Jigland by Rob Allen

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Rob Allen is back with another banner game for you to enjoy. This one we're titling "Jigland" and it's similar to the others we have featured. It includes a variety of puzzles and mini-games to complete all the letters of the Casual Gameplay logo. The game is located right within the banner at the top of every page of the site, just click on it to load the game and play.

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Jigland Walkthrough

C

  1. Walk the guy to the bridge.

  2. Open the bridge when he's standing on it.

  3. Play the surfing mini-game (see detailed notes below).

A

  1. Plant a purple seed in the dirt patch on the left.

  2. Create a cloud from the house.

  3. Use the windmill to move the cloud over the seed and water it by clicking the cloud.

  4. It will grow into a yellow seed. Put this in the dirt patch on the right.

  5. Put any seed that isn't red on the left.

  6. Lower the bridge and click the monster eyes to send it out.

  7. Click the newly revealed button.

  8. Walk the guy to the star.

  9. Roll through the maze - there's a few different paths, but you're aiming to land in the green slime. Any way that doesn't drop you in lava will get you there.

  10. You'll be teleported back to the start once you reach the green slime.

  11. There's nothing else in the maze despite a few different paths through it.

S

  1. Walk the guy right to the river, before the bridge, where you can see a ripple in the water.

  2. Click the ripple.

  3. Balloons will start to fly up. Each time, click only the one with no match; e.g., if one purple, two greens and three yellows fly up, click the purple.

  4. Balloons can appear on any part of the screen, even in the background, so pay attention!

  5. The letter will be given if you complete the sequence.

U

  1. Note the order of the lights on the tower (see A in plAy).

  2. The colored items are the yellow torch, the house explosion, the green torch, and the exploding monster (feed it the red plant).

  3. Click them in the order the tower lights play.

A

  1. Remove the top left plants, then fly the bird right.

  2. Wait for the plants to regrow, then click the bird to fly right again.

  3. As he flies over the house, click the window to explode him.

L

  1. Make a cloud by clicking the top left of the house.

  2. Drag the windmill to blow the cloud left, over the reservoir (but not too far! or else the cloud will disappear).

  3. Make it rain.

G

  1. Walk the guy to the bridge.

  2. Open the bridge when he's standing on it.

  3. Play the surfing mini game (see detailed notes below).

A

  1. Put the bridge up.

  2. Plant a red berry in the ground left of the bridge, and any color in the right hand dirt patch.

  3. Click the monster's eyes under the trees.

M

  1. A birdcage appears if you reload the game after collecting a few letters.

  2. Use the windmill to blow the cage around until it drops.

  3. Fly the bird to the nest.

  4. Fly the left hand bird to join it (remove the plants first).

E

  • Drop a few seeds into the balloon door.

P

  1. Right click and select the second option (Windows/Mac). Linux users should get a little number puzzle instead of the J-I-G phrases that Windows/Mac users see.

  2. You are in a maze! Direct your movements with the mouse: Right of center (of the banner) rotates your view to the right, left of center rotates your view to the left. Above center moves you forward; below center moves you backwards.

  3. Move your mouse (slowly!) from center to move about the maze in a controlled manner.

  4. Map
    Video of it being solved

L

  1. Click and drag the windmill to the tower on the right.

  2. Hold it just left of the banner until it blows away.

A

  1. Plant a non-red berry in the left dirt patch, and a red one on the right, then click the monster's eyes under the trees.

  2. He will explode and reveal a letter.

Y

  • Use the berries from the tree (drag and drop) to block the lower waterfall.

Surfing Mini-game / Underground Maze 1

  1. Walk the guy to the bridge.

  2. Click the bridge as he's walking on it, so he falls in the river.

  3. Surf's up! Click to jump over the spiky objects.

  4. Click to jump when the grey object appears, timing it so you land on it - it's a boat.

  5. In the boat, click to jump over obstacles again as you head right.

  6. Jump and land in the tunnel when it appears.

  7. Explore the underground maze on your boat until you find both letters.

  8. Bumping into a wall will turn your guy around, rather than restarting the maze.

  9. If you accidentally exit the maze early, jumping into the river again takes you to the maze entry point, not the surfing game.

