One Picture Is Worth One Thousand Words

Once upon a time there was a guy who downloaded tons of pictures from the internet. He saved them on his hard disk first, then wrote them on CD-ROMs. Occasionally, he inserts one of his CD-ROMs into his computer and watches his pictures. Then, one day, he thought of a better way to look at those pictures than just sitting passively in front of his computer screen, as they were displayed one at a time. He added elements of strategy to the old diaporama concept, and the 'One Picture Is Worth One Thousand Words' game was born.

The goal of the game is to match a pattern built with 4 rectangles, by manipulating 4 pictures located in the center of the screen. The catch is that they are not static pictures, but diaporamas. You actually see the current picture of each diaporama. To complete your task, two moves are available: you can advance to the next picture of a disporama, or you can swap two diaporamas' positions. Complete instructions are available in the game's menus.

To use your own pictures (only with the full version), create a folder in the "One Picture Is Worth One Thousand Words" folder, and put any number of folders contening pictures in that folder. Folders and pictures can have any name, with one restriction: the primary folder name + the set folder name + the picture name can't exceed 255 characters; so, keep your names short. You must include at least 12 folders to make a working game. You can include up to 999 folders and each folders can contain 999 pictures. Keep it mind that the orientation of your pictures affects the game play. You must include pictures in both landscape and portrait mode to make the game enjoyable.

"One picture is worth one thousand words" costs $20.00 US.

Buy at Kagi.

Requires MacOS X (tested on 10.3.5).

New in Version 2.0:

Supports any screen resolution

Scales pictures to fit the screen resolution

Pictures files no longer require resizing and renaming

Unregistered version can use user pictures, with some limitations

- the number of series is limited to 12

- the number of pictures in a serie is limited to 3

To download the demo, hold on the right button of your mouse while selecting the link below, and a contextual menu will appear; select the "Save Link Target As" option to save the game to your hard disk.

Download the demo.

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