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New indie puzzler Sokobond could be your next chemistry teacher

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What's the difference between water and cyanide, anyway? Chemistry explains how the bits and pieces that make up the universe hold themselves together and Sokobond , a new indie puzzle game from developers Alan Hazelden and Harry Lee, wants to help you understand how all those elements, compounds, and molecules actually function.

Inspired in part by a type of classic Japanese transport puzzler (opens in new tab) , Sokobond has been designed to reveal its properties as you play, according to the developers' description (opens in new tab) .

"Part of Sokobond's charm is in the joy of discovery," report the developers on their website. "We are both very passionate about minimalist puzzle design. Check out Impasse (opens in new tab) and These Robotic Hearts of Mine (opens in new tab) . Now imagine the developers of these two games came together in a Chinese restaurant in San Francisco and started making a game about chemistry. This is that game."

The game includes music by Ryan Roth (opens in new tab) , whose previous work includes projects like Starseed Pilgrim and Electronic Super Joy (opens in new tab) . Sokobond made a list of 10 outstanding indie games at the recent PAX Prime convention in Seattle.

Sokobond is available for $10 through the developers' website (opens in new tab) , but is also looking for up-votes (opens in new tab) through the Steam Greenlight program. Check out its launch trailer below.