The New York Times has launched a beta version of a math-based puzzle game called Digits, which is available for testing now. In the game, players are given six numbers that they can add, subtract, multiply, or divide together to reach a target number. The game awards players three stars if they reach the target number exactly or one or two stars if they are close. Digits also has a subtle animated feature when numbers are combined.
The Digits beta has encountered some issues, including problems with the game not properly combining numbers or not recognising taps on mobile devices. These issues have been corrected by the development team. The response to the beta version will decide its future as a full-fledged game, and a decision on whether subscriptions will be required to play has yet to be made.
The game is designed to challenge players’ math skills and problem-solving abilities. In one puzzle, players were given the starting numbers of 4, 9, 7, 10, 1, and 20 and were trying to reach a total of 235. The player chose to subtract 1 from 10, which led to the number 9, displayed in the green circle, which could be used with one of the other numbers to try and get to 235.
The game is similar in concept to other popular puzzle games, such as Threes and 2048. The beta version of Digits has been well-received by players, with many enjoying the challenge of trying to get as close to the target number as possible. The game has also been praised for still allowing players to win even if they do not reach the exact total. If the game receives positive feedback during the beta release, there is the possibility it will become a full game.