Throughout the course of January, and continuing to a lesser degree into February, I’ve been helping Roidz get his latest project, Buster Monkeys, ready for the launch of its public beta (and beyond).

Aside from that, I’ve been more or less unable to stop thinking about a particular idea related to Sudoku for the past few months. As a result I’ve been researching some ideas and methods behind how Sudoku puzzles work and how they can be created by computers. I’ve put some of the newly gained knowledge to practice and have been working on a Sudoku project.

I don’t have much to share about it at this time. Most of what I’ve been working on is just the code to generate Sudoku puzzles and other things that happen behind the scenes. But I finally got to the point where I decided to start working on displaying the puzzle graphically as opposed to just printing out the grid of numbers as text to the debug console.

So here’s a GIF that at first shows the entire solution to a newly generated puzzle, and then all the numbers slowly fade out except for the clues that would be given if it were more like a standard puzzle you’d expect to find in a Sudoku book.

That’s all for now. Hopefully next time I’ll have some more details to share as well as other, more interesting images or videos to show off.