[Small/Challenge/Normal] The Five Minute Hallway

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[Small/Challenge/Normal] The Five Minute Hallway
« on: August 10, 2015, 04:44:49 »
As part of Glorious Trainwrecks' Knytt of The Month Klub #9 Challenge: Make a Level in 2 Hours, I created The Five Minute Hallway.

It's definitely not pretty. It's probably not even fun. It was more of an exercise in some Knytt Mechanics I hadn't used before. But if you like maze-like levels, or gloomy things, or (Mark z. Danielewski's House of Leaves) you might enjoy it.

Direct download to version 2 of the level.

WARNING: There are two endings, and both are difficult to find.

Thank you!

EDIT: I've made some minor changes and released a version 2.
Spoiler: changes (click to show/hide)
« Last Edit: September 07, 2015, 15:57:14 by pfrangip »

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Re: [Small/Challenge/Normal] The Five Minute Hallway
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2015, 05:51:24 »
I am ashamed to admit that I had to cheat to find the end of the maze.

Then again, that should be a compliment, since I'm awful at making mazes, and this clearly isn't an awful maze. Well done!

I also very much appreciated your choice of music, though it kind of statics out at the end.  :sick:
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Re: [Small/Challenge/Normal] The Five Minute Hallway
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2015, 14:11:42 »
I love the creepy atmosphere of the level! It gives off an Edgar Allan Poe vibe, which is awesome. Unfortunately, I too had to resort to cheating to see the endings, as I couldn't figure out the trick to the maze. I really want to try again and solve it, though :P  I might do it later when I have some free time.

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Re: [Small/Challenge/Normal] The Five Minute Hallway
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2015, 03:12:39 »
Thanks guys! If it makes you feel any better, no one in the IRC channel could beat it without cheating, either. I have a difficult time recognizing difficult mazes are when I make them. "I know the route, must be easy-peasy!"

@Fubaka: The music is from (among other things) 2001: A Space Odyssey. It was a fair use freeware download from The Internet Audio Archive, a great resource, but sometimes has mixed quality.

@Vegetal Gibber: I love Poe! You might like Danielewski if you like creepy/gloomy/puzzly. I swear reading his books is like trying to piece together what happened at a murder scene at a Conspiracy Theorist Convention. In a good way. Somehow.

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Re: [Small/Challenge/Normal] The Five Minute Hallway
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2015, 03:34:35 »
@Fubaka: The music is from (among other things) 2001: A Space Odyssey. It was a fair use freeware download from The Internet Audio Archive, a great resource, but sometimes has mixed quality.

Yep, I know that, which is why I picked up on it right away.

I could send you a fixed version. All I had to do was chop off the last 3 seconds using my music program.
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Re: [Small/Challenge/Normal] The Five Minute Hallway
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2015, 13:05:52 »
@Fubaka: The music is from (among other things) 2001: A Space Odyssey. It was a fair use freeware download from The Internet Audio Archive, a great resource, but sometimes has mixed quality.

Yep, I know that, which is why I picked up on it right away.

I could send you a fixed version. All I had to do was chop off the last 3 seconds using my music program.

Yeah, actually, I would appreciate that!

I think I will add it to a v2, and also make the maze slightly easier by adding some difference to the "correct" screens.

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Re: [Small/Challenge/Normal] The Five Minute Hallway
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2015, 15:58:21 »
Version 2 of this has been uploaded. Link and release notes have been added to the OP. Thanks to Fubaka for fixing the music!

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Re: [Small/Challenge/Normal] The Five Minute Hallway
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2015, 01:09:44 »
That did the trick for me. This time, I was able to find both endings without resorting to cheating.

Spoiler: Tales of confusion (click to show/hide)
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Re: [Small/Challenge/Normal] The Five Minute Hallway
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2015, 19:24:57 »
Thanks for the update, now I finally made it through the hallway, too. Still wondering how it got there in the first place...  8)

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Re: [Small/Challenge/Normal] The Five Minute Hallway
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2015, 03:25:14 »
This level confused me for a little bit. Finally found both endings. Great idea for a level.