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Mandle

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Strawman Bombing Disposal (MAGS Nov 2018)
« on: 29 Nov 2018, 13:42 »
STRAWMAN  BOMBING  DISPOSAL


You are crossing a Washington D.C. road when a truck pulls away revealing something shocking.

This game is not meant to be easy. Only a very few will probably have the patience to complete it.

The game starts and ends suddenly as I wanted it to feel like you are abruptly thrown into a situation and then right back out of it.

You can click to skip a bunch of diaglog and/or cutscenes by clicking the mouse to cut to the chase, but I would advise you to listen to and watch everything all the way through at least once.

There is no save game function or checkpoints system at this time but once you know how to solve a puzzle it is pretty easy to repeat the solution within a few seconds.

I will be making a Tips And Hints thread of my own for the game so I would appreciate it if noone else does so for now.

Controls: Mouse only + ESC to hard-quit from the game.

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO SAVE WASHINGTON?!


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE GAME
« Last Edit: 09 Jan 2019, 08:12 by Mandle »

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Re: Strawman Bombing Disposals (MAGS Nov 2018)
« Reply #1 on: 29 Nov 2018, 20:28 »
hahaha what the hell
 

Mandle

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Re: Strawman Bombing Disposals (MAGS Nov 2018)
« Reply #2 on: 29 Nov 2018, 22:56 »
hahaha what the hell

What? It's just your everyday, run-of-the-mill, scarecrow-on-a-nuke outside The White House. :P

Re: Strawman Bombing Disposals (MAGS Nov 2018)
« Reply #3 on: 30 Nov 2018, 02:13 »
Lol, leave it to you Mandle ;) I've managed to
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get to the puzzle involving a movie. I know the movie but can't figure out the code.

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Re: Strawman Bombing Disposals (MAGS Nov 2018)
« Reply #4 on: 30 Nov 2018, 03:20 »
Lol, leave it to you Mandle ;) I've managed to
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get to the puzzle involving a movie. I know the movie but can't figure out the code.


Well done on getting that far!

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The movie line isn't really a big hint. It's basically just supposed to tell you that you're on your own with this puzzle. That could be clearer and is confusing, I agree.

Mandle

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Re: Strawman Bombing Disposals (MAGS Nov 2018)
« Reply #5 on: 01 Dec 2018, 14:12 »
Thank you so much Wiggy for discovering a logic flaw in one of the puzzles in the game!

A new, fixed version has just been uploaded and I apologize to all who downloaded the flawed version and would like to ask you all to re-download the fixed version at the same link.

Sorry for the trouble from me using brain wrong. (laugh)

Re: Strawman Bombing Disposals (MAGS Nov 2018)
« Reply #6 on: 01 Dec 2018, 18:26 »
Yay! I'm one of the intelligent ones. (laugh)

That was pure genius Mandle, well done! (nod)

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Re: Strawman Bombing Disposals (MAGS Nov 2018)
« Reply #7 on: 02 Dec 2018, 05:43 »
That was pure genius Mandle, well done! (nod)

Wow, thanks so much! Finally someone likes the game! I'm stoked!

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Re: Strawman Bombing Disposal (MAGS Nov 2018)
« Reply #8 on: 15 Dec 2018, 18:16 »
Had a first-time and very interesting experience today with this game.

I went to a games night at a friend's place including Atari Classic, and then my game, and then Resistance and then Cards Against Humanity.

What fun!!!

A group of four keen minds managed to complete Strawman Bombing Disposal in about 30 minutes and watching them have a fun time both sharing theories and keeping them to themselves at times was a rare treat for me.

They saved Washington in the end, mostly due to one Aussie genius, but an American also helped out even though he was morally opposed to saving Washington from the get-go.

I've never seen a game of mine played live on a big screen with an audience watching and participating.

It's a lot of nail-biting fun!

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Re: Strawman Bombing Disposal (MAGS Nov 2018)
« Reply #9 on: 20 Dec 2018, 16:35 »
I'm a bit curious, I must admit, if anyone else than the people I know of have completed the game.

Please post if you have done so.

