Ludum Dare 34 — December 11th-14th, 2015 — Theme Tied: Two Button Controls, Growing

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Huebot Mazerunner

by Binary Gambit - Jam Entry

Huebot Mazerunner is a game about a cute robot stuck in some sort of maze of mazes.

Press Left (when Huebot is stationary) to walk down the left most path.
Press Right (when Huebot is stationary) to walk down the right most path.
If there is only one option Huebot will automatically walk.
If there are three exits to an intersection, you cannot go straight.

Collect the crystals to suck the color from a level.
Use the portals to explore the world.
Win by collecting all 64 Crystals.

Concepts I wanted to explore:
*Procedural Color Palettes
*Maze of Mazes (Bridged Eller Maze Stacks)

What went right:
Great artist who was easy to work with
Implemented gameplay within first 7 hours
Heaps of time for regular life, eating and sleeping

What went wrong:
Lots of light globes in my house blew up, which meant working in the daytime
Importing old dirty code I found from old projects was not as smooth as hoped
The last gameplay mechanic not implemented (queuing orders)

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fluidvolt says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 5:52am

This game makes me feel dumb :) I keep taking wrong turns because I confuse myself and don't think relative to the bot! That's on me though. I like how this looks, some sound and music and this could get really cool. Nice job on this!

Binary Gambit says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 9:12am

Thanks for playing.. your game was also fantastic! The idea was to confuse the play a little bit so they need to think from a different perspective.

MisterMortal says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 3:36pm

It's more difficult than it seems :D Good game

the-arrival says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 7:36pm

interesting much fun it is even that the queueing mechanic is not in the game in the end. cutting corners and getting faster kept me going for a while. The Pixel art is really cool though!

ohmaigawd says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:57pm

I like the graphics, I just wish the controls were easier. But overall good game

x92rwzb says ...
Dec 17, 2015 @ 12:58pm

I thought my game was hard but this is harder.

local minimum says ...
Dec 21, 2015 @ 6:56pm

I played for quite a while (think I got around 50 crystals before giving up). The main problem really is that it is very hard to know if you missed some and to remember on what level they might have been. Especially since the 'level id' was easy to miss (only noticed it after about 30 levels). In fact I only understood the concept of the hue and that the portals told me which direction I was going based on their color. All these things could have been helped by having difficulty-modes. Start out by giving the player 8 colors to collect. Next difficulty, give them 16. And so on. 64 is a big commitment from the player and since the player will be a bit lost in the beginning backtracking and getting everything right makes it even more so. Other than that, I liked the controls. The game could have done with some music and effects. Consider porting to mobile devices?

Tselmek says ...
Jan 2, 2016 @ 1:26am

Fun concept but the gameplay quickly feels a little repetitive, especially when you know you've gotta find 64 crystals. Could definitely benefit from audio feedbacks.

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