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G r i p p l e ...... A truly simple logic puzzle based on a clunky old toy
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by Doug Beeferman, August 1991. See end of file for distribution info


This program is based on a little pocket game of the same name
by a company called M-Squared Incorporated. I liked the pocket
game very much, but I found that the pieces were difficult to
rotate and sometimes even popped off! The computer version is
a solution to that, although I'm aware that the awkwardness of
the pocket game is half the fun.

You will see a shuffled board of pegs when you run the program.
There should be four each of red, yellow, blue, and green pegs.
The object is to rotate regions of the board until the arrangement
is such that the various colors are isolated in the four quadrants.
In other words, your goal is an arrangement like this:

Y Y G G B B R R
Y Y G G B B R R
R R B B ...or like this: Y Y G G ...and so on.
R R B B Y Y G G

Select a region of the board to rotate by hitting a number key
from 1 to 5. You can rotate each of the four quadrants (1 through 4)
or the four center pegs (5). Use the left and right arrow keys to
rotate the selected region counterclockwise and clockwise,
respectively. Press control-R to reshuffle the pegs, and ESC
to exit the program.

Your score appears in the upper-right corner of the screen. It is
the number of rotations you've made since the last reshuffling.


F R E E W A R E N O T I C E

January 15, 1997

This game can be distributed freely. It is freeware from
Palmetto Bay Publushing, and both the program and the source
code, such as they are, are totally unencumbered.

Palmetto Bay also offers more sophisticated shareware for MS-DOS
and Windows 95 systems. Visit our web site at
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dougb/pb/ for more information.

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