Galaxies

from Simon Tatham's Portable Puzzle Collection


If you've been reading this message for more than a second or two, then this WebAssembly puzzle doesn't seem to be working in your web browser. Sorry!

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Most modern browsers should support WASM. I've had reports of success from:

If this puzzle isn't working in one of those browsers (or a later version), check to see whether you have any local configuration that might have turned off WebAssembly completely, or some kind of blocking software that might have prevented the WASM code from being downloaded in the first place.

(For example, in Firefox, it's possible to turn off WASM completely by setting javascript.options.wasm to false in the about:config interface. If you've done that, or something analogous in another browser, this puzzle won't run.)

In other browsers, the problem might be that WebAssembly isn't supported at all (for example, Internet Explorer 11), or that a browser update is needed.

If you think that your browser should support WebAssembly, but this puzzle still isn't running, then please report the problem, including as much diagnostic information as you can find.

In particular, try opening your browser's Javascript error console and then reloading this page, and tell me if it reports any error messages.

Also, if your browser has a network diagnostic tab, try the same experiment, to make sure it is successfully loading both of the auxiliary files galaxies.js and galaxies.wasm.


Draw lines along grid edges so as to divide the grid up into connected regions of squares.

Every region should have two-way rotational symmetry, should contain exactly one dot which is in its centre, and should contain no lines separating two of its own squares from each other. A region satisfying all of these requirements will be automatically highlighted.

Click on a grid edge to add or remove a line. Right-click on a dot and drag the mouse to place an arrow in a grid square pointing to that dot, to indicate that you think that square must belong in the same region as that dot. Right-drag an existing arrow to move it, or drop it off the edge of the grid to remove it.

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(last modified on Wed Apr 28 01:47:05 2021)