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by HeroesGrave - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Who you are, where you are, or how you got here is irrelevant.
You have 10 seconds to do whatever you can to find the lost Shield of Awesomeness.

Then you start again.


As you pull levers and collect powerups, they carry over after you've died.
The goal is to advance more and more until you can finally reach the goal.

This is more of a puzzle game, so some parts will be challenging.

Work out what levers activate what lasers/doors, and check for any newly accessible powerups. If you do that, you should be fine.

If you get stuck, leave a comment.
I'll reply as soon as possible.

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tomsik68 says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:51am

Nice game! It's however too hard, requires more time to complete. This is really great concept, but it's missing time bonuses in my opinion, as it's too hard ;)

namrog84 says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:58am

Would have been nice knowing what my powerups were or reminder of what keys did what, i didn't hear any sounds?

Couldn't get too far, I got stuck after the right click mouse powerup thing, didn't know what to do after that point.
1 wall I couldnt jump over, 1 red laser blocking to right, and a switch I couldnt reach

HeroesGrave says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 6:00am

Try using sprint more.

HeroesGrave says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 6:01am

Use the walkthrough if you get stuck

HeroesGrave says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 6:02am

Ths right mouse click is basically a more powerful, aimed jump, which should get you over two-block high walls if you put it under the player.

HeroesGrave says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 6:06am

No sounds sorry.

I was limited with time.

anserran says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 6:40am

Kind of hard, but cool idea. "What I do in my current life, will affect my next life", it's like an Hindu-Christian interpretation of the theme (yeah, I know, not really...)

graytest says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 7:06am

I was missing sounds and music. The game looks nice. It is a good concept, but quite difficult.

donan says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 7:16am

Really hard :/
With sounds would have been better :)

pl0xz0rz says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 7:51am

Nice game. A bit too hard, and sprint seems to sometimes deactivate randomly, usually killing me.

sunnysmiles says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:23am

A little too hard, and frustrating since there is no way of telling what each lever will do, so there is too much trial&error

mollrow says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 1:15pm

I uploaded the Linux build of Fortris. Will try to play yours sometime today (first day back at Uni)

Drabiter says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:10pm

Wow really hard one. The controls could be tricky too. I like the idea.

mollrow says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:46pm

I would just suggest you using double buffering since I was getting a lot of screen tearing.

ratalaika says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:11pm

A little bit hard... But really great idea for the concept!

HeroesGrave says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 4:09am

Sorry about the difficulty.

It is hard for me to judge as I played it as I added to the level bit-by-bit, and so am quite skilled at it.

Maybe in a post-compo version I'll make it better.

As for the sprint randomly stopping. That is a feature, but I forgot to mention it or give a indication. You have a 2-second sprint timer. While not sprinting, it fills up. If you use it all up, you have to wait until it fills up to one second before sprinting again.

lcass says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 8:49pm

very very hard

siat says ...
Aug 29, 2013 @ 1:27am

I couldn't get past the first section :(

acro says ...
Sep 1, 2013 @ 12:55am

Compelling, great fun, and well polished. A shame there's no sound, but I liked this very much. As a puzzle game, it works well. I lost track of time playing it. The 10-sec reset was quite a bold and risky move, but in fact it works remarkably well - it makes every single section into a tight race. The only thing I would want to see changed is the lack of visual indication that Low-gravity is active (it was annoying that it reset after every 10 seconds - but would've been fine it I could SEE that it had switched back off). Also, the controls are weirdly mapped, and only explained once. After I got the gloves the first time, I had to quit the game, write the title screen into a notepad document, then replay.
...and after writing this I only just realised this was a 48h compo entry, not a jam entry. Well done indeed!

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