Ranked 5th in the 2021 GMTK Game Jam

Welcome to the Maze of the Mini-taur! Make your way through the labyrinth while you manipulate its very rooms. Can you escape?

In this puzzle-platformer, each level is made up of 9 joined together rooms. Shift the columns and rows of the level to separate and rejoin the various rooms, to create new (and perilous) paths for your Mini-taur to reach the exit. Good luck!

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CONTROLS:

WASD / Arrow keys – Move and jump
Left click – Move maze columns/rows
R – Reset level
O / P – Previous level / skip level

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CREDITS:

Zachary Richman Director, Writer
Leko Programmer
Kira Programmer, Level Designer
Fartfish Pixel Artist, Animator
Amorphous Pixel Artist, Animator
Adrian Karmanski – Music, SFX

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Maze of the Mini-Taur GMTK 2021 - Jam Build.zip 7 MB
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Maze of the Mini-Taur GMTK 2021.zip 7 MB

Comments

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Excellent game. Author is genius!!!

Noice!!

Excellent game ! Excellent tutorials of simply showing of the new mechanics in a stupidly simple way. The difficulty curve is on point. The music is great and that minotaur is really cute !

Your game made my list! https://youtu.be/jpLiF707O0Q

Very nice game and nice stages. I rarely play a game for so much time.

Very nice. I would suggest having a level indicator.

Great game! Might be my favorite from this Jam. I'm impressed by how many different puzzles you managed to get out of the 3x3 tile layout.

The graphics and sound design is super nice. Well done!!

I left wanting more, would be awesome if you kept developing this idea 👌

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In level 8, if you fall out the bottom, mini-taur disappears.

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Everybody needs a...

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are you supposed to be able to move the platforms while you are in the air, it felt kinda cheesy in level 16

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Absolutely brilliant entry. I'm grateful for this Jam just for all of the fun games people generated because of it.

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This was so good! The Art, Music, and Gameplay was excellent!

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Best jam I've played! Fun, great music, creative and challenging puzzles-

A perfect jam! ^^

like, the only nitpick is that I accidentaly skipped a level, and it didn't say the name of the level I was in, so I had to look for the right one
But the only reason that happened was because I was engaged I couldn't notice what level I was in
So my nitpick is there because the game is so good :D

Really hope this is made into a longer game!!! super fun

ps- just remebered, was a bit hard because it was so small, even though it added charm I would have liked the option for a bigger screen. Beside that, fantastic game <3

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Excellent game. Very creative concept. The room-shifting and warping add a lot of puzzle-potential. There could easily be 50 more levels and i'd play them.

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Awesome game!  Music is fitting, graphics are cute, colors are nice.  The puzzles are very well done, and I would keep playing if there weren't so many games to play!

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Amazing. One of my favorite games of the game jam, without a doubt. The puzzle design is great, and it left me scratching my head at least a couple times! Funnily enough, I got stuck on a puzzle because I totally forgot you could move the player. The way you signal that it wraps around with the ghost was brilliant, leading the player to a conclusion rather than getting them to figure it out with no marker whatsoever. Top 20 material for sure. It gives me the vibe of old flash games i'd spend hours playing.

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So polished and it feels like a complete experience! You're top 20 for sure

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It's getting difficult for us devs to keep up replying to all the comments. But we're reading them all. :)

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This game is fantastic and super well polished for a jam game. The puzzle mechanic is really fun and unique great job!

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Love it! It feels very complete and polished - also love the music <3

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Loved it. This is a very complete game. Almost can be released. Just a bit more content and variety needed. Good job

BTW, Would love for you to try my game too.

It is an Action Platformer with unique controls.

https://sgt-blade.itch.io/wartorn

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a maze ing

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very pog champ

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Cute and clever! I really like how you showed that the screen wraps around with the skeleton ghost instead of just writing it out.

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I like the game very much. The music and also the introduction to the mechanics has something I like. Very round and completed (e.g. quick change in level. good work.  :-)

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Really love how this game looks as well as the music, also love the puzzles!

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mazing!

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Nice game! I love it!

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amazing!

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That's a neat concept!

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This game is awesome! It probably has one of my favorite soundtracks ever.

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very very cool. i think a lot hehehehehehehehehehe

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Hey that's a cool concept! Not being able to slide things however I want is kinda frustrating at first but I see how it just wouldn't work otherwise.

Good job!

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It is super polished. Nice puzzle game with great art style.

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Thanks so much! Really appreciate it :)