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Offline fruitmaze

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« Posted 2011-08-10 19:26:22 »








Putte is a prisoner of the terrible fruit troll Glufs, and he is forced to feed him the fruits he wants.

It is a puzzle game and the idea is a bit like the classic game Sokoban. You give Glufs the fruits he wants by moving them to him. What kind of fruits he wants is shown in the top bar.

The first levels are very easy but they soon become more difficult. There are 13 levels in total, and you can choose which levels you want to play at the start menu, or just hit enter to play them in order.

Feedback is welcomed!

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Offline Mike

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2011-08-10 22:30:37 »

Cute game, as it's quite simple I miss something to keep me motivated though, like a step count/hiscore list per level.

Mike

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Offline static_flashlight

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2011-08-10 22:46:13 »

Nice tiles you got going on.  The overall graphical presentation feels well polished.  Good job!
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Offline kevglass

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2011-08-10 22:56:22 »

Absolutely love this, very polished, very nice! Smiley

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Offline Mads

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2011-08-10 23:38:23 »

It's lovely! I feel like it's missing a soundFX when he's eating fruit though Tongue

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2011-08-10 23:50:26 »

It's lovely! I feel like it's missing a soundFX when he's eating fruit though Tongue

I had a soundfx "nam-nam" when he ate the fruits.

Mike

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Offline fruitmaze

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2011-08-11 00:02:57 »

Thanks for the comments everyone! Smiley

Cute game, as it's quite simple I miss something to keep me motivated though, like a step count/hiscore list per level.

Mike
Might be true. I have been thinking of adding another element/sprite to the game, but not sure what yet.
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« Reply #7 - Posted 2011-08-11 00:34:32 »

Installation: +1 - installs and runs correctly
Stability: +1 - the game didn't crash
Presentation: +1 - really nice presentation and slickly presented
Graphics: +1 - very nice graphics.
Sound: +0 - although some sounds could do with more.
Style: +1 - overall style is "good" using a tried and tested gameplay mech
Innovation: +0 - could do with some more originality or some twist of its own (does have a bit of this with apple eating thing), mostly just the standard sokoban formula atm
Fun Factor: +1 - OK to play underlying sokoban formula is solid as always.
Completeness: +0 - its complete enough to play, however needs a bit more to stand out from the crowd (gamplay wise, probably already there graphically).
Freebie: +1 point if you don't whine and you demand nothing of the mods (simply saying "can you rate my game please" is fine)

Simple, challenging, really nice graphics and overall polished.

7/10

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Offline ReBirth
« Reply #8 - Posted 2011-08-11 05:37:23 »

An undo button will be very helpful, even only once Smiley
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Offline common_man

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« Reply #9 - Posted 2011-08-11 06:15:32 »

nice game !! Smiley Though I seem to enter a deadlock in the 3rd level  Tongue
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Offline fruitmaze

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« Reply #10 - Posted 2011-08-11 21:49:01 »

Thanks alot for the review and feautering! Smiley

nice game !! Smiley Though I seem to enter a deadlock in the 3rd level  Tongue
Thanks! Hmm well I have tried to make the first levels not too difficult.

Is anyone else stuck on a level? And which levels did you find the hardest?
Offline common_man

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« Reply #11 - Posted 2011-08-12 06:58:10 »

Cleared the third.. now figuring out the 9th level   Grin
Offline fruitmaze

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« Reply #12 - Posted 2011-08-12 20:29:22 »

An undo button will be very helpful, even only once Smiley
what is the framework, java2d or slick2d?
It's Java2d.

Cleared the third.. now figuring out the 9th level   Grin
Good luck! Smiley
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« Reply #13 - Posted 2011-08-12 23:11:07 »

Great game! An undo button would definitely be helpful though.
Offline me

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« Reply #14 - Posted 2011-08-13 07:49:28 »

Hello FruitMaze,

Love this kind of game and you executed it nicely!

Few suggestions:

- Start very simple with just one piece of fruit that you have
  to push to the mouth. Maybe even with an arrow in the background
  so as to know where the fruit has to go. Just for the starting level(s)
- Undo button (Important one, maybe penalty point for using it?)
- Hi-score list with number of steps taken to complete level
- The text between the levels doesn't change except for the last.
   You almost have a story going on, maybe you should vary a little?
- I see potential of growing this into a larger game and maybe even
  ask a little money for it! This could be the free-version  Cheesy
  Mickelukas had a good suggestion for extra elements. You can
  even introduce a female which you have to feed. Or even harder
  an animal that eats certain fruit if it can get to it ... etc..

Good job so far!

Best regards from

M.E.

M.E.
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Offline fruitmaze

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« Reply #15 - Posted 2011-08-14 12:56:33 »

Thanks for the good advices M.E.! To introduce a female as well to feed is an interesting idea... It might give more depth in the game.
Offline dishmoth
« Reply #16 - Posted 2011-08-14 15:36:44 »

A really nice, well-presented game!

A few things niggled me about the presentation though.
- The sound effects are a bit too sparse at the moment - footsteps and a sound when pushing fruit would help.
- The sound effect when the troll eats feels too quick compared to the animation of the troll's mouth.
- Some of the pauses felt too long.  In particular the screen goes black for a long time between levels.
- Personally I'd stop the walking animation when the player can't move forward.

Putting a "Restart Level" button in the game (rather than relying on a key press) would make it more obvious that this is a game in which the player is expected to get stuck from time to time.  The same goes for an "Undo" (or "Rewind"?) button if you add that feature.

I got to Level 11 before getting stuck.  I desparately, desparately wanted to blow up some of the bits of fruit with a shotgun at that stage.  (Consider that a gameplay suggestion if you like!)

Simon

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« Reply #17 - Posted 2011-08-14 16:39:32 »

Hey Fruitmaze, nice game . I'm right now stuck at level 9 . Sometimes I wish the character would move a little faster, specially when I have to do roundtrips to push some fruits .

Found a bug, however.

To reproduce:

1)Choose a level

2) In the screen where show the text
"Putte is a prisioner ..."
press Enter, then Esc

It will crash with the following stack trace :
1  
2  
3  
4  
Exception in thread "AWT-EventQueue-2" java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException: -1
   at levels.Levels.loadLevel(Levels.java:85)
   at general.GameControl.initLevel(GameControl.java:223)
   at general.Model.updateGame(Model.java:204)


Offline fruitmaze

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« Reply #18 - Posted 2011-08-15 20:46:40 »

Great with all the good feedback! I will get back with an updated version soon!
Offline Eli Delventhal

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« Reply #19 - Posted 2011-08-16 23:39:00 »

Great style on this game, I really like the troll. It's also pretty fun, although I suck at this sort of game. Smiley

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Offline Gjallar

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« Reply #20 - Posted 2012-05-22 20:02:55 »

The links dont seem to work anymore, damn shame :/
Offline ra4king

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« Reply #21 - Posted 2012-05-22 21:34:52 »

Aww nooo this was such a fun game when I played it Sad

@Eli (or another mod), remove from the Featured section.

Yup, never mind the link's back up Smiley

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« Reply #22 - Posted 2012-05-23 03:56:20 »

Works now, maybe it was a glitch in the matrix.
Offline Eli Delventhal

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« Reply #23 - Posted 2012-05-25 19:06:46 »

Yup still works for me.

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