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Laser Town

by Hectigo - Jam Entry

Laser-powered propulsion will enable you to lift whole towns into orbit. With the magic of lasers, everything is possible! As long as you adjust the town a bit to get the laser to the right place.

Credits:

Olli Etuaho - design, code, effects
Valtteri Heinonen - 3d modeling, audio
Anastasia Diatlova - design

Technology used: HTML5, Three.js, gameutils.js.

The post-compo version includes slightly tweaked input handling code to make moving the towers more natural and adds touch event support.

Downloads and Links


Ratings

Coolness64%
#81Overall(Jam)3.90
#146Fun(Jam)3.64
#177Graphics(Jam)4.03
#183Innovation(Jam)3.59
#215Audio(Jam)3.50
#477Mood(Jam)3.18
#701Humor(Jam)2.09
#896Theme(Jam)2.79

Comments

Arvydas says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:40am

This is a fantastic puzzle game! Love the visuals, mechanics, and thinking power required. Great work!

4B says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 2:46am

luv it

Hyoga-3D says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 1:07pm

Wow very challenging game, also pretty challenging, good job.

ployer says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:45pm

Well done! fun and engaging puzzles.

Togimaro says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:28pm

Very good puzzle game! Maybe too difficult to see exactly what the pillars can do in the lastest levels but very good
dispite this!
Great job! :)

Paskal007r says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 4:55pm

great game! nice puzzle mechanic, sometimes quite couterintuitive. and amazing graphics.

Inateno says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:08pm

Wooooooooooo I love it so much. Dudes.
+ it's made in JavaScript <3 (we are friends now!)

You should really finish it and publish it.

pss says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 5:52pm

Started off easy and then turned super challenging quickly, haha. Good puzzles! Great work! I like the name too.

Auroratide says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 6:30pm

Pretty cool puzzle game! At first I was wondering what you could do with just one laser, but you managed to make it pretty challenging. Good work!

McFunkypants says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:07pm

Very polished, and runs with perfect performance. I wish the mirrors had a really shiny shader, but otherwise the art was perfect. A very impressive game! Nice work!

Holtenice says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:12pm

Lovely puzzle game, great job! The music is also really nice.

Apr 19, 2016 @ 7:44pm

Beautiful game, outstanding graphics considering the available time. The puzzles are a bit off-putting, it feels more like I'm just bashing all the buttons randomly until things fall into place. I think it would have been neat to have a peaceable block or two and less built-in pieces.
Regardless, the game is pretty and fun.

SeaMonsterGD says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:01pm

Nice graphics, the "towers" movements were nice to watch, and music complements well. The variety in the options to move the lights around feels nice.

ExSpecter says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 8:36pm

I like the idea of different layers. Its really nice and it make the game more fun to play and more complicated

VictorDoval says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 9:10pm

Congratulations, great game, sometimes a little hard to get the right vertical place for the towers. Anyway I loved it. Thanks!

Just Tom says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:18pm

Very challenging, excellent design!

It can get a little hard to read what piece is doing what but otherwise the game looks lovely and sounds the part too.

Champion!

sftrabbit says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:43pm

Wow, fantastic game. A great take on the classic laser routing puzzles. The added depth makes it so interesting. Also, very well polished - hardly feels like a game jam game.

ShadowTemplar says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:08pm

Nice puzzle game. more challenging than expected. Audio is great

ZpeedTube says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 9:35pm

Wow, really like it. And almost hard to belive that is was made within 72h. Looks really professional!
Nice job all of you! :)

Aree Vanier says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 11:24pm

Really fun & challenging. But I found it difficult to make the towers only go up one

Jin47 says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 12:17pm

Awesome game! lot of reflexion and lisible. The music may seems simple but is really in accordance with the theme. Really good job !

scorched says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 7:59pm

Good job team!
Have to also say that the reflection on the ground is annoying

ploerre says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 9:42pm

i really like the idea. didn't solve the 3rd level because it took too long for me, i need faster feeling of success. graphics could be cleaner.

