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English Country Tune (Windows)

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Description

English Country Tune is an abstract puzzle game with puzzles both in 2D and 3D. It contains 17 worlds that are unlocked gradually and each world holds a set of levels with different mechanics and rules. The player controls a blue tile that can be moved around a board-like environment. Most levels require the player to clear a board by removing certain elements or moving elements to a specific location. This is described as "bringing larvae into an incubator" or "removing whales" for instance. Each world has different rules and restrictions, and most puzzles require a lot of trial-and-error before the solution is discovered. Sometimes the player exercises only indirect influence, while in other levels objects can be pushed around.

Most words have an "advanced" variant where the basic mechanics of a world are explored further, but in 3D instead of 2D. In those levels it is possible to rotate the board in any direction to study it closely. Moves can be undone an unlimited amount of times and the entire board can also be reset. Question marks sometimes provide clues about the possibilities. Many elements are rendered abstractly and sound plays an important role in the general atmosphere.

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English Country Tune Windows The game area is very small, and still it requires a lot of thinking.
English Country Tune Windows One of the whale levels where you need to move the yellow whales off the board.
English Country Tune Windows An advanced larvae level with four balls
English Country Tune Windows In advanced levels the third dimension comes into play.

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Indie Game Reviewer Jan 20, 2012 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Calm Down Tom Apr 10, 2012 7 out of 10 70

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Sciere (234463) added English Country Tune (Windows) on Dec 24, 2011
Other platforms contributed by Sciere (234463) and Iggi (4315)