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hocus

hocus

Casual, Indie
1 players online
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perspective illusion puzzle based on M.C. Escher drawings and impossible shapes
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perspective illusion puzzle based on M.C. Escher drawings and impossible shapes
buy 0.99$
Offer will be valid for another 17 hours
Release Date18 ноября 2015 г.
DevelopersYunus Ayyildiz, Sho Ohhira
PublishersYunus Ayyildiz
OSMac, Windows
LanguageInterfaceVoiceoverSubtitles
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Single-playerSteam AchievementsSteam Trading CardsSteam LeaderboardsIncludes level editor

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REQUIREMENTS
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Minimal
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.7+
  • Processor: Core Due
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Graphics: Any
  • Storage: 100 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Any

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Description

hocus. is a minimal perspective illusion puzzle based on M.C. Escher drawings and impossible shapes.

  • Highscore mode: Play with AI
  • 120 Beautifully crafted mind bending levels /list]
    • Create and share your levels as a card or code
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Reviews about the game

hocus21.01.2017

[b]hocus[/b] on PC / Steam Score 9.5 / 10 I need games like [b]hocus[/b]: Short levels, interesting concepts to manipulate in my mind (3D flattened in 2D), some advantage to trial and error that leads to learning, easy to pick up and easy to put down. Moving a cube around in an Escher-like minimal design esthetics, [b]hocus[/b] delivers the goods exactly to my taste, and the music is soothing to boot. Allow me to clarify certain points brought up in negative reviews: 1. Congratulations to the devs for making a game that when ported from phone to the pc retains every bit of the simplicity enjoyment and charm of the original. 2. If you need to ‘brute force’ every puzzle then you are not taking time to smell the flowers. Many of the puzzles are reducible to a small set of solutions; pause and think about each one before you start because the pleasure is in the thinking. 3. This game plays in full screen if you wish. 4. Inexpensive is sometimes a gift. Accept this gift. Last positive points A puzzle creator / level editor is included and is quite intuitive; you can upload your level as a .jpg file to share with friends. Here is one that I made for you; download it to your hard drive and upload it into the game.... http://i.imgur.com/JsaChOj.jpg Steam accoutrements 4 Achievements (4.5 hrs 100%) and 8 Cards. No cloud ! (sniff) Game score 9.5 / 10 10 / exemplary execution of the genre with compelling innovation [u]9 / exemplary execution of the genre don’t miss out, for fans of the genre and the curious alike[/u] 8 / for well done not a must play, fans of the genre and newbs will be happy it is well done 7 / for calibrated expectations only, fans of the genre would not miss out if they skipped this 6 / only for serious fans of the genre for whom game play with bugs is acceptable 5 / enough bugs to make me unhappy

Ashamed Bear
Ashamed Bear
I recommend
hocus19.11.2015

Ok game but I can't recommend mostly due to the fact that it currently sells for less than a dollar on the app store. THat's fine if the game is upgraded at all but it doesn't even take up the whole screen. Instead it's a little window in the center as if the game is supposed to be made for an iphone 5 held vertically- which it clearly was. The screenshots don't make this clear by the way.

Curious Crayfish
Curious Crayfish
I don't recommend
hocus02.01.2016

I usually get grumpy about mobile games getting ported to Steam, but I also have a soft spot for optical illusions and games based on them. Hocus has a simple premise and is easy to start playing. Player input consists only of choosing which direction to move the red cube in an effort to guide it to the exit (or is it the entrance?). Once a direction is chosen, the cube moves until it reaches a junction, where it waits for your next instruction. There is no camera movement, because the fixed perspective is essential to the puzzle. The early levels are simplified to get you accustomed to the rules. Later levels are more complex, but not necessarily more [i]difficult[/i]. The only real downside with this kind of game is that since movement is necessarily limited to six possible directions, it becomes more of a 3D maze than a puzzle as many would think of it (I am totally fine with this, though). There are a few sections (especially in late levels) wherein many joints have only 2 available directions, and you spend more time moving/waiting than thinking/deciding. Most levels have more than one path to the exit, though the last few steps are usually fairly specific. The splash screen states that the use of an analog gamepad is recommended, but I had a much easier time controlling the game by clicking with my mouse. I've seen a few people get bent out of shape over the price difference between this version and the mobile version. Here are some solutions: [list] [*]Buy it through your mobile device's app store [*]Buy it through Steam when it is on sale [*]Shut up [/list] I've also seen a few complaints about how the actual game takes place in portrait mode (common practice for games that start out as mobile) with wide border sections on the left and right. This is evident to anybody who either watched the video or looked at the screenshots. In the actual game, the "empty" space is taken up by a slightly blurred version of the preceding and subsequent puzzles. This fact has no impact on the gameplay, and I think that using raw screenshots would have confused shoppers, as there would appear to be three puzzles on screen at once. Personally, I would have preferred solid white space on the sides, both for added focus on the puzzle at hand, and to fit in with the minimalist/tranquil aesthetic. Additional levels will be added (at least 10 have been announced so far), and I assume they'll be around the same difficulty as the existing late-game levels. It's a short, inexpensive puzzle, and I enjoyed it. ₦ out of 10

Handicapped Kangaroo
Handicapped Kangaroo
I recommend
hocus15.07.2016

Very addictive and elegant Game.

Physical Shrimp
Physical Shrimp
I recommend
hocus09.04.2018

hocus is one of the most unique puzzle experiences I've encountered. At its most basic it's a maze. The mazes are small, you can see the whole maze at once, and there aren't really that many paths you could take, and yet it will still surprise you how lost you get. There's plenty of challenge and play time. Easily worth the mere dollar it costs.

Thundering Rook
Thundering Rook
I recommend
hocus10.06.2022

It's a fun game for a low price. The game has totally 65 levels, and all those have low difficulty. You can track the right way before any movement, or just move randomly until you find the right way in few minutes; it's up to you. This game can be a nice relaxing experience if you don't mind the ubiquitous optical illusion.

Healthy Meadowlark
Healthy Meadowlark
I recommend
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