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Dark Maze Escape

by MrWindy - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Escape the underground maze.
Fight your way to freedom in this fun adventure game.

~The maze randomly generates, so every time you play its a different experience.

~You can play this on mobile devices that support html 5

(If the maze doesn't generate, refresh the web page.)

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elefantopia says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 3:22am

Great idea. A bit confusing though, being the square when shooting the arrows because it's not clear which side is the front.

LandoSystems says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 3:24am

Fun game, reminds me of gauntlet.

ninjascript says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 3:26am

Tough to control which direction you're attacking. would be nice to be able to spin in place. Smooth graphics though!

trueyomic says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 3:31am

It plays like a good prototype of something that needs a bit of work. If you were given more time I think it would make a neat dungeon crawler (with some graphics and juice).

blockbot says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 3:37am

I got to the surface! Interesting mouse mechanic to move. I don't think I encountered any bad guys though.

Dietrich Epp says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 3:37am

Frustrating that enemies would suddenly spawn around me, but I'm very glad it didn't send me back to the beginning.

May 1, 2014 @ 3:38am

It would definitely be a bit easier on a phone. It was a pain clicking the arrows with the mouse. Looks great and the random generation thing is sweet!

hanoth says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 4:03am

Nice idea. You could turn this into an awesome Gauntlet clone or Rogue-like.

pikkpoiss says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 4:44am

I liked the randomly-generated aspect, as it seems like a good way to add complexity without having to design a huge level. Respawning was well implemented and got me back into the game fast, which was good because I kept dying :) I think the controls probably work a lot better on a mobile device, my trackpad was difficult to aim with.

Teesquared says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 10:50am

Fun game. I found it hard to rotate without moving so I kept running into what I was fighting. I like the checkpoint/loot system.

vladimirdlc says ...
May 1, 2014 @ 9:54pm

I liked the random generation aspect of the game, but it needs tweaking, some iterations I felt just went too hard or impossible.
If you give the player at least a different color from the walls it would be much less confusing.

May 2, 2014 @ 4:46am

I escaped the dark maze. I AM THE CHAMPION!

Loneshark says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 4:06am

This is fun, but a bit laggy (perhaps the enemy generation goes a little overboard as at some point I get an index error in my console and they stop spawning).

It goes without saying, but this did not work on my windows phone =/

May 3, 2014 @ 7:14pm

Definitely could be great with a bit more work, fighting was difficult with the movement system. Also, due to the random generation, the maze ran me into the end block before I was able to get any keys or allow me to access the rest of the maze (it was blocking the way), so I got stuck with nothing to do.

littleball says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 9:04am

Tricky controls, but it has promise. I like the fact that the levels are random, it adds to the replay value. Well done.

SimianLogic says ...
May 16, 2014 @ 4:32am

Would be good if the square tracked the mouse all the time. Found it hard to aim at enemies because the only way to face them is to run straight at them.

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