Raising awareness along the way
As you may have noticed i really like to play puzzle games. Once such game which i found goes by the name of Transmission. Transmission has been built by the Science Museum and we can see that they have made more games which revolve around science and technology aiming to teach about them.
The game’s main aim is to create networks and to connect nodes to send information from one node to the next.
Features of Transmission
The game starts from the technology of olden times, the telegraph, then goes to the telephone, satellite and the next gen communication networks.
The player has to find ways to connect all of the nodes to form a network. There are bonus objectives which further restrict how the player can create the network, but completing them gives the player more points(stars in this game’s case).
Like all puzzle games the player has to think ahead on how to solve the puzzle. Visualization is the skill which is needed for this game, being able to visualize what the next move will be and what the resulting state of the game will be.
What i like about this game is how seamlessly it has designed and linked with communication technologies. Nodes can be of different types, those which either send or receive information and also can broadcast to other nodes at the same time. It is quite interesting to see how all these components work together to form networks. One also realizes how amazing technology really is. Even though the game is an abstract version of what networks really are, but Transmission still gives an idea of how hard it is to create networks so that optimum paths are made.
The art is simple and professionally made, with the smooth soothing music playing in the background do not distract the player from the game.
I really liked playing Transmission, i will surely be playing more games from Science Museum and may even write a review on them. I highly recommend this game for all.