This is hardcore in a very special sense. Although the puzzles are sometimes quite difficult, the much bigger challenge is to transform the words in the inventory into the solution words in the first place! The lumbago drips just like that, thanks to all the unique transformation mechanics in the different rooms! :D This very innovative concept of puzzle design coupled with the pleasantly odd scenario makes the whole game an outstanding submission to the Ludum Dare 42, in my opinion! <3 So I recommended your game in an article on our blog and uploaded a playthrough video as well. :) Thank you for this fantastic work and I wish you all the best for the ratings! Fingers crossed for a high ranking! <3
As always, thanks for your review and kind words :) And a full video walkthrough takes a lot of patience!
As for the hardcore-ness, I tried to avoid overwhelming the player with possibilities. Except for one tough word, I think most of the words only go through one or two transformations before being used again. And I think taking notes while playing the game makes it a lot more bearable ;)