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  • Summary: Features: + Innovative and challenging puzzle mechanic + Smooth difficulty curve + 100 puzzles plus bonus puzzles + Hundreds of ways to solve each puzzle + Easily share your unique solutions on + Engineered for low battery usage + 2.2.1 compatible + A year in the making

    Trainyard is a puzzle solving game unlike any that you've ever played. It's easy to learn but very tough to master. Your job is simple: get each train to a goal station. Red trains go to red stations, blue trains go to blue stations, etc. You control the trains by drawing track for them to follow. There isn't a time limit or even a score; the only thing you need to do is figure out a solution for each puzzle.

    The first few puzzles are almost too easy, but as the difficulty increases you'll be thankful that you were able to practice and master the fundamentals of drawing track. As the game progresses, you'll have to use basic colour theory to combine trains of different colours, use timing to merge and split trains, and use every inch of your brain in your quest to beat the game.

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    Developed by Matt Rix (

    Trainyard makes use of these excellent libraries:

    + Cocos2D-iPhone by Ricardo Quesada
    + XAuthTwitterEngine by Aral Balkan
    + Twitter+OAuth code by Ben Gottlieb
    + MGTwitterEngine by Matt Gemmell
    + ASIHTTPRequest by All-Seeing Interactive
    + SFHFKeychainUtils by Buzz Andersen
    + TouchXML by Jonathan Wight
    + FMDB by Flying Meat Inc.

    NOTE: Certain levels will be much more difficult if you can't tell the difference between colours, but I'm coming out with a colour-blindness friendly update soon!
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Feb 23, 2011
    As fully featured as a puzzle fan could want without the addition of a level editor and best of all you get to share your genius solutions with others - what a handy idea!
  2. Feb 23, 2011
    Trainyard is a unique puzzle game that gives you tons of content but stays fresh throughout.
  3. Feb 23, 2011
    Yet another exceptional puzzle app to add to your growing pile. Absorbing, challenging and unlike anything else out there, buy it and soothe away the stresses of public transport.
  4. Feb 23, 2011
    Trainyard is a quietly beguiling puzzler with an excellent tutorial and a generous supply of levels.
  5. Feb 23, 2011
    An impressive first offering from its designer, with a neat new spin on the puzzle app. Puzzle fans should definitely check it out.
  6. Feb 23, 2011
    No doubt an original and intertaining puzzle game, with a total of 150 levels and a good balance. The strenght of this game is the continuous introduction of new elements that involve timing and colors, while its weakness is the inaccurate control system.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
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  1. May 6, 2011
    Arguably the best puzzle game in the App Store. It's simple rules and small levels (7x7 grids) make it seem easy, but its so challenging that it takes hours to finish it... And then you get more levels!

    Outstanding game, one of the best I've ever played