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  • New concept

    Of all the other puzzle games I've played so far I never came across this incredibly interesting concept. Definitely challenging and thanks to various non-repetitive levels it doesn't get boring.

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  • Great Theme, Great Puzzles, Good Game

    Without spoilers, lets try to give a decent review:

    1. Great theme, you stick to your style and that helps tremendously with the presentation
    2. The puzzles are very well set up. Got frustrated multiple times, and eventually suceeded. Defintely easier the second time you go at a level.
    3. I love that I have to use my minetest knowledge for default dig distance and sneak to succeed when my spatial awareness fails me.
    4. Without saves or a level selector, this is the perfect size of levels for this game. If you do go that route sometime, please keep the "streak" mechanic between levels/rooms. So we would make level "sets" for your game. Essentially gaunlets :)

    Other details: * It needs some music, feel free to reach out an I can spin up some for you if you want. * Voice acting or microsoft sam might be appropriate for the text * some sort of multiplayer where I drink for both, and they place blocks for both, or something similar might be really interesting

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  • Overall: Amazing

    This was great! I can't wait for more levels

    0: Bad
    1: Meh
    2: Ok
    3: Good
    4: Amazing
    
    Fun       : 4
    Innovation: 4
    Graphics  : 2
    Audio     : 2.5
    Humor     : 2.5
    Mood      : 4
    
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  • 398/450: Alter

    GAME DESCRIPTION: Alter is a game where you start in a lab where experiments have been performed and you are in a quantumly entangled state. You must solve puzzles, increasing in complexity until you beat the game.

    RATINGS:

    • Visual Appeal: 10/20

    • Sound/Audio Design: 10/20

    • Completeness: 28/30

    • License: 30/30

    • Originality: 50/50

    • Gameplay: 50/50

    • Performance: 50/50

    • User Friendly/Intuitive: 80/100

    • Codebase: 140/150

    FINAL SCORE: 398/450

    FINAL THOUGHTS: This is a game that from my perspective, takes inspiration from Portal but does a fine job of making it its' own game. I hope to see updates for this in the future!

    NOTE: Recommended/not recommended is based on if the score is an 84% or higher.

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  • Simple but fun story puzzle game

    It's nice to see another puzzle game, but one with a mini-story built into as well.

    That being said, the story is as mentioned, mini, and there could be potential for more, especially with the way they are displayed. The puzzle element is definitely something new and fun, nothing much to complain in that aspect, it does that well.

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  • "Studies show humans frown on weight variances; Our survey reveal you frown most."

    Conclusion

    AT (Alter) is a game about mirrors and everything mechanically interesting when you begin to think what your action will do to the mirrored world. In this respect, AT has attained what i sought for when i think of a puzzle game based on mirrors. The mechanics here while deceptively simple are showcased rather wonderfully in all of the levels. In some respect, this reminded me of the beginning of NC (Nodecore) as you start to unveil the ruleset one by one. Fantastic!

    Anyways, like most good puzzle games, the graphics are... uninteresting. I'm sure many players would care less for graphics than good levels in a puzzle game. In addition, the player has a familiar company - one that i would call overplayed or oversaturated and it really shows here as i felt that it entire presenece was rather unnecessary. AT (as of this review) doesn't really need the overseer now does it?

    Overall, AT did accomplished being a somewhat difficult and decently interesting puzzle game. I would very much would love to see more of it.

    More in the comments...

    8 comments
  • great entertainment

    ill be honest, looking at the screenshot for this game and initially opening it, i thought, man, this game is really lackluster and simple looking. i didnt know how wrong i could be. It does have a simple look and bare bones UI (formspecs), but it manages to be a very interesting and challanging puzzle game that can keep you entertained for a while. the one suggestion i would have to improve it is to allow restarting a level, rather than restarting the whole game.

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  • Finally a good puzzle game

    Alter features simple yet challenging puzzle game mechanics. There are only some minor issues, relating to incomplete theming (such as the default player skin or the buttons without background). There is however one game-breaking bug: When you hit ESC while in the tutorial formspec, you don't get the potion and are stuck. Once you have that figured out (and you may consider that part of the challenge ;-)) it gets fun!

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  • An interesting puzzle concept

    This game was played and rated in the Minetest GAME JAM LIVE (ep1): https://rumble.com/vrd68u-minetest-game-jam-live-ep-1.html

    OVERVIEW

    Rating System
    
    1 - Bad
    2 - Meh
    3 - Good
    4 - Great
    5 - Love it!
    
