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Mow Problem! - Puzzle Programming Game [Released on Steam]
« on: March 04, 2019, 03:48:43 pm »
I started this project as something to do over the Christmas holidays - only to have it turn into a full game :)

The idea is to use a block programming interface to create a 'program' which guides the automated lawn mowers around the garden. Clear the entire lawn in as few moves possible, eventually unlocking the lawn editor, a mutator mode - and maybe even find an easter egg hidden away ;) Features achievements and high score tables provided by Steam, and available for Windows and macOS



Thank you to all the SFML community who have helped make the library such fun to use over the years :D

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Re: Mow Problem! - Puzzle Programming Game
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2019, 08:33:18 am »
Woho, nice to see it posted here. :)

Already wish listed!
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Re: Mow Problem! - Puzzle Programming Game
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2019, 02:44:17 pm »
Haha this is amazing :D I love it! Good job fallahn!
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Re: Mow Problem! - Puzzle Programming Game
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2019, 08:10:44 pm »
Thank you! :D

Currently working on some unlockable 'mutators'... some are just cosmetic, others change how the game is played


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Re: Mow Problem! - Puzzle Programming Game
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2019, 09:20:18 pm »
The game is released! You can get it on Steam for macOS and Windows here (currently with a 15% launch discount)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1037140/Mow_Problem/

Oh, and it also works on Proton for linux users  ;D


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Re: Mow Problem! - Puzzle Programming Game [Released on Steam]
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2019, 11:41:15 pm »
Woho, congrats to another game release! :)

It's already in my Steam library.
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Re: Mow Problem! - Puzzle Programming Game [Released on Steam]
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2019, 09:04:29 am »
Congrats on the release !
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Re: Mow Problem! - Puzzle Programming Game [Released on Steam]
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2019, 05:46:16 pm »
Thanks! :D

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Re: Mow Problem! - Puzzle Programming Game [Released on Steam]
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2019, 07:12:48 pm »
https://i.imgur.com/unaZF0F.jpg
Better than optimum in spring 2!  8)
Oh there's actually many level where you can beat the optimum.
I have 100% every levels, unlocked Chelsea Champ but Braved The Weather didn't unlock. :(
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Re: Mow Problem! - Puzzle Programming Game [Released on Steam]
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2019, 11:23:31 pm »
Hehe, well done! Yes you can get better than optimum on quite a few lawns, which is why there's an achievement for it ;) The Braved the Weather one is a bug however, but I've fixed it so the patch will hopefully be out tomorrow. Thanks for playing! :D

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Re: Mow Problem! - Puzzle Programming Game [Released on Steam]
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2019, 04:02:20 pm »
I don't know how the Steam leaderboards work, but it's kinda sad that when multiple people have the same top score the first one to reach it isn't the first one in the leaderboard. ^^

I've clicked on everything everywhere for an hour, but I still haven't found the easter egg, any hint please?  :'(

100%ing the game got me to around 1% the required distance for I Would Mow 500 Miles, isn't it a bit too high? :p