Jambav Games has announced Fourte, an interesting math puzzler. The game gives you four numbers, and tasks you with forming another number using several standard operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and parentheses (remember your order of operations!). But there’s one particular unorthodox operation that comes into play: you can combine digits to form a single number. So, if you have a 2 and a 3, you can play them next to each other in order to get 23, or 32.
Fourte has two main modes at launch. An endless mode just tests you with constantly solving new puzzles, with them getting a bit more complex over time. I was a math major in a previous life, so while things don’t get as crazy as I hope for, there’s a few brain-wreckers here. There’s also a timed mode where you have to solve as many puzzles in quick succession as possible. Fourte is a fun puzzler for math geeks, and it releases on June 14th.