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

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TinyBoxes - geekygenius - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Hello! This is my first Ludum Dare entry, so I hope I did well for my first time.

Use space and WASD to control the menu. You can press R to reset the level. This is very useful if you get yourself stuck. If you press space, you can shoot yourself.

If you are DESPRATE, please watch the low quality walkthrough. http://youtu.be/eKgmgoJYUKA If you like the game so much, you want to make a better walkthrough, or a speed run, message me and I'll put it in this description.

All content was created within the 48 hours. Please read the help, its really short, and will tell you the controls. It is your job to figure out how to solve the puzzles. If how the theme fits in is unclear, the whole game is played on a 20x15 tile area. That's a really small world. If you can't get past the second level, here's a hint: you can wrap around the world. Some of the levels at the end are very hard, but they're all possible.

To play, download the zip file, extract everything, to a folder if you want, then run extract_then_run.bat. If that doesn't work, you can do into the dist folder and run TinyBoxes.exe.

32-bit isn't working right now, I'm working on it ASAP. Please come back to it later, you can bookmark it if you want. There are 3 weeks of judging. If you really want to play it, just install python and pygame in 32 bit, and run the tinyboxes.py, just like a Mac. -EDIT- 32 bit is being a real bugger. I'm very sorry. If you are reading the comments and want to play it, an install of python and pygame is required. They're not bad things to have though. Just use the same instructions as for a Mac and it should work. Let me know if you try this and it doesn't.

If you have a mac, you can download the Windows distribution, and install python and pygame. Then, in the dist folder, run tinyboxes.py

http://python.org/download/
http://pygame.org/download.shtml
--Make sure you use a version with the same bit, 32 or 64.--

I FORGOT TO PUT THIS IN THE HELP MENU: R to reset the current level.

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Ratings

Coolness100%
#87Fun3.53
#166Overall3.44
#166Audio3.15
#358Mood2.78
#361Graphics3.00
#397Innovation3.00
#566Humor1.97
#695Theme2.47

Comments

RandomOutput says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 5:45am

Couldn't actually make it past the second ice puzzle, but what I played was quite good. Great work!

geekygenius says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:16am

Thanks! Remember, you can shoot yourself while sliding!

spacerumpus says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 6:50am

Seems like a cool concept. I like the tile mechanics and looping edges. I too got stuck on the second ice puzzle. How to get the box out from against the edge? I tried shooting myself into it.

ineap09 says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 7:29am

Very nice game. You weren't kidding when you said that some of the levels at the end were hard! I made it to the Fin! Yay! The level designs were challenging and fun. I also felt the music and sound effects fit the game nicely. Good job!

tequibo says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 8:49am

Didn't run on Win 7 32-bit, error:
"The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact the software publisher."

geekygenius says ...
Apr 23, 2012 @ 11:42pm

Thanks tequibo, I'll publish a 32 bit version for people on 32 bit systems.

oldtopman says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 12:37am

Can't actually play the game, but the soundtrack is awesome, and I can give you a 4/5 for actually making one.

Skully says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 12:40am

"if you press space you can shoot yourself" Jesus D:
I couldn't get it to run
I ran the batch file and tried the exe but it says it isn't compatible with my windows, it's not designed for a x64 is it? as mine's x86

geekygenius says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 12:59am

Yeah, sorry everyone about it not working in 32 bit systems. When it was written it was made for x64, I read that you should use x32 anyways. Until I can get the packaging to work properly, if you want to play it, a manual install of python and pygame for 32 bit is necessary.

R3ason says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:59am

Best rating I've given so far; this was tons of fun! Very devious and clever puzzles! It also has a nice polished feel to it; can definitely tell you put some time into this. Thanks for sharing your game!

wurstknifte says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:59am

Nice game! Was fun to play. The winning sound reminded me of my first mobile phone (Which is still my only one btw :D )

Dax says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:37pm

Nice game but I was locked as a rocket: http://i.imgur.com/2eUOQ.png

ziomorti says ...
Apr 24, 2012 @ 5:37pm

Very good level design and great job on trying to twist a bit usual puzzle mechanics.

Apr 24, 2012 @ 6:09pm

Tough! But really well made. I enjoyed it a lot.

geekygenius says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:21am

Dax, you can press R to restart the level and transform yourself back into human form!

HeuGamer says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 12:49am

Amazing I love every bit of it! Very Fun And Challenging.

