I'm attaching a prototype of an idea I'm calling Magimaze until something better comes along. You play as the morphing square thing, and your goal is to reach the star.
You can move your square as expected, but--where the "magi" comes in--you can move the maze itself by holding down the fire button and using the joystick. (I say "magi," but you might pronounce it as "pfscroll." ) By moving both yourself and the maze, you can reach the goal. There are six levels so far, the sixth being nigh impossible. If you touch a wall, the level resets.
My main question: has this been done before? It seems like a pretty simple concept, but I can't immediately name a game that operates in this manner. I don't really want to replicate an idea if it's clearly been done better elsewhere. But so far I like where the game is headed.
Secondary question: If you think this is interesting, what could be added to make it a game beyond maze after maze after maze? I have a timer planned to get higher scores based on faster completion, but I don't think that's enough.
Thanks for any comments!
Edited by bjbest60, Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:59 PM.