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I-Scape - Wii U Puzzle game in HTML5

Liana P

Published on December 11, 2014


I have worked for a while on a game initially planned for Wii U (using their HTML5 sdk). It is a puzzle game based on ice: When you move forward, you slide until you hit a wall because ice is slippery.

There is a wide range of level design elements that can be used to make levels interesting: rocks to push, doors to unlock, teleporters, collectibles…

Games can also be really big, adding a challenge of spatial memorisation: Imagine a giant room where you can’t see where you will end up once you start moving. You will need to try and remember the room’s layout to figure out where to go.

(Screenshots are from early builds of the game and not all assets are finalised as you can see)

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This game has not been released but is fully playable and has quite a lot of levels. The puzzle gameplay, while simple, can become very challenging on the latest levels.

The game also stores the number of movements it took you to complete a level, so players have some scoring element as they can compete on finding the three stars in each level using the least amount of movements.

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