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Old 12-14-2010, 09:41 PM   #1
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Achievement Guide + Road Map



ROADMAP for GLOW ARTISAN

Overview:
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 7/10 (much less if you follow my solutions guide)
-Offline: 16/16 for 200
-Online: 0
-Approximate amount of time to 200: 40 to 50 hours (much less if you follow my solutions guide)
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: Several to complete Gold Time Solutions
-Number of missable achievements: None
-Glitched achievements: None
-Do cheat codes disable achievements? AUTOSOLVE does not affect achievements
-Does difficulty affect achievements? N/A

INTRODUCTION:
Welcome to my achievement guide and roadmap for achieving 200 on Glow Artisan. This game is only available on a Windows 7 phone. This is a very entertaining puzzle game that starts off real nice and easy but becomes extremely complicated. Most of the achievements are related to going through the game solving all 84 puzzles and then doing so in a certain amount of moves or time.

GETTING STARTED:
First things first. You want to start the Tutorial to learn the rules of this simple puzzle game and to also net the Color Theory 101 achievement. You should obtain a Gold Move Medal on the Apprentice #1 puzzle to net the Gold Rush achievement, as this puzzle only take two moves to solve. The puzzles are broken down into 4 sections. The first three sections have 24 puzzles each and they are broken down by difficulty; Apprentice, Artisan and Master. There is a Bonus Puzzle that is unlocked for every 6 puzzles you complete, for a total of 12 Bonus Puzzles. With a grand total of 84 puzzles.

When you complete all puzzles for a particular section you will also complete the Trophy for that section. There are four achievements related to completing all 24 Apprentice puzzles and finshing the Apprentice Trophy: A First Time for Everything, Two Out of Four Ain't Bad, Third Time's a Charm, and Clear a Space on the Mantle. Completing the remaining 60 puzzles and their respective trophies unlocks an achievement for each section; Gonna Need a Bigger Shelf (Artisan), And Master Makes Three (Master), and finally Take a Puzzling Vacation (Bonus). Additionally, you are limited to solving a group of 6 puzzles at a time and you are unable to move onto the next 6 puzzles until you complete the group of 6 you are on. Auto Solve does not ruin your chance at achievements, but will not give you the gold solution.

You can follow my Gold Move Medal Solutions Guide or solve them all on your own to net the Slick Moves (completing 42 of the Gold Move Medals) and Master of Moves (completing all 84 of the Gold Move Medals) achievements. Finally, this leaves us with the Gold Time Medal related achievements. These will be the most difficult as there are no tricks that I have found other than memorizing the Gold Move Solutions and trying relentlessly to beat the time. Time is on Your Side should be no trouble to complete as this is for beating one time. Finishing half the Gold Time Medals will present a challenge and will net you Half-Time Show. Finally you may go mad when beating all the required times to unlock the Lord of Time achievement. The last two achievements are for creating your own puzzles; one for using a picture on your phone ...It'll Last Longer and finally the secret achievement for spending a certain amount of time creating a puzzle - Don't Rush an Artist.

CONCLUSION:
This game logs all of your statistics, including total medals and the level of medal (Gold, Silver, or Bronze) you have on each puzzle for both MOVES and TIME. As well what your top time for each puzzle is. You can even track your times versus your friends on the leaderboards. Finally, if you are color blind, there is an option for that as well. I hope this helped you on your way to 200.

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Old 12-14-2010, 09:42 PM   #2
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Color Theory 101 10

Complete the Tutorial.

From the main menu select Help & Options - How to Play - Play Tutorial. This will explain the rules for solving the puzzles and net you the achievement.


Gold Rush 5

Earn a Gold Move Medal on any puzzle.

To earn a Gold Move Medal you must complete the puzzle in the minimum number of moves. The number of moves for a Gold Move Medal is shown when you select a puzzle to solve. This screen also shows the number of moves it last took you to solve the puzzle. Apprentice #1 can easily be solved in two moves for a gold medal.

See "Master of Moves" for Gold Medal Solutions Guide.

Time is on Your Side 5

Earn a Gold Time Medal on any puzzle.

To earn a Gold Time Medal you must beat the Gold time posted for a particular puzzle. Once you select a puzzle, a screen comes up showing the time needed to get the Gold Time Medal. This screen also shows how long it took you to solve this specific puzzle. The time to complete Apprentice 1 can easily be done in half the required time for a gold medal.


A First Time for Everything 5

Earn the first Trophy Piece in Apprentice difficulty.

You must complete Apprentice puzzles 1 - 6 to obtain the first trophy piece. From the Main Menu hit PLAY - NEXT PUZZLE to continue what puzzle you are currently on or go into the Puzzle Gallery to see all of the puzzles you have unlocked.

See "Master of Moves" for Gold Medal Solutions Guide.


Two Out of Four Ain't Bad 10

Earn second Trophy Piece in Apprentice difficulty.

You must complete Apprentice puzzles 7 - 12 to obtain the second trophy piece. From the Main Menu hit PLAY - NEXT PUZZLE to continue what puzzle you are currently on or go into the Puzzle Gallery to see all of the puzzles you have unlocked.

See "Master of Moves" for Gold Medal Solutions Guide.


Third Time's a Charm 10

Earn third Trophy Piece in Apprentice difficulty.

