This is not a minimalist game

This game was made in 48 hours for the Ludum Dare 26. Theme : Minimalism.

You're a mighty warrior, and you spend your life doing quests for various NPC in a medieval fantastic setting.

But what if your whole world disappeared and there were no more colors, no more details ? Even the way people talk has changed, only the essential words are left.

Solve the puzzles and get the world back the way it was... Or not ?


Controls :

- arrow keys

- X, C to talk to NPC

- 1 for the map (when you have it), then 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 on the map screen to go to another location (if you enter your current location, it does nothing)

- X to pick up an object when it's possible

- 2, 3, 4, 5... to drop an object


Advices if you're lost :

- revisit the locations you know to see if something's changed.

- try to combine the objects by dropping them



********* WALKTHROUGH (= SPOILERS !) *********


1) Talk to the wizards and kill one of them. The wizard will curse you and after a few moments the world will change.

2) Go right on the white plains and talk to the rectangle. Take the square quest. Ask him where the squares are, insist and he will give you the map.

3) Once you have the map, open it with "1", then hit "2". You go to the quarry and unlock another location (City - "3")

4) Pick up the 5 squares on the quarry

5) Go back to the NPC. Talk to him until he drops two red squares. Jump on them. It will make the floor red. Talk to the NPC until he explodes.

6) Go to the City ("3"), go right, talk to the NPC. He will give you another location on the map.

7) Go to the quarry. Pick up a square.

8) Go to "signs". Take the "this is not a square sign". Drop a square. Drop the sign on top of it. It will generate a circle and clouds.

9) Go back talk to the NPC in the City ("3"). He will give you another location "Strange Stuff" "5".

10) Go to "Strange Stuff". Find the 3. Jump on it, it will make trees.

11) Go back talk to the NPC in the City ("3") until he has nothing left to say.

12) Go to the quarry ("2"). Jump on a blue circle and on a yellow circle, it will add colors.

13) Go back talk to the NPC in the City ("3") until he has nothing left to say.

14) Go back to "1". Go right until you find a fruit that is different from the others. Wait next to it until you can pick it up. Pick it up, then wait, it will generate details.

15) Go back talk to the NPC in the City ("3"). He will send you to the mirror ("6").

16) Go to the quarry ("2") to pick a red square, a blue circle and a yellow circle. Make sure you have the strange fruit, if not, go back take one in location "1".

17) Go to the mirror ("6"). Go right until you see your reflexion. Drop the red square, the blue circle, the yellow circle and the strange fruit. It will give you back your original appearance. Wait, you will be teleported to where you came from.

18) Go down talk to the NPC. When the NPC drops a cube, jump on it.


12 Responses to This is not a minimalist game

  1. Fede says:

    This is a work of genius. I loved it!

  2. L4R63N7 says:

    Excellent game. So simple yet so deep. I would love to see a complete game.

  3. David says:

    The end made me laugh so much. Awesome game.

  4. Flojoe says:

    Nice little game reminds me of my childhood.
    Leaves more to your imagination than modern HD games.
    Love it! Could you make it any longer please?

  5. Pabs says:

    Brilliant little game! Loved every second of it!

  6. Adam says:

    Really nice game. Cool story ideas and it never became boring. Excellent!

  7. Damian says:

    Amazing! Can’t wait to see more of your work.

  8. Hein says:

    Great work, many thanks!

  9. Volute says:

    Thanks a lot for all the nice comments ! :)

  10. Giih says:

    wow, I really love this game <3 very cool

  11. Me says:

    this was amazing

  12. Fenix says:

    A little amazing perceptive experience!

    Would you like me to translate it into italian?

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Controls :

Arrow Keys, X, C, numbers

M to mute

1: map (once you have it)