Photosensitive Seizure Warning


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The moving jigsaw puzzle subjects displayed by this game appear to flash when divided into scattered jigsaw puzzle pieces on the computer screen.


A very small percentage of people are susceptible to seizure when exposed to certain visual images including flashing lights or patterns that may appear in video games, including this game.  Even people who have no history of seizures or epilepsy may have an undiagnosed condition that can cause these "photosensitive epileptic seizures" while watching video games.


These seizures may have a variety of symptoms, including lightheadedness, altered vision, eye or face twitching, jerking or shaking of arms or legs, disorientation, confusion, or momentary loss of awareness. Seizures may also cause loss of consciousness or convulsions that can lead to injury from falling down or striking nearby objects.


Anyone who experiences any of the above symptoms while watching this game should immediately click the program's Pause button, or close the program, and consult a doctor. Parents should watch for or ask their children about the above symptoms - children and teenagers are more likely than adults to experience these seizures.


Anyone who has a history of seizures or epilepsy, or who has relatives with a history of seizures or epilepsy, should consult a doctor before watching this game or any other video game.


The risk of photosensitive epileptic seizures may be reduced by taking the following precautions:


Play in a well-lit room
Do not play when drowsy or fatigued
Take a ten to fifteen minute break every hour