Thanks to Ben for the walkthrough!

On the odd chance that someone at this stage would prefer a nudge to a walkthrough, here's a list of clues for all 14 letter illuminators, in no particular or even alphabetical order.

  1. Well, well, well, tricolor fruit!

  2. Scare crow

  3. Down the river; ski jump; go for two is a capital idea

  4. (see no. 3)

  5. Rope tug leads to unmatched balloon pop

  6. Right click for amazing 3D JIG

  7. Logjam!

  8. "Spill" out "l" with scattered shower

  9. Former nest mate receives wind fall

  10. Unflagging use of windmill

  11. Forest creature forages for fiery fruit

  12. (see no. 11)

  13. Blue fruit is golden (just add water); then feed forager and go for green below tower

  14. Tower code is a blast!

117 Comments

Cyberjar88 Author Profile Page August 26, 2012 8:40 PM

No idea what to do here...

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Got 4

killed bird,moved banner,fed tunnel,blocked waterfall

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YAY! I hope he made this one trackpad friendly!

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Found balloons, but don't know what to do with them other than pop them.

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How did you block the waterfall? I'm stuck!

by the way, excellent game!

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Found a surfing game

make the man walk over the bridge and make it pop up, It puts the man into the river,

also there is a very odd thing if you right click and select jumble my idiot gyroscopes.

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if you right click and choose the second option(seems to vary in name) it turns out to be a maze, look left and right by moving to the sides and up/down is forward back.

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giambatistam Author Profile Page August 26, 2012 9:44 PM

for the balloons

pop the balloon with out a match. it gets more difficult as it goes because balloons appear on the horizon.


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vulpisfoxfire Author Profile Page August 26, 2012 9:51 PM

If you put a fruit on each of the patches of dirt, a pair of eyes will appear under the rightmost trees. Click on that, and a black blob comes out, eats the fruit, and explodes, leaving a letter-ball behind. You can get two of these--one with the bridge up so that it only eats one and explodes on the left, and a second with the bridge down so that it eats both and explodes on the right.

Also,

After refreshing the page to get out of what the right-click thing did, a birdcage appeared hanging from the tree. No idea what to do with it yet, though.

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giambatistam Author Profile Page August 26, 2012 9:53 PM

for bird in cage

use windmill to blow it down. then click to move to next. move bird from side to nest as well.

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giambatistam Author Profile Page August 26, 2012 10:01 PM

found another

click the silver part on the roof of the building. It will produce a cloud. Use the windmill to blow it over the top of the water fall. click on it and it will rain. water will overflow and fill a letter. the cloud can also be used to grow fruit trees with the fruits on the dirt patches though i dont know what they are for.

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Only the red fruit seems to make the blob explode.

You can make a cloud by clicking the chimney of the house. You can move it with the wind turbine. Watering the top body of water gets you a letter. Watering the fruits you plant makes them grow, but I haven't figured out what to do next.

When I refreshed after bringing up the maze the first time, there was a bird in a cage. I ultimately used it to get another letter via an egg.

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vulpisfoxfire Author Profile Page August 26, 2012 10:04 PM

How do you beat the surfing minigame? I keep getting eaten by a whale at the end.

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giambatistam Author Profile Page August 26, 2012 10:13 PM

for the surfing game.

i hitched a board after jumping two double bombs and went backwards. at the beginning i then jumped down a tunnel and was in a platformer type area spanning several screens. letters are visible and you must reach them to get them. I got a 'c' and saw another light ball though i fell before i reached it.

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Anyone found anything to do with the flames?

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vulpisfoxfire Author Profile Page August 26, 2012 10:14 PM

Surfing minigame:

Ah-hah...you have to hit the surfboard going the other direction to reverse you. This sends you to an underground platforming maze--I'm presuming there's two letters down there, but I've only found one so far.

BTW, how do you get the

balloons

that were mentioned?

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vulpisfoxfire Author Profile Page August 26, 2012 10:16 PM

Also for the surfing

interestingly, the next time I did it, it send me straight to the cavern, instead of on the ocean again.

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giambatistam Author Profile Page August 26, 2012 10:17 PM

to get balloons

move the man to the second position near the river. click the water and the man will pull a lever

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giambatistam Author Profile Page August 26, 2012 10:22 PM

on the surfing/cavern

went back and got differnet light. was just c again.

