Forgotten Robes

Oh no! The molten core of the earth has rapidly expanded taking over the entire surface of the world and someone left their beautifully enchanted wizards robes just sat in a tower!

Help the enchanted jamician robes survive for as long as possible in this physics-based homage to a timeless classic puzzle game.

This game was made as an unranked entry for Alakajam #7!

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To help the robes survive the heat of the lava simply stack the blocks that are being spat up into additional floors to your tower. The lava will melt the tower over time so be quick! Each floor is 3 blocks high and can only support a platform if each level of blocks is half full.

To move a block simply aim your magic and start pulling it in, the block will always be drawn towards your spell indicator!

To cast your spell you can press [SPACEBAR], [LEFT MOUSE BUTTON] or {RIGHT TRIGGER], and to aim you can use the [MOUSE], [WASD], [ARROW KEYS] or [LEFT ANALOG} on a controller.

If you loose your spell indicator you can summon it back to the centre of the screen with [F], [TRIANGLE], [Y] or [X] on your controller.

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Help the enchanted jamician robes survive for as long as possible in this physics-based homage to a timeless classic puzzle game.

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Author

Cloie

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1 @Baconinvader 10103
2 @voxel 3094
3 @Kaizo 548
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Comments (15)

AdroitConceptions
23 days ago

had some issues with sinking all the way into the lava and not dying.
Also multiple times had what looked like solid floors and my guy didn't move up.

the game was rather chill, good graphics, intresting mechanic (that took a bit to work out in detail).

Kerri
(@Cloie) • 23 days ago

Hey, could you let me know what version you were running? Thanks. I just updated all the releases (very last minute just before deadline, ya know?) So it might be that I've already fixed whatever it was but I'd like to know all the same.

Yea the mechanic is a bit funky, sadly I didn't have time to onboard the player in the game itself but I tried to explain it all in the description!

wiekafe
23 days ago

It would be nice if there was a web version, as the download took some time.
I didn't understand the point of the game at my first time playing, but It didn't take long to learn how to play it. I haven't seen games like this before, I found it original and interesting. Controlling the blocks was sometimes difficult and unpredictable, but I found it fun. For some reason though, when I had made like 4 floors from blocks, I died, even though everything was going well. I guess the robe guy didn't move up the floors and died? Anyway, nice graphics and gameplay.

Kerri
(@Cloie) • 23 days ago

Added a web link to the side for future use. Each floor requires at least 5 blocks in 3 layers and you can't skip a layer so maybe that's what happened? It'd be hard for me to say without a screenshot of what you'd managed.

RocketRager
22 days ago

The general atmosphere is great, I really like how the lava is made, the colors are well chosen and the music too. For the gameplay it's fun but quite redundant, the difficulty stay the same so you can never lose. otherwise the game is very cool ! GG

Kaizo
22 days ago

Very cool game!
Nice graphics and environment. Block control is unpredictable some times, but I guess it's a matter of practice.
I liked the challenge also, tha game is fun.

Gustavo
(@Turlang) • 22 days ago

Good visual and very relaxing music/sound effects. At first I did not understand exactly what was I supposed to do, build entire lines? Just stack the blocks as high as I could? But it is an enjoyable game once you get the hang of it.

Well done!

jordanliver
22 days ago

Nice and relaxing for being on the verge of sinking into lava. It took me a couple tries, but I got pretty good at the controls and objective. I agree that it could use a rising difficulty after a couple floors. I had fun, good job!

Kerri
(@Cloie) • 22 days ago

thanks for the feedback, the difficulty varies but i never got the curve right and the difference isnt great enough to be noticed its gets faster or slower depending on your average height so if you start struggling it'll level out but the formula needs tweaking.

i wish i had the time to onboard the players with a tutorial but that was an oversight on my part.

Wazz
22 days ago

Pros:

  • Unique take on tetris-style building mechanics
  • Chill atmosphere with the music and sound
  • Fun physics system, with blocks flying all over the place. It can be very rewarding to get a left-spawned block, swing it over to the right side and land it just where you wanted it.

Cons:

  • Little variety in block types leads to repetitive gameplay and little challenge, as the two peices on offer are easy to fit together
  • There's a lack of increasing difficulty, and I could have almost played indefinitley.
  • Encountered some minor bugs, like the block-stiicking mechanic putting blocks inside other blocks, or blocks that are thrown from the bottom hitting my tower and going straigh back into the lava. Neither of these were serious issues though.

A hot take on classic mechanic. Good job!

Kerri
(@Cloie) • 22 days ago

thanks @wazz this is excellent feedback and though i noticed some of those minor issues myself its good to see some one else pointing them out

DictorDro
22 days ago

Pretty good entry
Interesting mechanics of building, and idea generally

But as for me, control sometimes pretty hard (though maybe its good)
And it's need to add more variants of pieces to build more variativity of building, some bulges, maybe windows, or something

But still good job!

Baconinvader
21 days ago

Nice game! I liked the general mood, it was very relaxing. I also felt that the controls were really good for a physics based game jam game. I think it would have been good to have the difficulty go up as time went on though, since there wasn't very much stopping me once I got good enough to survive early on. Still, fun game and good work.

Kleinzach
19 days ago

I like the music and sound, and presentation in general. The mechanic felt very unique and enjoyable. Very cool!

voxel
17 days ago

My favourite sort of jam entry! Weird and wonderful! Genuinely enjoyed figuring out how to play this. Initially I found placing the blocks very frustrating, but with a little finesse it's actually quite easy.. unless you need to rotate a way that the block doesn't feel like going. Very compelling

Great job with the lava effect. Music loop was nice but very short. It'd have been nice to get some flapping animation on the robes, or have them move around smoothly instead of jump between floors.

Lovely work

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