Evil Cult says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 1:06am

[Comments and ratings from this account come from various team members]
Tried to make my way through the whole game but unfortunately got stuck on the level with the single strand of ice that runs from left to right. Simple yet effective graphics, good music, well thought out puzzles. Overall pretty good! Great work for your first dare :D

Cosmologicon says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 2:40am

Doesn't run for me on Ubuntu (32 bit). No idea why. When I run python tinyboxes.py it just hangs. No traceback or anything. I have to kill -9 it. Sorry! :-/

geekygenius says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 2:45am

Sorry cosmo. I'm assuming you have pygame installed. I have never heard of Ubuntu either. I looked it up and it looks like its Unix distribution. There is a pygame download here http://pygame.org/download.shtml is pygame isn't installed.

daandruff says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:05am

The levels ramp up a bit too fast in difficulty and it's not really explained when you need to use new mechanics to pass a level. Other than that... the sound was good, really nice art-style and game idea :)

machinas says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:07am

lots of good content here. i got stuck in an infinite loop on the second level, got boxes pinned in corners or against walls a lot too. a 'restart level' option would be great. download/install process was a bit much. would be nice to get it all in a single exe or as a web game. nice music! not quite sure how it relates to the theme :P. nice job!

madflame991 says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:44am

+ nice tile based puzzle game
+ very nice tune
+ clean, functional graphics

moop says ...
Apr 25, 2012 @ 7:59pm

Nice job.

cobrajs says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 12:10am

Very nice puzzle game with some challenging puzzles. Great job!

xBlinkedx says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 3:38am

Not bad, I really like the use of screen warp, it makes you have to think. Overall great game. Also I like that you included the soundtrack :)

hamburger says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 3:51am

Cool puzzles! Well done!

Zillix says ...
Apr 26, 2012 @ 3:54am

Neat puzzles, nice soundtrack! I had some fun shooting myself endlessly on the level with the band of ice.

johannhat says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 3:31am

This was a lot of fun! Very simple, but the level design and the introduction of new concepts into each level was well done and kept me interested. The only trouble I could really find were minor quirks: Sometimes shooting myself into an infinite loop, getting the timing right on the crate tricks later on and wishing I had a reset button other than going back to the title screen each time. Great job!

kasarun says ...
Apr 27, 2012 @ 10:43pm

I Love the music and the mechanic. Cool game :)

Apr 27, 2012 @ 11:49pm

Nice! Too bad the last teleporter in the stage with lot of them stopped working for me. Oh well, really nice and well done concept, this was fun to play, good job!

Jezzamon says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 12:42am

Interesting... unfortunately it doesn't work on my mac.

I listened to the soundtrack but I probably shouldn't rate the sound without playing the game too, so no ratings from me!

matt says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 11:17pm

Very nice game. Good graphics and audio. I liked the puzzles and thought the difficulty progression was pretty smooth.

mneubrand says ...
Apr 29, 2012 @ 11:31pm

Nice little puzzler. Sokoban with some nice little extra touches to it. I am impressed by the amount of levels for a 48h game.

zairon says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 12:37am

Fun puzzle game, but a stretch for the theme!

NefariousZhen says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 2:47am

I'd love to play this, but I have no Windows machines at home. (Mac here)

Apr 30, 2012 @ 6:53am

I can't play your game because I don't have Windows. Perhaps another member of my team will find and rate your game.

- Inês Almeida from Evil Sandwich Studios

cantorfew says ...
Apr 30, 2012 @ 5:09pm

I had to edit a few lines in tinyboxes.py to get it to run on linux. But after that the game worked just fine.

I wish the shooting mechanics was used for more things than just sliding though (and racing against the clock). Some of the later levels were a bit annoying because of the restarts needed when making a mistake.

ratking says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 8:45pm

The music is a little bit annoying and I don't see the connection to the theme, but otherwise a great game.

barigorokarl says ...
May 7, 2012 @ 9:15pm

I'm not into puzzle games but I quite liked this one. Nice graphics and music and the first 4 puzzles where easy enough for me :-)

dustmyte says ...
May 8, 2012 @ 8:19am

Pretty nice game, impressive diversity in the levels. Kept me surprised with new challenges so it never got boring.

tcstyle says ...
May 10, 2012 @ 8:09pm

Pretty clever puzzler. Challenging, well done for a first LD. Why did you choose left hand controls as a default?
The music became a little annoying after some while.

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