Ludum Dare 32 — April 17th-20th, 2015 — Theme: An Unconventional Weapon

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Minotaur

by Manu & Wan - Jam Entry

----[ TESTED BROWSERS ]----

- Latest Chrome & Firefox on Windows
- Latest Chrome & Firefox on Linux
(you may still end up with invisible stuff if you miss a graphics card/driver)

----[ THE TEAM ]----

- Wan (Programming, Audio, Additional graphics) @mkalamalami
- Manu (Programming, Level design)
- Jack (Graphics)

----[ CONTROLS ]----

- Arrows to move
- Hold an arrow to highlight a block, then hold space to activate your power
- As long as space is held, you can fly the selected block around using the arrows

----[ TIPS ]----

- If you get stuck, use the reset button in the bottom-right corner
- Everything is movable, use it!
- You can grab a block in during a jump/fall
- Only one block moves at a time. If you can't move a block, it's probably because something else is blocking it ;)

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness51%
#61Innovation(Jam)3.94
#131Overall(Jam)3.75
#132Mood(Jam)3.68
#171Fun(Jam)3.59
#182Audio(Jam)3.51
#350Theme(Jam)3.60
#468Graphics(Jam)3.39

Comments

BoiPichu says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:03am

Great game! Enjoyed it a lot.

Dan Norder says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:27am

Nice! Interesting puzzle game. Ending was good too.

Pixelcyborg says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:38am

I was pretty captivated by this from the start. I think the mechanic is super sound and interesting, and with a bit more polish could be interesting as its own standalone game.

chanko08 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 1:41am

It took some time for me to guess the controls (even with the handy keyboard picture in the background). Overall though, it was very enjoyable, great game!

Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:43am

Nice work!

dyfer says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:22am

that was the best level design i saw tonite , pretty cool kind of power and the character animation looks very good , great job

Manu & Wan says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:33am

Thanks for your feedbacks. I'm glad you like it.
@chanko08, I add the commands and some tips. You always think it's easy to understand when you already know how it works ^^

roving-stone says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 4:40am

Wow, I loved this. It's like almost like that "Traffic Jam" board game where you have to slide cars around to make a path to the exit. Awesome work!

kabutakogames says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:11am

Tried to play, but it was too slow in my browser and wouldn't go past the opening text - I am using Chrome - hope noone else has the issue!

devilright says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:49am

I really liked the mechanics in this. I got to what I thought was the end but the game froze D: Other than that one little thing everything was amazing. Graphics, mechanics and audio was awesome. Cheers! :D

dix says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:27am

Nice entry! Would be nice to have an idea on where one should go, at first it's a bit hard to understand ^^

monstersauce says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:29am

Interesting :D Very fun play.

SiENcE says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:48am

Awesome game and a lot of scenes. The music fits well and the sliding puzzle mechanic is great! In some scenes I thought to get stuck but than I found an escape. This is great leveldesign.

It reminds we a lot to sliding puzzles I played in my childhood.

Only one minor thing. I would put in more contrast between moveable parts and not moveable parts of a scenes. It's hard to detect.

grifdail says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:53am

Wow this is some ludum dare gold !
The concept is really original ! The game is pretty fun.
My only regret is that the difficulty is high: I think some initiation level would be great so we could learn to think with electromagntism...

Great job

Tommyno222 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 10:21am

Not sure if I understand the controls but I really strugled with block moving most of the time. I think I've solved a few levels thanks some bugs (or maybe it weren't bugs, I don't know :)). Anyway I like the idea, background music is pleasant to listen, character animations are smooth and electrical effects are wonderful!

BermudaCake says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:13am

Really fun! Played all the way through. I kept accidentally going back to the previous level, even though there didn't seem to be a reason I'd want to. Also, it wasn't always clear which blocks I could move and in what direction.

Apr 21, 2015 @ 2:40pm

Cool music and I love the mechanic! really good idea!

gogo199432 says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 3:50pm

Nice game, the controls were a bit wonky sometimes, but enjoyed it neverthless :)

pLaw says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:07pm

Great Design! I Love the concept.

Plustech says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 5:53pm

The mix is so weird, a sokoban platformer, but somehow it works. Enjoyed till the end. I really like the music and also the animations for the little dude. Kudos to the team!

jordgubben says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:09pm

I like the fact that puzzles do not have one predetermined solution.

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:11pm

Nice game, the puzzles are very good too.

icedvariables says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:22pm

Clever concept. Really enjoyed it and love the music. It did however crash on the level where lots of blocks had to be moved to make your way down (level 4/5 ish?).

Uruca Games says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:29pm

Wow!!!!!! Wonderfull!!! I like very much th gameplay, the art, everything! Congratulations!

