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mattb777

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Puzzle Mode
« on: February 08, 2012, 11:24:48 PM »
I think that TP3 should have a puzzle mode. You have to use your brain to get to the food, so it's more complex than just "eat everything". Each puzzle would be harder than the last. Some would require extreme thinking. It's good to combine this game with something that would improve kids' problem-solving skills. Tasty Planet + Variation + Education = Very good game.

I hope this persuaded you to at least consider a puzzle mode.
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Re: Puzzle Mode
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 04:37:42 AM »
That will be in the Bonus levels, but you can put just a few levels of puzzle.
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Re: Puzzle Mode
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 04:10:28 PM »
If the game becomes too educational, it won't be fun for older age groups. Some of the puzzles would have to be able to even challenge adults.

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Re: Puzzle Mode
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012, 06:05:44 PM »
I'm interested in doing puzzle levels, but it's certainly a design challenge. I've been thinking about this for a while and will likely continue to do some experiments to see what would work. I personally love puzzle games like Braid and World of Goo but I'm not sure that the mechanics of Tasty Planet lend themselves to cool puzzles like this.

"Educational" can mean a lot of things... I wouldn't try to make something explicitly educational, but I think Tasty Planet is already educational in its own way.


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Re: Puzzle Mode
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012, 07:02:09 PM »
Chain reactions maybe? Eat a dam, and now you can't eat the things that get flooded, but you can eat fish that come in. Let a civilian get away, and the police come. Maybe ram into a large boulder, and it will destroy objects and enemies in it's path. Eat a circuit box, and a large turret will turn off and stop firing.

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Re: Puzzle Mode
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2012, 06:26:08 AM »
One good idea, can you just give some suggestion?
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Re: Puzzle Mode
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2012, 06:31:41 AM »
One more thing, can the grey Goo change?
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Re: Puzzle Mode
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2012, 02:49:56 PM »
Change what, colour?

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Re: Puzzle Mode
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2012, 03:02:06 AM »
Change it's shape, or maybe it's colour and stays until it eat another object.
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Re: Puzzle Mode
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2012, 07:25:27 AM »
Colour should be more permanent. I always found it odd how the goo becomes grey again.

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Re: Puzzle Mode
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2012, 07:59:02 AM »
Well, that doesn't really matters, through.
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Re: Puzzle Mode
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2012, 05:41:12 PM »
I was agreeing with you...

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Re: Puzzle Mode
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2012, 02:57:48 AM »
I rather change it's shpae than colour.
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Re: Puzzle Mode
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2012, 03:44:51 AM »
That might look weird. If it turned into the shape of a rat or a turtle, it would be confusing.
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Re: Puzzle Mode
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2012, 06:02:04 PM »
You might think the goo was eaten.