4.0.5 / November 5, 2013
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"Link" is a modern take on the classic 80'sgame. Build bridges using wood and steel girders, and in moreadvanced levels with stone blocks and rope cables.

As a 19th-century industrialist, you're building trains acrossthe great West. The expansion of America depends on the delivery ofcoal, lumber, crates, animals, and of course passengers across avariety of valleys, ditches, waterways, and canyons.

Link uses some of the principles of civil engineering to createstable structures. Creating bridges using randomly-connectedgirders, cables, and stone will probably result in a lot ofcasualties. Instead, you'll need to think like a designer. Will arectangular or triangular girder structure provide less strain onthe girder joints? Does it make more sense to attach cables nearthe beginning and end, or near the middle? If there is no place toattach cables, what type of structure can you build on which toattach cables?

You should also consider the physical properties of wood vs.steel. Steel is heavier and sturdier, while wood is lighter butprobably not able to handle as much stress. Concrete is theheaviest and sturdiest of all construction elements, but you have alimited number of blocks to use and a limited number of places toput them. Cables provide some additional support from above, butthey are also limited, and in some cases you will need to build asupport structure for them.

With 40 levels and counting, Link will provide you with days ofenjoyment and frustration. But in each level, you have a limitednumber of construction elements and structural anchors. On levelswith concrete blocks, the tops of blocks also provide additionalanchor points. Use these blocks carefully, though! An improperlyplaced anchor can make all the difference between success andfailure.

Several user controls are available, including zoom in/zoom out,grid overlay toggle, show/hide bottom controls, reset the entirelevel, undo, and delete (the "X" icon). This should be fairlyobvious based on the icon. At the far right, bottom corner is anup/down arrow to toggle the bottom control bar display.

Many of us have built bridges with toothpicks in schoolprojects, or created a sturdy structure with a limited number oftools and materials. We all know how challenging - and rewarding -this can be. Now you can have that kind of fun in your pocket orpurse all the time with Link!

If you believe that you have achieved an optimal bridge for thelevel, please take a screenshot of your bridge (or just a normalcamera picture!), and post it to the Link Facebook wall at:

http://www.facebook.com/linkgame

Or, if you're having difficulty finding a good solution for aparticular level, check our Facebook page for ideas and commentsfrom other Link users.

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Developers! I'm now making 100% of the source code for this appavailable at the following URL:

http://www.sellfy.com/digitalmeme

This app was created using the Corona SDK.

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App Information Link

  • App Name
    Link
  • Package Name
    com.tufat.link
  • Updated
    November 5, 2013
  • File Size
    Undefined
  • Requires Android
    Android 2.2 and up
  • Version
    4.0.5
  • Developer
    Darren Gates
  • Installs
    1,000 - 5,000
  • Price
    $0.99
  • Category
    Puzzle
  • Developer
    Visit website Email darrengates@gmail.com
    4333 Snowden Avenue, Lakewood, CA 90713
  • Google Play Link

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