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A jam entry

CrosswiredView game page »

A puzzle game about managing secondary consequences to your actions.
Submitted by l2tdak with 1 hour, 48 minutes before the deadline

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Crosswired is a puzzle game about managing secondary consequences to your actions.

The main gimmick is the strange terminal you control the protagonist through. It designates certain direction keys to have certain (usually troublesome) secondary effects - such as turning the lights out if you move to the left.

The second main mechanic is the charging areas. To maintain battery life you must enter these areas - however doing so will add to or change the secondary effects bound to your movement keys (depending on the key being pressed when you enter them). Also these charging areas temporarily disable any secondary effects bound to your keys - use this fact to your advantage to navigate the game.

I've also tried to use the space in the game as effectively as possible. Areas you think you may just be passing through become often visited in order to re-configure your 'input effects'.

Third-party resources
RPG Maker MV

Galv's Disable Mouse Plugin - free for commercial use - https://galvs-scripts.com/terms-of-use/

Some sound samples from Freesound.org, under the creative commons license.

All music and artwork by myself.

Contributors
Ellis Teesdale (myself)

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I swear if this thing shuts down one m- Oh god dammit!

Great job  on this one, the mechanics are pretty awesome and are definitely unique. Also the sound design and general atmosphere was amazing!

Unfortunately your game will probably get a few people bitter due to how easy it is to get stuck, however it is a great concept either way, well done!

Love this one, I hit an error eventually but up til then I really enjoyed accidentally shutting of the screen when trying to go in a certain direction.  Definitely one of the more creative entries I've seen. 

Developer

Yeah, I really tried to make that shutdown button as jarring as possible. I really like how much people hate it, if you know what I mean!

What error did you find, if you can remember? 

I know that hitting escape once the game starts will cause a ctd, oops.  And I imagine quite a few people back themselves in to a corner so that progress becomes impossible...

Thanks for the feedback, anyway!

I think I was supposed to be putting the other robot head onto a robot body and something failed to load and I couldn't proceed. Sorry, I should have screen shotted it for you.

(Edited 1 time) (+1)

Absurdly frustrating and cumbersome, but equally mysterious and intruiging!  The chunkiness and quirkiness of the controls makes you really feel like you're controlling some old unreliable ancient machine!

Developer(+1)

Never thought I'd be happy with a review of 'absurdly frustrating and cumbersome'!  

Thanks for the feedback!