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#1 SuperCasey4

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 12:56 AM

Lab 14
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Lab 14 is a part platform, part riddle game, in which each level gives you a (sometimes cryptic) hint of how to beat that level. There are some basic platform elements and also some pretty neat stuff that you probably haven't seen in a GM game before. Some of the levels really make you think outside the box. There are 20 levels total including a final boss. I can't really say much about the story since its there for you to interpret how you want. Stick with it, some of the later levels are some of the most unique.

If you get stuck and can't figure out how to beat a level, feel free to post here and I might give some more clues if multiple people are having trouble with a particular level.

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Arrows: move
Up: jump

Download: Here

Mirror (please use the first link unless it isn't working for you)

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(These are some of the more basic clues, I didn't want to give any of the really cool ones away)

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Thanks guys, and please let me know what you think.

Edited by SuperCasey4, 17 April 2008 - 09:39 PM.

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#2 CrashLemon

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 01:29 AM

Well, it seems a nice game but I can't even beat the level 3....

EDIT: Nvm, I can beat it.

EDIT2: Beat it all. Good game.

Edited by CrashLemon, 27 March 2008 - 01:54 AM.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 01:34 AM

I got stuck on a level for now. I must keep trying!
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#4 CrashLemon

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 01:50 AM

Okay, I've beat it all, its a good gay I must say, very original.

9/10 because it could be polished a bit more.
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 01:51 AM

Well, it seems a nice game but I can't even beat the level 3....

EDIT: Nvm, I can beat it.


Now I'm stuck on level 3.

EDIT: Hahahaha. I just figured it out. Awesome.

Edited by vibemaster, 27 March 2008 - 01:53 AM.

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#6 Alex Muncatchy

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 02:09 AM

Great game so far.
Nice, disturbing graphics.
rock solid controls.
Fun, fun.
I'm stuck on "Awareness".
it's kind of pointless of giving a full review if I didn't completely finish the game.

Edited by Alex Muncatchy, 27 March 2008 - 02:12 AM.

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I'm not dead.
Releasing demo soon-ish.
game 4 years in the making.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 02:14 AM

I'm stuck on level XIX. :)

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Heh, my brother walked in, and solved it for me. >.>

Edited by Orc Leader, 27 March 2008 - 02:21 AM.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 02:35 AM

Does someone wanna give me a hint for III?

edit:nvm, the kids over at YoYo are giving solutions.

Edited by thejamesexperience, 27 March 2008 - 02:36 AM.

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 02:47 AM

Beat it! Fun little game. It really made you think opposite or different for almost every level.
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 02:59 AM

great game! I can't get past awareness..... :)
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 03:20 AM

mirror please?
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#12 Rojo_Mann

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 03:29 AM

any one have any idea what to do on lvl 10. The clue is "R. KELLY HIT"

Edit: NVM beat it
Need help now on lvl H

Edited by Rojo_Mann, 27 March 2008 - 03:31 AM.

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#13 Orc Leader

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 03:30 AM

any one have any idea what to do on lvl 10. The clue is "R. KELLY HIT"


Look up R. Kelly on Wikipedia, and look at a list of his hit songs.
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 03:40 AM

may someone PLEASE upload a mirror link, I'm really interested in this game!

EDIT: nvm, my friend made a mirror
http://uppit.com/L5CXOI

Another EDIT: Im stuck on "Awareness"

Edited by naruto8foxkid, 27 March 2008 - 04:20 AM.

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#15 Orc Leader

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 03:41 PM

Silly me I forgot to rate your game last night, and then I had to go to bed. Sooo. . . here you go I guess.


/.\Comments On The Game/.\



You mixed together Platforming and Puzzle really well in one smash-hit game. Each level is a new challenge waiting for you. I have to admit some of them were easy, but most of them were really challenging. The "thing" at the end was pretty cool, and it makes sense why the walls were just plain white. (For me at least.)

[:]Things To Think About[:]



A little back story would be nice I see how you didn't want to spoil the ending, but you could have added some story to the character who I like to call Bob. There were no sounds which was sad. The graphics were simple yet effective you put them together nicely, but I would have liked some more.


.:{Game Rating}:.
Graphics=[6] (Better then some but overall not great.)
Sound Effects=[0] (I don't remeber any.)
Music/Background Music=[9] (Fit in great but didn't loop well.)
Originality=[10]
Replay Value=[0] (Well, I'm not sure on this one.)
Your Overall Game Rating=[7] (Mostly just because of the great puzzles)

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#16 Sprites Toolbox

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 04:00 PM

How do we beat lvl 3???
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#17 Rojo_Mann

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 04:38 PM

my rating.