You must complete Apprentice puzzles 13 - 18 to obtain the third trophy piece From the Main Menu hit PLAY - NEXT PUZZLE to continue what puzzle you are currently on or go into the Puzzle Gallery to see all of the puzzles you have unlocked.

See "Master of Moves" for Gold Medal Solutions Guide.


Clear a Space on the Mantle 15

Complete Apprentice Trophy.

You must complete Apprentice puzzles 19 - 24 to obtain the 4th and last trophy piece. From the Main Menu hit PLAY - NEXT PUZZLE to continue what puzzle you are currently on or go into the Puzzle Gallery to see all of the puzzles you have unlocked.

See "Master of Moves" for Gold Medal Solutions Guide.


Gonna Need a Bigger Shelf 20

Complete Artisan Trophy.

You must complete all 24 Artisan puzzles to obtain this trophy. From the Main Menu hit PLAY - NEXT PUZZLE to continue what puzzle you are currently on or go into the Puzzle Gallery to see all of the puzzles you have unlocked.

See "Master of Moves" for Gold Medal Solutions Guide.

And Master Makes Three 25

Complete Master Trophy.

You must complete all 24 Master puzzles to obtain this trophy. From the Main Menu hit PLAY - NEXT PUZZLE to continue what puzzle you are currently on or go into the Puzzle Gallery to see all of the puzzles you have unlocked.

See "Master of Moves" for Gold Medal Solutions Guide.


Take a Puzzling Vacation 15

Unlock and solve all Bonus Puzzles.

For every 6 puzzles you solve or section of a trophy you complete, you unlock a Bonus Puzzle. You obtain this trophy for solving all 12 bonus puzzles. From the Main Menu hit PLAY - NEXT PUZZLE to continue what puzzle you are currently on or go into the Puzzle Gallery to see all of the puzzles you have unlocked.

See "Master of Moves" for Gold Medal Solutions Guide.

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Old 12-14-2010, 09:44 PM   #3
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Slick Moves 10

Earn 50% of all Gold Move Medals.

There are a total of 84 puzzles. Once your recieve a Gold Move Medal on any 42 of those puzzles you will unlock this achievement. To check how many Gold Move Medals you have; from the main menu select: Play and your medal totals are in the top right hand corner. The medal with the square on it represents your total move medals. You can go through the puzzle gallery to check your medal status on a specific puzzle.

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Halftime Show 10

Earn 50% of all Gold Time Medals.

There are a total of 84 puzzles. Once your recieve a Gold Time Medal on any 42 of those puzzles you will unlock this achievement. To check how many Gold Time Medals you have; from the main menu select: Play and your medal totals are in the top right hand corner. The medal with an hour glass on it represents your time medals. You can go through the puzzle gallery to check your medal status on a specific puzzle. The best advice for this achievement is to memorize the steps and keep at it. The times may seem impossible, but once you have the steps memorized you will knock these out.


Master of Moves 20


Earn Gold Move Medals for every puzzle in the game, including Bonus Puzzles.

There are a total of 84 puzzles. Once your recieve a Gold Move Medal on all 84 puzzles you will unlock this achievement. To check how many Gold Move Medals you have; from the main menu select: Play and your medal totals are in the top right hand corner. The icon with the square on it represents your move medals. You can go through the puzzle gallery to check your medal status on a specific puzzle.

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Lord of Time 20

Earn Gold Time Medals for every puzzle in the game, including Bonus Puzzles.

There are a total of 84 puzzles. Once your recieve a Gold Time Medal on all 84 puzzles you will unlock this achievement. To check how many Gold Time Medals you have; from the main menu select: Play and your medal totals are in the top right hand corner. The medal with an hour glass on it represents the number of time medals earned. You can go through the puzzle gallery to check your medal status on a specific puzzle. The best advice for this achievement is to memorize the steps and keep at it. The times may seem impossible, but once you have the steps memorized you will knock these out.


... It'll Last Longer 10

Create a Picture Puzzle in Create Mode.

From the main menu select Create - New - Photo Album. From here select a photo. Select YES to confirm the photo you want to use. Then select the size of the puzzle: 5x5 or 8x6. Hit NEXT. The next four steps allow you to adjust the color and variation of the puzzle. Hit NEXT to move forward through these four steps. Finally, select KEEP to unlock the achievement.


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Don't Rush an Artist 10

Take over 7 minutes to create a really awesome 5x5 or 8x6 puzzle.

From the main menu select CREATE - NEW - 8x6. Then use one of the Master Gold Move Medal Solutions from 19 through 24, ensuring that you take at least 7 minutes creating it before you save it.

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Old 06-05-2011, 09:48 AM   #4
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Awesome guide man, Hate this time medals like =P.

Timescales are to unrealistic...
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Old 07-30-2011, 03:07 PM   #5
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This guide is amazing, thanks so much! I couldn't have done some of these last ones without you!
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:21 AM   #6
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This game frustrated the hell out of me when I first got it, forcing me to stop playing. I just tried to pick it up again though and will be definitely using your guide. Thanks a lot!
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This is probably going to take me a long time... For the secret achievement, I unlocked it after spending 7 minutes in the Create mode, I didn't save the puzzle. Not sure if you would need to be actively creating one or if you can get it just by leaving it on, but in my case I finished the puzzle and left it running.
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