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Offline ccexplore

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Re: Baba is You (puzzle game)
« Reply #15 on: March 23, 2019, 07:27:42 AM »
Just want to add that even the music may be improved from the demo.  At least there's more variety.

Baba is You OST

Basically, the demo version is more like an early beta, less like a limited free trial of full version.  It's equivalent to those beta/demo versions of Lemmings, Lemmings 2 etc. people have talked about and posted here in the past, usually consisting of just a few levels to give you a taste.  You can probably expect slightly better graphics, music, sound and gameplay in the full version.

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Re: Baba is You (puzzle game)
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2019, 09:57:01 PM »
Makes me wonder how easy or hard it might be to reverse engineer the binary formats of the level files and thereby potentially create your own levels to play using the demo.
The game is apparently made with Multimedia Fusion 2 (A game maker-like engine), but I don't know if it has a build-in system for saving levels or not. This could be used as a potential starting point.

I own both MMF2 (though long since lost my discs, still have my legit licence key though, and I think I have a pirated but uncracked ISO somewhere which can be used together with the legit key) and its sequel, Clickteam Fusion 2.5.

There's no inherent support for external saving / loading of levels, but with a bit of effort it's very possible to use text-based custom formats (binary is possible too, even without a purpose-built extension, but it's very tricky). Many larger games built in it do exactly that.

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Re: Baba is You (puzzle game)
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2019, 11:56:47 AM »
Basically, the demo version is more like an early beta, less like a limited free trial of full version.
That is always the case, if the demo is the original Jam entry. ;)

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Re: Baba is You (puzzle game)
« Reply #18 on: January 02, 2021, 06:13:54 PM »
A friend of mine recently recommended me a game called "Recursed". I'm in the middle of it (similar to my progress in Baba, I have to get back to that at some point), and it feels quite similar to Baba in spirit in that there are a few simple mechanics (even fewer than in Baba I'd argue) which are simple to grasp on their own, but combine in complex ways that are often hard to wrap your head around.
The premise is that each level consists of a few rooms. Entering rooms works via entering chests that are located in some other rooms (or the same room), and you can exit these rooms again to pop back out from the chest via which you entered the room. When you exit a room like that, the state you left it in is forgotten and when you enter it again, it will be back in its initial state. It's basically like a recursive function call, with the chests you entered being the stack. The twist is that you can carry one object and bring it with you when entering or exiting a chest, and this object can be a chest itself.
Like in Baba the difficulty ramps up quite quickly, and you have many simple looking puzzles that are quite complex.
I found the levels design and the progression quite well done though, and I'd argue slightly cleaner than in Baba even.

I believe it is unfortunately only available on Steam (75% off right now there), but at least it runs on Linux.
Reddit thread with some philosophy by the author and a Steam link:

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Re: Baba is You (puzzle game)
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2021, 10:33:52 AM »
I love Baba Is You! Picked it up on offer for £8 from Steam, worth every penny :lemcat:
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« Reply #20 on: January 05, 2021, 11:52:29 AM »
Great little game!
My first level pack: Yippee! More Lemmings
My second pack I'm working on at the moment: Long Live Lemmings

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Re: Baba is You (puzzle game)
« Reply #21 on: January 06, 2021, 02:09:57 AM »
finally caved and bought both of these games, Baba and recursed, which geoo mentioned. They are quite unique and excellent games. I just wish the graphics of Baba were much more....... better.

already stumped on level...... 7 I think?
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Re: Baba is You (puzzle game)
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2021, 10:55:51 PM »
Interesting to see a thread on here for this game bumped recently, I picked this up at the tail end of last year and it has consumed most of my free time since. A tremendously good game.

It seems I picked it up at the right time, as a level editor is in public beta on Steam. I've already made 26 puzzles.

It's wild how hard it is to try and make a simple puzzle and how levels can become really hard and complex very quickly. Trying real hard to minimize the number of rules in each puzzle, but all words are very powerful and you've got to be real careful what rules you let players manipulate, or things fall apart in a hurry.