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A jam entry

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LOWREZJAM Puzzle Game.
Submitted by alexholly (@AlexHolly88) with 8 hours, 46 minutes before the deadline

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Results

CriteriaRankScore*Raw Score
Gameplay#243.8183.818
Overall#403.7953.795
Audio#413.4553.455
Authenticity (Use of resolution restriction)#574.5454.545
Graphics#763.3643.364

Ranked from 11 ratings. Score is adjusted from raw score by the median number of ratings per game in the jam.

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HostSubmitted(+1)

Yep, I certainly fell into the "well this looks easy, OH NO!" category. Very nice game. I would have found it relaxing if not for the music, which starts to really grating after a while. But really fun otherwise, I'll likely be back to finish it! :)

Submitted

It took me a little while to find the start of the story, but then it was great fun to find out how to solve the pictures completely.  The background music may be a little less repetitive. 

Great game!!

Submitted

Something like the venerable "Same Game" puzzle, but with a larger playfield comprising pixel art pictures. This is a take on the puzzle I've never seen before, and it's surprisingly difficult, which is refreshing. It's also very useful that you don't have to entirely clear the playfield to progress; getting down to four pixels or less is fine, which is good because I'm not sure that some of the levels are actually completely clearable. I was expecting fallen columns to slide to the left to avoid leaving any completely empty columns, and they don't, which made solving the first level more difficult until I realised that! But the game works, and it's good to see new approaches to old ideas.

Developer(+1)

The levels are all solvable with 0 Pixels left. Moving them to the left would make it a bit too easy :P, thanks for playing.

Submitted

Aha, that gives me another target to work towards :-)

Submitted(+1)

I remember wasting a lot of time on a similar game on linux! :-)

Submitted(+1)

Great game. I really like how you used the intro to explain quickly how the game works. The top bar is nice but the grey borders aren't (I think this counts for the Authenticity rating?).

Submitted(+1)

The instructions threw me off, but once I figured out how the game actually played this is a fantastic little puzzle game, genuinely interesting and worth rating very highly. The story was cute, the world map was a nice touch. But I think the introduction needs to be stronger because while it's cool to get people using the mechanic in order to get them into the game, if they don't understand the mechanic they might never get in.

(+1)

Very interesting game with may layers of depth. However, I feel the instorctuons could have been a little clearer. For some reason, I was trying to get two of the same color pixel, when I realized I just need 1 pixel left.