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Available on:PCNov 17, 2016

Developer: Zachtronics Industries

Genres: Puzzle, Simulation

Build circuits using a variety of components from different manufacturers, like microcontrollers, memory, logic gates, and LCD screens. Write code in a compact and powerful assembly language where every instruction can be conditionally executed. Read the included manual, which includes over 30 pages of original datasheets, reference guides, and technical diagrams. Get to know the colorful cast of characters at your new employer, 深圳龙腾科技有限公司 (Shenzhen Longteng Electronics Co., Ltd.), located in the electronics capital of the world. Get creative! Design and test your own games and devices in the sandbox. Engineering is hard! Take a break and play a brand-new twist on solitaire.


Shenzhen I/O is perfect for those that have an interest in programming the old-fashioned way, and those that enjoy experimenting with code-drive electronics, without the hassles and burdens of working for the man. It is a fairly steep learning curve, but that's just the cost of puzzles that provide immense satisfaction when completed.

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SHENZHEN I/O is both a game and a learning tool. Following the path of an educational game like SpaceChem, is offered for free to schools that request it. It is, however, a complex product, difficult to understand and play, with a very steep difficulty curve.

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