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Recondite Rectangles

by reheated - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Recondite Rectangles is a puzzle game. It is made in HTML5 and is tested on Windows in Firefox, IE10 and Chrome. You need a keyboard.

This game was an experiment to see if a computer program could generate interesting levels for a puzzle game without knowing the exact mechanics of the game. All the puzzles are computer generated (but stored in a file so everyone experiences the same puzzles).

The game files include a tool for generating more levels (you will need Nodejs). Instructions for doing so, as well as modifying many aspects of the game, are in details.txt.

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daniel says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:54am

Very cool game, I played it for a while :) Ended up getting stuck inside the bottom wall and had to refresh page though :/
Love the concept!

sparkleswirl says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:51am

Wow, this game is awesome. I love the idea and the puzzle and the fact that it all takes place on the same grid. Great job!

gabehollombe says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:47am

Great entry! I like the Mondiran feel, the simple but compelling mechanic, and the little man animation. Well-done, mate!

Uhfgood says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:21am

kept getting stuck in puzzle 9 -- but great work otherwise

shaircast says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:46am

wow. cool and genius!

Brian Corr says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:48am

Sick as

chobrah says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:32am

Really nice puzzle idea, great mood. Very well done :)

Corofides says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:53am

Nice game. Simple mechanic which creates a fun puzzle.

Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:02pm

yes, it has something!

brantkings says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 12:28pm

Very cool. Couldn't get to the end. I liked, it was a very creative puzzle, and it's possible to be figured out, and the first levels are so easy you can pass by without problems. The frustating part was the platforming: I would lost control of the guy because he was too fast and mess up the puzzle. Other than that, good! Thanks.

reustonium says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 2:41pm

awesome tip of the cap to 'minimalism', fun, innovative gameplay. Nice music too, I enjoyed it.

Husky says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:22pm

It's really cool!!!
When I learned the game play by trying and error,
it's pretty awesome!
Simple but hard and fun, good job!

caasi says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:16pm


I like the simplicity and the visual style,
and JavaScript!

Kiwiboi says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:13pm

Nice puzzle game you got there!
It took a while for me to understand how it worked (screw reading instructions) but when I did I realized the game required some wit, I like it! ;D

peggiosoft says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:15pm

nice concept, great realization.
javascript = respect.

stevejohnson says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:42pm

This plays really well. The level designs are successful, so good job! Sound would make this feel a lot more polished. Also, the music cut out after a bit.

theomnis says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 11:25pm

Challenging but fun, very nice!

Zhrack says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:27am

cool game!

Psytew says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:05am

This may be the most engaging puzzle game I've played this dare!

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