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An ancient temple. A legendary treasure. And a series of confusing, perplexing rooms. How could we find our way through? Behold, the Ancient Mechanical Mouse! This mysterious device moves forward until it touches a rune or an obstacle. It's up to you to place the runes to guide the mouse through the temple.

Made for Weekly Game Jam 70, the theme being "Ancient Technology"


-Click the play button in the top right to make the mouse move

-On the right side of the screen is the runes you can use in each level. Click on a rune and then click again to place it somewhere.

I haven't made a puzzle game before so please tell me if it's too easy, too hard or in the middle.

MUSIC: "Desert City" and "Expeditionary" by Kevin Macleod

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Good game. Its challenging which is why I love it

Very slow, great otherwise.

Aww, neat, you made it out of your own art, games like these interest me

Very. VERY underdeveloped. This looks less like a game, more like one of those flash projects you make at highschool for your programming tests. Like, i don't mean to spread negativity. Honestly, the game itself is good. The idea behind it is fantastic and the 'rune' mechanism, even though not THAT original, is still pretty classy and creative. But as i said, it's not a game. The levels seem more like a round of trial-and-error rather than something you can figure out yourself. The sprites are absolutely disgusting. The levels literally look like they're made of cardboard. Maybe you could've added shading to the sprites, ya' know? The mouse looks like a flip-flop rather than a mouse. And as for the "ancient technology" part, i just dont see it. Where is the ancient mechanical mouse? Where's the mechanicality? I only see a flip flop.

I dont mean to come off as rude. Obviously this is your first puzzle game, and for a first; this is great! The fact that this is the genre you chose as your first puzzle game is fantastic. I feel like the levels should be - not harder, but creative. as in something that contains twists and makes you stick to the game like glue, not getting off until you finish the level. The sprites are bad, and i think some variation and something other than cardboard pictures would be nice. The runes themselves are not that many and the gets boring pretty fast.

I hope to see your stuff in the future. Don't lose hope, keep improving. This game can be fantastic if you only implemented better sprites, creative levels, and mayyybeee some different music.


kypello responds:

What kind of flip flops do you wear???

Credits & Info

3.11 / 5.00

Nov 17, 2018
12:30 AM EST