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NEED YOUR IDEAS FOR PUZZLES! Making a spy game - Professor Layton meets James Bond!

Posted by Rarykos - 11 days ago


Spin Spy: The Man Who Turned

You have a case, you will be doing mini puzzles to get clues to solve the big case. Image Professor Layton has a child with James Bond! (Who doesn't have a child with James Bond?) Okay that's a bad image, don't think about it.

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I'm making this a series of 3 small games, a bit like episodes from Telltale's Walking Dead. This first episode is the smallest. It's only one linear case, episodes 2 and 3 will be more open! I hope it will be an interesting tale of turning spies and intrigue!

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I'd love to hear what your CLASSIC SPY TROPES are, what kind of puzzles a spy would have to solve!

I'm working on the game almost every evening, if you'd like to see how it's doing, chat a little, and throw some ideas, you're welcome! :D Here's my discord! https://discord.gg/2JRjkku


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Comments (5)

That's a strange analogy..

Oh I see... This is not lost on me ^^

The video showcases a nice 2D meets 3D puzzle, which is nice. Hmm since spies had to utilize deciphering, try adding a tad of it to the game.

That's a good idea, thank you!

How about this: a combination lock that requires a Polybius-square type grid to solve.

Here's one:
The grid could have shapes that represent numbers on the lock. The columns would have one set of shapes and the rows, another.

Meanwhile, the lock would have each of its numbers be accompanied by a shape. Decyphering what grid shapes form the lock's shape would reveal the next number.

Figuring out the first number involves a sheet of paper which only provides a hint.

For added difficulty, the shape that comes with each lock number could change based on the spin order.

Woah, that's awesome! :D Thank you, great idea! Hmm I have to think how I could make that now.

Why not try this stupid joke.
A man who was known for being a careless fool got his both his hands cut off while pretending to pull his thumb off, how many thumbs did he have cut off?

Answer: 10, he was all thumbs.

you got me! This has to go in.

I'm not a spy aficionado, but this looks really neat! I'll be sure to keep an eye on it. Good luck with it!

Glad you like it! Thank you! :)