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

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

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Only One Room is Safe

by lonewookie - Compo Entry

Very rushed project! Only one room is safe move yourself (the green guy) by click adjacent squares.

The orange guys will look left if the safe room is in one of the columns to the left, and right if it's in one of the columns to the right. If it's looking forward, it means the safe room is in the same column.

The yellow guys will look up if the safe room is in one of the rows above it, down if it's in one of the rows below it, and forward if it's in the same column.

The red guys will turn blue if they are in a room touching the safe room (including diagonals), or in the safe room itself.

Use those clues to make your way to the safe room by the last round!

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Ratings

#117Innovation3.69
#323Theme3.56
#386Fun3.00
#387Overall3.13
#550Graphics2.31
#1462Coolness24%

Comments

ambi says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:11am

Pretty interesting puzzle game. Took a while to figure out that is up, down, left and right.

Ryusui says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:46am

A clever concept. It's a shame the challenge is unfairly magnified by the fact that the instructions given are wrong.

Orange guys look left and right towards the column the safe room is in, and look straight at the camera if it's in the same column as them.

Yellow guys look up and down towards the row the safe room is in, and look straight at the camera if it's in the same row as them.

Also, diagonals count for the "red guys turn blue when adjacent" rule.

I hope these corrected instructions help everyone else enjoy the game more. ;)

mao says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 5:40am

Neat puzzle game. I think less specific clues would make it more interesting.

It's unplayable on Chrome, though:
"81EBF88CB5D637CC9B970A292AA7103E.cache.html:5192 Uncaught DOMException: Failed to read the 'localStorage' property from 'Window': Access is denied for this document."

lonewookie says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 1:45pm

@Ryusui: Thanks! I fixed the instructions.

tomdeal says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:28pm

Good Idea! You could even increase the difficulty a bit by only using one red/blue guy. With two, it can be too easy since you can triangulate the room pretty well when both turn blue.

Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:33pm

The games doesn't have instructions within the game but on the webpage. Even with the instructions it was difficult to figure out what was going on. It says find the exit but no mention it is invisible and the other color guys are trying to help you not kill you.

jotson says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 3:38pm

Nice game, cute characters, interesting puzzle. Could use some form of variety as you progress through the levels.

Geckoo1337 says ...
Dec 13, 2016 @ 9:46pm

Interesting puzzle game. You should add instructions. Well done and clever ++

Steven Miller says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 12:09am

Cool puzzle game, the concept is really interesting. The game is overall very fun, though I do wish it was harder.

DoubtfulGames says ...
Dec 17, 2016 @ 4:43am

Cute characters! Some interesting puzzling.

Jan 1, 2017 @ 10:09pm

I think the concept is very appealing. Given a bit more polish I'm sure this could be really addicting :)

abcdef65g says ...
Jan 1, 2017 @ 11:05pm

Very clever game! I like the idea, but I do think that two of each type (and one new clue every turn) is a bit too much, making the game too easy. Keep polishing it, if you can!

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