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by mrexcessive - 48 Hour Compo Entry

My little game, finished at last... There are 7 main levels, then Harder repeats with no control hints showing and maps inverted.

Only keys used are WASD and R, only R is useable all the time - to reload current level.

Besides the excellent Unity, I also used: 2D toolkit, PaintShop Pro X3, Audacity, Visual Studio C# 2010 Express, FileZilla, HydraIRC, SFXR, erm... Notepad. I adlibbed the piano myself for the Death music.

Source does NOT include tk2d itself, nor Unity standard assets folder.

I have only tested Windows, and Web on Chrome and IE.
Thanks to Limb_Clock for testing on OS/X!
If it doesn't work for you please let me know mrexcessive@gmail.com and I'll do what I can, any error messages or screenshots/descriptions of problems appreciated.

If you enjoy it please let me know.

Thanks for the fun weekend!

03May13 - uploaded new OS/X build set to fullscreen after a bug report on screen resolution.

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mrexcessive says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 11:37am

3 levels now... a sort-of tutorial by levels approach.

Apr 28, 2013 @ 1:41pm

The Windows-download-link doesn't work.

mrexcessive says ...
Apr 28, 2013 @ 2:05pm

@SuperlevelSebastian think I fixed that now, thank you for reporting.

mrexcessive says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:19am

If someone could check the Linux version I'd be very grateful! Will ask in IRC once back from work...

VDOgamez says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:39am

While the graphics are a little silly, looking, this is a pretty neat maze idea. The fact that your ability to move a direction can get taken away again adds to the depth. It's kind of unpolished, and short, but it's definitely creative.

mortus says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:53am

Great idea, I liked it. First game so far that I'm sad has ended so fast (though I played not so much yet).

Tozy says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:58am

Innovative mechanic! I don't liked the other aspects of the game that much. The first levels make a good tutorial, congratz!

mrexcessive says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:39pm

Thanks for the nice comments... yer apologies graphics, programmer art ftw !

nintendoeats says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 5:22pm

Hey, that's really good! A neat mechanic and stellar tutorialization!

Languard says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:00pm

While it fits well with the theme, it otherwise feels like an average puzzle type game.

hnjslater says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:45pm

Pretty cool, looked a bit pants on my monitor, the levels were right down the bottom left hand side, barely on the screen! Very good mechanic though

Mythalore says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:46pm

Very innovative puzzle game, well done!

kewry says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:17pm

Amazing concept, quite fun and challenging

nseward says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:29pm

Great puzzler. I love the tutorial levels. So few spend the time to make the game easy to approach.

siondream says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:09pm

Great concept, I loved the puzzle-maze style and the restrictions on movement.

Khaldrin says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:51pm

Creative idea. I like the concept of giving/taking the control keys. Nice piano death music btw.

SmilingCat says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 7:44pm

Very creative puzzle game! Nicely done.

dook says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:40pm

Not bad. Giving and taking controls like pieces on the board is a great idea. You could probably do more with that.

May 1, 2013 @ 3:43am

Haha, nice mechanic!

mrexcessive says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 3:57am

@Khaldrin thanks for the music appreciation!

Ryusui says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 5:07am

Love the puzzle concept - I don't think I've ever seen anything quite like it before!

MaxSzlagor says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 7:59pm

Nice concept! It took me a while to understand what was going on, but then it grew on me as I figured out how to move around. Specifically, I had a hard time understanding the idea behind storing up key actions, and it still isn't clear to me what makes them disappear, which makes planning a strategy harder. Trial and error worked pretty well though, and I enjoyed the experience. Thanks for sharing!

May 2, 2013 @ 11:21am

The puzzle element is very unique to me... Good work :D

itsZN says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 2:52pm

Its a nice idea, would have helped to give more instruction at the begging, idk

Dir3kt says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 7:28pm

That's a good mechanic, that gives interesting gameplay! The levels are good but I wished there was more.

With better graphics and audio it could have been a real contender!

Jiddo says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 9:16pm

Some nice level design in this game!

mrexcessive says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 5:44am

Thanks for all the nice comments. @Dir3kt I may Jam next time for this very reason... My artistic abilities are placed near last in any group... Sound design I believe could have been better with 2 hours more. Main thing I missed on was more levels... Should have put some more simpler ones after lv4 and then more complex ones at the end.

Idovoodoo says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 2:10pm

Nice idea, I like it a lot. Well done :)

tcstyle says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 8:38pm

Great puzzle concept. Was fun to play. Sound was okay. I liked the misguiding pieces.

saggiosoft says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 1:17pm

Really nice puzzle!

Rafael Sales says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 1:11pm

Intelligent puzzle and simple but innovative gameplay. Congrats!

MinionStudios says ...
May 8, 2013 @ 8:38pm

Well thought out and really fun puzzler! I love the key removal mechanics!

m64 says ...
May 8, 2013 @ 10:16pm

Simplicity that quickly builds towards complexity - great!

May 9, 2013 @ 3:40am

Weird graphics but I still liked the idea behind it. For 48hrs, I think you did a fairly decent job. :)

bobiniki says ...
May 9, 2013 @ 5:18pm

Wow that us realy original game mechanic. Quite fun and makes you take desisions.

avidgamerNino says ...
May 10, 2013 @ 10:41pm

Is that a "render cliouds" in the background? I enjoyed having to work with what controls are taken away. Good take on the theme. I can't say anything bad.

hgouveia says ...
May 11, 2013 @ 9:11am

Very challenging game, i love it

mrexcessive says ...
May 12, 2013 @ 6:20pm

@avidgamerNino Background is a plane being looked at by a "3D" camera, separate to the 2D one doing the plane. Used GIMP to create clouds and then tile. Small script rotates the background plane slowly back and forth independently of all else - I added this fairly early on and never had time to put something more interesting!

Sylvain.p says ...
May 14, 2013 @ 9:20pm

The concept is pretty cool but the graphics are horrible sorry.

mrexcessive says ...
May 15, 2013 @ 6:55pm

I know... I'm a programmer without much of an eye for visual quality...

TenTonToon says ...
May 16, 2013 @ 5:33am

Nice little puzzle game. The idea is interesting, although I think some explanation of the core mechanics would be nice, even though you can understand everything that's going on after just 2 levels.

It lacks a certain punch, though; some more "daring" level design. And it certainly would benefit from a post-compo redesign on the visual side. But, all in all, the important thing is there: the core idea and game mechanics.

Keep it up! :)

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