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There're Easier Ways

by matheod - Jam Entry


=> If don't work, you need this : <=
Windows : http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=2091
Mac : http://download.mono-project.com/archive/2.10.11/macos-10-x86//MonoFramework-MRE-2.10.11.macos10.xamarin.x86.dmg

"Sometimes rules are made to be broken.

Yes, break rules !

Just consider the game under
his minimalst form to win !


TEW is a successions of mini game you can't beat by following the normal rule. You must think about the mini-game under is fondamental state, just consider it under is minimalist form : What must I do to win ? Okay so let's do this by broking superfluous rules. Return to a minimalist thinking and find the path to the victory !

M key = ; key on english keyboard

There are only three level ;)

Cheat : push U to unlock next level (on selection level screen)

Game created with CraftStudio : craftstud.io

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raoz says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:58pm

Can't run, won't start

TheColorMan says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 8:33pm

Interesting little racing game! I found going past the line then backing up and going forward again aloud me to win automatically. good sound though :3

matheod says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:11am

TheColorMan : Read the description of the game ;)

[In fact you can beat the bot, but I didn't increase it speed because it render bad]

BigBlackBeard says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:27am

Really a good idea !

Leginar says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:47pm

I couldn't get the game to start on a Macbook Pro running Mac OS 10.6.8.

matheod says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 1:55pm

Legina : I have no idea how it work for mac, but have you got this : Mac : http://download.mono-project.com/archive/2.10.11/macos-10-x86//MonoFramework-MRE-2.10.11.macos10.xamarin.x86.dmg

EdoMiyamoto says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 2:01pm

Never thought of that !

pl0xz0rz says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:36pm

I found a bug - pressing M to enter menu doesn't work, you have to press ;

GameRespect says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:42pm

Not a bad idea for a game. I enjoyed it overall, and with alittle work on more puzzles and more work to polish the game as a whole, I think it would really be a doozy :) Good job!

spriters2000 says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:42pm

what's the game with the toothpicks

spriters2000 says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:43pm

What's the game with the toothpicks?

MinionStudios says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:44pm

Very nice! I had problems because my 'M' key did nothing in the Windows version, but I love the execution of this idea!

Julian Ceipek says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:49pm

An excellent puzzle game that hits the theme and fulfills its premise perfectly. Bravo! I have two minor complaints, though: the visualization for solving level 2 doesn't make sense to me and I had to hit ";" rather than "m" to go to the next level.

(By the way, I was able to play this on OS X without any trouble)

Tainted_Code says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 7:29pm

I see what you did there! ;)

RayZ says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 7:45pm

Easy? Darn pretty hard :D

kernel panic says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:21pm

I found the game pretty easy, but the last one had a wierd solution. Still, it was a fun short game.

You might be interested to know that your Linux version is just another Windows version (so it didn't work). Also, what they say about M and ; is true.

matheod says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 11:03pm

Yes sorry about the M key, CraftStudio bind key to position on keyboard, which is pretty cool for WASD key but bad for other :p

Spiridios says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 7:12pm

Controls were a bit sloppy - why does the car game use keyboard but the other two use mouse? The mouse didn't work half the time on the matchstick game. Concept is sound though, just needs some work.

psc1997 says ...
May 11, 2013 @ 4:54pm

Woow! Game is beautiful! :)
Great idea! :)
But... I have little problem... My car have problem...
haha :D

OU GDA says ...
May 11, 2013 @ 5:28pm

Didn't quite understand the tic-tac-toe game? I'm you win because you have 2 diagonal x's? May have been good to highlight the part of the board that was used after you win.
The third game was also a bit ambiguous on what you were supposed to do. If I hadn't just run into the game talking to a friend a few days ago I would have been lost.
Didn't have any issues with controls, but found the solutions rather quickly. The music did pretty well at aiding to the overall mood, though.

Hellequin says ...
May 20, 2013 @ 3:44pm

Nice game, well done!

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