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Endless Runner

by isaque.picao.sanches - Compo Entry

Endless Runner is a single-player puzzle game about the structure of the self.
Press *Space* to play.

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Przekop says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:15am

Niiiice, at first i was like "wtf is going on" but that quickly changed into "hell yeah im smart".

Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:34am

Thanks :)
In this LID I wanted to experiment with progression and teaching mechanics implicitly.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:35am


mutonizer says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:45am

Took a bit for my brain to get wtf was going on and not putting any instructions and figuring it out was very interesting in itself btw, nice one.

Afterwards, it was enjoyable and did what it was meant to perfectly.
Sadly, my brain just melted on level 4 (I need more sleep), so I cannot comment on end condition yet but it's one of the few entries where I'll come back to it to play again.

Very nice entry, very special. Kudos!

qu2 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:50am

I really like this. Nicely done for making a fun puzzle game so quickly!

Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:05am

Thank you :)

Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:12am

Wow! You nailed the idea of teaching mechinics implicitly! And by doing this, you give the player a sense of "I figured it out on my own" which is just a great feeling. Though I gave up perhaps a bit early - couldn't do level 4

jk5000 says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:14am


zugende says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:18am

Huu, i like the idea behind this one. Would be super cool playing this as mobile app. Nice puzzle game!

RoboOggy says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 10:43am

I quite like the idea,
At the start, I wasnt sure what was going on, but later figured it out. Very nice man :D

VictorDoval says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:22am

Great concept! I couldn't pass the 3rd level (maybe didn't work or i didn't get it) Anyway congratulations!

dunin says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 11:42am

strange then smart then (too?) hard...

FenyesJ says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:34pm

great game

Yrasin says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:50pm

Really great game! I did not understand anything at the start, but after a level or two it became clear. Very good progression.

I couldn't get past level 3 (couldn't switch running dude). Maybe a quick bugfix?

Autovelop says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:50pm

Really cool discovering the gameplay. Nice job! I enjoyed it and the puzzles are engaging. I also like that it is graphically minimalist.

akirassasin says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 12:51pm

OSX: application can't be opened.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:03pm

It doesn't work on Mac?

(I didn't test it on Mac) can someone please confirm?

Apr 18, 2016 @ 2:40pm

Really alternativ indie stuff - No more words

aegypticus says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 4:41pm

Mac OSX isn't working. There is no available application to run the .rar file.

Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:29pm

The .rar file is a compressed file.

sndr says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 7:41pm

Nice concept!
I got to lvl 3 and I think that the game bugged... or maybe I'm doing something wrong. The first column of silhouettes keeps moving no matter what I do. Pressing the space bar doesn't change a thing. :/ Maybe you'd like to have a look at that.

Anyway, up until lvl3, I really enjoyed the challenge!

Gamepopper says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:04pm

The puzzles are really clever once you understand what to do. It's nice seeing one of these deep games once in a while.

crazyrems says ...
Apr 18, 2016 @ 9:44pm

What a strange game. I went to level -9. It was enough. But I like the concept.

luvShape says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:00am

What an interesting puzzle game! It has an unique vibe to it and i really enjoy that. I really need to show this to people, good job!

joemid says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 3:51am

Can unrar for mac; opens an app or package called v1. V1 can't be opened- any suggest?

tweedle says ...
Apr 19, 2016 @ 11:19pm

I've never played a game on an iPad on my Windows PC before!

Manou says ...
Apr 20, 2016 @ 7:59am

Very unique and weird!

Karai17 says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 2:42am

Interesting take on the matching game style!

Patomkin says ...
Apr 21, 2016 @ 9:27am

Okay, you made me go "wait, what?.. oh... OOOOHh!" and that is awesome. But the mechanic doesn't change after that and the feeling dissipates after a couple of levels. Good job, though!

Naca says ...
May 1, 2016 @ 2:31am

As someone has already commented, level 3 may have a bug. I keep pressing space and nothing happens. Anyway, I liked the concept so much. As you said above, it teaches you how to play implicitly in a very smart way. Well done!

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