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#1

merlinus12

Posted 01 November 2010 - 01:23 AM

"You awaken in a small room.  Strange messages are written on the wall.  Only one thought is on your mind.

Escape."


Escapecraft is a room-escape puzzle game, Minecraft-style!  Decipher clues, solve riddles, exploit the idiosyncratic physics of everyone's favorite game!

This is a "teaser" to gauge the communities interest.  Game includes a dozen levels, and should require no more than 2 hours of game play (assuming you don't die and have to start over repeatedly).  If you know all the answers to the puzzles, you can rush through in about 20 minutes.

Successful completion of the game requires a thorough knowledge of the mechanics of Minecraft (redstone, water, etc).  Familiarity with the game's history will help you understand some of the jokes, but is not strictly required.  Fair warning - the later levels may be very difficult.  

Rules:
- Don't break blocks unless you place them.
- Difficulty must be set to Normal or Hard
- No cheats

There are two download links.  The first will take you to a Paypal page, where you pay $0.50 and get the game.  The second download link below will take you to an advertisement, followed by the download page.  

Thanks for reading!  Now without further ado...


PAYPAL DOWNLOAD! []  []  []  []  []  [] AD DOWNLOAD!


Let me know what you think!  Would you like to see more?  Ideas for a sequel?  Think you have a better puzzle idea?

Also check out EscapeCraft2!

After a couple requests, I've decided to add an option for you all to donate.  I'm a grad student at an expensive private university who pays for school by working 40 hours a week at the local bowling alley making minimum wage.  In all honesty, making this little mod has been the most fun I've had in months.  Every $7 I get through this is an hour I don't have to spend disinfecting shoes and can therefore spend making cool stuff for you (like new levels).  If you have enjoyed this, drop a dollar in the tip jar.


Installation:
- Download file and unzip to your minecraft folder (on Windows 7,  go to C: -> Users -> *USERNAME* -> AppData -> Roaming -> .minecraft -> saves )
- Rename folder "World#" (where '#' is a number 1-5).  If you already have 5 worlds, you will need to rename one of the existing save folders.
- I recommend creating a additional backup folder, in the all-too-likely event of your death.

Known Problems:
- Despite my best efforts, the spawn location is in the wrong place.  If you die, its game over.  (I would appreciate someone fixing this!)
- Since there is no manual save feature in Minecraft, if you die you must manually reinstall Escapecraft and start over.
- Occassionally, a mob will spawn in unintended locations (likely due to the Halloween Update).


Walkthrough

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Room 12
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Version History
- Fixed room 9.  Should have fewer random spawns and goofy TNT drops.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 01:54 AM

Puh.. it's difficult.. but.. rly great..

#3

Detroitsoldier

Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:10 AM

I got stumped at the very first part and but saw it, then I got stumped on the second level and cheated, then still didn't realize how to do it, so I just went on. Currently on level... 5? What can I make with these two items? >.<

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:14 AM

merlinus12 said:

"You awaken in a small room.  Strange messages are written on the wall.  Only one thought is on your mind.

Escape."


Escapecraft is a room-escape puzzle game, Minecraft-style!  Decipher clues, solve riddles, exploit the idiosyncratic physics of everyone's favorite game!

This is a "teaser" to gauge the communities interest.  Game includes a dozen levels, and should require no more than 2 hours of game play (assuming you don't die and have to start over repeatedly).  If you know all the answers to the puzzles, you can rush through in about 20 minutes.

Successful completion of the game requires a thorough knowledge of the mechanics of Minecraft (redstone, water, etc).  Familiarity with the game's history will help you understand some of the jokes, but is not strictly required.  Fair warning - the later levels may be very difficult.  

Rules:
- Don't break blocks unless you place them.
- Difficulty must be set to Normal or Hard
- No cheats

Download!

Let me know what you think!  Would you like to see more?  Ideas for a sequel?  Think you have a better puzzle idea?

Installation:
- Download file and unzip to your minecraft folder (on Windows 7,  go to C: -> Users -> *USERNAME* -> AppData -> Roaming -> .minecraft -> saves )
- Rename folder "World#" (where '#' is a number 1-5).  If you already have 5 worlds, you will need to rename one of the existing save folders.
- I recommend creating a additional backup folder, in the all-too-likely event of your death.

