GameMaker: Studio

GameMaker: Studio

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genre: Puzzle
Description: Historical
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Oct 24, 2012 @ 2:55pm
Sep 9, 2013 @ 7:14am
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A short puzzle experiment.

Sort through the notes of Jean-François Champollion to decipher the script of the ancient Egyptians.

LEFT-CLICK and DRAG to manipulate ideas. (place them next to each other)

Combine them to find the solution.

PAGEUP/PAGEDWN to flip through previously solved pages.
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ND  [author] Nov 11, 2012 @ 6:18am 
Thanks! I think I just need to do more in-person playtests so I can figure out where to add more hints.
GS-games Nov 11, 2012 @ 6:09am 
I did understand the first one. It was after that I got stuck. I think you could have some type of hints that shows up after a certain time playing the game, or maybe a tutorial mode. Good luck anyway! :)
ND  [author] Nov 10, 2012 @ 3:19pm 
NOTE: minor puzzle spoilers below
ND  [author] Nov 10, 2012 @ 3:09pm 
Hm, that's a fault with the design I think... though it's hard for me to know how I might fix it without seeing how you got stuck. You got to the "possible values" page then?

Did you match the letters that are the same between the two sets of glyphs? It's fairly flexible in where you can place them (and still get the solution) but if you put the correct letters on the dots on the left it should work.

Once you get all the ones that are the same you get a hint for the last one...
GS-games Nov 10, 2012 @ 2:53pm 
Yeah I saw that, but the game continues after that... I pulled and released letters on a lot of random ways, but I just got stuck and didn't understand. Tried to see some sort of logic, but I just felt stupid.
ND  [author] Nov 10, 2012 @ 10:11am 
There is some instruction, but maybe not enough. There's a text that fades in on the first page: "Left-click and drag to combine ideas" and then "(place them next to each other)", basically same as the description above.
GS-games Nov 10, 2012 @ 9:23am 
Well... you don't get any introduction on how to play the game.
GS-games Nov 10, 2012 @ 9:22am 
Nice! And I am soon finnished with my game. Here is how my game maker looks at the moment, a lot of code... And 300 sprites (100 animated). 30 minutes music... my game maker hangs when loading up:
ND  [author] Nov 10, 2012 @ 7:57am 
@GS-games: If I make another attempt at this I'm definitely going to change the intro a lot. Were there specific things that were unclear? Is it the narrative context or more the puzzle itself that needs explaining?
GS-games Nov 10, 2012 @ 7:26am 
This looked relly cool... But it's very too hard to understand. Could you introduce the game a bit more in the begining?