Re:Maze is a new twist on mazes.
It’s a first-person puzzle game where you need to put down markers in order to escape a maze. Sure, that’s easy and probably has been done before. But here’s the twist- you only have 80 steps to escape!
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The game only allows you a fine limited number of steps to escape. If you don’t make it out in 80 steps, you fail. It adds a lot less aimless wandering to the game and also stops the “always go left” method of maze-escapement!
You’re dropped in a 3D maze and it looks gorgeous. It’s fully colored with low-poly visuals and all you need is a step counter and markers that you place on the walls. The maze consists of walls, bridges, inclines, and other small walkways that keep it fresh.
When you spawn in, you need to use your steps wisely and use the markers are you see fit. Use them for areas that look identical or to mark dead ends in the maze so you don’t end up retracing your same path.
When you use up all your 80 steps, you’re instantly respawned to another location. Randomly.
They don’t expect you to beat the game on your first try. You’ll likely have to use the markers and respawn multiple times over and over until you beat the game. It’s almost like there’s no penalty, but the fact that you lose your bearings every time you respawn adds a little bit of punishment to the game.
And the objective is to complete it in as few steps as possible, so you don’t want to wander aimlessly. The maze is pretty big and you’ll have to use landmarks and such to escape.
You get two different types of markers (red and green) and you can spray them on the walls like graffiti. Use them wisely, but don’t overdo or else you’ll confuse yourself for no good reason. It’d be awesome if the maze were randomly generated as well.
Re:Maze is a nice little first-person puzzler. It’s calm and relaxing with an immersive atmosphere that’ll have you feeling like you’re back in the Renaissance times or something. There are bricks and layered concrete everywhere and the maze loos like it’s falling apart. It’s a game of elimination as you make progress and get closer to the exit each time. If you like puzzle indie games, Re:Maze is worth a try!
- Use markers to escape
- 80 steps per run
- Remember your past self in order to find the exit
- Unique twist
- Nice artwork
- Randomly-generated mazes would’ve been awesome for a unique experience each time!