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Today’s Spotlight is MOLEK-SYNTEZ, the latest game by Zachtronics.
Like many of Zachtronics’ games, MOLEK-SYNTEZ is an open-ended puzzle game about programming a bizarre machine.
This time around you will be programing your molecular synthesizer (MOLEK-SYNTEZ) to disassemble mundane industrial chemicals and recombine them to make powerful pharmaceuticals from your cold Romanian apartment complex. You can check out a trailer above.
MOLEK-SYNTEZ is available on Windows PC, Mac, and Linux via Steam for $9.99.
Here’s a rundown of the game:
These walls don’t do a damn thing to keep the cold out.
I should go outside and walk.
Instead, I light another cigarette and keep working.
- MAKE DRUGS – Program your molecular synthesizer (MOLEK-SYNTEZ) to convert ordinary industrial chemicals like benzene, acetone, and hydrochloric acid into a variety of small molecules with various pharmacological effects.
- SHOW OFF – Optimize your solutions and share them with the world using the built-in score histograms, friend leaderboards, and animated GIF exporter.
- CHEAT AT CARDS – In a move that should surprise no one, MOLEK-SYNTEZ contains an original Zachtronics solitaire game. When you get stuck, cheat and place your cards wherever you want. Just don’t do it so much that you get in over your head…
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