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The final chapter.

Well, at least for now. This is the post with the last fifty solutions for the Infinite Loop game.

And for this final post, I thought I’d share some of the things that I do when I start a new level. Some hints as it were.

I’m sure if you are looking at this for solutions in the 450-500 range you have noticed some of the same things … but just in case … I figured I’d share.

First. There are only five shapes.

Quarter round curve
Straight line
Little circle with a tab
Four sided diamond
Three sided triangle

The picture at the right here shows examples of all of the five.

This is the kind of ‘before’ that you are presented with on each level.

Each of the shapes can be ‘spun’ around. But not moved. Try to picture each piece as though it is a plate on top of a spike in the ground.

The pieces can be spun by tapping them, or gently sliding them with your finger.

They spin clockwise.

For the circle/tab piece, the curved piece and the triangle, four taps takes you back to the orientation where you started.

For the straight line, two taps brings you back to where you started, orientation-wise.

And the diamonds? The appear to be spinning but it makes no difference. They don’t move.

When you achieve that goal of ‘no loose ends’, it doubles the lines and changes the background color to one of nine color schemes.

This is the ‘after’ of the picture above.

As you can see, the single lines have become two lines and the colors have changed.

And there are no loose ends.

A few other things to know. At the bottom are three really pale dots in a row.  If you click on that area, it will expand.

Then you can turn the music, such as it is, on and off (center dot) or navigate through other levels you have already completed. Warning though, if you go off the level you are on, you will lose the work you have done. It loads each level fresh.

How do I do them?

First I take a quick look at the overall look, to see if it seems like it might be one that will have a symmetrical solution. Sometimes it is obvious.

Then I start at the lower right corner and work across the bottom. The I work my way up, up, up … taking each piece as it comes.

A few no-brainers.

If you want to work around the outside, the straight lines on the outside will always be parallel to the sides. (otherwise there will be a loose end pointing at the side.)

Again if you want to work around the outside, the three-cornered ones on the outside will always be with the two round sides out and the pointy edge in the middle pointing toward the “inside’ of the puzzle. (again otherwise there will be a loose end pointing at the side.)

The diamonds don’t move so they are an easy place to focus.

If there is nothing close to a piece, (like that circle/key piece in the top ‘before’ picture here) then you can be sure that the piece closest is the right one to link it to.

Don’t be afraid to make stand alone circles or two circle/key pieces together standing alone.

Don’t be afraid to ‘undo’ / break apart something you have already put together. Sometimes it needs those extra pieces / loose ends to finish the puzzle.

I tend to start at the bottom and work upward … all the while thinking to ‘bring things to the center / inside’ as it were. I can’t explain it better than that, but it works. Well. For me.

And here is the final set of fifty solutions.

Best of luck as you use this app and enjoy wasting spending copious amounts of time on it.