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This is the first game that I've made.

It's a simple puzzle game where you explore your surroundings and use context clues to decode the language.

Arrow keys to move.
Hold Z to look at an object.
Hold X to open your inventory.

A piece of paper and a pencil would help.

You 'win' when you can figure out the context of the end of the game.

Big thanks to:
Dylan Bennett and his Pico-8 Adventure game tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1wvvbVQ5zo
Gruber for the music tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLur95ujyAigsqZR1aNTrVGAvXD7EqywdS
Gustavo Vituri for some sprites: https://gvituri.itch.io/tiny-ranch

If you find any problems, please let me know. As I said: this is my first project.

1.1 - Fixed typos in ciphers - Thanks to NotIan

P#127640 2023-03-27 07:48 ( Edited 2023-03-29 03:55)

i wasn't expecting a cipher in this game, but hey it was a cool experience! i managed to decode some stuff, 90% of it i think. there's some that haven't found
although, i'd say decoding this yourself would be much more fun!
edit: got the deciphered letters, i haven't figured out the blank ones but atleast about 90% of them are done. although there might be mistakes

also thanks @Verb for the spoiler tag!

P#127654 2023-03-27 10:31 ( Edited 2023-03-27 15:23)

Wrap the image link with the [hidden] tag. It's in the "formatting help" when you preview your post.

P#127664 2023-03-27 14:12

@VaniaIsAnIdiot - thanks for the kind words! I have added 'cipher' to the tags, as well.

P#127670 2023-03-27 15:10

i have no attention span so sorry :O
but what if in some sort of menu you could assign suspected letters to symbols, so you don't need pen and paper?

P#127692 2023-03-28 02:19

@Ummmm_ok that's a great idea but beyond the scope of my current abilities with Lua.

I enjoy ciphers, though, so I might implement something like that into a future project, if I get the technical skill to do so.

P#127699 2023-03-28 06:00

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