April 26th-29th 2013 :: Theme: Minimalism

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The Quest for Minimalism

by Arkazon - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Fairly straightforward puzzle-platformer.

Bob the bloke with the silly hat and a sack of potatoes is a bit of a minimalist and wants to just sit there and eat his potatoes in peace. Unfortunately there are a load of pesky levels with platforms, mesh things, bridges, boxes and other stuff preventing him from finding happiness.

Luckily there are some handy magic levers of handiness +3 to help out. Activate the levers to remove parts of the level and make bob happy, activate all the levers on a level to proceed to the next level.


WASD/Arrow keys : Move around (up or down only work when on climbing meshes).
Space : Activate a lever / Start the game.
ESC/R : Reset the current level (you'll need to do this so remember the button!).
+/- : Cheat like a cheating person and jump between levels using a debug feature that I figured was probably worth leaving in.

Game uses WebGL so you'll need a browser that supports it (I'm looking at you, Internet Explorer). I suggest using Chrome since that's what I tested it in but most non-Microsoft browsers support WebGL these days so take your pick.

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mortus says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 9:14am

Very nice idea, I think this could be a good game with some more work put into it.

gizmo says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:21pm

_VERY_ nice puzzler!

Ernyz says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 4:34pm

Simple, yet interesting. Pretty good game :)

Zekyon says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 6:04pm

Nice puzzele-platform game, although, a little easy

Covenant says ...
Apr 29, 2013 @ 7:52pm

Very nice, interesting puzzles, and an excelent take on the theme!

pighead10 says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 8:25am

Nice little puzzle game. It wasn't really minimalistic though. I crashed when completing one of the puzzles.

quill18 says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:21pm

Something about this game reminds me of the ancient Montezuma's Revenge on C64. I like it!

mort96 says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:22pm

The game is very nice, and I love that you used WebGL instead of relying on browser plugins like Flash, Unity or Java :D

FloatingGhost says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:22pm

"Could not initialize webGL"

Arkazon says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 4:30pm

Glad you're all liking it, I intended to make some of the levers do non-gameplay related things like remove background images or turn sound off. Ended up not having any backgrounds or sounds to remove though!

@pighead10 : Did the browser crash or just hit an error? Which browser are you using?
@FloatingGhost : Are you using a WebGL compatible browser? I suggest trying with Chrome.

Per says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 6:37pm

Wow! Nice level designs!

SmallDeadGuy says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 6:52pm

A little simple and easy. Graphics weren't too bad, and was a little puzzling. Not bad for 48 hours, but some audio and a bit more polish would be nice.

Polar says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 6:42pm

A great idea, and a great take on Minimalism. My only issue was that it was quite easy, but that's not that much of an issue.

May 4, 2013 @ 7:54pm

Very nice puzzler! I like it :)

SmilingCat says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 8:13pm

Pretty cool, I liked how you could confound the monsters by walking over top of them.

HuvaaKoodia says ...
May 4, 2013 @ 8:40pm

I would have liked a "Level Minimized" screen with Bob sitting down (on thin air) and eating some potatoes, before cutting to the next level.

Otherwise a pleasant puzzle platformer with a whole lotta levels.

messiano says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 4:03am

Nice entry, I liked the mechanics and the player graphics!

dem0 says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 6:26pm

That was really simple, yet fun little puzzle game :)

TurboDindon says ...
May 12, 2013 @ 1:04pm

Hehe, very fun to play!

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