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Help Wallace & Gromit collect cogs to fix their ship and fly to the moon! You'll need creative skills and some madcap ideas to constantly reinvent your rocket and overcome obstacles along the way!

Use the arrow keys to fly your ship. Press M to view the map, E to edit your ship, Z and X to rotate a tool and space to drop a tool when flying. Full details in-game.

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ShadowDragon8685ShadowDragon8685

Rated 0 / 5 stars

Perfect, but fatally tainted.

I'm going to go over the reasons this submission DESERVES a 10/10 and a 5/5.

This game makes you think. It requires cleverness and innovation, a good grasp of how basic mechanics, such as levers and torque, work. I find it not at all surprising that the tool I found myself using the absolute most was a triangle-toothed single-ended lockpick with a spear-end on the other side.

It's simply brilliant, to put it mildly. It was a fun, inventive game, Wallace and Gromit are amusing characters that make me all nostalgic, the music was phenomenal for the most part, the science-fiction idea of using a little pod to fly around in was good. It could've used some more complexity, such as being able to attach additional hinges to the mechanism I was creating, but all in all it was fantastic.

However, there is an achillies heel of this submission; a fatal flaw, a root-deep taint that begins in the core and radiates outwards, a flaw which compells me to smite down upon the entry (inasmuch as such is within my power) with what furious anger I may, and rest assured it gives me no substantial pleasure to do so in giving this otherwise SPECTACULAR submission a 0/5 and 0/10 for this reason:

The PERVASIVE taint of reeking, malodorous propaganda.

Every one of those blue signs made me roll my head in disgust, but most especially the one where it said that property should be respected. It's (mostly) subtle, but it made me feel a cold chill inside me, every time one of those came up. It's sadly reminiscent of "Don't copy that flopy," and "would you steal a car? Then don't download this movie."

Games are about FUN, not being preached too. Especially intriguing, makes-you-think physics-based puzzlers. I don't want to take time out from the thinking, the planning, the plotting and the scheming, the "how am I gonna get that cog to my ship," contemplations, to listen to what feels like a patronizing person standing over me, wagging a finger and preaching about IP and copyright and patents and trademarks.

Also, the insinuation at the end - that those who are good at this game would be good inventors - is hilariously, ridiculously silly. This is basic mechanics, it's as far removed from engineering and design as LEGO bricks are from architecture and construction (James May's lego house nonwithstanding.)


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SamohtGnirSamohtGnir

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Excellent.

A rare 10/10 for me. An excellent puzzle game. Wouldn't change a thing, well ok one thing, more levels! :D



iamthechamp987654321iamthechamp987654321

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great Job!

This game was great. I loved how you had to progressively use your brain more and more. I love the different tool varieties. The object of collecting cogs and information instead the linear "get to the next level" is awesome.Being able to solve a puzzle in many ways is great too. The "epicness" music adds to the feel. The thing that would make it perfect is if you could draw multiple tools at once (if you close up your design, in other words make it a closed shape, you cannot continue drawing). Then again, it does add a little extra challange. Oh well, in summation, awesome game, and keep it up!


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BragnarokBragnarok

Rated 5 / 5 stars

OMG this is amazing!!!

They are advocating IP rights with a rip-off of another game!!!
How ironic!
This is basically a cheap "Bob came in pieces" wannabe.
The original was way better in my opinion.
Plus a little dash of those "build your own machine to solve the puzzle" games.
This is still a very nice game and still deserves a 10.
But what a blunder for the IPO though.
It's amazing how they screwed up on this one.
I'd like to remind people that they don't usually support such practices.
We have a few fan made game remakes on this website which are great.
But the IPO is against these remakes even if the levels are game mechanics are different.
Games like the Flash Sonic or the Super Mario Crossover.
IP laws are sick and need to be revamped.
But this is not the place for such discussions.



mydarksidesmydarksides

Rated 5 / 5 stars

The Liner graphics,

Idea,
and soundtrack come together to form quite a flash :)