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A trial by blood and fire

by nilstastic - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Use A and D to move, W to jump and S to pick up objects and change the direction of the circle.

EDIT: Added arrow controls for the non qwerty breed of humans.

I the flash wont load, reload! =)

The game turned out to be some sort of wierd puzzle game where you control an unknown man in an unknown world. The theme bugged me a bit and the initial plan was to fill the world with fat children and candy, but the initial programmers-art-style grew on me and i think it turned out ok. =)

The development process itself was quite a handful since i havent used haxe and nme much, but int the end it turned out to be a nice language that is very suitable for this kind of event. Will try to deploy to an appstore if the control scheme feels right. =)

That's about it.

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drkrunk says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 3:15am

I think yours maybe broken. I can't play it. It's just a black screen.

nilstastic says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:17am

drkrunk: i embedded it with js so i think it should be working now?
realoading also seems to help =)

Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:46am

The level with the downfalling elements seems to be broken after restart - but yeah: Very relaxing and minimalistic game. :)

Xatulu says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:44am

Nice logic game, i like the minimalistic graphics, thou some explanation what each block does would be helpful!

cahman says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 10:49am

Very nicely done! One of the most chill games I've played. It would have been nice to have a rough idea what the pieces did before playing the level. Also, my 's' button quit working in the game after a restart.

Saturnyn says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:01am

Hi, you should add arrow keys as alternative controls, those of us with different keyboard layout (AZERTY instead of QWERTY) can't play the game easily.
Liked it anyway, nice atmosphere.

Typedeaf says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:08am

Really nice puzzle game! I actually like the art in the game it is charming =A

ataxkt says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 12:12pm

Really nice puzzler! My only critisism is that the shapes aren't very self explanatory. 5 for innovation!

Holofire says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:22pm

Nice platformer. Interesting mechanics. Great job.

robmozart says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:30pm

I like what you did with this game.

The falling sparks (or what those are) adds something nice to the mood of the game.

The music instrument sounds good and I like the melody. I wish it was longer, for more variation (while still being minimalistic).

It would have been nice with some text explaining the various elements along the way but it was not hard to figure out what was going on by trying and failing.

HelkeGames says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 7:01pm

Pretty cool game! :)

jukimv1986 says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 7:04pm

I was into the game with the first notes I heard, though they got repetitive after a while. I picked up the idea after a few seconds, as I have seen this game mechanic before, but adding some instructions would definitely help. Fits a lot into the theme, perfect execution and good puzzle progression. Well done!

patrickward says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 7:07pm

Wonderful, relaxing puzzler. I could lose some time with this game. Great job!

feyleaf says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:31pm

Not a bad puzzle-platformer. One thing I noticed is the little person double-jumps into the upper space beyond the ceiling often. I liked the different effects and the gradual learning curve. It felt good.

Oye Beto says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 2:44am

I can't access your web page. I'll check again later.

Felix20 says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:44pm

Very cool puzzle game, the graphics are really nice actually and the sound is good. When I got to the level with the two triforces though, it's impossible to beat :/
I really liked it though.

Oye Beto says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 4:29am

I won :)
It' a good puzzle, it entertained me enough to finish it.

EdoMiyamoto says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 6:13pm

Very nice !

TaleLore says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 6:37pm

Interesting puzzle game, although some glitches made it hard to play.

tankete says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 8:40am

Wow! I really liked it. Loved the simplicity of the look and controls. The music worked well. And the introduction of new elements came at the perfect pace.

Well done!

lorancou says ...
May 10, 2013 @ 11:20am

Oh, looks like there's no ending, I just looped back to level one :) Good puzzle game, a few bugs sometimes but nothing that really blocks progression. Congratz!

AndyBumpkin says ...
May 10, 2013 @ 11:52am

Wow, enjoyed this a lot more than I thought I would! These kind of puzzles always appeal to me though :)

Nicely thought out and fits the theme well, good stuff!

ashdnazg says ...
May 10, 2013 @ 1:06pm

Nice, simple and challenging!
Well done :)

lasergans says ...
May 10, 2013 @ 1:33pm

Cute, innovative, minimalistic, varying - simply fun :)

marnaouf says ...
May 11, 2013 @ 10:20am

Very awesome concept and really fun game. Really liked the puzzles and having to learn from trial and error what each new object did.

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