

iPhone Shmuzzling

Three decades after I first experienced Shmuzzling I still don't have words for this strangely gratifying and mesmerizing sensation. But in the information age, words are no longer needed. Ephemeron Industries has brought the SHMUZZLE Puzzle to the iPhone. Prepare to be gratified.

What's New in Version 1.1

- Ability to disable auto-snapping of pieces.
- Added more colors to Creative Shmuzzling.
- Multiple background colors.

As always, keep the feature requests coming!

iPhone Screenshots

Shmuzzles iPhone Screenshot 1
Shmuzzles iPhone Screenshot 2

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5/5 stars

Diamond in hiding!

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I think is is worth going ahead and buying this puzzle.
It does need alot if work but contact with the developers is the best of all the app developers on here.
They are aware of why would make this app better and they are working on it.
So I would say BUY NOW!
Once the kinks are worked out I believe this will be the best puzzle app out there for true puzzle lovers.
When the kinks are worked out I will give this 5 stars.

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