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The Higgs' Gun

by Jeasonfire - Compo Entry

The Higgs' Gun is a 3D puzzle platformer. You get a gun that can solidify and un-solidify special materials.

- Moving: WASD or arrow keys by default
- Jumping: Space by default
- Shooting: Left-click by default
- Changing ammo: Scroll wheel by default
- Flashlight: Right-click by default
- Pause: Tab

NOTE: In the web version, if you press Escape, the window will release the mouse. To get the mouse bound to the window again, click on the game, pause and unpause.

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Ysty says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:31pm

A really neat idea. Short but nicely polished.

factorial says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 1:44pm

Unfortunately with a trackpad I couldn't switch ammo. Thought the concept was pretty cool though. Wish the gun looked like it was aiming where I was looking.

stig1 says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 3:59pm

I had fun playing this, well done!

SadSmile says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:00pm

Awsome. Here are some tips tho: Parent the gun to the cam, so that it looks where it shoots, set the player on a diffrent layer and set your cam to ignore it. So you get a shadow without seeing your own body. Also a crosshair would be nice :) I hope that helped ^^

ChronusZ says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:00pm

Nice concept. I feel like the puzzles could have been better designed to show off the potential of the mechanics, though (Something where you need to turn on a platform at one point and then later turn it off again, for example).

DarkMeatGames says ...
Apr 20, 2015 @ 4:05pm

Cool idea. Nicely polished. One of the few entries that wasn't frustrating to beat. I wished I had a cross hair during some parts. Overall, pretty solid entry. Nice job!

dyfer says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:43am

not bad idea, like the level design

PyroSneak says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:24pm

Fun game, short and sweet. really liked the mechanics, would be cool to see a longer version of it

Bitterdeath says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:43am

I wanted more levels. :) Great concept and level layout. I had a good laugh at the text on the wall taunting me. And yes, I did forget I had a flashlight, thanks for reminding me.

Pixelcyborg says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:49am

Clever mechanic, the song was somewhat repetitive but the game itself was quite enjoyable

Karai17 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 6:52am

An interesting idea, but could use a lot of polish. Keep at it!

Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:07pm

This puzzle platformer contained neither much platforming nor particularly puzzling challenges. I wish there were more different uses for the gun. Just switching walkways on and gates off isn't very interesting.

panurge says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:14pm

A neat idea, nicely executed. The puzzle difficulty and learning curve was spot on. The tutorial text was really well presented and in later levels had a touch of portal about it. :)

With a little more polish (and less annoying music!), this could be made into a really satisfying full game.

Romixal says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:17pm

Aiming is a little bit hard, and projectiles flies through colored walls, but it's a very interesting concept.

farnsworth2 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:33pm

Well polished and a solid idea. Some way to know where the shot would go would be nice, perhaps a laser pointer or just a target on the center of the screen. The levels could have been a little bit more difficult, with more use of the game mechanic (Switching things on and off through other platforms, ect). It's also a little confusing to be able to switch to ammo types you don't have.

Chaoseed says ...
May 1, 2015 @ 11:02am

Kudos for making an entire first-person puzzler in a weekend! It's a neat idea, a fun few minutes, although I'm not sure the mechanic has enough design space for an entire game. Also, I couldn't figure out how to invert the mouse, which was annoying.

amras0000 says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 6:05am

Main nitpick would be the lack of a crosshair. It's a solid game otherwise, well-polished, explored several mechanics, and felt like it ended just when it needed to. Well done.

chocobyte says ...
May 10, 2015 @ 10:43pm

Love the idea, simple & fun.

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