is a computer game that has been developed to discover algorithms by making use of human intuition

and the ability to recognize patterns and opportunities even in complex problems. By playing this game, you contribute toward the advancement of next generation portable/wearable devices critical to health, safety and security, personal multimedia, and aerospace. While you have fun arranging visually appealing graphs, you are solving the important scientific problem of mapping/placement of logic blocks. So go ahead, register an account for yourself and start playing! Be sure to check out the tutorials first; the game can be challenging, but keep at it! You will pick up the process in no time.



A new game to build, untangle, and explore low energy designs for portable devices.
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March 7, 2014:
The gallery of best solutions has been posted. You can view the top players graphs and you can also make further improvements to the graphs. Enjoy!

September 18, 2013:
Congratulations to all of our competition winners! Our overall grand prize winner is Parlyne. Once again thanks for your participation.

September 6, 2013:
Many of you requested more time for the competition, so we have decided to extend the competition an extra week! We hope an additional weekend gives you enough time perfect your graphs and maintain your competitive edge. Happy Untangling!

August 14, 2013:
We are excited to announce another new single-player game type. The bar has been raised in our new LC series of puzzles. Log in and see if you have what it takes to become an UNTANGLED mastermind!

August 12, 2013:
A new single-player game type -I/O- has been added. Test out your untangling skills with three brand new types of puzzles!

July 3, 2013:
The long-awaited Multiplayer version of UNTANGLED is now available! Log in and join your friends in the all new UNTANGLED experience.

May 17, 2013:
Itching for a new challenge? The new DM game type has been added to our list of available puzzles.

February 25, 2013:
You asked, and we listened! A variety of new levels have been added to 4 Way - 1 Hop, 4 Way - 2 Hops, and 8 Way game types. Good luck and have fun!

August 22, 2012:
Congratulations to all of our competition winners! We have two overall grand prize winners of UNTANGLED - Magimaster and Adam. Once again thanks for your participation. The game is still available and we thank you for your continued support.

There have been some cool changes to the game tools based on players' feedback that have drastically improved the game play experience.

If you've played before, we recommend you go through at least one of the tutorials again before playing. And if you have not played before, welcome! Make sure to go through at least one of the tutorials before you start playing!

If there is anything else you think we can do to make this game a more enjoyable experience for you please don't hesitate to click the Feedback button on the bottom of the page and send us your suggestions!


2013 UNTANGLED online gaming competition to run through Sept. 17

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2012 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge

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NSF grant allows professor to continue game research

UNT researcher receives NSF grant

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