This was an experiment with a soldering mechanic that I put together a while ago, implemented as a java applet. I’ve long felt that crafting mechanics in games could stand to be a lot more fun and a lot more interesting, and possibly even teach players something about how such a thing functions in the real world.
This demo was an experiment in implementing a soldering mechanic whereby players have to control the distance between solder and a soldering iron in order to make solder joints. This isn’t really a full game at present, and it would require both target areas and some form of time limit to make it so. I still think it stands as a proof-of-concept, though.
To try it for yourself, head here.