December 16th-19th 2011 :: Theme: Alone
Maze Explorers - caranha - 48 Hour Compo Entry
MazeExplorers is a maze game with a few twists. Your goal is to find the exit of the maze before your food runs out.
My goal regarding the theme was to use "alone" in the mechanic of the game, not necessarily in the "dressing" of the game. There are other explorers in the maze - each of them will give you some ability, but they will also eat your food (do you will have less time to complete the maze), and they will block your way (possibly taking you to dead ends).
So, is it better to try to solve the maze alone, or ask for their help? This is a crucial decision.
There are 5 mazes in the LD48 version of the game. Even if you beat a maze, you can still try to find the minimal path.
Also, there is a secret kitten mode ;-) Let me know if you find it.
This was my first entry to Ludum Dare, and it was quite fun!
Code is Java/Slick. Sound is sfxr and espeak. Sprites based on the openPixel project.
Make sure to check the time-lapse of the game being made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tpQZ1pjQKM
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