Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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Fun With Lasers

by ALobker - Compo Entry

Fire your lasers to make the crystals glow. Around the map are 6 example puzzles, and some free space to mess around.

Parts can be selected from the bottom bar. Use the right (or middle) mouse button to rotate.

I originally wanted to create a simple puzzle game but, you know, time constraints. So now this is basically a testing sandbox.

Created by: Antony Löbker
Created in Unity. Mac and Linux versions can be compiled from source.

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Ratings

#2217Coolness17%

Comments

AndreasL says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:55pm

It's quite fun. I solved all the puzzles which wasn't too challenging but I enjoyed it anyway. The graphics are clean and it's easy to see what object is what.
Making the right mouse button the rotate button might have been a mistake as in the web player right click triggers a "switch to fullscreen" box.

After I had beaten all the puzzles I realized that I could simply have placed a laser turret near the targets since you have an unlimited supply of them. Which makes the game far less challenging.

As far as a sandbox goes this is what I made: http://zippy.gfycat.com/GiantCleanAsp.webm

Overall: Pretty good idea for a game, the puzzles were fun but could be "abused" due to the sandbox element. So it could have been a bit more polished.

hazzahazzam says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:10am

You included a level editor? That in 48hrs is amazing in it's own right. Also game needs to be smaller for us smaller screens.

Bernhard says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 3:56pm

The Windows build only let me chose 4:3 aspect ratio resolutions but the web build ran great.
Relaxing game, I do love me some mirror puzzles!
Yeah, actual goals would have been really great.

jmborden says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:56pm

I can't get the pieces to rotate with a right click in Firefox on my Mac... keeps bringing up a menu.

ALobker says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:41pm

@jmborden: If you have trouble with the right mouse button, you can use the middle mouse button too. I'm not sure if you have one though, since you're on a Mac.

mrexcessive says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:31pm

Hi there. Looked interesting, but almost none of the pieces can be picked up and moved about... none of the 'drawing' big buttons in lower left work. This was on Chrome/W8.1 Not rated yet.

snickersnacks says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 2:38am

Cool puzzle game! It was difficult from a first-time player experience to tell what everything was at a glance, had to keep referencing the Help section. And a level editor is awesome in such a short amt of time.

Dec 14, 2014 @ 2:47am

Really impressed you were able to make a level editor! Enjoyed some of the puzzles, wish you had time to maker more! Cute music.

Darthone says ...
Dec 21, 2014 @ 3:58pm

I thought that it was a fun puzzle game, but you should disable the right click menu in the unity build options

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:30pm

nice work

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