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Guiding Light

by csaunders - Compo Entry

Guiding Light is a maze game that uses the mouse. The light provides you feedback which you can use to navigate the maze and reach the goal.

There are 5 stages.

== Update ==

Made builds for Mac and Windows. Let me know if the windows version isn't working. I had to do the build on a Mac so I couldn't test it out.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#299Innovation3.50
#411Mood3.09
#740Theme3.46
#822Humor2.06
#838Overall2.92
#934Fun2.63
#1742Coolness39%

Comments

Skills641 says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:42am

can't run .love

csaunders says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:46am

You'll need to get a copy of Love2D from their website for your platform.

https://love2d.org/

Fanttum says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:46am

Well looks cool, but Idk if I can play, I'm on a mac...

Gwilym says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:49am

@csaunders: Take a look here: https://www.love2d.org/wiki/Game_Distribution

I guess that would count as a port :)

Gwilym says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:52am

You're mood score would've been higher had there been music and sound effects. Take a look at abundant-music.org and consider hitting random things in front of a microphone for sound effects.

My arm hurts now after having had to use the mouse so carefully, I made it to level 4 before I had to stop. I must admit, I'm a sucker to the text that appears. Maybe you could add some motivational text after every level is completed?

Overall a good entry, but it would be nicer if you could in some way make the mouse less sensitive ;).

eruditespirit says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:20pm

Interesting game! I wish the corridors were a bit wider, and a little atmospheric music would've made it pretty amazing.

p1x3lruckus says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:21pm

Damn this game was hard, but really pretty.

vrld says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 2:49pm

At first I had no idea what I was doing

lapskaus says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:42pm

Cool idea. Took a while to figure out how it worked since it would have made more sense if the light hit the walls and stopped, so the instructions could be better. But overall i liked it :)

Rothens says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:34pm

I found a cheat.. not sure how tho... maybe I spammed 'D' :D http://i.imgur.com/e9fRE9P.png anyway, nice game :P

sam101 says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:19pm

The first time I won instinctively, then I understood what was happening. Quite a nice game !

Crushenator says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 2:07am

Yolo I downloaded Love. I enjoyed the game.

Louisload says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 12:23pm

i like your idea :)
sometimes the feedback of the light was slow to appear and i collided with the walls even tho i thought nothing was there
some ambient audio would improve greatly the mood of the game :) nice job!

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