Jive Blocks is a daily sliding block puzzle. All the blocks slide together when you swipe or use keyboard arrow keys. The goal is to get all of the smaller blocks to end up on their matching faded background grid blocks at the same time. You’ll know for sure that a block is in the correct position when it starts spinning in place. Solid black blocks don’t ever move.
You can mess up to the point where you’ll need to reset the board in order to ever be able to win. That’s what the reset button is for. You may also use up to 3 hints if you get really stuck on a puzzle and need a little help. The hints give exact moves starting from move 1, so they usually are best used in combination with a reset.
The puzzles get harder as the week goes on starting on Monday, so Sunday is the most challenging puzzle each week.
Well you can't actually lose by playing the game, you can only lose by opening the game and not solving the puzzle by the end of the day when the next puzzle will be released.
The official method of comparison would be a lowest score wins system where points are assigned as follows:
12 moves, 5 resets, 0 hints beats 6 moves, 3 resets, 1 hint
When I was growing up in the age of the Nintendo, I wanted to be a video game designer. I had sketch pads full of concept art, endless pages of mapped out levels, characters and their backstories, descriptions of the worlds down to the finest details. It was my passion.
As I grew up, my journey led me down a different path to web development with various digital agencies, which has been great, but I've always still had a desire to make video games. The thought of someone enjoying all my hard work and having fun with it just makes me happy inside.
Jive Blocks was part passion project and part learning experience as I finally got to scratch the itch in my spare time with a game I could develop on my own in a reasonable amount of time without the need for a whole graphic design team.
I hope you enjoy the game! It's fun, it's frustrating, and it feels really good when you figure it out. It really reminds me of how it feels to work in web development!