Oh God! what an incredible little game, I'm in love with it. when I first saw it, my mind exploded, my reaction was "that was clever".
It is simple but very effective. Even if I'm suspect because I love puzzles and that's a really good one, nice level design!
Find your way through each level along a path of geometric shapes!
You leave an inpassable trail on the shapes wherever you walk, so be careful where you tread.
But also keep an eye on what is ahead! A trail will remain on a shape wherever that shape may appear! If you're not careful, you could block your own path!
- Arrow Keys: Move
-"Pico-8 O" button: Undo (Z on most keyboards)
-"Pico-8 X" button + Arrow Keys: Move camera (X on most keyboards)
I have attempted to match the "Dual Purpose" theme in the following ways:
- Moving also leaves behind a trail that you cannot pass through.
- The trails will not just appear in the distinct puzzle you are in, but also any puzzle where the corresponding shape appears
- Later on, the trails will also conduct electricity to activate platforms the player may walk through, though I would have liked to explore this mechanic more if I had more time.
Sadly I was rushed for time and only incorporated a handful of levels and mechanics. The electricity is introduced too suddenly and the last puzzle is likely too big a step up, though I do think it's quite fun. I've had little chance to test for unintended solutions or to see how fun it is to actually solve the puzzles.
Also had to leave a few visual quirks, such as electrified trails remaining that colour until the player undoes their moves over them.
Upon waking up the following morning, I have also realised that the middle puzzles have unintended solutions that are much simpler than the solution I anticipated. Whoops!
Edit: And a friend just showed me a much simpler solution for the last level too!
Cross was made by Juner using Pico-8.
The game is playable in the browser. It can be downloaded and played in the Pico-8 fantasy console..
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