A words odyssey for true freedom
Created in approx. 12h. Had to really get a concept down that would be doable in that timeframe, but I'm quite happy with the outcome!
Press O / X (pico-8 buttons, not keyboard buttons, correspond to z/y and x ) to pop out / slot yourself in.
I hope the rest of the mechanics can be learnt while playing through the game :)
Have fun and please add some feedback!
@Iody yeah this is definitely a difficulty spike.
You have to check which words fit where, and see if you can manage to plot a path from word to slot.
Basically going into each 4 quadrants separated by the red lines. Hope that helps :)
Great concept! It's an interesting feeling to be reading the text while also navigating around. The difficulty really ramps up on the last page.
I'd like to see an expanded version where you really make the most of changing the meaning of sentences by substituting some of the words; I imagine you could put together a pretty interesting story and then change it through playing. I wonder what other mechanics you could work into this concept… 🤔
Great point @toasty!
Changing the sentences so they have a different meaning could be a cool type of puzzle similar to something like Baba is You.
Sorry for that difficulty spike, I really wanted a level like this with multiple needed changes, but did not have the time to properly lead up to it 😅
A unique game that hits home insofar as the theme is concerned. It took me a while to figure things out — but that is part of the game, no doubt. Starting at Level 3 or 4 it became very difficult for me, but I suspect that other players had an easier time of it. I tend to struggle with games that require quick thinking and hand-eye coordination. That said, I think you’ve put Pico-8 to good use — I can imagine a lot of people falling in love with a game like this.
Thanks so much guys! Sorry for not being active, but Im on vacation without a pc right now..
@Aurel300 haha yes, my plan actually was for them to erase the wrong word and restore it to its previous state. But that mechanic had to go in the interest of time :D