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August 16, 2019

landfill [browser]

Push boulders into the sea to create a passage to the next island. Can you reach the palm tree and complete all 12 levels of the puzzlescript puzzler Landfill? This is puzzlescript remake by minotalen of an old freeware puzzle by Torben Osted. (Z key to undo a move, R key to restart a level)

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sounds easy.
It is not!

Stage name said...

The difficulty actually lessens as the levels progress. Unusual but there is a handy level select.

Anonymous said...

The select level is kind of broken too.

Anonymous said...

The level select glitch lets you select some other level or the credits before any unlock from completing the first level which should unlock 3 levels.
Completing other levels only give 1 more unlock.
Completing them out of order results in the selection list being out of order too.

Anonymous said...

Suggestions on level 2? Honestly, I don't find it getting easier as I go... but I'm also not that smart.

Stage name said...

Lvl 02: You need to build a two-islet bridge to the left corner of the palm tree island. I used every gold ball on the screen. This will then give you access to levels 3-5.

Anonymous said...

I gave up on level 2. I know what I need to do, I just don't know how to make it all happen. Thanks for the hint.

Canadam said...

Level 4 and stumped.. it looks impossible but then so did Level 1 until I got it! :D

Stage name said...

Lvl 04: Build a horizontal two-islet bridge below the left corner of the palm tree island. Forget about the upper left island with one gold ball. You want to build the bridge with the top and bottom gold balls of the center island. Plus, you need two bridges to the center island. . . . Seeming impossibility is the essense of a good puzzle. Embrace the chase!

mino said...

Hey, dev here. Just wanted to let you know that the level select is still in active development, this is the first time we are testing the new level progression in public.

Having three unlocked levels at a time is an intended feature, it is supposed to give those who are stuck some choice. The first level needs to be beaten to unlock the 'three at a time' feature. To unlock the final level you need to beat all previous ones.
If you found a bug with the game bar it would be great if you could report it here:
https://github.com/pedropsi/puzzlescript-game-bar/issues
That would help improve the level select for future games :)

Regarding difficulty: since this is a remake I've chosen to limit myself to mostly cosmetic changes, but I am open to the idea of rearranging levels by difficulty and perhaps adding an easier intro level. It would help if some of you sent me a list with personal difficulty ratings, otherwise I'll make my own assessment in a while.

PS: has anyone done any gardening yet?

Stage name said...

I played through the 13 levels again. My impression now is levels 1-11 are fairly even in difficulty. I guess it's just those last two, 12 and 13, which are so easy. But perhaps that's to do with the gardening? So far I've stumbled over only one "big shrub."

IAB said...

I can't get it to start

Unknown said...

I'm stuck on level 7. There's at least 2 ways where I'm just one ball short. Making a bridge to below the row of three is one of them, but I can't get the one on the left of the middle pair to anywhere useful. Also, I don't know what mino means by gardening.

Unknown said...

Perhaps predictably, not long after putting it in writing I worked out level 7, but I was AFK at the time. I've now reached level 10, but haven't properly looked at it yet, because I'm still wondering what "red is grown with patience alone" means.

Anonymous said...

it is related to the flowers. there are ways to make them grow. I don't think that is important in any way though.

Urban Garlic said...

@IAB -- the game won't launch unless you allow third-party cookies in your browser, that may be your issue.

Anonymous said...

Maybe it's just too early on a weekend, but I gave up in frustration at level fucking 1.

Canadam said...

YESSSSSSS!!!! L4 completed!!.. Thanks for the tip - I'd figured as much already but hadn't figured out how to move the centre islets - just needed a 'bigger' bridge on the right side ;)

Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me?! L5 is ridiculously easy..

Canadam said...

Tips for L8? I've got one away in a couple of different ways.. stumped

Unknown said...

@Canadam,
The trick is to go anti-clockwise and not touch the balls on the middle island.

Canadam said...

OMG.. I swear I tried that and it didn't work!.. and yet I've just gone and tried again and it couldn't be more obvious.. doh!

Anonymous said...

someone created a full playthrough, so in case you are stuck you might want to refer to this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WFYyiT7XtY

 

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