Uninformed: Informative Information for the Uninformed

Vol 1» 2005.May

Identifying Goals

The basic strategy behind WinMine is to identify the location of bombs within a given grid and clear all unmined blocks in the shortest duration of time. The player may track identified bomb locations by placing flags or question marks upon suspect blocks. With this in mind, one can derive the following possible goals:

  1. Control or modify time information
  2. Verify the accuracy of flag and question mark placement
  3. Identify the location of bombs
  4. Remove bombs from the playing grid
In order to achieve these goals, the reader must first determine the following:
  1. The location of the playing grid within the WinMine process
  2. How to interpret the playing grid
  3. The location of the clock within the WinMine process
For the scope of this paper, the focus will be on locating, interpreting, and revealing and/or removing bombs from the playing grid.