This week's Act Casual pick is Grow Cube, a simple exercise in clicking on things and watching the results. Place ten objects on a cube, one at a time, and watch each item grow into an interconnected system. Certain objects affect others, allowing them to level up, and some objects fall apart if they grow too much. The goal is to find the one sequence which allows all objects to grow to their full potential. At the end, the game lists the final level of each object, and which ones are maxed out.
By testing several approaches and jotting down a few notes, I was able to max out about half the objects, which creates a pleasant little cubical world, with people, forests, and lakes. I assume that a cleverer Creator could place everything properly, which would truly be the best of all possible cubes.
Grow Cube and Eyezmaze's Grow series are a moderately challenging mix of puzzle solving and gardening. Usually, the object order follows some logical progression, but the only way to find it is through trial and error. It helps to idly experiment for a while before finally pulling out the pad and paper. Alternatively, just keep playing around with the cube, to create a variety of tiny worlds, each slightly different.