Mr MadCat says ...
Apr 22, 2016 @ 10:03pm

Wow quite challenging puzzle game. At first I thought hmm pretty easy, but with increasing level count it suddenly became harder. :) I just had sometimes some trouble with rotating the camera.

All in all well done and well polished.

tomlum says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:34am

Good puzzles, very cool interesting look.

Mixer says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 6:25am

Fantastic game, lovely visual style!

MintArcade says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:37am

Absolutely fantastic game! Love the puzzles. Very well executed.

bluszcz says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 9:17am

Amazinggame :)))

maartene says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 1:45pm

Great game. Best one I played so far.

APantaloni says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 3:52pm

Ejoyable puzzle game. Maybe the mouse controls when you move the pieces up/down are a little oversensitive, but that's a minor nitpick. Looks good, it starts easy but soon it's not. Well done!

goibon says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:08pm

This is really an amazing entry, I only wish I was better at the puzzles though as I had some difficulties solving them :P

kleinzach says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 4:41pm

Great puzzle game. The amount of polish is great for a game jam.

fin_nolimit says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 7:46pm

Excellent 3D puzzle game!!!! Nice work

inyourlegends says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 8:24pm

Really nice, should continue with this and make it a full game.

Geti says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 10:43pm

Lovely puzzles, but pretty hard :) would have loved a few more simple levels before having to bounce it all over the place across multiple levels on a Sunday morning - A reset button would have been nice ;)

Nice tech though, worked flawlessly.

tjxx says ...
Apr 23, 2016 @ 11:55pm

Great game!

TeamScripta says ...
Apr 25, 2016 @ 7:56pm

Very polished looking game for a jam! And I give lots of extra bonus points for using three.js! Opensource and html5 ftw!

SpringCabal says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 1:00pm

Well that escalated quickly! Solving the puzzles in 3d was pretty fun, and the one with the underground solution was especially pleasing.

The execution is solid. I've had to think of what i was missing or what i would add for some while. What i'd add would be zoom and panning! I couldn't find any way to achieve that, and in some arrangements that would be useful.

It's also worth a bit of awe how all of this seems to work on pure html5 - most 3d "web" games just use unity player.

kalth.streil says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 5:59pm

Great puzzle game, I really like the design, mechanics, graphics and game overall.

RttStudio says ...
Apr 26, 2016 @ 8:52pm

Really good relaxing game, nice to see puzzle games like this :) really good game and happy to see that you manage to make any levels. Also the models are quite good :)

vini60 says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 1:17am

Nice mechanic. I like the music aswell.

SHLFStudios says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 4:13am

Really fun game! One thing to make it a little easier to see is to turn the title banner on the side of the panel transparent. When you move around the puzzle you can't see from the one side.

syst3m_ERROR says ...
Apr 28, 2016 @ 2:47pm

Awesome puzzle game! Tons of fun to play and very innovative mechanic!

Apr 29, 2016 @ 7:13am

Great game with a superb level design. I'll pay to play more levels. :D

GibTreaty says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 2:47am

Well that escalated quickly. Very challenging, couldn't get past the third level. Awesome graphics and game mechanics!

Rock Eaters says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 5:27am

good puzzle game, but to hard for me ^^

thegunmaster says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 10:24pm

for me it was a little hard to only move the towers up or down 1 level sometimes, but other than that it was a great game!

SaintHeiser says ...
May 7, 2016 @ 8:13am

Nicely done! Love the puzzles! Really mind bending =)

Reiv says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 4:03am

I love puzzle games and this one is fantastic! Great mechanics and level design. The visuals are really nice. Great job!

nyaki says ...
May 8, 2016 @ 2:04pm

Very good puzzle game... I spent more time with this game then any other so far :D

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May 8, 2016 @ 10:39pm

This is a really cool concept. The game really makes you think.

oparisy says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 8:40pm

Solid game, very nice looking. Cool to see this written in three.js!

broknecho says ...
May 9, 2016 @ 11:28pm

Laser puzzles are awesome! Lots of good polish. My only grip is that the vertical snapping of the "towers" was sometimes a little finicky depending on the camera angle.

Really great entry! nice work!

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