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[Update: Greenlit] Stuck In Greenlight Limbo: tricone lab

tricone lab (alpha)

This time the spotlight will be shining on tricone lab, a microbiology puzzler that’ll make your head spin and then some. Let’s see if we can’t help it escape the cold emptiness of Greenlight limbo, eh?

Each level is a microscopic multicellular organism. Each organism contains red, green and blue cone resources. These are the building blocks to make a substance called tricone. You must interact with the organism, using catalysts and other molecules to change its structure and produce tricone.

Catalyst + green cone + red cone + blue cone makes… tricone. You’ll be making that particular combination a lot in tricone lab, but there’s more to this puzzler than the simple connecting of organisms. Quite a bit, in fact. Certain levels don’t give ya a direct path between the four, which is where the ‘breaker’ – which lets you blow up walls – comes into play. Pretty unstable too, that thing. Oh and you’ll also have to deal with positive and negative cells, which can be quite troublesome… unless you can make the two co-exist somehow, at which point they’ll vanish. Probably the best course of action, seeing how the negative ones can completely halt your progress. Yup.

So riddle me this, dear reader: why is tricone lab still struggling to get through Greenlight? It’s not out just yet, save for an alpha build. As such, might I recommend visiting its Greenlight page and handing over a ‘yes’, if you like what you see? Remember: your vote matters!

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