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A new update is out!

Usually updates are optional, but this time we had to make changes to the servers, making older versions of Picma incompatible.

On the bright side, updating is always easy - simply delete the current game and download the new one.

There are now almost 8000 new large Links puzzles available - these took literally months to generate but they're finally online!

New puzzles (for Plus, Squared and Links) will now be generated daily!

We also fixed a few bugs and made several minor improvements to the gameplay.

Thank you for your support!

Eduardo & Isabel (@MoonberryTeam)

A new update is out!

The Shop is back, both Coins and Subscriptions can be purchased again.

We also made some improvements to our caching system, hopefully making the game a bit more responsive for those with slow Internet.

A few more bugs got squashed and hopefully we didn't introduce any new ones!

As usual, to play the latest version simply delete the current game and download the new one.

Thank you for your support!

Eduardo & Isabel (@MoonberryTeam)

A new update is out!

The moderation feature is back, you can now (again) vote on new images and help decide which ones become puzzles! As before, you will also earn Coins in the process.

Please note that there's a HUGE puzzle generation backlog, but once it clears, turning community-approved images into puzzles should be much faster than before.

Please keep an eye out for any puzzle creation/moderation bugs!

As usual, to play the latest version simply delete the current game and download the new one.

Thank you for your support!

Eduardo & Isabel (@MoonberryTeam)

A new (tiny) update is out!

This is a small bug-squashing patch that fixes a few issues from our previous update.

We also added a new "legacy" version of Picma that should run on older Macs.

As both Puzzle Moderation and the Store are still missing we have added two additional monthly tokens to all active accounts!

As usual, to play the latest version simply delete the current game and download the new one.

Thank you for your support!

Eduardo & Isabel (@MoonberryTeam)

The third update is finally out!

As usual, to play the latest version simply delete the current game and download the new one.

Here are the major highlights:

  • Puzzle creation is back! Puzzle moderation will follow very soon.
  • New Plus filters now ensure that all puzzles are at least somewhat challenging to solve.
  • Improved the Squared puzzle generator, resulting in about 30% more puzzles.
  • Completely re-wrote the Links puzzle generator - it now makes much more interesting puzzles.
  • Bug fixes!

This was a massive update that required changes to pretty much every part of the game, so please be on the lookout for new bugs!

Thank you for your support!

Eduardo & Isabel (@MoonberryTeam)

The second update is out!

As before, to play the latest version simply delete the current game and download the new one.

Here are the major highlights:

  • puzzle hints are back!
  • keyboard shortcuts for colors (keys 1-8)
  • the Archives section now shows numbers for solved/total puzzles
  • windowed mode (enabled in the settings menu)
  • spoilers: always shows image names (also in the settings menu)

We also fixed a bunch of bugs (and probably introduced a few new ones)!

Thank you for your support!

Eduardo & Isabel (@MoonberryTeam)

The first patch is now available!

We fixed a TON of bugs (thank you for all the reports!) and added a few touches of polish.

To "patch" you can simply delete the previous version and download the new one.

Please let us know if you find any new bugs (we now have a Development Tracker)

Thank you for your support!

Eduardo & Isabel (@MoonberryTeam)

It's not pretty, it's far from complete, but the new Picma is finally out!

The good news
  • All game modes are available: Plus, Squared and Links.
  • All puzzles (more than 100k in total) are available through the Archives.
  • Save and resume progress.
  • Colorblind mode and other game-specific settings.
  • Updates to the game will start being released every 2-4 weeks.
The definitely-not-great news
  • Absolutely no other features will be available for now.
  • It won't be as pretty or polished as the current version.
  • Bugs, bugs everywhere. Please let us know when you find one!

As the game is still lacking most features we added a 3-Month Subscription to everyone's account. This should allow you to play without any worries while we work hard adding features and fixing bugs!

Thank you for your support!

Eduardo & Isabel (@MoonberryTeam)

FAQ

Here are answers to some of the questions you might have.

- Why did you remove the old game?

Flash, the technology behind Picma and many other web games was removed from most browsers on January, 2021. Even if the Flash version remained online it would become unplayable.

- Why isn't the new version playable online?

We researched other web-based alternatives, but in the end the only viable option was making the new Picma a downloadable game. Picma may seem simple but there are a lot of moving parts in the background!

- Why is the new version worse than the old one?

The new version is written from scratch in a different language and we simply ran out of time (before the old game stopped working). Rest assured we won't stop making regular updates until it's better than ever!

Help

Found a bug? Got a suggestion? Visit our Development Tracker!

You can always get in touch with us at support@picture-enigmas.com

The original Picma(s) were a series of online Flash games available from late 2009 to Dec 26, 2020.

Picma is now a downloadable game available for both Windows and macOS. Sadly, the current version is a "closed alpha" and account creation has been disabled for now.

We are however updating the game every 2-4 weeks and you should be able to play very soon!

Please join our newsletter or follow us on Twitter at @MoonberryTeam to keep an eye on the updates!

Your old password won't work inside the game as we had to erase everyone's password when transitioning to the new server (as a safety measure).

However, you simply need to run the game and press the "Reset Password" button. You will promptly receive an email with instructions on how to create a new password and sign in.

Note: As Picma is now 11 years old it's possible your account is using an older email of yours!

Your old password won't work inside the game as we had to erase everyone's password when transitioning to the new server (as a safety measure).

If your Account doesn't have an email address we can't send you the safe link used to create a new password - we must go through a recovery process first.

Please visit this Account Recovery page and enter your username, old password and the email you want associated with your account. You will promptly receive an email with instructions on how to create a new password and sign in.

Note: The Account Recovery page will only work if your account actually needs to be recovered!

Sadly, your Kongregate account cannot be used outside of their website.

However, if you send us a message from within Kongregate with your email, we'll be able to create a new account for you while retaining all of your progress and purchases!

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