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Got 2 lights from the cavern, c and g, just missing the first a and u now

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giambatistam Author Profile Page August 26, 2012 10:26 PM

did you get the lights on the same run? For me I got two different ones and they both ended up being c. maybe the first light is always c and the second is g?

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Yeah, I ended up getting 4 in one run

you can go left from the start and it's easier

I now have 3 faces lit up in the cave, don't know if there are any more

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giambatistam Author Profile Page August 26, 2012 10:33 PM

got two in one run and got c and g

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It may be a coincidence but the 3 "smokes" you can get are green orange and purple, that's what you can get by mixing 2 of the fruit!

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vulpisfoxfire Author Profile Page August 26, 2012 10:44 PM

I'm missing the first a, s, u, and the p--I'm presuming one of those is from the balloons that I don't have the reflexes to beat. :-(

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Has anyone figured out a use for

Using the blob thing to blow up the bridge?

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Jigland Walkthrough

C

  1. Walk the guy to the bridge.

  2. Open the bridge when he's standing on it.

  3. Play the surfing mini-game (see detailed notes below).

A

  1. Plant a purple seed in the dirt patch on the left.

  2. Create a cloud from the house.

  3. Use the windmill to move the cloud over the seed and water it by clicking the cloud.

  4. It will grow into a yellow seed. Put this in the dirt patch on the right.

  5. Put any seed that isn't red on the left.

  6. Lower the bridge and click the monster eyes to send it out.

  7. Click the newly revealed button.

  8. Walk the guy to the star.

  9. Roll through the maze - there's a few different paths, but you're aiming to land in the green slime. Any way that doesn't drop you in lava will get you there.

  10. You'll be teleported back to the start once you reach the green slime.

  11. There's nothing else in the maze despite a few different paths through it.

S

  1. Walk the guy right to the river, before the bridge, where you can see a ripple in the water.

  2. Click the ripple.

  3. Balloons will start to fly up. Each time, click only the one with no match; e.g., if one purple, two greens and three yellows fly up, click the purple.

  4. Balloons can appear on any part of the screen, even in the background, so pay attention!

  5. The letter will be given if you complete the sequence.

U

  1. Note the order of the lights on the tower (see A in plAy).

  2. The colored items are the yellow torch, the house explosion, the green torch, and the exploding monster (feed it the red plant).

  3. Click them in the order the tower lights play.

A

  1. Remove the top left plants, then fly the bird right.

  2. Wait for the plants to regrow, then click the bird to fly right again.

  3. As he flies over the house, click the window to explode him.

L

  1. Make a cloud by clicking the top left of the house.

  2. Drag the windmill to blow the cloud left, over the reservoir (but not too far! or else the cloud will disappear).

  3. Make it rain.

G

  1. Walk the guy to the bridge.

  2. Open the bridge when he's standing on it.

  3. Play the surfing mini game (see detailed notes below).

A

  1. Put the bridge up.

  2. Plant a red berry in the ground left of the bridge, and any color in the right hand dirt patch.

  3. Click the monster's eyes under the trees.

M

  1. A birdcage appears if you reload the game after collecting a few letters.

  2. Use the windmill to blow the cage around until it drops.

  3. Fly the bird to the nest.

  4. Fly the left hand bird to join it (remove the plants first).

E

  • Drop a few seeds into the balloon door.

P

  1. Right click and select the second option (Windows/Mac). Linux users should get a little number puzzle instead of the J-I-G phrases that Windows/Mac users see.

  2. You are in a maze! Direct your movements with the mouse: Right of center (of the banner) rotates your view to the right, left of center rotates your view to the left. Above center moves you forward; below center moves you backwards.

  3. Move your mouse (slowly!) from center to move about the maze in a controlled manner.

  4. Map
    Video of it being solved

L

  1. Click and drag the windmill to the tower on the right.

  2. Hold it just left of the banner until it blows away.

A

  1. Plant a non-red berry in the left dirt patch, and a red one on the right, then click the monster's eyes under the trees.

  2. He will explode and reveal a letter.

Y

  • Use the berries from the tree (drag and drop) to block the lower waterfall.