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Re: Strawman Bombing Disposal (MAGS Nov 2018)
« Reply #10 on: 14 Jan 2019, 16:40 »
Anyone?

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Re: Strawman Bombing Disposal (MAGS Nov 2018)
« Reply #11 on: 14 Jan 2019, 17:10 »
I think it may be cryptically too hard, well, for me, but with one brain cell still working what do you expect?  (laugh)

I like the promise though...

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Re: Strawman Bombing Disposal (MAGS Nov 2018)
« Reply #12 on: 14 Jan 2019, 20:32 »
I finished it!

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The first puzzle I solved without understanding the pattern. I just thought 3-4 and 4-5 like it already did before. When 3-4 then didn't work, I tried 3-3 and that was correct. I only read the reason afterwards in the hints thread.

The second puzzle I couldn't figure out myself, only with the hints. I didn't understand that I had to replicate the sound. And I didn't know that "sew" is pronounced "so". The "ewe" was easy on the other hand (remember, I like sheep)

The wire puzzle was pretty easy, I got that with the second try (I think there were two possible solutions), but the wires were very small to click on.

The number puzzle was ok, but I had trouble finding the two of the operators.

The final quiz was hilarious!


I think the game would significantly benefit of changing the order of puzzles. The one that requires most patience and takes longest to do (because you have to click and wait and stuff) was first. Maybe if the wire puzzle or numbers were first, people wouldn't give up that easily.

I was a bit disappointed, I hoped that the LedEx truck would come at the end to pick the bomb up again  :P

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Re: Strawman Bombing Disposal (MAGS Nov 2018)
« Reply #13 on: 16 Jan 2019, 15:56 »
I finished it!

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The first puzzle I solved without understanding the pattern. I just thought 3-4 and 4-5 like it already did before. When 3-4 then didn't work, I tried 3-3 and that was correct. I only read the reason afterwards in the hints thread.

The second puzzle I couldn't figure out myself, only with the hints. I didn't understand that I had to replicate the sound. And I didn't know that "sew" is pronounced "so". The "ewe" was easy on the other hand (remember, I like sheep)

The wire puzzle was pretty easy, I got that with the second try (I think there were two possible solutions), but the wires were very small to click on.

The number puzzle was ok, but I had trouble finding the two of the operators.

The final quiz was hilarious!


I think the game would significantly benefit of changing the order of puzzles. The one that requires most patience and takes longest to do (because you have to click and wait and stuff) was first. Maybe if the wire puzzle or numbers were first, people wouldn't give up that easily.

I was a bit disappointed, I hoped that the LedEx truck would come at the end to pick the bomb up again  :P


So happy that I heard someone else completed  the game, especially someone that I respect as much as cat!

All of the issues with the game like the puzzle difficulty being out of order and the wires being small and hard to click on are known to me but I don't think I will be remaking it as the voice acting would have to be redone and, yeah, not gonna happen.

I kind of like the first puzzle being really hard, it separates the wheat from the chaff early on, and it is also brute-forcible with patience as you said.

I also like the wire clicks being precise, but not impossibly so. It adds to the tension I feel. When I had a group of people play the game live in front of me the really smart dude happened to have an eye infection and needed someone else to click the wires while he called out the order, which was very fun for me to watch.

As for the ending... Yeah, that would have been awesome! Maybe I will look into it!

Mandle

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Re: Strawman Bombing Disposal (MAGS Nov 2018)
« Reply #14 on: 07 Mar 2019, 08:46 »
Nobody else completed the game?

Re: Strawman Bombing Disposal (MAGS Nov 2018)
« Reply #15 on: 10 Mar 2019, 03:02 »
Nobody else completed the game?

I'd love to give it another spin if it has the ability to save progress!


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Re: Strawman Bombing Disposal (MAGS Nov 2018)
« Reply #16 on: 10 Mar 2019, 11:39 »
Nobody else completed the game?

I'd love to give it another spin if it has the ability to save progress!



Sorry, it doesn't but you can spam-click past almost everything and solving any puzzle again doesn't take more than a few seconds once you know how. I can finish the whole game start to finish in under a minute.

And later puzzles are a bit more forgiving than the first one.