August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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Robot Pit Escape

by SuperSausageDog - 48 Hour Competition Entry

My first Ludum Dare entry! Only just made it in. It's a puzzle platformer about pushing blocks to climbs upwards and escape from a pit.

It has 15 levels, with a big new game mechanic introduced on level 11. The controls are;

Use the left and right arrow keys to move left and right. Press up to jump. If you have a gun press the space bar to use it. Press R to restart a level. Press H if you need help and help text will be added to the end of any text that is on screen. You can go forward or back a level using the < and > keys. If the game doesn't respond to key presses click on it to gain focus.

The game seems to grow rather hard early on so if you have to use the help option or even skip a level don't feel too bad. Make sure to get through all the levels one way or another so you can see the ending screen though.

Created in FlashDevelop with AS3. Bfxr was used for sounds.

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JohanAR says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 7:52pm

That's some pretty cool game play, and the puzzles get very challenging after a while.

Devenger says ...
Aug 22, 2011 @ 7:54pm

Shockingly innovative, mind-bogglingly challenging. You're onto something with this game idea, find a way to bring it to more people!

TaslemGuy says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 2:24am

Thought the game way pretty neat.

mes says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 8:03am

some interesting puzzles, some felt a bit tedious. that ending screen surpassed my wildest expectations.

tequibo says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 1:23pm

Very nice puzzle game, good job!

kato9 says ...
Aug 23, 2011 @ 7:37pm

Cool concept and very solid execution. nice job!

lilserf says ...
Aug 25, 2011 @ 1:46am

Fantastic gameplay mechanics, I love it. With some fancier graphics and controls, this would be very releaseable. My favorite game so far!

foobaz says ...
Aug 26, 2011 @ 2:39am

Nice puzzle game. Very fun and interesting level design. The font was a bit small though.

I found a bug (although not game breaking). You can push a block and shoot a laser at the same time (putting the block in an intermediate location).

wbobeirne says ...
Aug 26, 2011 @ 2:04pm

Wow, I wasn't interested from the screenshots, but this is a seriously awesome game you have here, hilarious text too. Polish this sucker up with some better graphics, sound, and music, and you've got a serious game. Some amazing level design in here, if only a little too tough for a few. Definitely used the H key a few times.

Fantastic submission, congratulations.

bach says ...
Aug 27, 2011 @ 6:35am

Neat game play. Makes me think - I like it :)

siebharinn says ...
Aug 28, 2011 @ 1:22am

The addictive qualities of tetris plus the addictive qualities of a platformer. Nicely done!

Aug 30, 2011 @ 4:36pm

Neat mechanic. I also like hoe the levels ramp up in difficulty.

There seeem to be, however, a lot of ways to get stuck.

uuav says ...
Sep 3, 2011 @ 9:34am

nice one! (kinda similar to my game :) but harder puzzle and physics ! really good levels !

recursor says ...
Sep 3, 2011 @ 4:15pm

Very unique and very fun game mechanic!

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