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December 11, 2014

maze escape

It starts out as a very simple basic platformer but soon expands in many ways: maze escape by Gins, another entry for the 'entire game on one screen' themed Ludum Dare 31 game jam. (alternative link)

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

I like this game! Fun and challenging!


And first! ;)

Anonymous said...

Disabled. Unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

well this is the ludum dare page with the windows download version:
http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=33074

Anonymous said...

CAUTION! Avast Antivirus reports that the Windows version is infected with something it calls "Win32:Evo-gen [Susp]". Dunno if this is a false positive or not. I'll check with Jotti - in the meantime, please use caution!

Too bad their free webhost has run out of data transfer, so game is not playable on website.

Anonymous said...

Update to my comment from 20:16:

Jotti reports that they don't find any malware in the file. Virustotal had 1 out of 56 scanners think it found something, but the rest reported it to be clean. So it's probably OK. Still, never hurts to be sure... :)

wyatt said...

when i click on the link it sends me to 000webhost and it says, "You are seeing this page because website has reached CPU usage limit of the server, and it was temporarily disabled."
hmmmmm... ???

Anonymous said...

That's what "their free webhost has run out of data transfer" means...
They didn't pay anything (or not a whole lot) for the website, so they were only allowed a certain amount of data, and they exceeded it.
I'm too lazy to download it, so I guess I won't be playing this right now. Oh well. Sounded cool.

Bart said...

I have updated the link with a new working one! Cheers!

Matteic said...

Game works but space keeps screen moving up and down instead of staying in the game...

Margaret said...

@Matteic I'm having the same problem too.

Jana said...

Could be a really fun game if just the movement wasnt so incredibly slow!

eightoclock said...

I enjoyed it until the map got so big that it was hard to see what I was doing.

Anonymous said...

I can't figure out how to move from the bottom left to the bottom center, where I presume the key to the yellow lock is to be found.

Rogerup said...

Great game. Finished!

Lulu said...

Annon @ 5:05, if you're at the point I think you are, it took me awhile, but fall off the 2nd ledge, space over then jump. I'm stuck now past the stairs, far right with a long ladder. How do you get past that?

Me said...

GREAT! But I'm stuck after getting the red key...

Anonymous said...

Lulu:
That one was very tricky. Took me a while to get it right.
But, hard to describe, if you just fall down and jump against the wall, double jump while in mid-air and then "bash". You need to make sure that you are not to far up when jumping of the wall so you hit the roof.

Anonymous said...

I hate it so much!!!
Especially when pushing the down arrow makes my screen scrolls down!

Anonymous said...

Hallelujiahhhhhhhhhhh!!! aaaaaaaarghhhhhhhhhhhh

Bart said...

The old link is working again too: http://ginhost.webege.com/ld31/
The screen scrolling problem is not happening there.

Lulu said...

Thank you anonymous at 9:57. I left my computer on all night so I could try again this morning. Computer did an update, now I have to start all over...not sure I want to...

Anonymous said...

Screen scrolls while using arrow keys. Not continuing this one. Red X!

Jane F said...

Hmmmm... Got a green key - went down a slider thing and now I'm stuck in a hole I can't get out off. :/

Jane F said...

Out of not out off...

Guest said...

Such a cool concept!

It's a shame that it gets too hard.....

Paperback Writer said...

Really nice game. And it even gets a bit challenging in the end, but still not to hard for a gamer :P

Trenton said...

It's not just the page that's scrolling; it's the whole GameJolt site that has that problem. Thanks for the alternate link!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Bart for the new link!

Jane F said...

Anyone help me get out of the hole? Please...

the great unknown said...

You get new skills as you pick up blue dots: dash using spacebar, double jump, wall climb etc. You have to read text messages in lower right corner for instructions.

Anonymous said...

I'm stuck in the lower left corner section. How do I get up over that ledge????? Help!?!

Jane F said...

Sorry - didn't explain myself very well... I went down the slide - got the green key - then slid back up. Next path led me to fall down (in the water?) and now I'm stuck in a "room" on the left and I can't get out...Can anyone advise?

Jane F said...

I can't believe it! I've done it and now I can swim! :)

Kati said...

It is very creative and kinda amusing too, but I couldnt get past the wall jumping task beyond the red gate. But it's very creative. Also the page keeps jumping along with the character, even though I have clicked on the game. Upvote ^^

Anonymous said...

So I finally finished it, despite much frustration with the screen scrolling problem. (I had to keep reminding myself not to hold down the up key or the space bar.)
And now I'm looking through the comments just for fun, and what do you know, I could have just used the other link! Now that's really frustrating. It was still worth playing though. Nice concept.

Anonymous said...

That was really hard !

Flo said...

Ok, so I got here http://i.imgur.com/HsmFtj7.png , but I can't get past the part the arrow is pointing...

Rogerup said...

Hi Flo, first you have to climb the ladder. After you fall near the right wall. Make a wall jump, press the space, and then press double jump to reach the left wall, then you make wall jumps until reaching the up floor.

Rogerup said...

When I said "double jump" is your second jump.

Flo said...

It worked!! thank you! I'm finally out!!

PK said...

Soooooooooooooooooooo slow, but otherwise a great game. It gets really hard at the end, especially after you get all four keys, but I managed to power through.

Anonymous said...

Lulu: Thanks for the advice, but I still can't do it. I guess you have to be very coordinated. Too bad, up until that point it was fun.

Anonymous said...

There's potential but I was completely stuck where Flo was. I read Rogers tip and the double jump doesn't work, it will only jump once after pressing space and doesn't make it, nowhere near. Not sure how anyone else is managing it and without a walkthrough it's completely pointless, who wants to stare at a screen for hours on end stuck on a game! Not me.

PaleRose said...

Been doing exams all day and decided to play this before heading to bed...Not a good idea, but I beat it, so I guess I'm okay. Super cool game--made me work to pay attention to the keys I was pressing and my moves. I liked this game. :) Not a good game to put you to sleep though. :/

PK said...

Okay, for those stuck here:

http://i.imgur.com/HsmFtj7.png

Here's what you have to do.

1. Climb the ladder.

2. Fall off the cliff while hugging the outside wall next to the ladder.

3. When you're about 15% of the way down (estimate; this WILL take you a few tries!), press Up (not Left or Right) to wall-jump. At the apex of this jump, you should ALMOST touch the low-hanging ceiling, but not quite.

4. Once you've achieve maximum horizontal distance, hold Left and press Space to dash left.

5. Exactly at the end of your dash, press Up+Left to leap up onto the far left wall.

6. As soon as you make contact with that wall, press Up to wall-jump, then just wall-jump a few more times to get to the next room.

It's hard and will take several times, but it CAN be done, and it's satisfying when you pull it off.

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much to PK for those tips on that section, got me out of there after a few attempts and finished the game shortly afterwards. Very frustrating little game but I guess ultimately good because I was determined to complete it!!

Anonymous said...

I can't get this game to work on any link. I am tired of watching ads. The download is definitely infected so don't bother. This really sucks as I am on a limited data plan & wasted loads for nothing.

Bart said...

Sorry to hear you can't get the game to work. As this is a html5 game you will need a recent browser to play it.

Anonymous said...

OK the alt. link now works on chrome and if you don't make the game fill up the screen then the page won't scroll up and down on you.
Thanks Bart.
Not sure why there are invisible walls at the end, but they help, I guess.
BTW always conforming to the "i'm not a robot" makes me feel like a robot.

 

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