Manu & Wan says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 6:39pm

Thanks everyone!

@icedvariables and those who got a crash: can you share what browser version/OS you have? Thanks.

chromebookbob says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:00pm

Great concept, controls could have been clearer. Some of the blocks were hard to move but it was fun!

frondeus says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:01pm

Whoah! I didn't expect that :D Very nice game!

mikomic says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:15pm

wow really nice game :D liked it a lot, very intuitive good job

Leaghorn says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 7:20pm

Very cool. option to choose blocks with mouse would be nice, though.

sputnik says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 8:46pm

Nice game!

CowShark says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:25pm

This is pretty legit for a jam game. Really enjoyed the mechanic, and that you've designed many levels. Had a problem with one level that I accidentally backed out of a few times, and I'd have to see the intro text whenever re-entering.

esayitch says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 9:58pm

Main character animations are very fluid, and the concept is great. The moving mechanic is interesting as well, but I wouldn't call it a "weapon" per se. Music was soothing and appropriate... solid entry. Good luck.

Javabot says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:12pm

love his game to bits, it introduces an interesting "weapon" and a mysterious plot.

jacketsj says ...
Apr 21, 2015 @ 11:59pm

Well polished and fun, and by far the best 2D pyschokinesis-like game I've ever played. Well done.

hexdie says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 1:32am

This is really neat with a great take on the theme! Nice work!

flwns says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:47pm

Interesting game!

muromets says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 2:52pm

The idea is great! Had a bit of difficulty understanding what to do at the beginning, but discovery is also part of the charm, also liked the music and overall atmosphere

Embalaje says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 3:16pm

Interesting puzzle game! Good idea, it`s very original and it has a special mood.
Good game!Good story!

retrophantom says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 4:22pm

omg you fulfilled my dream to be magneto XD, please make a sequel 'o'

SaintHeiser says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 5:55pm

Good story and mood. Gameplay looks interesting, but now game kinda boring because game mechanic same all the game. And control are slightly luggt. Anyway, good game. I've enjoyed, thanks!

Split82 says ...
Apr 22, 2015 @ 10:37pm

Awesome visuals and mood. Thanks for nice game.

shadow64 says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 1:33am

I really liked this mechanic and the mood was solid. I really felt the mystery that you were trying to create and I didn't even read how to play and understood the controls and what to do almost intuitively. Nicely done! Thanks for sharing and congrats on getting it finished for us!

SpringCabal says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 7:54am

Great game, I like the approach here, quite innovative. My only dislike was that it can sometimes be a chore to move all those blocks, but it's still pretty fun.

dydx says ...
Apr 23, 2015 @ 5:49pm

One of the coolest games in LD32. If I had one suggestion, it would be to remove the back-track feature, I triggered it on accident a few times. Besides that I think this game is perfect!

Apr 24, 2015 @ 3:29pm

I love that character idle animation, the way he floats looks great. Puzzles with the power was an interesting mechanic but did find I needed to restart a few times because I got myself into unwinnable positions. Music also suits the mood of the game really well, overall a really polished entry.

dydx says ...
Apr 25, 2015 @ 6:25pm

I found a bug, if you go to the bottom of the screen (where there aren't any more blocks) and hit spacebar, the game throws an exception and freezes up.

http://monosnap.com/image/6Pkxjajj8TqtjIyYdLxBltHrvjMv84.png

Manu & Wan says ...
Apr 26, 2015 @ 9:05pm

@dydx: Thanks! The post-compo version is now fixed. For some reason the player tried to grab the world bounds, I guess it was a bit too much for his powers.

phi6 says ...
Apr 27, 2015 @ 9:51am

Really liked the block moving mechanics on this one, really unique! A variable height jump would have been a nice addition. Graphics are nice and clean, puzzles were difficult but had that sandbox feel so you could try anything without being hemmed into one inflexible solution. Good job! I also created a platformer/Metroidvania thing, so I was glad to have stumbled onto your entry to compare and study - it's been an inspiration.

pstudio says ...
Apr 28, 2015 @ 3:42pm

Seems like there might be an interesting puzzle mechanic and story in there, but the mechanics seems a bit to fickle for me. Sometimes the same block will move. Sometimes it wont. I might be missing something but it kind of put me off the game.

ehtd says ...
Apr 29, 2015 @ 1:45am

At first it seemed too hard, had to restart a couple of times, but after that it was a great experience. Had to finish the game. All the time I was thinking I was a squirrel man for some reason hahaha

Anshul Goyal says ...
May 2, 2015 @ 1:15am

quite an interesting concept. Needs a little bit more polish and it'll be awesome!

MrShoestore says ...
May 5, 2015 @ 1:44am

very clever game!

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