Factory Balls Game
Factory Balls is an engaging and unique puzzle/strategy game created by Bart Bonte, an independent Belgian game designer, about creating various kinds of balls according to the specifications given.
The only instruction given in order to play the game is to drag and drop the ball in various “containers” that will produce an effect and the player is supposed to create a ball with a combination of such effects in order to clear a level. The puzzle and strategy elements of the game come in when the player has to decide on the right combinations that will create the ball required by the level.
Once the ball that is required to be created is completed by the player, it will be packaged and the level will be cleared automatically. At any point of the game, the player can choose to discard the ball that is created in a trash bin on the occasion that the player makes a mistake.
The challenging part of the game is that there is a limited amount of balls with which you need to complete the game so making too many mistakes can lead to losing the game if you do not have enough balls left to clear a level. Each new game starts with about 20 balls and decreases by 1 for each one that is used to clear a level or gets destroyed by making too much errors.
Tips and Tricks
Being a being puzzle/strategy, the trick in completing each level of the game comes from personal strategy and thinking process. Even though the order is set for which type of ball should be created next, no clue can be provided on what should be done in order to create that ball because that is the essence of the game.
One tip in solving each level would be to use trial and error in order to see what effect each “container” will have when the ball is put in that “container”. However, be cautious as too much errors can lead to the ball being destroyed.
A trick in the game is that the paint cans can be used repeatedly without destroying the ball. However, repeated uses of instruments of any sorts such as the hole maker or the pumps will destroy the ball.
About This Website
This game can be played on www.bontegames.com which is Bart Bonte’s own website and he also hosts all the other games he has created on there. He has also created a Christmas edition of the game and it can also be viewed on his website. No registration is required to play the games on his website and he even provides with solutions to some of the games he has created.
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