Dorsaka

Sk8rCai

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Hello The Stencyl Massive!

I would like to present to you my humble entry into the comp, called Dorsaka!
It's a simple maze-like escape game that might make you want to punch a monkey!

There's 21 screens/levels/room/mazes to blast through!

It's hard in places, but not unbeatable, especially when you figure out...well...I'll leave
that up to you!

Link: http://www.stencyl.com/game/play/18570

Comments/suggestions/questions are greatly appreciated!

Bo!

--CAi

Tobben2111

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Had to try a few times before I completed it. I can't remember what my final score was. But I believe it was rank B, 1of 7 secrets and meet 0 of 2 Gods. Looks like I have to explore more. It was a bit annoying to be stuck between blocks. Like it was difficult to walk. Overall I did enjoy playing :)

- Tobben

Sk8rCai

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Had to try a few times before I completed it. I can't remember what my final score was. But I believe it was rank B, 1of 7 secrets and meet 0 of 2 Gods. Looks like I have to explore more. It was a bit annoying to be stuck between blocks. Like it was difficult to walk. Overall I did enjoy playing :)

- Tobben

Howdy!

Thanks for playing! 

The collision areas are quite aggressive on purpose.  If it gets in the way too much, I can reduce the area checked!  Although I'm quite a masochist for stuff like that.  I like it, but loathe it!

Rank B?  Dorsaka doesn't provide a rank, but I'm guessing it'll be the route you took through the game!

Glad you enjoyed it!

Tobben2111

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Oh, I see. That could be the case :) I wasn’t fast enough to take a picture. ;P Hmm so where you can  choose between two portal. That is route A and B? I will try to finish it walking the other way. :)

- Tobben

Unept

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I like how I had little idea how far I'd progressed, especially when hearing about secrets and gods from this thread. Mysterious.

I would consider loosening up the collisions, mainly because level 1 I opened the gate, tried to enter, and couldn't. Turned out I was hitting the nearby walls. My worry is that many players may think that the game is broken or they're not "getting it" and give up (and give the game 1 star or thumbs down or three farts, depending on the rating system.)
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Sk8rCai

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I like how I had little idea how far I'd progressed, especially when hearing about secrets and gods from this thread. Mysterious.

I would consider loosening up the collisions, mainly because level 1 I opened the gate, tried to enter, and couldn't. Turned out I was hitting the nearby walls. My worry is that many players may think that the game is broken or they're not "getting it" and give up (and give the game 1 star or thumbs down or three farts, depending on the rating system.)

Thanks for the feedback! 

There's a few things to discover in the game, there are a few hints here and there but it's mostly a case of figuring stuff out!

Since two for two have mentioned collisions a new version is now up with slightly less aggressive collision detection!  I loosened it off a little but theres still a decent area to get snagged up against something when the panic sets in!

Sk8rCai

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Hello again,

I've been playing Dorsaka for a few days with some friends and after making a few notes I've issued a larger update to the game...

There was a bug which reports that you found a secret, when actually you hadn't (Sorry secret hunters).

I've added another screen to the end credits which is beyond the performance review screen and lists all the secrets you've discovered.  All the secrets you've haven't discovered are obfuscated but it gives visibility on what players have discovered when they're comparing notes!

So now you can say you've found 2 secrets and what they are!

I've also added a new secret to the game!

I'm currently toying around with the idea of having a set of cryptic hints to give you pointers about the nature of secrets, but not sure if that would spoil it all.

Again, feedback is appreciated, yo!


Sk8rCai

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Another update!

Ghosts were congregating to a single screen....turns out they were being drawn to a single point!
They've been banished and order has returned to the lands!
Spirits will only congregate where their physical bodies became no more!

To celebrate getting an Imgur account, here's two new in game screen grabs...





I'm mostly convinced on implementing some kind of hint system into the game, so I'll be working and testing this out over the weekend and if it works out as not being too in your face I'll do another upload Monday morning!

Have fun guys and gals!