Surfing Mini-game / Underground Maze 1

  1. Walk the guy to the bridge.

  2. Click the bridge as he's walking on it, so he falls in the river.

  3. Surf's up! Click to jump over the spiky objects.

  4. Click to jump when the grey object appears, timing it so you land on it - it's a boat.

  5. In the boat, click to jump over obstacles again as you head right.

  6. Jump and land in the tunnel when it appears.

  7. Explore the underground maze on your boat until you find both letters.

  8. Bumping into a wall will turn your guy around, rather than restarting the maze.

  9. If you accidentally exit the maze early, jumping into the river again takes you to the maze entry point, not the surfing game.

Thanks to Ben for the walkthrough!

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vulpisfoxfire Author Profile Page August 26, 2012 10:48 PM

I'm presuming one of the other letters I'm missing is from the

psychadelic maze you get from the right-click menu. Where do you go on there, anyway?

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That's me done folks

I am good

only had to use the walkthrough for the seed things

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Quick note on the walkthrough re letter U:

You get the lights on the tower by clicking the button you find under the trees. Finding the button is part of letter A (the first one), not C/G.

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vulpisfoxfire Author Profile Page August 26, 2012 11:00 PM

Whoo...thanks to Ben/Mike, I'm just missing the one for the balloons now. Ah well.

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Where are the 'monster eyes'? I can't see them?

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giambatistam Author Profile Page August 26, 2012 11:11 PM

feel silly, I can't get the p. The just seems like a line that occasionally changes shape. I move left and right and thats about it. What am i supposed to be looking for?

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giambatistam Author Profile Page August 26, 2012 11:16 PM

The maze that is. also its changed color. Originally it went crazy colors and the background stayed the same. Now everything is black and white.

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I'm stuck in the same part giambatistam is. I don't understand how that's supposed to be a maze at all. How do I know where I am even?

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giambatistam Author Profile Page August 26, 2012 11:42 PM

for those wondering about the p maze

i just picked a direction and went that way. eventually i came across a green section and zoomed in (by moving the mouse to the top of the screen) till it covered the screen.

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If you're having trouble interpreting what you're see as a maze

Remember the 3D Maze screensaver. Now imagine the walls are all one color, and the ceiling and floor are another, with no textures or shading to differentiate anything.

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Ooh, I see it now. That's kinda cool. Thanks, Bill!

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i totally get what you're saying, giambatistam and bill (and thanks!), but i still can't maneuver in the maze.....GRAH!

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Tobberian Author Profile Page August 27, 2012 7:31 AM

The reset progress is awfully easy to accidentally do. :S
A R-mouse-click with a 3 pixel move during button-down is all.

[I'm sorry that happened to you. I'll see about adding a confirmation step when resetting. -Jay]

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inheritance.fan Author Profile Page August 27, 2012 1:00 PM

I can't seem to get cAsuaL gamePlay (capital letters).

The L is driving me nuts. I create the cloud and send it over the L...as soon as I do, it breaks up. No chance to make it rain.

And how on EARTH am I supposed to do the P-maze?

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inheritance.fan Author Profile Page August 27, 2012 1:01 PM

Ugh, power of posting. The walkthrough portion for the "L" needs editing.

The cloud doesn't go above the L, it goes above the top of the waterfall pool. THEN rain.

[Fixed. -Jay]

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inheritance.fan Author Profile Page August 27, 2012 1:10 PM

"P" is frustrating beyond belief. Could someone who's finished it post a more helpful walkthough? "Move your mouse in this direction" or "just go one way forever" aren't any use at all.

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inheritance.fan Author Profile Page August 27, 2012 1:34 PM

Still not getting it.

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Gah. Being told that it's "very easy once you get it" is no help at all. Neither is posting that picture of "JIG" as if it had any relationship whatsoever to the so-called maze. I've tried bringing up the video in one window and the banner in another, and matching its mouse movements, but even a little tiny deviation makes the puzzles move at different rates, and the variances quickly add up so that I can't get more than halfway through the video before I'm hopelessly lost.

Also, how do you

jump into that floating portal or whatever it is after finally negotiating all the bombs? I can't seem to get my guy to jump high enough, and then I just get dragged under. I'm sick and tired of surfing over bombs, thankyouverymuch.

