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

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by nassi - Compo Entry

Puzzle! is a puzzling game about puzzles. No, not those brain twister puzzles you often see in games, but those things that you might've seen as a child, the ones with millions of tiny pieces you know? Aren't you exited already?

- My debut as a musician (thanks to and!
- Sliders to affect the thingamajicks in the game!
- Beautiful hand drawn art. Hand drawn art. Art.
-- Choose from example.jpg and example.png

Hold the left mousebutton to drag the pieces and use the scroll for zooming. Esc returns to menu from the game.

If you want to load your own images you should take a look at the paths mentioned here:, create a folder called "Puzzle!" there, drop your images in the folder and just type the filename in the menu when opening the game (you also need to click the textfield to load the image). Damn, that was surprisingly complex.

Made in 14 hours or so, which is also a certain guarantee for quality!

I'll probably be somewhat busy for the next few weeks, but remember to leave a comment so that I can check out your game when I have the time.

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Rulrite says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 1:17pm

A great jigsaw-puzzle game. I really liked the quirky music and the humorous image; it is indeed beautiful hand-drawn art! Well done for finishing it all in only 14 hours. :D

harley77 says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:42pm

You nailed it with the music and I loved the humor of it all. Awesome for 14 hours.

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

That surely wasn't what I would expect from a LD game. Nice realisation, though. What a beautiful drawing :3

ix says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:43pm

"Choose from example.jpg and example.png" :)
Also, nice music!

stray says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 12:49pm

14 hours? really? It was great

nuno says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:54pm

the default sketch was my favorite part ;) greetings from a fellow Löver ;)

banana4life says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:40pm

Nice picture drawing

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

Cool !
May be the pieces can snap when close to each other ?
Could make it more dynamic !
Funny drawing :)

MaxguN says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 9:07pm

I had fun playing your game, and it quite fits the theme ^^

Code White says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:04pm

Really clever snowflake effect. Nice to see another Love game around ;)

hoyt hoy says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:40pm

Nice job, I like puzzles, and this is one of hard ones.
The idea to use a handmade art was good.
Good Music and funny idea

Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:47pm

Nice job, I really like this one. Very well made - the controls and everything work excellently. I have liked a button to hold down to pan with your mouse - if there is one I didn't find it. The snapping is excellent and the ability to choose your own settings is great. Well done!

nassi says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:02pm

Thanks for all the encouraging comments! Must be hard to think of something to say when there's so little content.

@ix: example.jpg and example.png are actually different images, maybe I chose somewhat bad names for them :).

@ponk: you mean that they should snap when moving the piece? Because they do snap when you let go of the piece.

@little-burrito: "no panning", was one of the things in my original... planning. I guess I thought it fit the theme better that way.

ZNCatlaw says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 5:27pm

Ha ha ha! Nice! Happy Holidays to you too, and good luck with gamedev!

rjhunter says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 2:39pm

Funny description, funny image. The art is the best :-)

Benjamin says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:49am

Really nice execution I was hooked for 3x games in a row.
I think you could have make it more interesting by just swap the parameter menu with a 5x levels challenge. each one unlock the next, 5-6 minutes per rounds. I would have give twice more time with just this.

benmcnelly says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 5:55am

Nice audio! Didn't finish it but I tried :)

AinaSG says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 2:15pm

I liked it! I will read your code to improve my LÖVEfu

Kovalsky says ...
Dec 23, 2014 @ 10:41am


maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 7:43pm

nice work

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