Slant – Draw a Maze of Slanting Lines – Puzzle Game



In Slant, you are presented with a grid of squares. Your aim is to draw a diagonal line through each square, and choose which way each line slants so that the following conditions are met:

  • The diagonal lines never form a loop.
  • Any point with a circled number has precisely that many lines meeting at it. (So, a 4 is the centre of a cross shape, whereas a zero is the centre of a diamond shape – or rather, a partial diamond shape, because a zero can never appear in the middle of the grid because that would immediately cause a loop.)

Game Modes:

  • 5×5 – Easy
  • 5×5 – Hard
  • 8×8 – Easy
  • 8×8 – Hard
  • 12×10 – Easy
  • 12×10 – Hard
  • Custom mode

This puzzle game was invented by Nikoli, a Japanese publisher that specializes in games and, particularly, logic puzzles.

Below is a short tutorial showing you how to download and compile the latest source code for this game, and the other 38 games in the puzzle collection. The tutorial takes place in Linux, using the Ubuntu 17.10 distribution, but the procedure will be the same, or very similar, for other Linux distributions. If you find the tutorial helpful, please give the video a like and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

Besides the main 3 operating system, the puzzle collection has also been ported by contributors to Palm, Android, Symbian 60, iPhone, iPad, and the Windows Store.

Developer: Simon Tatham, Richard Boulton, James Harvey, Mike Pinna, Jonas Kölker, Dariusz Olszewski, Michael Schierl, Lambros Lambrou, Bernd Schmidt, Steffen Bauer, Lennard Sprong, and Rogier Goossens
License: MIT
Written in: C, Java, JavaScript

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