April 26th-29th 2013 :: Theme: Minimalism

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The Cave

by euwaku - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Finally, minimalism at its best. There's not even a hero in this game... But maybe the level can solve itself anyway.

- Controls: Mouse, AWD, arrow keys
- M to mute the annoying music (might need to hit more than once)
- R to restart

Note: Might take a while to load.

Level Editor: Feel free to make new levels using this: http://bit.ly/ZX5XOT
(paste the resulting code in your comment)

Hosting: If anyone has a better hosting solution than dropbox, let me know in the comments ;)

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Tyro says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 4:09am

Would really love to try this once a link is available. Hope things work out with your hosting service and the game in general. :(

mrspeaker says ...
May 1, 2013 @ 5:03pm

Hey, why don't you at least leave it up for those of us who DO have chrome!

euwaku says ...
May 2, 2013 @ 4:00am

Sorry for the delay, the joys of going back to work... It's ALL FUNCTIONAL THIS TIME :D

Jorjon says ...
May 3, 2013 @ 8:09pm

Nice intro and nice idea! Good job!

May 4, 2013 @ 6:24am

Very nice level design. Thumbs up!

stevejohnson says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 7:56am

Finally, a game with real level designs! I love the intro.

ceMelusine says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 8:07am

Really unique idea!

TuxedoFish says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 8:14am

This is a really well designed game and its really fun and the graphics and sound fit it really well. The levels became really challenging by the end but had really cool ways of doing it so great game ;D

Xgor says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 8:14am

Gotta say, The looping on the music tracks is really really terrible. It's a pretty fun idea though

headchant says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 9:28am

Quite the nice idea.

May 5, 2013 @ 9:30am

You left an odd comment on my entry, perhaps you rated a different one? There's no fire in a bar in mine...

Paul Sinnett says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 9:52am

I actually quite liked the music loop. The select sound effect was a little grating. Overall, a good little puzzle game.

patrickward says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 11:46am

Nicely done! I found myself engaged and having fun as I moved through each of the levels. The introduction of new block types and the basic game mechanics were great! I thought the soundtrack was nice. I really liked the puzzles, but I'm not sure I got the whole cave idea.

GranaDa says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 12:18pm

It's taking a bit to load. Loved the concept and levels. Good job!

euwaku says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 5:29pm

@Dark Acre Jacks: Indeed I commented twice, disregard the second one it was for another game (too bad we can't delete comments ><)

FREEZX says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 8:13pm

Awesome puzzle game. Loved that intro!

messiano says ...
May 5, 2013 @ 9:41pm

Probably my highest rated entry, such an interesting idea. Very fun and relaxing. Please port this to Android, would love to play this on my phone.

Nice music, but the looping problems disturb a bit the mood of the game.

messiano says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 12:07am

You deserve yet another comment for how fun this game is, I just played it again. Please expand it! Hope you get great ratings.

TenTonToon says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 5:50am

Very nicely put together puzzle game, with some interesting design choices and fine level construction. Both the visuals and the sound are pleasing enough without being too distracting, although the first music loop, groovy as it was, became grating after a while.

I just don't see the theme, other than in the entry's description. Not having a player character per se could be considered somewhat minimalistic, as it's clearly unnecessary. But eventually the very blocks take on that role, so there's that.

The game is fun and becomes challenging without ever resorting to cheap tricks or getting unfair. And achieving that sort of balance as well as... well, actually making the game, in 48 hours... that, sir, is quite an accomplishment :)

Oh! And I found out that pressing the right mouse button skips the current level. A debugging tool you forgot to deactivate, or a cheat?


Dietrich Epp says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 5:54am

It's confusing at first why the stones float sometimes but don't float other times. Great sense of humor, and interesting puzzles.

SmilingCat says ...
May 6, 2013 @ 11:23pm

Hmm, it's been stuck at "Loading, please wait" for about the past 5 minutes... will try to come back to this one.

lorancou says ...
May 7, 2013 @ 12:32pm

Cool !

I only got it to work on chrome … opera and firefox did not work

omaha says ...
May 8, 2013 @ 3:21am

Excellent work. I enjoyed the music, and the level design.

jacklehamster says ...
May 9, 2013 @ 7:27am

Nice level design and good intro!

avidgamerNino says ...
May 11, 2013 @ 5:04am

this game was pretty awesome, i felt i was cheating some levels by being able to jump in the air on some levels i.e. the floating bridge. Love the music and the mood.

Natedog9145 says ...
May 11, 2013 @ 6:00am

Neat game that really challenged me. Had fun.

ecool377 says ...
May 11, 2013 @ 6:14am

Cool story great game.

brantkings says ...
May 11, 2013 @ 8:24pm

Really cool. I liked playing through this.

wonderwhy-er says ...
May 14, 2013 @ 1:54pm

Hmm, for some reason does not start for me ;(

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