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Author Nexx
Tags author:nexx cave featured floorguards puzzle rated
Created 2013-12-31
Last Modified 2013-12-31
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Description PUZZLE.

I wanted to make an atmospheric floorguard puzzle map. How'd I do?

My last map of 2013! See you all in 2014!

This map was featured on 2014-09-01

I'll admit, I'm the first to under-appreciate puzzle maps. I'm terrible at them. From the time I was five years old and doing the shaped pegs and holes, I would literally try to put square pegs into round holes, and vice-versa. I have always lacked the basic faculties to do puzzles.

And yet, this map was so much fun to figure out. I don't know whether it's because the puzzle would be easy to most, or because the mechanics themselves were so solid, but either way I strongly feel that this is one of the best puzzle maps ever created. — maxson924

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Thumbnail of the map 'Phantom Corridors (Big Version)' Thumbnail of the map 'Luke Doorwalker' Thumbnail of the map 'The Gauntlet' Thumbnail of the map 'Final Labyrinth [NReality]' Thumbnail of the map 'Code Red [NReality]' Thumbnail of the map 'EVERBEAM [NReality]'
Phantom Corridors (Big Version) Luke Doorwalker The Gauntlet Final Labyrinth [NReality] Code Red [NReality] EVERBEAM [NReality]


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yeah that's not even fair

I remember this map

Plays really well. I enjoyed it. Well deserved.
Also, nice to see you again Xerces!
It's like they were out to get me. ;-;

"From the time I was five years old and doing the shaped pegs and holes, I would literally try to put square pegs into round holes, and vice-versa."

you realize that if you put a round peg in a square hole, it will go in


Look at the links in Pixelwiz's comment below.

Also, nice to see you, Xerces and Fraxtil! Between our three usernames, we've got 4 X's!




old concept but pretty good execution. 4
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which map is Valves?

btw, really cool review Rose! XD

Thanks, maxson!


@anco: It's definitely true that this is quite similar to Valves, but I think the atmosphere and play style are different. I feel like Valves was more about flow and that's it, whereas this map is more about poking around and thinking ahead. Only once you've found the solution to this map does it flow like Valves. That's what I was going for, anyway.
And I guess any map with this style of mechanic is, but I don't see how this is particularly unique.


good fun! nice level of puzzle..ness. Makes it interesting without particularly frustrating
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not bad. pretty simple
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Third try agd

pretty cool stuff
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Great map. Not as hard as some of your other puzzles but this is pretty brilliant. Way to end the year.
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How'd you do?

HOW DID YOU DO? You only closed out 2013 with one of the best maps of the year, man. 5aved. This was so fun to figure out.
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I'm up all night playing N.
"He's up all night once again."
I'm up all night, gotta win.
"He's up all night for Spelunky."
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First try

This is nice!
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The last half of the solution is kind of racey.
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