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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #40 on: 16 Apr 2018, 20:23 »
Awesome game! Just got finished now...

The main thing that got me stuck was

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Whenever I tried using the dynamite the game said "throw from a distance". I know now that the game was trying to tell me to "just throw the dynamite instead of using it you idiot!", but the way the hint is phrased suggested more to me that I had to find the right distant point to throw it from rather than that throwing it was the main point. I would suggest changing that hint to something simpler like "You need to throw the dynamite" or just avoid the whole thing the way you did with the rope: "Use" and "Throw" do same thing...

Mandle, did you eventually figure it out, or did you have to look up the solution?

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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #41 on: 17 Apr 2018, 02:12 »
There's the same issue with
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pick up / pull the rope / the cable

Yeah, I must admit that at first I briefly thought

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"I must use my strength" meant that I must somehow become stronger like by drinking a Red Bull from the vending machine (laugh). Perhaps something like "It's a bit stuck in the debris. It's going to take a little more than just picking it up to heft it free." I chose the word "heft" to make it not quite as obvious but if it's still confusing to people you could use "jerk it free" and it that's still not enough "yank it free". Actually you could even use each term in order each time the player tries to pick up the rope so it's a gradually easier hint. That could work... ;-D
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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #42 on: 17 Apr 2018, 02:14 »
Mandle, did you eventually figure it out, or did you have to look up the solution?

I eventually figured it out. I did manage to complete the whole game without looking up any hints. I think it took me about 2 hours including "stuck" time.

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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #43 on: 17 Apr 2018, 11:34 »
"I must use my strength" meant that I must somehow become stronger like by drinking a Red Bull from the vending machine (laugh)
We tried to guess what the player would think... butI must admit we totally missed this one! :-D

I'm curious : did you have the same confusion with the...
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electric cable behind the vending machine, which must be pulled as well?
Anyway, thanks for your ideas!
My first game : I Want Out!

Mandle

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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #44 on: 17 Apr 2018, 12:46 »
I'm curious : did you have the same confusion with the...
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electric cable behind the vending machine, which must be pulled as well?
Anyway, thanks for your ideas!

No, that was pretty clear what to do after the same experience before.

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Re: I Want Out!
« Reply #45 on: 17 Apr 2018, 16:42 »
I liked the
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pull the rope instead of just picking it up puzzle and got it in few seconds ;)

still some hints by Luke could help...