Lead mice and penguins in mazes for cheese and fish with CuteMaze, simplistic entertaining game
Games are definitely a spread phenomena across the world, where "big" names like Max Payne, Diablo, GTA, etc, are enjoyed by millions and millions of gamers, featuring complex plots, full-fledged characters, eyecandy interfaces, etc.
Nevertheless, along with complex games, it seems that simplistic games are still played, maintained and developed, simplicity that can be used for various purposes, such as procrastination, short breaks between various projects, mind relaxation, etc.
CuteMaze is a simplistic game that presents (by default) a mouse "helped" by the gamer to locate and eat cheese, cheese situated in randomly-generated mazes.
CuteMaze comes with support to show the amount of elapsed time, number of visually rendered steps, zoom into the maze (in order to properly locate the cheese), available targets (bottom panel), allowing users to both practice the mind's "sharpness" (without help) and relax the mind (with a fun" approach) by using the
Hint button (that exposes step-by-step navigation indications).
Controlling the "actor" is to be performed (by default) via
Up, Down, Left, Right, nevertheless, the key are configurable under
CuteMaze-->Game-->Settings-->Controls where, by clicking a button (such as
Up) and then hitting a keyboard key (such as keyboard's
S key), setts the
S button as responsible for moving the actor in the Up direction.
Completing a "mission", greets the user with a success dialog, as well as option to add a username for the recorded High Scores (later accessible under
Pressing the top-left
New button, allows the user to easily modify the game's visuals by selecting a different maze-rendering algorithm (Hunt and Kill, Kruskal, Prim, Recursive Backtracker, etc), number of targets and size.
How do we install CuteMaze 1.1?
Add the following official PPA (Lucid, Natty, Oneiric, Precise, Quantal)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gottcode/gcppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install cutemaze
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