Theme: Non-Human Player – hosted by Cell – February 2014

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by tach - Mini LD 49 Entry

A simple movement game inspired by vim.

Move your robot to get to the goal (flag), but try not to repeat yourself! You are ranked against other players. Try to use as few keystrokes as possible!


Arrow keys/hjkl to move. #n<action> to repeat <action> #n times.

Record actions with q<identifier> ... actions .. q
Playback recorded actions with @<identifier>

? to bring up in-game help (just repeats everything here).

If you use vim, you'll be familiar with these mechanics. :)

Made in lua and love. Distributed with StackMachine.

Thanks for playing! :)


When you "finish a level," the game will hang for a few seconds as it's performing a blocking request to the server to submit your stats and collect high scores. Give it a few seconds and it should proceed normally.

As of 12PM PST I am experiencing some issues with the server! Please stay tuned while I fix this.

UPDATE: apparently I did not load-test the server enough. I've disabled the ranking/server support on the client for now until I get a chance to look into this further.

UPDATE 2: server is back up

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mrexcessive says ...
Feb 24, 2014 @ 5:52pm

Sorry not tried as no web... I must install virtualbox.

beforan says ...
Feb 24, 2014 @ 8:06pm

this is cool! though work addled brain flinched at the instructions at first. Nice that it records the stats, that's neat.

GarrickWinter says ...
Feb 24, 2014 @ 8:30pm

Upon completing the first level, I get a crash with the following error message:

game.lua:123: attempt to index field 'topresult' (a nil value)

tach says ...
Feb 24, 2014 @ 8:49pm

hey Garrick, I'm having some issues with the server. Working on a fix.

tach says ...
Feb 24, 2014 @ 10:40pm

Working around this for now by disabling metrics. When I get home later tonight I'll debug the server.

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