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Zombie Maze Escape

by Thepattybeast - Compo Entry

NOTE: Your level progress will not be saved, your global settings and unlocks will be.

Source is included in main download
if it is not working try updating your java, then if that doesnt work post a stack trace in the comments
if you are getting a unsupported major.minor version error it means your java is outdated and must be updated to version 7 or higher

PLEASE include java version, os, and as many details as you can (and please include the error message) if it doesn't work.

windows_debug.bat will output console messages to debuglog.txt you can copy and paste errors from there

The screen in this game is the 40 by 22 tile grid you play on. Almost everything (including ui) is done on this grid. The only exception are some parts of the editor and the highscore/level number display. the goal of the game is to navigate the maze and get to the checker board.

WASD - Move
E - Activate
ESC - pause
SHIFT - walk

LMB - Place
RMB - delete
MMB - Edit metadata
S - Save
1 - tile mode
2 - entity mode
P - Toggle edit mode (DEBUG CHEAT)

See included text files if you want more info.

if you think you are randomly dying see hints.txt


Downloads and Links




Crafting4U says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:36am

The game cannot be launched. :(

ChronusZ says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:43am

It looks like you got quite a bit done. I don't really understand the fail condition, though. Also, it's a good idea to separate the jar from the source. Having to download your source is a bit of a pain ;-)

Thepattybeast says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:07am

@ChronusZ if you look some tiles are slightly lighter those will kill you (See hints.txt for more info). If you want to make the more visible edit res/images/trap.png. Also the source is only ~40kb so i figured it was easier to include it in the main download instead of having 2 downloads)

@Crafting4U cant really help with only that. Please read the top part of my submission.

funkysquid says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:23am

Hrm – OS X Yosemite, upgraded to JDK 8 Update 25, ran, can't get rid of this error for some reason "Caused by: java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: no lwjgl in java.library.path"

Crefossus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:56am

Love the level editor. Ai could be more consistent.

Thepattybeast says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:56am

@funkysquid no mac natives included
this has been fixed

LexGear says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:48pm

User with a mac that hates java :(

cutandreil says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:51pm

It's hard!
I've got trouble to select a level.
(It takes me ten 10 to pass)
And I've died a lot, most of the time because I haven't see a killing tile.

CatOnMars says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:41pm

I can't start the game. Win7 x64, Oracle JAVA SE build 1.7.0_71-b14

Thepattybeast says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:41pm

@CatOnMars i don't know why it wouldn't work. are you using the .bat file? can you post the console output.

Jupitron says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:42pm

Download it and didnt work.

alvarop says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:43am

I think the core idea is cool but there are some flaws in the design as I told you during the stream yesterday. It needs some more work, because as it is now, it's confusing (at least for me). Cool concept, and really cool editor :D

hitchh1k3r says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:24am

It's nice to see another Java entry. Good work, you clearly put a lot into this. I find it a bit frustrating that I keep walking into walls that I can't see and having to restart. Also the new release is working fine on OS X Yoesmite + JRE 8.

sorlok says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 3:37am

Plays fairly well, but it's hard to tell what to do. Good job overall.

Sharky says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 9:38pm

Couldn't get the game to launch:(

Canyon says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 11:22pm

Well done on finishing and including an editor!

The game is pretty frustrating, but that could be resolved without too much work.

ShadowStryker says ...
Dec 20, 2014 @ 5:33am

Windows 8 x64 could not run the game.

01rafael says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 12:38pm

Great style! So simple and fun!

efux says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 3:46pm

Cool little game. But the "dangerous" fields are very hard to spot. But fun anyway, I enjoyed playing it.

Aden Manson says ...
Dec 26, 2014 @ 5:48pm

nice and simple!

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