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BZB is a busy bee and needs your guidance to reach her hive.

Cart #crosspollinator-1 | 2024-07-09 | Code ▽ | Embed ▽ | License: CC4-BY-NC-SA
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Each garden has 36 patches on a 6x6 grid and there are two flowers on each flower bed patch.
BZB will fly, orthogonally, from one patch to another, as long as the two patches have one flower in common.
Note that BZB cannot be convinced to fly to a patch she has been before, since such patch has no pollen left.

Help BZB bring the most pollen to the hive.

How to play

⬅️/➡️/⬆️/⬇️: move cursor to adjacent patch
❎: move bee to cursor patch (if possible)
🅾️: undo, move bee to previous patch

Goal

Guide the bee to the hive through the longest path to collect the most pollen and thus produce the most honey.

Walkthrough

Reaching the hive through the shortest path:

Scoring

Reaching the hive with a score greater than 1 unlocks the next hive.
A score of at least 4 unlocks the possibility of randomly rearranging the garden.

About

This remake was made to celebrate the first anniversary of the original.

P#125078 2023-01-31 19:33 ( Edited 2024-07-10 22:12)

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I'm not understanding the color definitions, @gamebotclub.

Could you please post an animated GIF (record video with F7 and F8 in Pico-8) or post a youtube video showing and explaining how to get through the first level.

Thanks !

P#125106 2023-02-01 02:16

Thanks for your suggestion, @dw817!
Added a walkthrough section showing how to reach the hive.

Note that the animated gif shows a solution using the least number steps (a score of 1).
We are interested in a solution using as many steps as possible (to collect more pollen).
Only a solution using the highest possible number steps gets a score of 5 (produces the most honey).

P#125112 2023-02-01 09:07
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An interesting and unique puzzle game.

I think the game could do with some polish to make it more appealing and better portray the scenario. Eg show flowers in each patch, instead of letters and numbers. Animate a bee flying from patch to patch. Etc.

P#151116 2024-07-10 10:58

Thank you, @dredds!

I mulled over 6 flower designs (plus symmetry), but didn't get a chance to implement it yet.

I will do my best to accommodate your suggestions in a future version.

P#151149 2024-07-10 22:58

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