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Piece of Cake: Magnitude III (Intense)
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'Piece of Cake' comes in three shades: easy, advanced and intense. All shades share the same objective but they have different stakes and the difficulty rises exponentially. Which flavor do you prefer?




Constructive criticism and feedback welcome.


The 'Piece of Cake':

- Piece of Cake: Magnitude I (Easy)

- Piece of Cake: Magnitude II (Advanced)

- Piece of Cake: Magnitude III (Intense)

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Sora Dec 24, 2013 @ 10:33pm 
Omg, this is so awesome! the solution is just based on your logic and without any hard jumping skills. The last part to get out the exit stuck me for almost 2 hours because I keep thinking there is only one way to reach the exit section which is laser portal , but i am wrong :)
Calmly Frenetic Nov 20, 2013 @ 2:21pm 
I would have spent about 3 hours playing through all three pieces. Good progression of difficulty. After finishing the intense piece I was glad to find that it's difficulty involved mostly logic, with only some mild skill-based actions. I chose to avoid fizzling the cube purely because it didn't save any time.
toncica  [author] Nov 19, 2013 @ 9:45am 
Well done! I'd say it was 100 % intended although two times your path was slightly different because I always fizzled the standard cube instead of retrieving it since it looked more efficient to me, but at least in one instance your cube management proved to save quite some time and the other instance was probably the same. You found a very nice path, I estimate it made the solution at least 30 seconds shorter. The two occasions you mention were also done the intended way, I know about the cube throwing option but according to my philosophy cube throwing can't be part of the intended solution. If you watch Brave's demo there is an acceptable alternative way for that, although more punishing in my opinion if you make a mistake.
Your walkthrough looks very calm :). For the record: your thoughts about difficulty, time to solve the chamber?
Calmly Frenetic Nov 19, 2013 @ 3:48am 
I prefer cherry, but this one also suited my taste. :D I like this "try-anything-twice" style of puzzle making, where minor map changes can drastically affect the required path.
Here's my guess at the intended solution:
http://youtu.be/k8ChvQuyvac
The only real alternatives I found were two occasions where I could have thrown the cube onto the button instead of using the funnel to transport it there. Such a method would be a little harder to execute, but much more forgiving if a mistake was made.
toncica  [author] Oct 12, 2013 @ 9:14am 
Thanks, I was very happy watching your playthrough, it was along the intended path with some variations even. What you describe as the hardest part was suprisingly executed differently from my way. You were standing near the gel dropper to drop the standard cube onto the button to reverse the funnel while I step myself onto the button.That looked like a nice way when you did that but I guess it has a higher chance of failing, thus making it harder. I wouldn't mind to see your way performed from now on, since this map is certainly meant for experts. Probably nobody finished the puzzle in under two hours if it wasn't for a loop hole. It's good to see that everything seems to be working as intended. Thanks for playing.
Brave Oct 12, 2013 @ 6:42am 
https://www.dropbox.com/s/s8mq1ksz3egz0ca/Piece_of_cake_3_intense.dem
Keep in mind before I made this demo, this chamber took me over 2 hrs. to figured out.
Lots of backtracking for me!
After figuring out everything, what I found to be the hardest part was setting up the cube, reversing the funnel, using the cube to get gel at the beginning of the map for the speed jump to the exit!
Excellent puzzles, nicely designed chamber, for me I probably rate this map expert difficulty!
Brave Oct 11, 2013 @ 5:37pm 
Your map size is perfect!
Signage, antlines are straightforward, its just right now i'm racking my brain on what to do next!
For instance, i'm trying to figure out how to get the reflector cube!
toncica  [author] Oct 11, 2013 @ 5:25pm 
I hope it's confusing for the right reasons, not that it's difficult to follow connections or that it's unclear what's happening.
Brave Oct 11, 2013 @ 5:11pm 
With 17 change notes seems like you perfected this chamber!
I've played over and hour and haven't beat it yet, its confusing to me!
If and when I beat this map i'll make a dem. and upload it.
toncica  [author] Aug 7, 2013 @ 3:52pm 
I'm really glad you made it after all the swearing. :D
It's feedback like this that provides the best satisfaction, when you are really challenged by a puzzle but in the end you claim victory and have a feeling of accomplishment. Cheers!