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by Pickehut - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Graviblox is a simplistic puzzle game that is based on different block types and the ability to switch gravity on and off.

Arrow keys - Move
Space - Interact with the selected block
G - Toggle gravity
R - Restart level (if you're stuck)

Because of the limited time I wasn't able to create as many levels as I had originally planned to, but I didn't want to enter the jam either.
I failed miserably with my first game idea, on which I had been working for over 15 hours, so I had only half the time to come up with a new concept.
I hope you'll find it interesting and fun to play nonetheless.

On some computers, the library I used seems to have problems loading the sounds. There also may or may not be problems with text displaying. If that is the case, I apologize.

UPDATE: I just updloaded a bugfix, enabling you to restart the level if you're stuck. I hope that still fits the conditions.

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Kinzata says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:27am

This reminds me of some old game... I can't remember the name O_o Played it all the time though.

Pickehut says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:21pm

I just noticed a that it says "Yo Won!" instead of "You Won!" at the end of the game.
Don't know why it does that...

CryoGenesis says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:18pm

Interesting gravity effects, annoying download site. I would suggest using a direct download thing like a DropBox public folder.

Dietrich Epp says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:24pm

Nice puzzle! Satisfying chunk sound as you eat blocks.

Pickehut says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:34pm

I have changed the link to a Dropbox download.

adnzzzzZ says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:38pm

You have a nice idea here. With more levels and maybe more block types you could have a pretty decent puzzle + timed execution game. Although, all I can think of are the Pokemon boulder moving and ice skating puzzles, which are quite different from this... :p

corrigan_sam says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:20pm

Good fun, Very well done!

Zekyon says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:21pm

Not bad, good puzzle game!

spacechase0 says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:23pm

I wish there were more levels. It was fun while it lasted though.

ThirteenWB says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:26pm

org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Could not locate OpenAL library.
(Running Linux)

Other than the above which meant I had no sound it was a pretty fun game, although a restart key would be good in case you get stuck behind a rock piece that you can't break.
Other than that it was pretty fun. Good job :)

Pickehut says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:50pm

A friend of mine had the same problem running on windows.
I'm trying to fix it, but as of now I'm not sure what's causing it since it works fine on most computers.

Geoege says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:52pm

Pretty fun puzzle game.

Stiju says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 9:05am

I could play games like this all day long.
Just need more and harder levels.

Well done.

Xatulu says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:53pm

A little bit short, but definitly nice!

Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:59pm

A neat little game :D

Anickyan says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 7:43pm

Really good game, good concept. It was kind of hard when starting out, but that isn't necessarily a bad thing!

Holofire says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:30pm

Nice and simple game. Great use of gravity. Too short, I wanted more gravity changing fun!

TheMaster99 says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:38pm

When I saw it was a gravity changing game, I wasn't expecting much, but it did prove to create a rendition of a kind of overused mechanic in a new way. Nice game!

multitude says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 1:10am

i really enjoyed playing this. please make more levels! :D

ashdnazg says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 12:46pm

A nice minimalistic supaplex on steroids!

lorancou says ...
May 15, 2013 @ 8:22am

Nice one... but for some reason I can't get passed level 3 (run!). Even if I hit the red square, nothing happens and I end up crushed...

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