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    Maze++ - RandomM00 - 48 Hour Competition Entry

    The level design is awful, I didn't really have time, but I was partly saved by GIMP's maze generating plugin :D
    I wanted to write an "Escape the Maze", but with eye candy and some new features, like destructible walls, super-colliding-super-buttons and one-way walls. I pretty much succeeded, despite having completely changed what I was aiming for at the beginning of day 2. I'm much more pleased with this than my LD19 entry, despite less completion.
    Written with Flex 4 and Flixel, on Ubuntu Linux ;)

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    Ratings

    #43Coolness11%
    #121Community3.05
    #196Overall3.03
    #210Fun2.79
    #293Graphics2.55
    #297Humor1.67
    #304Innovation2.52
    #305Audio1.84
    #324Theme2.68

    Comments

    Danik says ...
    Aug 22, 2011 @ 9:29pm

    It was a little tedious with all the dead ends. Otherwise a nice little game. The fog of war effect is cool, and helps you remember where you have been.

    johanp says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 6:07am

    I'm no big fan of maze games, but the lighting effects in this one really makes it work.Good job!

    Zed says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 2:11pm

    Very nifty. Nice mechanics with the switches and bridges and such.

    marudziik says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 3:14pm

    A pity there's only one level. :) I liked it! Nice lighting mechanics.

    TyrusPeace says ...
    Aug 23, 2011 @ 8:02pm

    I agree with others, the lighting was really slick looking. I also liked the humor/honesty on the ending :). It could've used a less shrill beep noise, but nice work!

    AndyBrown says ...
    Aug 24, 2011 @ 10:32am

    That was actually a lot better than I was expecting from the screenshots. I have to agree, the fog of war effect was really well done and made it fun to explore the map, and the explosions were cool too =)

    heck says ...
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 3:31am

    Not much happening in the game but, I'm intrigue to keep playing anyway. And I finished it!
    I agree that the fog of war is cool. This game will probably be better if more things is happening.

    d_m says ...
    Aug 25, 2011 @ 6:10am

    The graphics were simple but attractive. The controls were a bit weird at times but mostly fluid and nice. I agree the level design wasn't fantastic but I still enjoyed playing through it. If you want any pointers on maze/labyrinth generating algorithms I've spent some time thinking about them in the past.

    Some music and better sounds would really help this game a lot! :)

    RandomM00 says ...
    Aug 27, 2011 @ 8:59pm

    Thanks for all the positive comments, I really appreciate it!
    @d_m I spent a bit of time looking for maze gen alorithms, but the problem was making them work with the tile based (rather than wall based) maps, and having complex items in them, like one way walls. In the end, I decided to cobble something together with a mixture of the GIMP's maze render plugin and adding things by hand. If you have any better ideas, I would love to hear them, I'm hoping to improve and update Maze++ to put on Kongregate.

    Cosmologicon says ...
    Aug 27, 2011 @ 11:43pm

    I thought the switches really made this game pretty playable. Without being told what anything does, it really felt like I was exploring (more than actually going through the maze did).

    bach says ...
    Aug 28, 2011 @ 11:29am

    Love the fog of war.. Really cool!! :) Nice little game overall

    BlueShaman says ...
    Aug 29, 2011 @ 12:28am

    It made me jump sometimes, because the button and things were startling (and loomed out of nowhere). I wish you could have done realtime generation of these mazes! Overall very good though. :D

    DrPetter says ...
    Sep 7, 2011 @ 10:00pm

    I don't even care what the game is about, I just want to uncover more corners with that curving fog. So very sexy!

    summaky says ...
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 7:57pm

    No flash player on my GNU/Linux system, sorry. I won't rate, but I want to comment that the visual style looks very nice in the screenshots!

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