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Cargo-Bot on the App Store

Cargo-Bot on the App Store
Very good, could use some improvements by GTGeek88 I'm a programmer, but what they consider the best score is not what I would consider the best score. For instance, I just did one puzzle and although I did it with 4 registers and it did solve it and that is the shortest solution for that puzzle in terms of instructions, it was not solved efficiently. The claw made many unnecessary movements that would be undesirable in the real world. Also, navigation could be improved and it would be nice if you could reset the tutorial from the beginning so that a new user could go through it. ...More Great idea that needs a little more polish. by Gary Tang I had a great time playing this game, which has some fabulous ideas. Four stars when there is some kind of version control and/or undo feature. Five stars when there are tools for user-designed levels (Again, Trainyard by Matt Rix is fantastic example of this). Developers probably don't read stuff here... but congrats and keep up the good work!

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