A puzzle book by Blaž Urban Gracar
Discover a vast unknown world and learn its cryptic language
through more than 90 word-search puzzles!
LOK is a book of mind-bending word-search puzzles.
The goal of each puzzle is to find Lok keywords and use their special effects to black out all cells in a grid. On top of that, you must also figure out most of the rules by yourself, deducing them from the carefully crafted sequence of more than 90 puzzles, contained in the main storyline, 2 expansions and many off-page enigmas. The result is a deep and rewarding experience with surprising twists and insights.
PDF available in English and Japanese
LOK is also available as a free PDF for everyone to enjoy. You can draw over the PDF with any drawing tool software - a good free drawing tool is Drawboard. You can also download the Japanese edition with the translation by Competor. Download the PDF from the LOK's Itch.io page.
"... While the market is currently flooded with all kinds of derivative logic books filled with computer generated Sudokus and Kakuros, LOK differentiates itself as an ingenious passion project of someone who simply wants to contribute to the world of puzzling."
Playthrough of the first 5 puzzles of the book:
"... So I really enjoyed this ... I liked the way it introduces the rules, because it doesn't tell you strictly the rules, but it just shows you a puzzle and 'Oh, there's a new word! ... This puzzle is solvable, so what does the new word do? ... This word must do something that blacks out these squares,' and so you kind of figure out what it does, which I think is really cool."
- Board Game Blitz review (time-stamp: 1:23)
Playthrough stream of LOK by Joe Plays Puzzle Games (click here to watch the full playlist):
LOK Japanese Edition (September 26, 2022)
LOK is back on stock! (August 22, 2022)
First print run of LOK sold out! (July 30, 2022)
LOK is out now! (July 20, 2022)
Almost there (For real this time) (July 03, 2022)
Slowly nearing the finish line (April 20, 2022)
First draft of LOK finished! (March 03, 2022)
LOK was made by Blaž Urban Gracar, a Slovenian artist. He is a musician (composing music for the theatre, producing left-field electronica, playing keyboards in a rock band), writer (publishing poetry, prose and comic books), filmmaker (editing and animating short films) and game designer (mostly creating puzzly solo games). He lives by the sea with his partner, her daughter, two cats, a dog and a turtle.