Abstract Puzzles

Each jigsaw is designed and developed entirely in the browser. Above are some random outputs generated on the fly just for you – crack open the explorer for finer control of the parameters.

I've been thinking about different ways to add visual complexity to an otherwise blurry design and the cones of 044 resembling beams from lighthouses made me think about refraction as a mechanism. This returns to the simpler background of 042 but randomly places circles on the design which rotate the artwork; in areas where multiple circles overlap the refraction effect is compounded resulting in a glitchy look. I think this mechanic can create some beautiful, distinct designs but the placement of the spinning circles has a huge influence on their effectiveness.

Solving this jigsaw was incredibly fun. I enjoyed following the edges of the refracted circles but also had the colour areas and the piece shapes to go off of. I think I've almost reached the platonic ideal of this series of voronoi-generated puzzles.