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

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Squint Maze

by AlSweigart - Jam Entry

Squint Maze: The entire maze is on one screen.

Requires 1920x1080 resolution. Windows binary. Source can be run on Python 2 or 3 with Pygame.

- You are the blue dot.
- Go to the green dot.
- Arrow keys / WASD to move.
- Esc to quit. (Autosaves)
- T to view time elapsed.
- M to restart game.


(For god's sake, don't actually play this game the entire way through. Just edit the saved game file and cheat, like I do in the YouTube gameplay video, if you want to see the (rather disappointing) ending.)

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

Lol. This is a funny joke!

FacticiusVir says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 3:40am

I can't see a blue dot or a green dot - running at 1920x1080

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

Unfortunately, this game is just too much for my pathetic screen resolution. Looked cool though

Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:42am

Eyestrain: The Game

ohsqueezy says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 5:43pm

Very cool looking maze algorithm. I made the game run in 1024 x 768 to see what it looks like. I don't know if I would ever get to the end even if I could see the whole map, but with the save feature it would be fun to do it over a long period of time like doing a huge jigsaw puzzle.

mrspeaker says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:23pm

I don't have windows, but rated you highly based on the concept, instruction screen, and name alone. Squint Maze... genius.

Dew says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:47pm

You're a filthy bastard... My eyes are burnt from getting close to the screen...

MegaMasterX says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 6:49pm

Thank goodness for 1920x1080! Well done!

paperweight says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:44pm

PC won't support that resolution... missing out...

DesignerNap says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:48pm

Full res, this game is very brave! :) hurt my eyes but I gave it a go. Love the audio!

Doubstract says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 7:49pm

You probably are trying to win in humor category :). And theme interpretation is really creative (and funny) in this one.

PTSnoop says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:03pm

My eyes! My eyes!!

Resonious says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 8:43pm

I cannot imagine how long it would take to actually finish this, hahaha.

Catwheel says ...
Dec 8, 2014 @ 9:13pm

This game intimidates me :(

Dec 8, 2014 @ 10:57pm

Can't figure out where the player starts. The game gets great marks regardless. Love the concept and a hilarious use of theme.

dsilvers says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 4:57am

This makes me nauseous, and I'm just watching the Youtube video. I can only imagine what actually playing this would do to me. A game that causes a physical effect? Five stars all around!

Dec 9, 2014 @ 6:17am

Cool concept. Great music, though the game is a bit hard for the eyes. Thanks for the game and Merry Christmas!

GrabenGroup says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 8:31am

And you say our game is more frustrating than challanging :D how long did you actually play this till now? Did you think you're getting better with the time? :D

xaedes says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 2:58pm

I dont like to play mazes and my resolution is too low.
But the idea is hilarious! Also it's a nice interpretation of the theme.

Samm says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:24am

Haha, it hurts to even look at this game. Well done!

DonovanWu says ...
Dec 11, 2014 @ 6:43am

OMG, this game is a great joke in many ways! The idea alone worth a gold medal! Also, the background music is mood-soothing.

HuntTheWumpus says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 4:38pm

Next time: 4k resolution and all walls/dots are only 1 pixel in size :D

Linear says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 7:43am


01rafael says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 8:29am

Such kind of humor I don't understand)

kaa says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 10:06am

Nice joke. In high res maze looks great! What algorithm did you use to create this maze? Eller's? We used Hunt&Kill for our game

JFern says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 12:19am

Ha, good joke. Definitely better on higher res monitors.

igoramendola says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 1:41am

Ohhh, interesting implementation of the theme and I liked the challenge! Hahaha
Although it is graphically simple, aesthetically looks great. But sometimes the blinking effect of the blue dot confuses me :P
Also, it has nice audios and the autosave it's a good feature. Nice entry ^^

Dec 24, 2014 @ 2:06pm

Actually tried it, but my eyes start hurting xD nice joke anyway.

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