Scratchy Get Out!by sfernald - 48 Hour Competition Entry
Left and Right arrows to move. Space to Jump. Space to release from crane. Didn't have time to put in "restart key" so if you get stuck you'll have to restart the app.
Scratchy Get Out! is an arcade game where you "Scratchy" have to figure out how to escape from the room. I kind of molded it in after classic arcade games like Mario Bros.
I should point out this is as much a puzzle game as it is an arcade game. It is pretty tricky but it is solvable. You will definitely have to use your brain to escape the room. You have to pick up items, operate machinery, etc to win.
The feedback coming in is that the game is way too hard. The level that I managed to build would normally be like the last level of a 20 level game. It has everything thrown in it and I made it as hard as possible. If I had had more time I could have made the tutorial levels necessary to make it not so frustrating for players. The one thing I really screwed up on was running out of time before I could build more levels. I had this wonderful toolbox ready and I could have easily built more levels (especially easier ones) if I had just had time. Oh well, I learned a lot with stencyl so next time my progress will be better.
Due to people having so many issues with making progress, here is the walkthrough:
Jump over the growlers and get a boulder. Climb the rope and jump on the cannon. The boulder should load into the cannon (if you aren't standing on top of the cannon). Then the cannon should fire the boulder into the crane. Drop the boulder on the blue rock by controlling the crane. the rock should break if you hit it. By the way, due to a bug, always wait at least 10 seconds after loading the crane before dropping a boulder. Ok, now you have a way to get back down and get more boulders. Keep doing so and reloading the cannon and try to kill off as many of the obstacles (knifers and growlers) that you think you need to to make it easy to get more boulders. Once you feel safe, start dropping the boulders on all of the things above the exit. Once you have cleared a path to the exit, then this time load a boulder but stay on top of the boulder. This might take a few tries (you have to be on the boulder just right). But then if done correctly the boulder should shoot you up into the crane and you will be stuck in it. Now move the crane over to where the exit is and release down. You have escaped!
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Used stencyl to program and generate flash swf. Will post more details later. Posted on Kongregate.
I am continuing to develop this game. Already I have a version that adds a cool indiana jones boulder dodging level and fixes some of the annoying bugs. Right now I'm providing the new version as an SWF. The best way to play is to download the SWF file and play in fullscreen mode. This is smoother and makes it seem more like an arcade game. You can download the SwF here:
There are two known bugs (that manage to make the game even harder, not easier of course):
1. the "getting high" bug (if you get this you have to reload the game).
2. the "crumbling boulder" bug (the workaround here is to wait 10 seconds after loading the crane with a boulder before releasing it).
Here is a video walkthrough that might help you finish the game:
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