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

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Elevator Game

by jnharton - Jam Entry

A game of ascending to the next floor, leaving the elevator and then being forced to walk through a maze to get back to the elevator so you can go up one more floor.

Made in Love2D.

You'll need a copy of Love2D (install or zip file) to run the .love file.

In the case of Windows and Mac OS X it's very easy. You just need to go and click the download link for your OS. Make sure that you get the one for the correct architecture if you've got Windows (32 bit vs 64 bit) and that you get the correct variant (install or zipfile).

There are probably bugs. If it looks like there isn't a level, I probably didn't put it in. If it crashes weirdly, try running it again. Repeat crashes = bugs or problems with the code.

Instructions to be added later... Briefly:
- click on the up/down arrows to use the elevator
- left/right mouse opens/closes elevator door
- 'e' enters the level, 's' removes the windows and stays in the elevator
- 'z' and 'x' are the -two buttons- that you can use to move around within levels
- you can use 'esc' to close any windows that are in the way

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josefnpat says ...
Dec 15, 2015 @ 1:27am

I was able to get through the elevator and most of the maze, but I'm really not sure what to do. Good start!

MercuryXGames says ...
Dec 16, 2015 @ 11:18am

nice game!

Manu & Wan says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 12:30pm

Despite being on Windows it says I need love.dll unfortunately.

Ancient_Pixel says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 12:30pm

I unfortnately can´t start the game, because i am missing 3 dlls (love, lua and SDL)

ZpeedTube says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 2:46pm

I can't run it, missing 3dlls. Using Windows. =I

jnharton says ...
Dec 18, 2015 @ 11:32pm

Hmm. That's odd... I'll have a look at that.

jnharton says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 12:06am

To the Windows users:

It seems I missed a step in packaging it where you are supposed to include the DLLs. Sorry. :|

In any case, despite trying to I couldn't get the new arrangement to work for me locally (the exe wouldn't run properly even with the correct dlls in the folder), so I've just ditched the EXE altogether.

That said, it's very easy to just go and get a copy of Love2D as a zip file (from their website) for your architecture (separate ones for the 32 and 64 bit). Just grab that, unzip it and drag the .love file (from here) onto the love.exe file to run the game.

zenmumbler says ...
Dec 19, 2015 @ 9:30am

Still not completely sure how I managed to move around but I got to the back elevator and then I think that was the end?

jachepe says ...
Dec 27, 2015 @ 11:13am

Good and solid game! maybe the difficult is a bit low

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