Gameplay: 9/10(very fun but hard)
Sound:5/10(repetitive bg music, no sound efects)
Grafix:5/10(Black and White is ok...)
Overall:6.5(good game)

still stuck on aware

Edited by Rojo_Mann, 27 March 2008 - 04:57 PM.

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#18 MichaelDearmanUK

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 05:43 PM

Fun little game! Nice job! :)
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Posted 27 March 2008 - 06:29 PM

Pretty good game, actually... still haven't finished it, stuck at "Up and Over"

EDIT: Nevermind, finished it. My favourite levels were "Awareness" (I seriously LOLed when I figured it out), "Mice knows" and the final boss. Although, "Think small" and "Start ->" were pretty ingenious too. The other levels were also great, it's just that these were the best.

Edited by Mrakoplaz, 27 March 2008 - 06:44 PM.

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#20 CaKsTeR

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Posted 27 March 2008 - 11:51 PM

i never really understood how to beat awareness, I did something, and I beat the level, but i have no clue how I did it...
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#21 Rojo_Mann

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 12:44 AM

Ive figured it out(check the room caption). Im now stuck on up and over(how did you make it so the menu bar caption was different than the game name?)
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#22 Ekoz

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Posted 28 March 2008 - 12:57 AM

can anyone get a mirror of this game? it's not working from the site for me and that last mirror's been broken.
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Posted 28 March 2008 - 03:29 AM

that was rpetty cool.. the main chracter was sort of wierd lookign but otherwise it was nice. the puzzles were simple engouth to figure out on my own.. except the R. Kelly one.... and the ending made me smack myself in the head.

8/10
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 08:29 PM

I like these kind of games and this one is no exception. Nice levels, some good hints and nice graphics. Some levels were really cool.

Although I thought the ending was kind of lame...
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 08:41 PM

its good but it gets boring,

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sein gutes aber es erhalten Bohren

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zijn goed maar het krijgt het boring,

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 09:48 PM

its good but it gets boring,

German

sein gutes aber es erhalten Bohren

How about "Es ist gut, aber es wird Langweilig"? Google Translator sucks. ;)

Anyway, I doubt that very much. I would like to try this, but YoYoGames rarely lets me download, and the Instant Play does not work right. Could you post another mirror?

Edited by thetagames, 29 March 2008 - 09:49 PM.

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#27 gmwarrior

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 10:31 PM

very nice, original game.

the r.kelly one was easy it was the first thing that came to mind.
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Posted 29 March 2008 - 11:11 PM

Wow. Confusing.
I loved the way you only used black, white and grey.
And that brown.
But what happened to the other 13 labs?
~PD~

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Posted 29 March 2008 - 11:16 PM

i cant jump high enough to beat level 2...

edit:
what? you can just walk over that empty part... now i know how this game works ;)

edit:
hmm... dont know what to do in room 3...

Edited by cambesa, 29 March 2008 - 11:19 PM.

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#30 trollweiser

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 03:50 AM

im stuck on up and over how do you beat it?


Edit- got it.

Edited by trollweiser, 30 March 2008 - 03:52 AM.

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#31 Killpill

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 04:23 AM

Great game!

Please make more ! =)
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 06:56 AM

im stuck on up and over how do you beat it?


Edit- got it.

I am also...
Good game though.
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#33 TechnoSuperguy

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 02:56 PM

Excellent game! I beat it all. The way every level makes you think in such clever ways is fun and refreshing! The graphics are simplistic but beautifully match the game, and music is superb. 10/10!
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 06:34 PM

Awesome. Wasn't very hard though. It only took me 5 minutes to complete. Make a more challenging Lab 15 :D
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 07:30 PM

Can't play your game. I press Enter, SYSTEM ERROR(in-game, not windows) then black screen and nothing happens.

Add a mirror, I hate yoyogame and this useless **** that is their activex. YOYOGAME is NOT a game host. The whole damn thing doesnt even work on firefox.

Edited by blizter, 30 March 2008 - 07:45 PM.

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#36 foslock

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 08:47 PM

This is another very original puzzle game.

I hope you've played The Console, if you enjoyed making this game, then I think you might like my puzzle game.

The little dude was cool looking and the red against the B&W was an awesome effect.

The one problem I did notice was that since everything seemed to flow so well together, whenever the dude landed, he stopped a couple of pixels above the ground and continued to fall instead of just stopping on the ground. This has happened to me when coding platformers and is an annoying little bug. It was the only problem I could see in your game.

Great job, keep up the good work!
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 09:43 PM

Can't play your game. I press Enter, SYSTEM ERROR(in-game, not windows) then black screen and nothing happens.


