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Offline seanthechinaman

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Platformer puzzle experts needed!
« on: February 27, 2019, 07:22 am »
I want to make a game that intuitively teaches less experienced players ALL KNOWN platformer exploits that go into creating puzzles, so that they may fully savor the best of Sploder's puzzle platformers.

The problem is that I have sparse knowledge on how platformer puzzles are made as well. :(
 

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Re: Platformer puzzle experts needed!
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2019, 07:54 am »
Most of my platformers were generally puzzle oriented, they probably weren't the best but I remember doing something cool on this one near the start that revolved around using up your grenades to weigh a log down so you could hit a switch http://www.sploder.com/games/members/theknockout/play/paradox-2/
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Re: Platformer puzzle experts needed!
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2019, 08:02 am »
Most of my platformers were generally puzzle oriented, they probably weren't the best but I remember doing something cool on this one near the start that revolved around using up your grenades to weigh a log down so you could hit a switch http://www.sploder.com/games/members/theknockout/play/paradox-2/

I'll obviously include a course on grenade physics, I'm mainly in search of the more esoteric glitches used for puzzles. Cool idea for a puzzle, by the way.
 

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Re: Platformer puzzle experts needed!
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2019, 08:14 am »
The best advice I can give is don't make puzzle plats because they suck :P

Seriously though, this is probably a good idea. I feel so confused when I play closed in puzzle plats and I'm sure newer players are probably even worse off than me

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Re: Platformer puzzle experts needed!
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 11:06 am »
You could talk about enemies being able to push you through walls and underground. Using the radar to find invisible switches.
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Re: Platformer puzzle experts needed!
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2019, 11:11 am »
Using the radar to find invisible switches.

There's games that make you do that? Gee that's harsh.
 

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Re: Platformer puzzle experts needed!
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2019, 12:51 pm »
There's games that make you do that? Gee that's harsh.
yeah I've seen a couple.
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Re: Platformer puzzle experts needed!
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2019, 04:03 pm »
This isn't a bad idea, but wouldnt it ruin puzzle plats? The whole point is to solve it yourself
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Re: Platformer puzzle experts needed!
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2019, 04:07 pm »
This isn't a bad idea, but wouldnt it ruin puzzle plats? The whole point is to solve it yourself
Well I mean yeah but surely there's limits to the creator, eventually puzzle platformers are going to reach a point where the entire game is just making puzzles with re-used concepts so it's gonna reach a point (if it hasn't already) where puzzle platforms become inevitably boring to play because all the concepts have been used before and therefore easy to work out as creativity becomes more and more limiting
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Re: Platformer puzzle experts needed!
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2019, 04:42 am »
This isn't a bad idea, but wouldnt it ruin puzzle plats? The whole point is to solve it yourself

No. I'm teaching the exploits used (ghosts going into checkpoints etc) not the individual puzzles themselves, so that every member has the tools to solve the puzzles.
 

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Re: Platformer puzzle experts needed!
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2019, 07:52 am »
The best advice I can give is don't make puzzle plats because they suck :P

Seriously though, this is probably a good idea. I feel so confused when I play closed in puzzle plats and I'm sure newer players are probably even worse off than me
You tell me... When I first discovered sploder my very first game was URANUS. a plat puzzle game. I did not know what to do at all except killing myself in the game XD.




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Re: Platformer puzzle experts needed!
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2019, 10:05 am »
You tell me... When I first discovered sploder my very first game was URANUS. a plat puzzle game. I did not know what to do at all except killing myself in the game XD.
That's me in every puzzle plat 10 years on lmao

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Re: Platformer puzzle experts needed!
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2019, 09:17 pm »
I think the Physics Creator is probably better for puzzles.
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Re: Platformer puzzle experts needed!
« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2019, 05:32 am »
I think the Physics Creator is probably better for puzzles.

That's nice but this is about educating people on the mechanics of platformer puzzles.
 

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Re: Platformer puzzle experts needed!
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2019, 11:24 am »
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