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August 24th-27th 2012 :: Theme: Evolution

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Move the Cheese - aschearer - 48 Hour Compo Entry

You are a lazy, psychicly gifted mouse. It's 3PM and time for some refreshment. Use your ESPer powers to bring the cheese to you for a snack.

This game is based on an associated word: revolution.
All code is available under the MIT license on GitHub.

Twitter: alexschearer
Website: http://spottedzebrasoftware.com

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Ratings

Coolness79%
#300Fun2.92
#301Innovation3.03
#411Overall2.92
#434Humor1.90
#523Graphics2.51
#570Audio1.43
#634Mood2.00
#728Theme1.59

Comments

danlthemanl says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:21am

Enjoyed the game, it got difficult very fast and had to give up :( Very fun/cool idea though.

nicholi says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:32am

The difficulty level was really up and down. The first level took me a while, while the second I beat in a few moves. The lack of audio was disappointing. The graphics art stylish and smooth.

Filth says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:33am

Cool puzzle mechanic but looking more than one step ahead is rather difficult which sometimes made me feel like I was just aimlessly rotating until I hit the cheese. Not very on-theme.

Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:33am

Wow, super fun. Really love the art style.

localcoder says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:36am

Fun, but I played more by guessing than really thinking about the different objects in the level. I played to level 8.

dalbinblue says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 2:41am

I had quite a bit of fun with this game. It might be that I'm exhausted, but I had no luck with level 8. Also a bit annoying but when you are one move away from being attacked by a cat, there is absolutely nothing you can do stop it as usually both turns will give the same results. Not sure if a single undo would be useful here, but it's irritating to know that after working through a large number of turns on a puzzle seeing that you are one away from starting over. Given the mechanics of the game, I'm not sure if there is anything that could be done to alleviate this.

Kortuga98 says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 3:52am

Cool concept. Good job :D

Ragzouken says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 7:42am

I got stuck on level 8, but I enjoyed it up until then :) The mouse and cat graphics were a bit too similar, I mistook one for myself at one point :p

Thurig says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:13am

I only miss some music, sounds and an instance reset button. Nice game! My son will enjoy this game too.

zapaman says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 10:57am

Simple but hard to stratergize the movements! A few sounds and some color can turn this into a neat little game. It lagged a little for me, but this is because it was played under a virtualized W7!

ncannasse says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:06am

I fail to see how it relates to the theme.

NedortGames says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:08am

Got hard really quickly. Graphics needed work

surreal_whale says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:08am

Quite an interesting mechanic, although I tended to rotate more or less randomly until there was an obvious way to win. Some levels were much harder than others.

Andrei Barsan says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:46am

Haha, pretty awesome, I liked the variation in items! You could also post a raw-exe + assets zip for those of us who already have XNA redist! ;)

Though I don't really see how this is related to the theme...

juaxix says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 12:48pm

I got dizzy with this game XD

rook2004 says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 5:16pm

Definitely tough to get the hang of thinking ahead! Some more contrived intermediate levels would definitely help develop player skills, if you were to flesh this out more. It was hard to grasp how the balloons worked at first.

As for fitting with the theme...is it because the mouse evolved psychic powers that allow it to move the room its in rather than run to the cheese?

Maxium says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 8:00pm

Couldn't get installed for some reason

josefnpat says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 8:17pm

Mine was unable to install. I get to the agree page, and then after I agree, it gives me this error.

(running it via wine on linux)


[movethecheese]$ wine setup.exe
fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0
fixme:process:SetProcessDEPPolicy (1): stub
fixme:heap:HeapSetInformation (nil) 1 (nil) 0
err:richedit:ReadStyleSheet missing style number
fixme:advapi:LsaOpenPolicy ((null),0x32e64c,0x00000001,0x32e674) stub
fixme:advapi:LsaClose (0xcafe) stub
fixme:urlmon:DownloadBSC_OnProgress Unsupported status 3
fixme:wininet:InternetLockRequestFile STUB
wine: Unhandled page fault on read access to 0xf3c28c4a at address 0x7e44083a (thread 0023), starting debugger...
err:seh:raise_exception Unhandled exception code c0000005 flags 0 addr 0x7bc4859c

Aug 27, 2012 @ 8:44pm

Worked well and made me use my brain, nice simple interface that let you get on with solving the puzzles. I liked the variation in block types as well

Ty Taylor says ...
Aug 27, 2012 @ 11:27pm

I love the chess-effect. This isn’t the type of game to plow into and randomly move pieces, but rather one that provokes methodical and thoughtful execution, requiring the player to look several turns in advance to find a solution. This is definitely a fantastic exercise for your brain.

gustavodort says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 3:24am

At first I thought it was going to be like Rodent's Revenge, but I was surprised :)

The lack of sounds is really crippling though :/

Cell says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 4:04pm

nice style, fun gameplay, a bit respetive. cool over all :)

tomhunt says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 7:48pm

The hand-drawn style works well and could certainly be expanded upon.
It took me a while to figure out the first level, which kinda happened randomly. Definitely could really benefit from some sound effects and maybe some pointing-out of things (i.e. "kitty (avoid)"). Seems like a good start.

Dietrich Epp says ...
Sep 3, 2012 @ 12:38am

What a unique puzzle game. Sometimes I felt like I was just turning it randomly, though.

BruceJillis says ...
Sep 4, 2012 @ 12:37pm

Love the game mechanic, love the art style, love the way the difficulty ramps up. The only negative for me was the first few minutes, I restarted the game a few times before I realized what I needed to do and how I could do it.. after that it was clear sailing. Too bad the theme isn't so well reflected in the entry. Overall: fun little game.

Spelchan says ...
Sep 7, 2012 @ 7:20pm

Really fun puzzle but not related to the theme.

Canyon says ...
Sep 17, 2012 @ 3:26am

Fantastic entry. Very charming. The art melds well with the mechanic and it all seems very peaceful.

If the resolution was a little smaller you could keep this open on the desktop is a little toy. Very well done. Looking forward to seeing your work in the future.

I did not appreciate needing to install the game using a setup. Just an executable would be more convenient.
But otherwise, all good!

Cheers Canyon

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