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you are good

- why thank you!

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nerdypants Author Profile Page August 27, 2012 3:43 PM

Uh, I accidentally

exploded the bridge.

Do I have to start over, or is there a way to fix this?

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it would be great if the walkthrough could be reorganised into stuff like "the bit with the balloons" or "the bit with the bridge" instead of individual letters...

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Why do you guys direct to his website if it's mostly empty?

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vulpisfoxfire Author Profile Page August 27, 2012 10:36 PM

@nerdypants Just refresh the page.

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nerdypants Author Profile Page August 27, 2012 11:59 PM

Thanks, vulpisfoxfire!

Also, I seem to have inadvertently solved the maze. I had the game open in one tab, moused away and opened another tab to find out how the heck to solve it, and while I was reading the walkthrough I heard a bunch of explosions signaling that I'd "finished" the game.

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I empathize with anyone who got stuck on the maze...that's the one that got me, too. But, I've always had a hard time with game mazes. Whenever I get stuck in one, I'm always reminded of my horrible frustration in the sound maze in Myst which forced me to go out and buy the Myst strategy book.

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The tower maze glitches for me if I slide the levers too fast, I have to reload the page to escape the maze.

If anyone can't find the monster eyes under the tree:

they appear when you have two seeds (not plants) on the two patches on either side of the bridge.

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i have way worse problems with the surfing mini game

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steeny124 Author Profile Page August 28, 2012 1:32 PM

When I right click to try to get into the maze for letter P, I don't have any option on the menu to get there. :-/

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elle Author Profile Page August 28, 2012 4:23 PM replied to steeny124

@steeny124:

I'll try to help you but what exactly does happen when right-click on the banner after starting the game?

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Where/how are we supposed to interpret this image that is the maze? I get the concept from the descriptions above, but can in no way apply it to the maze itself. Close to rage quitting here, but all other letters have been achieved.

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Also, at least for me, the video is cropped on both sides.

[Try right-clicking the video link and choose to open in a new tab. Also, I think I just fixed the video link to include the correct dimensions. -Jay]

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And what direction do I start off facing? How do I intrepret the expanding and narrowing field of view? Why, if I'm traveling along one side of a letter, do I not have a shorter wall on one side than the other?

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inheritance.fan Author Profile Page August 28, 2012 7:03 PM

I came back to look for a video of the P maze. Saw said video and it clicked about halfway through.

I'm IN the maze, not looking down from above.

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inheritance.fan Author Profile Page August 28, 2012 7:08 PM

...Except following the video got me nowhere.

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Still don't get the so-called maze.

Ok, say I'm looking at a sideways hourglass-like shape. What am I looking at? Where in the purported maze am I? Why is it always symmetric about the horizontal axis? And what the [expletive] does this have to do with the letters JIG in a rectangle???

I can sometimes "solve" the maze just by trial and error, but it's still quite infuriating.

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I feel like there's a puzzle at foon.co.uk to let you see more content, but I can't figure it out. Or is it just a plain, boring placeholder after all?

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How totally awesome!!

Hadn't been here for a week, click on my bookmark and as it's loading up the ever-so-often thought popped into my head... "I wonder what Rob Allen's up to and I hope he's ok..." LO AND BEHOLD my questions are answered!!

He's up to more awesomeness!

Thanks Rob! Playing it now!

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steeny124 Author Profile Page August 29, 2012 11:16 AM

Elle- (or anybody else for that matter)

When I right click to access the drop down menu, I get all the regular options: forget my progress, settings, etc. But where the option should be for the maze, I just have a couple of numbers that I can't actually select as an option: 340,766 or 520,766 - what numbers come up change when I right click a different spot of the banner.

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when i refresh the website, the golden color disappeared,
i hope i could reload my record like the achievement in some game.

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I think Reka and I are on the same page with regards to the symmetry of the maze. If I do a 180 from the beginning of the maze, the upper left side of the J should be on my left, so the wall on the bottom of the screen should be raised while the top of my screen should be totally open, right? But that's not the case. I'm glad you all seem to get this JIG maze, but I'm still not understanding the mechanics of it, at all.

And I used to play Doom.

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Jay, been there, done that, I can stop the maze, move slowly, or just spin the piss out of it; nothing has caused an "aha" moment yet. Feeling dumber by the minute.

How do I know when I've hit a wall of the maze? What indicated an open path vs. a wall? Why does the maze narrow at times?

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I just want to say that I do get the maze. The first time I saw it, I thought it was an annoying line that blocked clicking, which moved in response to your mouse clicking. Then I looked at the first comment about the maze, and got it. That guy is a genius.

The way I solved the maze was, I wandered around at first, then tried to do the "right hand on the wall" method. I quickly realized that I was in a rectangle. (The perspective is weird, and it's hard to see corners and entrances, except as changes in height.) I wandered around, and found the green. It's hard to turn corners and it's easy to get disoriented. All in all, I thought it was a creative and challenging puzzle.

I'll try to give more explicit help (it's rather long, so stop reading when you get it.):

OK guys. There are two colors. The center, whitish, line is the wall/walls/corners. The bottom and top stuff is the floor and ceiling respectively. The maze is simulates a corn maze, not a maze in a puzzle book (you are not in a top down view). All the walls are the same height, from the ceiling to the floor. If the height of the walls are h, then your eye level is at h/2. That is why it is symmetrical. You need to understand perspective. Farther walls appear smaller, or shorter in height. Closer walls are larger. When the center line appears to fill most of your screen, you are bumping into the wall and cannot move further. Turn around to continue moving. An abrupt jump in the height of the center "line" is actually a wall jutting into your view. You probably want to go behind this wall and try to look around it. Look around enough walls, and you'll see the green goal. Changes in slope of the center lines are actually corners, either the corners of the external box or the inner corners of the external box.

You are in no way moving on the center line, nor are you moving the center line itself. You are in first person point of view, like an first person shooter. The only thing that moves is your imaginary character which is standing on the floor (which is the bottom shape), and your view is from his eyes. He moves forwards, backwards, and rotates left or right.

Also, minor glitch: when I grabbed the windmill while the guy was flowing down the river, I get a blank screen. That's when I first accessed the maze

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Okay, finally got it. That last post of yours did the trick, where I originally thought the narrow/wide bands were the walls on either side of me, I now realize they were foreground/distance markers. Once that clicked I was able to navigate the maze, though I had a hell of a time determining where I was. At one point I found myself back in the "J" and from there was able to find my way to the end point.

Thanks for your patience and assistance.

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I feel like leaving two more comments on the maze:
1. After you understand the movement and perspective, just wander around. It is almost imposible determine where you are at any time, so wouldn't try to use that map. (I would even say that the map is almost useless, unless you follow the exact path.)
2. Here's some context for the maze, at it is rather separate from the rest of the game. You are an ant, and Jay has put you into a maze he made from blocks shaped like certain letters, and a surrounding barrier/border/box that keeps you from escaping. Due to your poor eyesight, all the walls blur together into one color, but at least you can distinguish them from the floor and ceiling (which are also blurred into the same color). One of the walls is painted green. Find that wall.

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I think at this point it's an exercise in semantics. For me to understand the maze I viewed the narrow/broad bands as either foreground (the wall was in my face) or distance (the wall is way over there) THAT'S what it took for me to finally understand all the other hints that have been provided, I only share as it might help others as well.

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@Xheia: thank you thank you thank you!

What finally made it "click" for me was your description of floor and ceiling = gray, walls = white, and h/2.

I agree, the map is pretty useless. To solve the puzzle, just go look around corners - the green part will be behind one of them. Eventually.

(In the puzzle, a corner is when you have a full-height white part that abruptly narrows. If it does so at right angles, you're at an outside corner - approaching the top serif of the J, for example. If it does so in a more gradual fashion (hourglass or champagne flute), you're going around a curved part of a letter, and the narrowest part is a wall someplace far away.)

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steeny124 Author Profile Page August 29, 2012 5:07 PM

Jay-

I'm using adobe version 11.3
Might make a difference that I'm using ubuntu linux. I tried it on our windows computer and it worked just fine. *sigh* Guess I should have tried that first. Of course, my saved game is on here. Oh well. At least I got the rest of the letters! Probably saved myself quite a bit of frustration trying to beat the maze too :P

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The maze thing has driven me completely nuts. I've spent at least 1 hr, and have probably been going in circles, if even that.

http://imgur.com/7G5xV

I have my back to a wall, and it appears my immediate left/right are walls.

If I'm interpreting it correctly, there's a corridor slightly in front of me, going left. Straight ahead is a longish corridor that ends in a dead end. Maybe I can turn right at the end, but either way, this is inconsistent with the "map". Something seems funny about the wall to my right - is it curved? The map has no curved walls?

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After using F5 to reset my location in the maze, it suddenly turns grayscale! Holy crap it's so much easier to navigate! @_@

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4tran, my first thought on seeing your picture was "you might want to refresh to get the grayscale version", but I see you've already figured that out. It's hard to tell, but I think in your image, you're at the bottom of the maze looking between the I and the G - so that right-angle narrowing on the left is the bottom serif of the I, and the curved part on your right is the side/bottom of the G. Or something like that.

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Ew, correction: that curved bit on the right is how it renders the outside wall. Which is wrong; perspective doesn't work like that. :/

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Just have to say thank you for such a great game. I can do one or two letters each day - the perfect casual game. And - just finished the maze, and thought it really clever. So thank you!

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loisellezachary3 Author Profile Page August 31, 2012 12:39 PM

Oh The joy of finishing a game without a walkthrough! For those of you who accidentally "forgot your progress" join the club.

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@multiple people:
I do not understand why you think the map is useless, even after you've solved the puzzle! Without the map you can wander around and get it my chance. With the map and an understanding of what is going on, you can solve it in seconds.

Watching the video(the one in the walkthrough) didn't tell me anything at first. Then from the comments I learned that it wasn't like a spaceman hurling through the maze (ear to the screen), but that it was a walk-about maze. After that, the video clicked about halfway through, when the guy got to the long corridor.

So here's step-by-step how to solve this maze:

1: You start out in the box of the J. Do not move forward yet (as in, keep your mouse in the center)
2: Move your mouse to one side or the other until the gray stuff on the left becomes huge and the stuff in the middle is small. Make sure the tall stuff breaks within one quarter of the left side. Put your mouse in the center.
3: Now put your mouse up, but keep it in the center. The gray wall should become very large.
4: Move your mouse to center left. From here on, it gets a little tricky to explain it. But if you keep the map in mind, you'll know exactly where you are. Move into the corner.
5: From the corner, turn without moving forward or backward. Turn until the middle is the tallest point, and there are tiny spots to either side, and then it grows again to either side. Stop(move mouse to center center).
6: Move a to the right corridor, then move your mouse back to center. Then go forward. The middle should be small, with either side having multiple bars of increasing height. The left side should have small gaps, or interruptions compared to the right side. Go all the way forward until the front wall is huge. This is the very long corridor underneath JIG in the map.
7: Turn left, and go forward until you reach a large gap, which you should turn left into. This is the letter G. Keep going forward and left until you see Green.
8: When you see green, turn left a little more so it fills the whole screen, then go forward. Then you get the letter P.

But seriously, an understanding of how to manuever and the map are both necessary to complete the maze and feel like you've acomplished something.

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@Dartania Thorne
For the grayscale version, the map allowed me to solve the maze in about a minute. For the non grayscale version... I think the maze itself is flawed or doesn't display properly (in which case the map would be useless). For instance, look at the picture I posted above, and tell me where on the map I was.

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Stage name Author Profile Page September 8, 2012 6:37 AM

Another great game (and banner) from Rob Allen. Didn't know it was a maze, but I got through it twice just by thrashing about. I did get the "joke" about all the J.I.G.s in the names but couldn't connect it with what I was seeing. Overall, I thought the action minigames were more imaginative, more fun, and less maddening this time. So is there going to be another Hapland someday?

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On the odd chance that someone at this stage would prefer a nudge to a walkthrough, here's a list of clues for all 14 letter illuminators, in no particular or even alphabetical order.

  1. Well, well, well, tricolor fruit!

  2. Scare crow

  3. Down the river; ski jump; go for two is a capital idea

  4. (see no. 3)

  5. Rope tug leads to unmatched balloon pop

  6. Right click for amazing 3D JIG

  7. Logjam!

  8. "Spill" out "l" with scattered shower

  9. Former nest mate receives wind fall

  10. Unflagging use of windmill

  11. Forest creature forages for fiery fruit

  12. (see no. 11)

  13. Blue fruit is golden (just add water); then feed forager and go for green below tower

  14. Tower code is a blast!

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I accidentally blew up the bridge. I continued playing for a while making the mistaken assumption that there are no uncorrectable moves. I was pretty frustrated for a while not being able to fix the bridge. I quit the game feeling rather annoyed that this banner was so much worse than the previous ones.

A few days later I decided to give it another shot. When I reloaded the screen the bird was in a cage that I hadn't put him in. I wasn't happy that I had progressed accidentally so I restarted the game. After blowing up the bridge a second time and getting frustrated, I decided to read the comments. I found the answer is to reload the page; that is entirely unsatisfying.

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Right-click won't show a second option to access the maze in Linux, there is a set of grayed-out coordinates in its place. This means the game cannot be completed here. Tested with Flash 11.3.31 and 11.2.202.

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jsagemonster Author Profile Page September 19, 2012 12:29 PM

Rob Allen is a LEGEND. Please give me more Hapland I need it in my life !!!

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So, if Rob Allen is 'back', does that mean Netshift is going to show back up anytime soon?

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https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawk5y9LoT6BUWNRvsU9vY2xJ4pjOk78yXnU Author Profile Page September 21, 2012 7:51 AM

Great game! Sadly the maze does not seem to work with Linux Ubuntu.

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Weird decision, that of making a slightly different version for Linux users. We are used to get all sorts of problems because developers don't usually test their games in this platform, so I took the coordinate stuff as a bug rather than a feature, confirmed by the difference in the Windows walkthrough. It does look more like some leftover debug code than a puzzle.

Once I read Jay's comment I set to solve it and accidentally erased my progress, those options are too close, but somehow it all came back when I re-did the mine cart section.

It is a nice banner game, anyway. Thanks for sharing!

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https://www.google.com/accounts/o8/id?id=AItOawmszESWcS3kaHPQprsZIOr9lCwTdNt_tPE Author Profile Page September 23, 2012 1:06 PM

Problem with gamePlay

Can't enter the maze. I right-click and there's no a second option in the menu. Maybe is my browser? Firefox on ubuntu

Heeelp

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Bill's comment for "If you're having trouble interpreting what you're see as a maze" was the most helpful ever! Thank you!

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Well, Thanks everyone! After like 100 comments, I got my "Aha" moment for the maze. Once I got it, I was like THIS IS SO EASY NOW! Anyways. For those still looking for their "Aha" moment, heres what some people have already said and what i comprehended from it.

Its like a cornmaze. the picture is like looking OVER the cornmaze, but when you do the maze, you're IN the maze. A few pictures have already been posted. here they are again. http://images.jayisgames.com/looking_down_a_corridor.png
http://images.jayisgames.com/jaytrix_maze_hint.png
First picture shows a Corridor, it helps. Second pic shows what the overhead view of the maze is. Dot is where you are, green is where you want to go.

Hope this helps everyone!

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4tran, I think you encountered a bug that I also encountered where the game put me inside the walls that make up the letter J. The first time I played the minigame I (eventually) figured out that I was in a maze, but I soon realised that the 'maze' was just a T-junction with two short dead-ends and one long dead-end with a corner, just like a letter J. It happened to me on the greyscale version, so it's not just the colour version which is bugged.

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Can someone help me with the A in Casual? I read the walkthrough, but

I don't understand how to make a cloud from the house. If I click the window, a little purple thing explodes and makes a cloud, but it's gone before I can get the windmill.

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Ohhh, thanks, Jay!

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sosakan Author Profile Page May 13, 2013 3:33 AM

I am stuck, I have the star, but can't get the guy to walk over to the dang thing!

Any help is appreciated!

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emoore.85.em Author Profile Page November 16, 2013 4:02 PM

Just to say thanks to Xheia it was your description that got me through the maze. I had no idea what was walls or floor before it.

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