Monday, March 7, 2016

Nonomancer v1.2

Well, it’s finally here! After taking a lot more time than I thought it would, the new version has arrived. There are many, many changes in this version, so let’s get to it.

Install information

No need to uninstall anything this time. Everything should work fine. Microsoft will still think of it as an dangerous program because I didn’t register it. Just run the .msi file and it should install over top of the old version without any problems.

You can find the download here: [nonomancer_v1_2.msi]

Nonomancer v1.2

New Features

All of the interface screens (title, map, etc) have new art and layout. They have a more consistent feel through the game now.

The game now has an optional tutorial. It contains a few puzzles that will explain how nonograms will work. The tutorial is accessed off the main menu.

Once you start capturing beasts, they will have a variety of skills. Before a puzzle begins, you will be asked to select a skill and it will activate once the puzzle starts. Some skills reveal squares, some fix wrong placements, some give you information about what lines have solvable squares and other abilities. Have fun!

There is new music. Most of it has been redone. There are environmental sounds (wind, rain, etc) that mix in as well, giving it a moody feel. There is also a victory jingle.

The fonts have changed to make both the clues and text more readable.

There is an Options button off the main menu. This will allow you to set the volume for the music and sound effects.

There are over twice as many puzzles as before.


Bug fixes

Fixed all the puzzles and played them. All the puzzles are solvable now and created using the Nonogram tool I made.

There were a few bugs with the clues graying out incorrectly. They have all been fixed.

Many minor bugs were fixed, but most of them were from the new features and I can’t remember them all.


I will be putting the Nonomancer aside for a bit while I focus on my new product. I will periodically come back to it, but there won’t be an update (unless we have some bad bugs) for a little while. Enjoy!

Special thanks to TheJungleQueen and KittyAttackShip for their help, feedback and testing with this version.


  1. Nice game, had a lot of fun playing it! I had some trouble with the video resolution on dual monitors. The game itself was fine, but the flavor text when a puzzle is completed goes off the screen to the right. If there's a debug log or anything, let me know and I'll send it to you. @stevethesmith

    1. Thanks -- no log, but a screenshot would be great!

  2. Downloaded your game, not sure if it is my cup of tea but I will give it a shot.

    Hope all is well for you Mr. Brevik!

  3. Giving this a try! Thanks for sharing Diablo's design doc. I know it might seem kinda silly but I love reading stuff like that.

  4. I love the game! sadly it crashes every time i lock my computer (Windows 10) with the following error:

    1. Thanks for the information. Sorry about that bug. I will try and fix it and upload a new version soon.

  5. Duuuude!! I'm almost GLAD you left Blizz! This is the shit! Can't wait for your future projects! Friends and I are in a frenzy over Nonomancer! Keep it UP!!! ~~~

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  7. Would you mind sharing the title and composer of the puzzle music (not the menu music)?

    1. Thanks a ton for the info. I always like to give proper credit to composers/musicians and I couldn't find any information regarding the music in this game.

  8. Thank you for this game. I started playing it recently and just finished it a few days ago. Every other Picross game will look bland now. It'd be great if could continue work on this title; I'd definitely buy it. (I already bought It Lurks Below, but honestly, I'm looking for short games at this time and being able to play a few boards and then stop is great for me.)


  9. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم نحن فى شركة الكمال نقوم بجميع خدمات نقل العفش والاساس بافض الطرق تحت اشراف

    فريق كبير مدرب على اعلى مستوى من المستويات مع الفك والتركيب
    شركة نقل اثاث بالطائف
    شركة نقل اثاث بجازان
    شركة نقل اثاث بحائل
    شركة نقل اثاث ونقل عفش بحائل
    والسلامة عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته