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by eli - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Minimalist puzzler with a wordy feel.

Something I dreamed up in microsleep on the first morning of the challenge, so I went with it.

Built in openFrameworks. Windows only -- a Mac version will appear if I can get my hands on a machine in the next few days. Source freely available on Bitbucket.

All sounds contributed during the competition by Choochy (age 11 weeks).

I generated the names of the levels so they would have nothing to do with their content or solutions. This is in response to what I believe mcc said about "indie games giving the solution in the level name" or something.

You may need the Microsoft VC runtime for VS2010

Source freely available at:

openFrameworks necessary for compilation:

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manabreak says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:45am

The gameplay didn't really open to me that much. Cute sounds, though :)

galman says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:21pm

I really loved the idea of this game, it's really sophisticated! The game was very clear to me(In the good way) and it is really rewarding in the end. More levels would be awesome :D

HelkeGames says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 7:05pm

Great game! Well done :)

caranha says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 3:05pm

The sounds were very cute, the controls were nice and responsive, and the gameplay was interesting :-)

My only complaint is that the game was too short. When I was starting to get the hang of it, it ended!

Thanks for the game

JustinMullin says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 10:13pm

Interesting. I would have liked to see more, but what you have here was very solid. My only gripe was how much backspacing I had to do on the "Powerful Sunlight" level (the stairs one). Love the sounds! xD

sharbelfs says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 10:21pm

great game, loved it

zinfandel says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 6:07am

Very nice!! Played it and enjoyed it through the end.
Clever puzzle, it can go a long way from here as well.

The first time I played A was unresponsive from some reason.

May 4, 2013 @ 11:09am

Sadly it just crashes when I try to start it. :( (Windows XP, 32bit)

eli says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 7:03pm

Thank you all for playing my game!!
Your positive comments surprise me and warm my heart.

eli says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 7:03pm

If you have trouble running the game, please try installing the VC Runtime:

eli says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 7:04pm

Oh and ...
During any level, you may invoke "free mode" by pressing F12.
(Your "progress" will be lost. To return to the original game you have to close and reopen it.)

Tom 7 says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 8:22pm

Nice idea and implementation. I like the way it taught me the rules as part of the game. I was sad that it ended just as I felt I understood what was going on -- it badly needs a level or two that show off the puzzle possibilities. Good, though!

@SamPotasz says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 7:53pm

I really like the concept of building bridges toward your goal. Well done :)

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