    Rating for Alter
    
    Gameplay - 4 
    Graphics - 3
    Player-Friendly - 5
    Performance - 5
    Sounds & Music - 3
    

    OVERALL: 19 (Great)

    CONCLUSION

    Alter is a very interesting concept for a puzzle game. I kept closing the tutorial at the beginning, I was really confused, I finally figured out that I was supossed to press one of the answers. Not really sure if there is any way to make that more apparent. Good job, nice game!

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  • Solid puzzle with Portal humour

    I think that, to me, this is the most polished and fun game to play of the whole 2021 jam. I'm not that into puzzle games, but this was very fun and challenging to play. The humour adds personality and little breaks from the challenge, alongside levels that don't tend to be repetitive, always adding something new.
    My only critique is how much the game punishes players, making them start from the very beginning when they fail a level (that's what happened to me in the one requiring spatial memory, and I refused to start again). Infinite potions or making people restart that specific level might be a better solution that avoids excessive frustration

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  • Very nice puzzle game

    Very well done. Good mechanics and I like the dialogue. There are a few unpolished bits, like the unchanged hand texture. Please continue this after the jam!

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  • Buen juego de puzles

    Me recuerda al Portal, a pesar de estar en temprano desarrollo ya me lo estoy imaginando con mas sonidos y una verdadera voz metalica.

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  • Impressive puzzle- solver featuring innovative gameplay

    If you are bored of the usual ways of playing Minetest games, look no further: it's a very stable minigame, it has simple graphics that let you keep your focus when solving puzzles, and, last but not least, features a really innovative mechanic, that opens many roads for interesting and fun gameplay! The story elements are well spaced out, and will "guide" you through the various challenges you'll face in the lab. Its mechanics are simple in appearance, but are actually pretty clever, considering they merge together player properties with the node- space; a feat few games try to pull off (save parkour ones).

    It was sadly a bit short of an experience, just when I was starting to get the hang of it, too; but I suppose we'll be seeing further levels down the road as the game implies. It seems to me this is a very new gameplay- style for Minetest, so I'll wait and see if more can be done with it in the future.

    Post- Jam development should focus on:

    • showcasing all the different possibilities the mechanic offers, in more levels;

    • maybe change the player's skin to something else;

    • polishing player experience (e.g. maybe add some more story elements to keep the player's interest, maybe add more worldbuilding elements, maybe add a boss fight)

    Me and my Alter both recommend!

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  • Short Puzzle Game About Mirror Worlds

    This is a fun and short puzzle game. It was clearly designed for one player only, but it is possible to play multiplayer as long as all players are at the button before someone presses it (You can smuggle extra cubes into levels by doing this.). There were a few puzzles that made me think they would be really difficult and maybe give up, but we always figured out the solution without too much trouble.

    I would recommend this game if you like puzzles.

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  • Good puzzle game

    The gameplay is well suited for Minetest. Could use some polishing, but already quite fun.

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  • Great puzzle game

    Fun and challenging puzzle game with a nice IA to keep you company.

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  • Too little

    PLEASE NOTE: This review is written for the 2021 Minetest Game Jam version of this game, by a PARTICIPANT. I used Minetest version 5.4.1 to playtest.


    The idea for the game is okay, but I think there are just too few levels. There are no sounds. Also, the game doesn't have too many puzzle concepts as well. I appreciate the little "story", but it's still just too little, too boring. Sorry.

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  • Good work

    Nice puzzle game.

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  • meh

    i would do the thumb up but it is glitchie and sometimes the liquid doent work and same for button even thouhg i m next to it. other than that, it is creative and kinda fun and confusing in good way. i will enjoy waiting for new levles. by the way, ples make it so you doent have to restart every time....

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  • Tutorial?

    No explanation of what to do or how to get the tutorial, which was later explained to me on discord. IMO the tutorial should be abundantly clear and easy to find (or not even find), specially due to the fact that the tutorial gave you items essential to the game. Furthermore, the textures were simple and when i did find out how to play, the buttons were glitchy and only worked every now and then.

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  • great

    so interesting

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  • Good game

    I recommend.

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  • Reviews from Emojiminetest: WOW!

    Pros

    • Map, sence and conversations, every game should learn this

    Overall

    WOW!

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