Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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The Lock

by fullmontis - Jam Entry

Escape the lock.

Arrows to move around.

z to read messages.

Face an handle and hold space to grab a wall, then use the arrows to move the walls back and forth.

Some walls are connected and move together. The walls can't compenetrate.

Made in html5 and javascript with custom framework.

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panurge says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 11:54am

Loved it! A really nicely thought-out puzzle - I couldn't leave until I'd completed it and found the poignant secret letter too (had been wondering what that was in the bottom right...). Great work!

jusw85 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:05pm

Thanks for this entry, I loved the concept. Unfortunately, I kept trying but couldn't figure out how to open up the right side of the room. Regardless, I enjoyed it! :)

ashtheevil says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 12:10pm

Very addictive puzzle, great job!

pcmxms says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:49pm

Interesting puzzle concept and really well executed! Great!

Gamechoy says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 4:54pm

Great idea, took me a while to figure out. The overall puzzle wasn't too hard, however I didn't collect all the notes. In the end good work!

JeromWaarom says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:00pm

I really like puzzle games and this one did not disappoint!

Dec 13, 2016 @ 6:10pm

Enjoyed playing this one and beat it twice to get the secret letter the sound effect for pushing the pipes was very satisfying, I can't really find any obvious faults with the game. Good job.

Yamzho says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:17pm

Very nice game. Only issue, such a tiny game window on a 2560x1440 display ! ;) Great job anyway !

Steven Miller says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:31pm

Really fun game! The puzzles were interesting and intuitive. I escaped and found the secret letter.

adsilcott says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 7:52pm

Oh man, this is awesome-- I've never seen this mechanic anywhere before, and I can't get enough of it! I love the bonus challenge and the hidden letters. The only issue I had was hitting space keeps scrolling my browser page down, not a big deal though. I hope you make more of it, it's perfect!

hellfridge says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:15pm

Very well done, I was having fun!

Flaterectomy says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:43pm

A very good quality puzzler! I am pretty bad at puzzle games, but I was determined to complete it, and I managed to get out and read the secret note (it took me a fairly long time to figure out how to get to it).

Elegant puzzle mechanics, and nicely described desperation in the letters. That's what kept me going til the end.

The graphics are simple but they work, and the sound was minimal but varied enough to not get too repetitive.

I'm pretty sure you can build on this and get a good, complete puzzler out of it. Great work.

LDP says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:30pm

Nice level design

torcado says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:32am

pretty cool puzzle! I imagine it was tough to design so many elements in a single area. nice job!

TrashLord says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 5:32am

Awesome! Some mistakes could be fatal, but this game imress so much so start few times more!

Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:10pm

Nice puzzle game! I couldn't find the exit though... Difficult then, but I loved it :)

Bobsleigh says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:22pm

Very nice game. Simplistic but well thought out. The letters are a great addition to set a mood/story in a simple way. Great game!

Rakart says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:34pm

Nice game !

The base level isn't too hard (the "second" part of the puzzle was really cool) and the part to get the secret letter was really well ajusted.
From my point of view, the difficulty was perfect

Congratulations on the entry !

Split82 says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 1:59pm

Very nice idea. Sometimes I didn't understand why something doesn't move a little bit more of visual feedback would probably help. Anyway this is a very clever game :) great job

Gamepopper says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 2:01pm

Managed to reach the exit, but not find the letter. Really clever puzzle, took me a while to finish. Great job!

psychomonster says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 3:51pm

Oh man I love puzzles. I would never try to create one of those within a jam, because I would run out of time without a result... good work, it is very difficulty to make every thing right... I like minimalistic graphics, but I miss some varying elements. You made a very good job!

Dec 15, 2016 @ 5:25pm

Arghh there was a secret letter?!! Good game that was pretty tricky.

Dec 16, 2016 @ 12:40am

It's a smart puzzle game :)

Tkachov says ...
Dec 16, 2016 @ 4:50am

Nice! I couldn't unlock the secret entry in the right corner, so after some tries I gave up and headed to the exit.

dunin says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 1:46pm

Nice puzzle game, and the add of the "secret letter" is really cool!
The only issue I found is that display is too tiny. Ithink a x2 scale could be great...

bentglasstube says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 12:21am

I really am a sucker for puzzle games and this one didn't disappoint at all. A new concept for a puzzle to me so I enjoyed it quite a lot, well done.

Karai17 says ...
Dec 21, 2016 @ 9:40am

Solid design! Would have been nice to have some music, but it's nice to see such a well thought out puzzle!


yuigoto says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 6:23pm

The concept for this puzzle is really nice and challenging, nice work with the level design! :) Sometimes, it felt that some of the handles didn't work properly (this, or I just didn't fully understand how they work :P).

Visually, it felt like a game from the GB era, which is quite nice, simple, in these cases, is always the best (a whole coloured tileset could confuse some players :P).

Sound-wise, I felt that moving sound was kinda loud, but not a bad choice, it added a lot to the mood of the game! :)

Good work! :)

Junber says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 9:18pm

not a innovation but very well implemented. it's definitely one room and i like the puzzle, isnt to hard but also not to easy to solve.

Dec 29, 2016 @ 10:24pm

Really neat puzzler! I included it in my compilation video series of the Ludum Dare 37 games, if you’d like to take a look. :)

Ellian says ...
Jan 3, 2017 @ 12:00am

What a smart puzzle game!
Using space in a browser game isn't always a good idea, but regardless, it's a very well designed thing you have here. All the congrats, it's very good!

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