Tell-Tale Heart

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Author Pheidippides
Tags action author:pheidippides bitesized easy featured gauss playable rated zap-drones
Created 2008-02-12
Last Modified 2009-01-05
by 89 people.
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Description Submitting it at long last because MARS is definitely dead. Enjoy.

This map was featured on 2008-07-29

Tell-Tale Heart is Pheidippides at his best. Combining beautiful tiles, objects and gameplay, Heart reeks of awesome.

The outer corridor is a great example of how to make a minimalistic pattern fun and addictive, and the inner area uses drones so well, yet so simply, you wonder why you didn't think of it.

Presently I heard a slight groan, and I knew it was the groan of mortal terror. It was not a groan of pain or of grief—oh, no!—it was the low stifled sound that arises from the bottom of the soul when overcharged with awe.gloomp

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Vaulted Chambers Bridges Burning Bright Just another gold challenge. La Danse 77-0 mini spitfire Sneak District



Fun to get better demoes at.
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As modern now as it was back then. This has aged excellently.
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Whee AGD
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a belated congratulations for winning AMOTY, 2008.


Dare to say the best action map I've played in NUMA. The tiles and enemies function great to make relaxing and enjoyable gameplay.


Dare to say the best action map I've played in NUMA. The tiles and enemies function great to make relaxing and enjoyable gameplay.


A lot of fun.
Other than that, awesome gameplay, great use of enemies, and great aesthetics. The tileset, IMO, is the best tileset I have seen with a heart in it.


Oh wait

It already did. Hmmph.


Congrats. Chances are this'll get featured, eventually.


you deserve this, definitely.


Good job 5



the tiles

are frightningly magnificant.

Mine too, man. Good luck.
Good luck!


was the map that got me started on making good maps. thanks

I just now

Finally understand the title. Tell-Tale Heart, by Edgar Allen Poe, right? It seems a lot of your titles are inspired by him.

I love the feel of this map. It's just, great, and fun. It even looks good as well. Faved.

this map

is awesome


how do you get your maps fetured?
re faved, re fived. ;)

Fastest AGD

I bet xaelar! woop!
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Of course, I enjoyed it, but I think its not worthy of being featured.
4 (3.5)
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All golds

maybe I am blind, but I could not see why this is so great
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It's nice to see a featured map that I already have in my favorites.


Only one zap instead of a pair would have worked, but what the hey this map rocks

Pretty nicely made.
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A lot better than it plays, imo.

The outer sections are brilliant, but the middle section feels empty for some reason. Really doesn't pay off like it promises.

Still, it's a good map.

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did it first go
But its still awesome

This was the first map I ever played on NUMA. Left a great first impression. ;)

Anyway 5/5aved.
It was a good run, though. Besides, a snipe is just as much a recognition of quality as a 5 is. ^^

Pretty awesome.

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Today, after ignoring Numa for what seems like forever, I logged back in, just to see what was going on. And after being dismayed by the N-art that seems to drown the Top Rated list these days, I found this map. It's good, dude. Real good. 5/5.

Horrible AGD

5/5 for the map, 1.5/5 for my AGD :D
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my agd

i love you pheidi
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Well made.

A lot better than many maps posted on NUMA now days.


Really well made

Love it


Really nice, flowy and fun. The NandtwoF seal is given to you.
And a 5 =0