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

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The Best of Both Worlds

by AGausmann - Compo Entry

This is a puzzle game that requires you to think outside of your own world! In order to win, you must solve each of the 4 sublevels in every level. The catch is, you can't control them individually; you must control two simultaneously. Are you up for the challenge?

Controls:
WASD/QE: Change control mode
Arrow keys: Move the character
Space: Restart level

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#42Innovation4.14
#252Theme3.87
#254Overall3.52
#318Fun3.35
#472Mood3.00
#491Audio2.83
#809Graphics2.70
#1896Coolness33%

Comments

AGausmann says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:32am

Just found a bug that stops the game when you complete the first level. I've fixed that, and it should be working as expected now.

Lynx says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:37am

This game was super fun, and I don't care for puzzle games! Really innovative concept, I do have to say the SFX are kinda loud though, totally break from the peaceful, problem-solving, contemplating mood you provide with the light blue and soft music. Hope you continue this game idea!

AGausmann says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:01am

I agree, if there's one thing I would change, it's the sound effects. I probably could have spent a bit more time messing around with them.

Drtizzle says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 4:01pm

Cool concept, but I can't play it? I can move the yellow outlines, but I guess I have to move the black dots into the green dots? I can't, or don't know how to, move the black dots.

AGausmann says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:59pm

Sorry, I'll update the description. The instructions are viewable if you click the "Web" link at the top of the page.

Thermite says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:04pm

Really fun puzzle game, once you work out the controls!

Aglavra says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:46pm

I like the idea of the puzzle, to play it was interesting for me. The game is impressive, especially when I think of doing it in Scratch))

SneManden says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:48pm

Clever puzzles. When you figure out the correct "sequence" to beat the puzzle, it puts an extra challange to do so as quick as possible. Really great idea. (Reached level 7.)

March says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 12:19am

I don't get it xD

Tuism says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 9:05am

I like the idea, but it may be a bit too tedious for my personal taste!

I'm in two minds about saying A) the sounds were great, they conveyed enough feedback for me to understand (for example) I fell into fire or B) the sounds alone were not enough and some visual feedback should have been implemented. I'm thinking B.

I think a lot of people wouldn't get it if they played without sound (entirely possible) or didn't get the connection after the first 2 minutes.

Drtizzle says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:49pm

Okay I got the controls now.
I really liked it, but the moving is tedious. Especially when the puzzle is easy and you already know where to move.

jpmit says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:08pm

Very fun and clever mechanic. Well done.

Kuality Games says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:33am

I liked the retro feel I got from it, and that I had to spend atleast a few seconds to solve the first level.

Chaoseed says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:34am

Oh, boy...When I got to level 4, my brain ran and hid in a corner. Still, that's not necessarily a bad thing, if you want to do a serious puzzle game. ;) The concept is actually quite clever! The one thing that bothered me is that on level 2, I didn't immediately get what the red walls meant. I sat there slamming keys and getting "explosion" sounds for about 30 seconds before I realized what was going on. So, maybe a little more in the way of instructions?

Soron says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:43am

That is amazing and mind-breaking. I think skewed a bit too much towards the mind-breaking, but still awesome.

Also, kudos on doing a good variation on the idea of controlling multiple things at once, which seems to have cropped up repeatedly this time :).

panda says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 2:44am

Wow, super original! This is a fun game! It gets difficult as it goes. I made it to level 5! Excellent idea and congrats on making a fully working game in such a short time!

Tom 7 says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 3:01pm

Good puzzle game! I'm currently stuck on level 8, but I'm finding the variety of ideas with the mechanic to be pretty compelling. Thanks for putting effort into puzzle design!

AGausmann says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 9:39pm

Thanks guys for the amazing feedback! I'm glad several of you enjoyed playing :)

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 9:20pm

nice work

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