a RegEx Puzzle Game
Copy Editor RegEx (Regular Expressions Puzzle) Game
Copy Editor is an addicting puzzle game that teaches you Regular Expressions, commonly used in computer science and language theory.
Build Complex Copy Editor Rules
Build complex rules that process and revise text for your wacky and demanding publishers, perpetually in turmoil over comical errors in a variety of old manuscripts that need to be reprinted.
Learn Valuable RegEx Skills
Like its spiritual predecessor, The Devil's Calculator, no familiarity with advanced or even intermediate concepts is assumed. Rudiments are learned through gentle tutorials, but the focus is always on tactics and lateral thinking. While you will no doubt learn valuable RegEx skills, it is primarily used a pre-text for these sophisticated and rewarding logic puzzles.
Game mechanics permit such playful obstructions as:
- Limited number of rules
- Certain keyboard keys not working for particular levels
- An embellishment of RegEx that extends to Natural Language Processing
(Allowing you to discriminate on criteria like sentiment analysis, stems and parts of speech.)
Copy Editor Regular Expressions Optimization
Optimization is a big part of Copy Editor. You can see how well you stack up to others with detailed histograms of your performance, as well as the number of rules required and characters needed. A fully formed level editor will allow you to pose your own challenges to the community. By making text replacement of equal importance, Copy Editor is far more elaborate and nuanced than the similar RegEx Golf.
Copy Editor is free, non-profit and open source on GitHub. It is made by Cinq-Mars Media, an educational non-profit with projects and games featured at E3, PAX and other festivals worldwide.