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April 20th-23rd 2012 :: 10 Year Anniversary! :: Theme: Tiny World

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The Traveler - Thotor - 48 Hour Compo Entry

UPDATE (01/03/2012) : Added Mac application. Music is not working (only compiled sources without modifying what was made during the 48h)

Travel through differents snow globes. Shake the globe, to create a passage.

Featuring 5 levels + 1 Secret Level


Tools : haXe NME, FlashDevelop, BFXR, AVIARY, ASESPRITE

View Thotor's journal. | View all entries by Thotor

Ratings

Coolness77%
#14Theme4.21
#107Innovation3.68
#226Mood3.06
#237Overall3.31
#275Audio2.86
#285Fun3.08
#456Graphics2.83
#531Humor2.05

Comments

Cake&Code says ...
Apr 22, 2012 @ 11:22pm

It looks great! I played through the entire thing (w/o the secret level unfortunately). I liked the art for some of the levels (especially the windmill one) and I think the concept of shaking the globe to drop the blocks is neat. Great great work!

j_peeba says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:49am

A pretty elegant and neat concept. I had to squint hard to see the differences in texturing with the blocks that fall at different times though but it was a nice game regardless.

Hume says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:33pm

I got through...no secret level for me either. I love a puzzle game, especially a well-constructed one. Good job!

samwoakley says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:36pm

Really liked the use of theme and the idea behind the game. Platforming could be a bit tighter, but that's not really what this game was about! Something original, and nicely done

ChrisWhitman says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:41pm

Really enjoyed it!

Bad things: It could use a lot of polish in terms of character movement, as the jumps were inconsistent and a little difficult to control. Like other commenters, I also had some difficulty telling which blocks would fall next. Also, the Portal reference seemed out of place and unnecessary.

Good things: the particle/shaking effect was great and really sold the concepts. The puzzle mechanic was simple but fun to use. The idea of exploring recursive snowglobes was neat and fit the theme very well. This definitely has the legs to grow into a larger game with a little bit more time to put into art and controls (and maybe some light piano music in the background?)

stromchin says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:08pm

I loved the concept

Drabiter says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 2:04pm

It really fits to the theme! I wonder about secret level~

hungyg says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 3:43pm

no secret level. the controls weren't too god, somehow felt unnatural. the puzzles were good. rather short.

Miltage says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:25pm

I think the only game I've ever played inside a snowglobe. Really neat, and interesting puzzle design. I liked it.

Carduus says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 1:37am

I am really proud of you mate, very nice entry, smart gameplay and awesome level design.

I would really happy to make some art for a "deluxe version" just tell me ;)

Fireblend says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 2:04pm

Great concept! I found the shaking mechanic to be very original, and the whole game to be incredibly entertaining! My only gripe was the jumping, it could have been a little more "floaty" to make it feel better, but that really doesn't matter when the bulk of the game is in the shaking mechanic. Nicely done!

Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:10pm

Very nice and fresh gameplay elements. Suitable gfx and sound. More challenging levels would be great
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Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:12pm

Great concept! And fits the theme pretty well :)

Apr 25, 2012 @ 3:51pm

Great mechanic -- love it.

AlwaysGeeky says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 4:23pm

Nice pixel art :)

orangepascal says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 6:28am

love the concept, very nice

Carduus says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 7:34am

Oh man, i just found the secret level, you are so cute mate ;)
am very happy, best gift ever :)

whitetigle says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 4:31pm

Well done ! I liked th music and the concept was very interesting and original. (and I admit I rushed it and got crushed a few times before understanding the block color logic ) :)

01101101 says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 7:23pm

very nice entry !

Volute says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 10:18pm

Wow, snow globes were such a perfect idea for this theme ! The graphics and colors are absolutely great. My only complaint is that sometimes it's hard to distinguish between the tiles and know when they're gonna fall, but I can imagine how counters would have damaged the atmosphere.

Such a poetic game, my favorite entry on many points !

robcozzens says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 4:46am

That is really cool. The controls could be a little better, but the concept is great!

Thotor says ...
May 1, 2012 @ 2:57pm

Thank you all for the comments.
I clearly didn't expect the art to be liked so that's really nice to hear.

I am currently working on a port to mobile platforms with auto path finding, more levels and art done by a real artist

Madball says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 7:19am

So cute! <3
Found the secret level. Hint: what is the most irrelevant thing in this game?

jfroco says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 6:56pm

Nice game, I couldnt find the secret level. Congrats and kudos for using Haxe/NME.

azurenimbus says ...
May 6, 2012 @ 10:16pm

Oh noooooo, so short!

I thought it was rather brilliant, and loved the mood/graphics. :)

Dr.Pingu says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 11:35am

Impressive !

a great idea. i don't find the secret area :s
really : great work :)

Mago says ...
May 9, 2012 @ 2:48pm

I like the idea with traveling through snow globes and shaking them to create new paths. Fun game

May 13, 2012 @ 2:43pm

Good mechanics behind this game, and fits great with the theme. Also liked the mood of it, with some more levels it would be perfect.

vitou3d says ...
May 13, 2012 @ 3:22pm

I love this game!!!!

KevinWorkman says ...
May 13, 2012 @ 3:32pm

This was pretty fun, and the transition effect was well done. This is a great start, and it would be cool to see you expand upon this with more levels and variety, maybe some polished graphics. Great job.

chambers says ...
May 14, 2012 @ 12:09am

Played through the game twice, didn't find the ssecret level =/

Very nice game! the concept is very creative and fitting to the theme and level design is clever. The character's movement was a little awkward, but nothing that ruined the gameplay.

A longer version of this with more levels and features would be great!

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