April 29th-May 2nd, 2011
Theme: It’s Dangerous to go Alone! Take this!

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by hulahulahest - Competition Entry

Retrace is a puzzle platforming game wherein a lone soul conquers the danger of going alone by retracing his steps until the path is clear.

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morganquirk says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 3:25pm

This mechanic is pretty well-known these days, but this implementation is awesome! It's really interesting to have only one "ghost." The levels were great, and the art is perfect.

DrPetter says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 4:49pm

Very pretty and clean. Didn't really notice any bugs or glitches or otherwise rushed items. Thought it would be more difficult than it ended up being, once I had hammered a bit at the last level. I wonder if it would be easy to incorporate some more dynamic elements like enemies or elevators? Should work well as long as they're reset like everything else. Might be really challenging with reactive enemy creatures.

randomnine says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 5:05pm

Tight. Feels very polished and final.

Gopher says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 5:33pm

Very nice puzzles, quite fun :)

Kvisle says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 6:36pm

I love what you've done.

Endurion says ...
May 2, 2011 @ 7:59pm

Very nice game! Hard puzzles, but somehow doesn't strike me as particularely on theme.

jsmars says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 4:47pm

really nice, love this mechanic :)

Rialgar says ...
May 3, 2011 @ 5:25pm

Well done, having only one ghost and having to help him is quite refreshing compared to those "spawn ghosts till the game crashes"-games. Nice graphics style.

May 6, 2011 @ 4:42pm

It's great that gems like this are showing up near the end of my review run.

Really, really good. I'm going to need a walkthrough to pass it, though, got stuck on 'Delay'.

A fantastic result, very happy to have played this.

elbowroom says ...
May 8, 2011 @ 7:17pm

It's a good game. Nice graphics gameplay and puzzles.
I will definitely play this again.

lingmops says ...
May 21, 2011 @ 12:45pm

Very well done, tricksy bugger too :)

mjb67 says ...
May 22, 2011 @ 10:26am

Tight, polished, finished, fun, ... awesome.

I guess the only criticism anyone could come up with is there's more "it's dangerous to go alone" than "take this". Shun such people.

Good game.

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