Sokoban authors come and go. Some makes a lot of levels in a short time and are never seen again. Others have a steady trinkle of levels over years. Some take a break for some years. And a few have been around nearly forever.
What did we get 2022?
Title: Monkeys Fist
Comment: It’s been a while since I published a hard classic puzzle. Inspired by Payback II #51 from Findus, original puzzle by gyjgw.
Qqwref (Michael Gottlieb) publishes his levels at Sokobanonline.com. The first one 2016 and since then a steady trinkle with a handfull of levels every year. Will probably reach 50 levels within a few years 🙂 Publishes levels for the Sokobanonline.coms variant Modern Sokoban also.
At Qqwref homepage you will find a collection with 159 Sokoban levels, not published anywhere else.
By the way: No one solved Monkeys Fist yet(2023-01–01).
Title: Level 864. 四个箱子 (“Four Boxes”)
Author: 油纸成伞 “Oilpaper Umbrella”)
Obviously not an author but a site. On sokoban.org you occasionally find a new level. Often of high quality and mostly by chinese authors.
The translation here and ind the following is by Google Translate and probably not always of high quality.
Title: Sonic 172
Sonic (Aleksey Krupenko) makes classic middle sized levels usually with one goalarea. Sonics levels are published at Game-Sokoban.com since 2012.
Tiaoa(Sebastiao B Mendonca) always makes big levels. Often new levels. Often modifications of own levels.
Zengxianghua published more than 600 levels august 2021-may 2022 on Game-Sokoban.com. And then nothing more.
The numbering suggests a lot more is planned…
Author: Mike Daas
Mike Daas started his Sokoban career 2018 by publishing “Sokoban: The RPG” on Steam. Now 1,24€ cheap. Since then a constant trinkle of small nasty levels. Solved in 1 sec. max by a Sokoban solver. A quarter of an hour or more by humans I guess.
Title: Level of the Month 1/23
Mic has been around Sokoban for decades. “Level of the Month” started may 1997. Mics websites games4brains.de, sokofun.de and others(?) haven’t been updatet for years aside from a new level every month. But actually exactly now something happened: “Level of the Month” got its own online player. Nice.
Title: Circular Challenge 50 – Radioactivity v2
Comment: A heavily revised and harder version than the first one published 2022-07-26. Still dead boxes.
Yours truely. Not much activity this year. Maybe more next year. Who knows.
Title: MF8 168 Extra1 – 消灭病毒 (“Eliminate Virus”)
Author:Zhenying + Tiaoa + Mark + anian + 西部飞狐
As you probably know MF8 is not a Sokoban player but a round about monthly Sokoban competition. The first level was published may 2009.
In the beginning you got one level for each competition. Then two and for the last few years three. The main level is mostly very difficult so even if you are a experienced Sokoban solver you might find it difficult if not even impossible to solve. But there is always a solution of course.
Title: Bunk Barn
Güenter publishes levels since 2019. Productive so you will find new levels by Güenter every week you visit Game-Sokoban.com
Title: Classic 60
Author: Jorge Gloria
Jorge Gloria publishes his levels on sokobanonline.com and have done so for more than 10 years. Since 2 years you will find most of Jorges levels as easily downloadable collections at Letslogic.com.
Title: Simple #1
A new author SLTCPE published 45 levels in 4 collections at Letlogic.com. One of them named “Simple”. Don’t think that means the levels are easy.
Title: Sokoban (1991) #55 arr.
Author: Hacker Chris + Jordi Domenech
Comment: based on level 55 (unsolvable) from the game Sokoban (1991) by Hacker Chris, for ZX Spectrum. I added 6 boxes, major changes.
This is my level favorite. Premysl Zika said: “One of the most beautiful and most poetic studies, which I know. Difficult, but fantastic.” Thank you a lot!
Jordi Domenech too is a veteran around Sokoban. You should go to his site and/or his blog for a lot of information about Sokoban.
You will find lots of levels made by Jordi on the net but not much activity the last few years.
Author: Fairyland n/a
Fairyland is an author that popped up october 2021, made 49 levels and left Sokoban again february 2022. Easy to middle difficulty.
Title: Xobo 01
Author: Andrej Cerjak
Andrej is probably most known for his ACSmiley collections. Generally middle to hard difficulty.
Comment: The title describes the building process. This was a nightmare to build and to make it work the way I intended. I’m half-happy with the result.
And up pops 16 well designed levels in a few months. Will we ever see Vladimir again?
Title: Lester 150
Lester is just as reliable as Sonic on Game-Sokoban.com. The levels are just as classic and generally a little smaller.
Not published in 2022 but isn’t it a perfect circular level? Kjs722 publishes small and moderate to hard levels at Sokobanonline.com since 2019.
Title: 简单休闲系列 1 (“Simple Leisure Series”)
Find Xians levels at sokoban.org and in a growing collection at Letslogic.com.