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Conceptis launched Slitherlink

Sunday, December 17, 2006
Slitherlink solution

Classic Slitherlink 8x8

Conceptis announced Slitherlink, another classic number-logic puzzle which has been popular in Japan since the beginning of the 90s.

Conceptis Slitherlink puzzles, already available to publishers in the Download Center, come in a range of sizes and in six difficulty levels. The smaller Very Easy puzzles may take only five minutes to solve while larger Very Hard ones require several hours. The first release of Slitherlink puzzles offers seven size configurations of 6x6, 7x7, 8x8, 10x10, 10x12, 12x12 and 12x16. Additional larger sizes will be released early 2007.

Starting December 17, four new Conceptis Slitherlink puzzles are available every week in the Free Weekly Puzzles section. “We used the same process to develop Slitherlink as we did for Sudoku, Kakuro and Hitori” says Dave Green, president of Conceptis “so the result is what all our fans and publishers expect - nothing less than the best puzzling experience.”

Ideal Content

In addition to unusual logic situations and extra fun to solve, the range of difficulties and sizes and the availability of EPS/PDF files make each Conceptis Slitherlink puzzle ideal for magazine, book, newspaper and mobile phone content providers all over the world.

Conceptis Slitherlink puzzles, announced just three months after the successful launch of Conceptis Hitori, are already being published by several magazines, books, and mobile phone partners of Conceptis.

About Slitherlink

Slitherlink is a loop-forming puzzle based on a rectangular lattice of dots containing clues in various places. The object is to connect the dots surrounding each clue so that the number of lines equals the value of the clue and the lines around all clues form one continuous loop with no crossings or branches.

Also known today as Sli-Lin, Fences, Loop the Loop and Dotty Dilemma, Slitherlink puzzles were invented in Japan by Nikoli Puzzles around 1989. The full name as it appears in Nikoli’s books is スリザーリンク, pronounced Surizarinku. The Slitherlink brand name is registered by Nikoli Puzzles in Japan.

According to The Free Dictionary slither means “to glide or slide like a reptile”. Thus, Slitherlink can be freely interpreted as “linking by gliding or sliding like a reptile”.

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