Known Problems:
- Despite my best efforts, the spawn location is in the wrong place.  If you die, its game over.  (I would appreciate someone fixing this!)
- Since there is no manual save feature in Minecraft, if you die you must manually reinstall Escapecraft and start over.
- Occassionally, a mob will spawn in unintended locations (likely due to the Halloween Update).
Cant you just use MCEdit to make a new spawn location?

#5

Detroitsoldier

Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:24 AM

I still can't figure out the second test and I got past everything else, wtf!

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:27 AM

Detroitsoldier said:

I still can't figure out the second test and I got past everything else, wtf!

Same here, i cheated in a diamond pick and destroyed everything around, and there was nothing.. i already wrote the creator a PM.

#7

merlinus12

Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:52 AM

Dark18 said:

Detroitsoldier said:

I still can't figure out the second test and I got past everything else, wtf!

Same here, i cheated in a diamond pick and destroyed everything around, and there was nothing.. i already wrote the creator a PM.

On the second challenge... check the floor.  Carefully.  VERY carefully.  I recommend R-Clicking a lot

#8

merlinus12

Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:54 AM

Tagmannn said:

Cant you just use MCEdit to make a new spawn location?

I've tried both MCEdit and NBT.  Whatever I do, the spawn point remains right where it is.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:57 AM

oh... yeah.. i found them at my first try... but i didn't thought about the ***** (Don'T want to spoil..)

I never use them in my world.. only levers and Pressure Plates...

My fault..

And plz make more.. that was one of the  greatest thing's i've so so far in minecraft.

#10

merlinus12

Posted 01 November 2010 - 02:59 AM

By the way, there are a number of "hidden" items scattered throughout the rooms that will make the second-to-last room easier.  See if you can find them =)

What did you all think of the difficulty level?  Too hard?  Too easy?  Too short or long?

And, most importantly, was it fun and would you like to see more?

#11

Detroitsoldier

Posted 01 November 2010 - 03:01 AM

Right away, I can say it's absolutely fun. Brings back memories of all of those Escape games + Portal. Oh, how I long for Portal...

Edit:
Woo! I finally got level 2!

#12

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 03:05 AM

Extremely fun and challenging!
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 03:06 AM

merlinus12 said:

Tagmannn said:

Cant you just use MCEdit to make a new spawn location?

I've tried both MCEdit and NBT.  Whatever I do, the spawn point remains right where it is.
Did you press CTRL + S?

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 03:18 AM

I seriously have no Idea what I'm doing. It's so great!

But..hints on level 2 plz? I already found the heated baking element.
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Posted 01 November 2010 - 03:45 AM

I like it. But I have no clue what to do in the second room although I found 3 hidden items in it.

#16

ultrudeus

Posted 01 November 2010 - 03:48 AM

This is awesome. Question about the rules though. Am I allowed to detonate the tnt?

I'll wait patiently for a response cause I don't wanna ruin it for myself.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 03:49 AM

Good game, I got past the redstone one then it didn't go my way, I'll give it a shot again later. I like the difficulty, makes you think. I'd play the full length one.

#18

Detroitsoldier

Posted 01 November 2010 - 03:52 AM

ultrudeus said:

This is awesome. Question about the rules though. Am I allowed to detonate the tnt?

I'll wait patiently for a response cause I don't wanna ruin it for myself.

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#19

ultrudeus

Posted 01 November 2010 - 03:56 AM

Detroitsoldier said:

ultrudeus said:

This is awesome. Question about the rules though. Am I allowed to detonate the tnt?

I'll wait patiently for a response cause I don't wanna ruin it for myself.

Look closely at the floor below you by looking through the glass.

For the people stuck on level 2: What can you do with a furnace, 2 cobblestone, and coal?


So I take it that means I can detonate it and you are implying I should do it a certain way? If so I know what to do, I am still not clear if I am allowed to detonate it.

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Posted 01 November 2010 - 04:11 AM

Very fun, I love the Herobrine element. I'm pretty stuck though, these puzzles are amazing.
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