That is how it works just wait a second.
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Posted 30 March 2008 - 10:57 PM

This Game is Amazing! I love the idea of combining a puzzle and platformer in the same game. However, can you give me a hint on XVIII:Think Small? I have no clue... :D

EDIT: Got it, lol...i dont get the boss...

EDIT 2: Found out the boss, I literally laughed, and then in like 30 sec. i beat it all over again lol

Edited by qwertyuil390, 30 March 2008 - 11:25 PM.

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Posted 30 March 2008 - 11:07 PM

hello? anyone? mirror? saying "that game is amzing!" isn't helping me or making me any less jealous.
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===\_/
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|......... STFU TRUCK.............| ||''''|'''''''\__,
|_________..... ___________ |_||__|____||--------RAWR I EAT BABIES AND OTHER ASSORTED SMALL CHILDREN!!!!
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 12:14 AM

Wow thanks a lot guys, I'm surprised at how well this game is doing at YoYoGames (number one game right now). I'm really glad you guys like it.

I really have no ideas for a sequel, I used up all my ideas on this game, but maybe eventually I will make a sequel (and it will be harder, since people seem to be able to figure this one out pretty easily.)

@foslock: I remember playing The Console a long time ago and I really like it. There were a bunch of puzzleish games at that time and The Console was one of my favorites.

@everyone asking for a mirror: Why? YoYoGames has both instant play and download links, and it never goes down. I would really prefer to only have one link but I guess I'll get a mirror up.

Thanks again everyone!
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 12:23 AM

YoYoGames has both instant play and download links, and it never goes down.

I don't know, but I always get those "Your download session has expired, please try again" messages. Does anyone else get them? Maybe it will work today; I'll try again.

EDIT: It didn't. Sorry, though I would really like to try this.

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#42 SuperCasey4

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 01:08 AM

Ok guys here is the mirror:

Link

It's also on the first post.

Enjoy!
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 02:15 AM

Though I haven't beaten 'H' yet, from what I have seen, I really like this. Though this is comparable to cactus' Psychosomnium, I personally feel that Lab 14 is better. The vague hints give it a very puzzle-game feel.

I need to finish this before giving a proper review, though I have a few suggestions as it stands:

- Get rid of the blood spatter, or simplify it. I kind of think it detracts from the simple, graph-paper appearance of the game. This is only a personal preference, though.

- Use sound effects. The music is great, but more audio is needed.


How many levels are there?

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 05:54 AM

Though I haven't beaten 'H' yet


Wow. You haven't beaten it? It's one of the easiest levels in the whole game.

Hint: "H" isn't a roman numeral.

I beat the boss by accident. This game was lots of fun :)
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 11:32 AM

@foslock: I remember playing The Console a long time ago and I really like it. There were a bunch of puzzleish games at that time and The Console was one of my favorites.


Sweet, thanks for the praise (even though it was basically a set up on my part :))

I hear you when you say you used up all your ideas in the first one. I am working on The Console 2 right now and I am having lots of trouble coming up with puzzles that I think are fun/original.

Lab 14 is great, and you should definitely continue on to a sequel (or a prequel :)).

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 03:25 PM

Awareness?

..meh. SPOILER?

Edited by 100michael, 31 March 2008 - 03:36 PM.

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 04:47 PM

This games makes you think in an awesome way. I had to give up in the end though... :)
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 11:45 PM

Think small? I don't get that one... I got all the rest.. I loved up and over.. I was just playing around with my mouse lol....
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Posted 31 March 2008 - 11:55 PM

i'll make a somewhat spoiler on the ones that stump people

what goes up...: ...must come down. so don't go up

r kelly hit: just like a ball, WOOT!

Awarness: just be aware...not only of the window(mostly the window)...EVERYTHING...

what you'd expect: pretty much what you'd expect, a small twist at the last moment.

up and over: easy, just go up and over.

mice know: pff, those furry creatures are worthless.

think small: just make yourself small...of course, make yourself small

I BEAT IT!! i had to give up on the boss too, though...

awsome game, but kinda not replayable...make a new one plz.

Edited by Ekoz, 01 April 2008 - 12:02 AM.

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===\_/
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|_________..... ___________ |_||__|____||--------RAWR I EAT BABIES AND OTHER ASSORTED SMALL CHILDREN!!!!
'(@)'(@)'(@)''''''''''''''''''''''*|(@)(@)****|(@) *

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Posted 31 March 2008 - 11:57 PM

Think small? I don't get that one... I got all the rest.. I loved up and over.. I was just playing around with my mouse lol....

[Hint]
What will make the game as small as possible?
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