29 July 2012

Complaint against Troika to International Criminal Court


- Georgios Tragkas submits formal Complaint against Troika to International Criminal Court

 



15 July 2012

Magic Sokoban 3


Magic Sokoban 3
July 2012. 100 puzzles
Third collection of "Magic Sokoban". 


This new set is dedicated to Kevin B. Reilly (click on the title to download)
 

10 July 2012

After the sacking and destruction of Greece, now is the turn to sack and to destroy Spain. Who I have to thank this credit of 4% interest? If Spain had good sense, it should leave the euro immediately.

First, we are dedicated to pillage and to sack the colonies and former colonies. Pillaged and looted the colonies until the extermination, now we are dedicated to sack ourselves, some countries to others. Great idea! If the "new Europe" is built on the corpses of Greece and Spain, this is the future of the "new Europe": NONE, ZERO. Because a horde of assassins and genocidal has no future.


01 July 2012

laizhufu - 311一周年 - "start with end position" style


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Author: laizhufu
Title:  311一周年 (3.11 - The first anniversary)
Date: 2012.3.11
URL: bbs.mf8-china.com/viewthread.php?tid=72538&extra=page%3D1&page=3

The other day I was reviewing the puzzles of "laizhufu", and I found this one without solve. Probably, I copy it and then I forgot about it. It is a very nice and interesting puzzle "start with end position".

But the arrangement of the boxes have some meaning? Are Chinese characters? I wrote to "laizhufu", but I could not understand your kind reply in Chinese. Then I asked helps Yang Chao (sokoban.ws), who gave me the following explanation of the puzzle:

Hi Jordi,

The level is to remember the Fukushima (福岛) nuclear accident in March 11, 2011.
 
The Japanese city of  Fukushima is written as 福岛 in Kanji (that is Chinese characters).

Fuku = 福 (means happy and luck)
Shima = 岛 (means island)

岛 in Chinese sounds the same as another character 倒 (which means collapse).

So in the level, it is a Chinese character (or you can say it's a Japanese Kanji) of 福. But the character can be seen only if you turn the whole level 90 degrees to the left, and adjust the levels a little. Therefore it is a fallen down and broken character of 福.

Best regards,

Chao

I would like to express my appreciation to "laizhufu" and Yang Chao for his clarification.

The "start with end position" style are based on a "bug" of many programs of Sokoban: a puzzle only is considered solved if you have made 1 push, as a minimum.

This "new style" was "discovered" by Erim Sever, which unveiled for the first time in the Yahoo group (30 June 2004): see http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/sokoban/message/1030 See also http://www.erimsever.com/sokoban4.htm

Erim built a series of 12 levels "start with end position". I like most this:


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Author: Erim Sever
Title: erim171-StartWithEndPosition-second collection

However, Sven Egevad built some puzzles of this style prior to Erim (see http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/sokoban/message/1034), but the only ones I've seen belong to the "Sven Plus" collection, to SokoMind.

By Sven Egevad highlights this excellent remodel:


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Author: Erim Sever + Sven Egevad
Title: erim081a-StartWithEndPosition-sharpen collection

Evgeny Grigoriev (GRIGoRusha) is also author of three small puzzles "start with end position", all three very hard (see GrigrSpecial #40, remodel from Aymeric du Peloux; GrigrComet #16, remodel from Dries De Clercq; and Remodel Club #97).

Finally, "niwa" recently made this fantastic remodel, difficult but very elegant and well built:



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Author: Erim Sever + niwa
Title: erim172 b
Comment: Stoned 1 floor, moved 2 boxes, reduced map
Date: 2011.4.20

Chrysalis variations

A new collection. Click on the image or title to download


Chrysalis variations
Authors: David Buchweitz and Jordi Doménech
July 2012. 70 puzzles

David Buchweitz has a great ability to create very imaginative structures. As the structure is the most important thing a puzzle, it is sometimes possible to obtain very good and amazing puzzles. These "variations" are modifications of some of his puzzles.

For years, David Buchweitz keeps animated his website Let's Logic, in which he posted his puzzles in the "Member Puzzles" section.

You can download it here: