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Langman

I have to admit, if I was ever sucked into a Tron-like computer world, I don't know if I would be able to handle the games they would force me to play. Since getting my motorcycle, I think I could manage a draw in light-cycles, but Deadly Discs? Solar Sailor? Brawls at the End of Line club? I think I'd be derezzed pretty quickly. On the other hand, should the Master Computer challenge me to a game of hangman, I think I could take him. Such is the scenario presented by Langman, the new unity platforming word game from Von Lehe Creative.

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Am I the only one having trouble with playing this game?
Looks like Kongregate are having some issues.. Can't play any of their games..

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One level, about halfway in, requires a very precise jump just to get to the letters -- missing the jump costs you a guess and puts you back where you started. Falling off the letters puts you back to the start position, meaning you'll have to waste even MORE guesses trying to get back.

Coupled with the watery jump physics and letters placed in spots that are impossible to reach, this stage is probably going to be the cause of rage-quits all along the 'tubes.

Interesting concept, but the designer doesn't have a firm grasp of platforming level design.

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Username Author Profile Page May 19, 2011 3:12 PM

Unlike the previous commentor I have no issues with the jump physics, you just have to remember to use the dropped blocks as tools and you'll be better off.

That said, level 15 is killing me, I'm hoping that with this post the solution will miraculously come to me as so often happens.

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Username Author Profile Page May 19, 2011 3:32 PM

And it did, took me this long to realize that you can

double jump on empty stars.

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Anonymous May 19, 2011 3:36 PM

For level 15...

Jump on the stars!

(Yeah, that stumped me too for a while. The first time I tried it, it didn't work.)

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Tadness May 19, 2011 4:25 PM

The "macwinlinux" tag needs to be changed to "macwin". Linux, sadly, can't run Unity. Guess I'll have to switch back to Windows later today so I can try this game out for myself. *sigh*

[Fixed. thanks for pointing that out. -Jay]

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Yeah, I haven't had any jump issues so far (only up to level 11).

The place where you had to

drop a long vertical block, then tip it to the side and use it as a ramp

was a definite "A-ha!" moment.

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Wow, thanks for reviewing my game!

@Tricky: Can you clarify what you meant by: "the physics are off just enough to be an annoyance"?

@HeroForge: I'm sorry you found that level frustrating. However, there is an easier solution. Check out the spoiler below if you'd like a hint.

Here are a few tips:

  • If you want a greater challenge (and a higher score), try increasing the difficulty via the Settings menu. You'll get shorter words, which makes even the early levels more tricky.

  • If the graphics seem choppy, try changing the quality to "fastest" via the Settings menu.

And if you get stuck...

...you might find this (slightly outdated) trailer helpful. It contains glimpses of the solutions to certain levels.

Also remember:

  • All of the levels can be beaten without the use of bombs, though bombs do come in handy sometimes.

  • No level should ever be impossible, even given the randomness of the words. You do have to be careful about what order you drop things in, though.

Thanks for playing my game, and please post your feedback if you think something needs improvement.

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nohwoman Author Profile Page May 20, 2011 5:38 PM

Level 15?

I've tried dropping blocks in all sorts of patterns to build steps, but can never keep them stable and get them close enough. Then tried propping up long block. No dice.

What am I missing?

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Anyone know level 11?

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rarely fails:

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Level 12. I can't figure out how to get to the rest of the letters. I've been at level 12 for a good hour. Help?

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