Posted Mon Jun 29, 2015 at 11:37 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Math puzzling at its best.
There are a ridiculous amount of games hitting the iOS and Steam on any given week, and the f2p, Early Access, microstransaction nature of it all can make it hard to find the gems. tinyBuild's 'Divide By Sheep,' however, is poised to stand-out, channeling the player's inner love for animals, and subconscious math-solving abilities.
'Divide By Sheep' has been developed by Bread Team and is all about making sure the right number of sheep make it to the safety raft. To get there, the player will have to fling the sheep across watery chasms, over (and sometimes into) the mouths of waiting wolves, and even around sheep-splitting lasers. Splitting a sheep in two and patching back together is where the whole 'Divide By Sheep' name comes from.
Why do the sheep needed to be saved, and divided as such? Well here's the premise:
When the Grim Reaper sets his mind on making friends, the world's sheep herds are like to suffer. The Reaper can only befriend the dead, and who better to drag under than the helpless sheep of the world. After a major flood, it's down to the player to try to rescue as many sheep as can be safely floated away, and that's where the dark and colorful 'Divide By Sheep' becomes a game of numbers.
'Divide By Sheep' features:
120 mind bending puzzles spread across 4 worlds
Dark humor inbound, parental guidance advised!
What happens when you divide a whole into half? You get two halves!
Lasers, wolves... oh, and also a kraken (The Grim Reaper's pet)
Drown sheep. Or wolves. Or pigs. Do whatever it takes to succeed
Fabulous art-work that quickly goes from cute to disturbing
For those players who think that saving sheep might get a little slate, there is a lot more to the game, including a chance to work for the Reaper. What's more whatthe game asks the player to do in terms of math, doesn't require scratch paper, but rather the ability to keep playing and flinging those sheep.
'Divide By Sheep' hits Steam and iOS on July 2nd.
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