[Challenge/Puzzle/Large] {Hard} The Column

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[Challenge/Puzzle/Large] {Hard} The Column
« on: April 25, 2016, 13:44:59 »


Made in one month, inspired by the Knytt Swapsies event.

Featuring music by SineRider, Michael Sandler, and yours truly. Also featuring several custom tilesets by both myself and the Nifforum.

Download here: The Column: 1.0.1 (41.62 MB)

Spoiler: Some details (click to show/hide)
« Last Edit: March 18, 2018, 15:10:54 by Fubaka »
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Re: [Challenge/Puzzle/Large] {Hard} The Column
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2016, 14:53:57 »
I already gave Fubaka my detailed feedback on this one during the testing phase, so I'll just say you guys are in for a treat. This is one solid, well-balanced level with a lot of nice custom assets and clever challenges :D

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Some KS levels by me:

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Re: [Challenge/Puzzle/Large] {Hard} The Column
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2016, 15:08:18 »
This stellar level receives my genuine, unpaid endorsement too.

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Re: [Challenge/Puzzle/Large] {Hard} The Column
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2016, 23:25:39 »
Well I got paid so I don't know what happened with you guys.

This is a great level, stop reading and download it right now!

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Re: [Challenge/Puzzle/Large] {Hard} The Column
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2016, 21:29:24 »
Downloaded this last night and have played a little bit of it. I am very much enjoying this level!
we all love each other. and thanks to those who like my dj mixes, it makes me happy:hiddenstar: thanks AClockworkLemon! makes me feel proud

Re: [Challenge/Puzzle/Large] {Hard} The Column
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2016, 22:51:50 »
this level was pretty interesting until it got too hard for me (ghost and water zone). hanging and double-jumping off tiny walls is just not my expertise.

okay one thing though? you know what's not fun? puzzles that involve trial and error that have skill challenges in the middle of them so you have to dodge the same enemies over and over while you're trying to solve a puzzle about colors. i totally got to the end of one long section and realized i had to start over and go all the way back.

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Re: [Challenge/Puzzle/Large] {Hard} The Column
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2016, 22:58:16 »
this level was pretty interesting until it got too hard for me (ghost and water zone). hanging and double-jumping off tiny walls is just not my expertise.

okay one thing though? you know what's not fun? puzzles that involve trial and error that have skill challenges in the middle of them so you have to dodge the same enemies over and over while you're trying to solve a puzzle about colors. i totally got to the end of one long section and realized i had to start over and go all the way back.

Keep trying, pard. Though don't forget to take frequent breaks as well.
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Re: [Challenge/Puzzle/Large] {Hard} The Column
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2016, 23:53:06 »
This was fun. The puzzles were creative and took some thinking to beat. The original graphics were good, and it was nice to see those recently finished community tilesets in use. The animated fountains were especially creative.
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Re: [Challenge/Puzzle/Large] {Hard} The Column
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2016, 18:40:56 »
I have such mixed feelings about this level... I went up, and enjoyed playing immensely - until the challenges suddenly became just too frustrating. It was as if the whole thing suddenly jumped from Environmental/Puzzle/Normal to Challenge/Hard! Maybe it's my KS challenge skills which I haven't used much in years, but I notice other people have complained too.
Spoiler: (click to show/hide)

I still have to explore the downward path, but I have a feeling that it'll be somewhat similar in those respects. Other than all that, stellar work on everything. I enjoyed the puzzle a lot, level design was absolutely great, the tilesets made me want to steal them for my level, the dialogue was so great... You deserve a medal, or something, for the way you designed the start of the level alone.

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Re: [Challenge/Puzzle/Large] {Hard} The Column
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2016, 22:44:11 »
I have such mixed feelings about this level... I went up, and enjoyed playing immensely - until the challenges suddenly became just too frustrating. It was as if the whole thing suddenly jumped from Environmental/Puzzle/Normal to Challenge/Hard!

So I haven't labeled this level incorrectly then.

Also, where was this jump in difficulty in your opinion? I think I have an idea, but let me hear it.
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Re: [Challenge/Puzzle/Large] {Hard} The Column
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2016, 22:52:34 »
Also, where was this jump in difficulty in your opinion? I think I have an idea, but let me hear it.

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Re: [Challenge/Puzzle/Large] {Hard} The Column
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2016, 23:17:32 »
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So, you were having a good time until the last six screens in the game?

That's interesting. I suppose those screens really were just a means to try and mirror the down path anyway. Perhaps they don't fit that well after all. I will look into a small revision for the next version.
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Re: [Challenge/Puzzle/Large] {Hard} The Column
« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2016, 16:08:06 »
This came out of nowhere! Downloading to play now...  :)

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Re: [Challenge/Puzzle/Large] {Hard} The Column
« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2016, 23:25:43 »
Alright, well I did both paths, but I started with the downward path.

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« Last Edit: May 01, 2016, 04:41:35 by pfrangip »

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Re: [Challenge/Puzzle/Large] {Hard} The Column
« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2016, 04:52:47 »
Alright, well I did both paths, but I started with the downward path.

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You sound like the sort of person who might enjoy the update that I intend to have out for this level soon.
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