rufas' cube

rufas' cube

This is NOT another Rubic's cube. It's a whole new kind of puzzle: a slider, not a twister. A 3x3x3 arrangement of cubelets that looks like a rubic's cube but works differently. The center cube is missing which allows sliding permutations. The goal, after a randomization, is to restore the original ordering of the cubelets using color or alphabetic cues. Written in Ada, this code compiles and runs on either OS-X or GNU/Linux. Five alternate "skins" are available as shown in the screenshots, three of which represents the "iQube" whose goal is to invert the color from green to red. Nicely functions on laptops; runs on OS-X Retina displays too. Now with mousewheel zoom.

Easy build system allows anyone with OS-X or Linux and GNAT to recompile; but first try the delivered exes. Note for Mac users: now includes a Mac binary bundle.

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Minimum system requirements: 

OpenGL version 3.3, GNU/Linux or Mac OS-X

Comments

Difference between Rufas' cube and RufasAda?

Whats the difference to http://www.lgdb.org/game/rufas-cube ?

The essential difference is just that this version is written in Ada. So it may be one of the few Ada examples that use "modern" OpenGL that contain all the pieces to actually compile and run on both OS-X and Linux.

But it's the same game, isn't it? So we could merge them?

Yes, I'd like to merge them. Also Seven and SevenAda.