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Sokoban is a puzzle game requiring logical thinking and puzzle-solving, not lightning-fast reflexes. The goal is to push boxes to their correct destinations in a crowded warehouse. The challenge comes in having to think ahead; in the process of moving the first box, you might accidently push another one into a corner. Because the boxes are so heavy, you can only push one at a time and can't pull them at all.
The game was invented in the early 1980s in Japan and won a computer game contest there. Since then, versions have been written for most personal computers.
This Macintosh version is completely free, and runs on any Mac under System 6.0.7 or later (finally including Mac OS X).
Jan 26, 2006: Egad, it was 1.5 years ago that I threw this together. Anyway, feel free to try out the (preliminary) OS X version. Requires Mac OS X 10.2. Let me know how it works and inspire me to finish it up! Download Sokoban for OS X.
Dec 20, 2001: A beta version of Sokoban 2.5 (for Mac OS 7, 8, 9, and Classic under OS X). This update allows larger levels and lets you resize the main window. Download now (314K).
This beta may actually end up being the final version. I'm just calling it beta because I haven't tested it completely yet.
Download version 2.4.2a (202K; released April 11, 1999) at http://sneezingtiger.com/sokoban/sokoban2.4.2a.hqx.
New features in version 2.4.2:
What was new in version 2.4:
At one time, I was working on a version 3.0, but the toolkit I was using isn't supported on OS X. Eventually, I'll learn enough about OS X programming to rewrite it there. But if you still have an old Mac and want to try a preliminary version, follow this link.
I also hope to find and distribute many new levels and encourage players to create their own levels. Check the Sokoban Levels page for new levels.
To be notified of updates to sokoban and these web pages, add yourself to my announcement list. You'll receive one email message every couple of months with notice about updates to Sokoban or these web pages, or opportunities for beta testing new versions.
Last modified: Jan 26, 2006.
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