The world is being flooded by a rainstorm of mythical proportions!

Can our frog hero escape the rising water before it's too late, or is this just delaying the inevitable?

The original version (playable here for posterity) was made in 48 hours for Ludum Dare 50. (Theme: "Delaying the inevitable.") This is a slightly improved version with some graphical tweaks and bonus levels.

Use the arrow keys to move around. You can push boxes. Metal (red) boxes will sink in water, but wooden boxes will float. The water rises every time you take a step, and will submerge one layer of the level every five steps. You can climb up a ladder, which only counts as one step.

The Roman numerals on each layer represent the height of the layer. I think I forgot to say that in the game. Oops.

The quotes on each level are from various world mythologies about floods, including the Epic of Gilgamesh, the King James Bible, and a few others.

Controls:

  • Arrow keys to move.
  • R to reset.
  • Z to undo.
  • B to play bonus levels after the last screen.

Tools used:

  • Music: FL Studio
  • Sound effects: pxtone + my bathtub
  • Art: Aseprite
  • Badly-Rendered Text: Gimp
  • Programming: vanilla JS / canvas
Updated 18 hours ago
StatusReleased
PlatformsHTML5
Rating
Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
(11 total ratings)
Authorcassowary
GenrePuzzle
Made withAseprite
Tags25d, 2D, Cute, Ludum Dare 50, Pixel Art, rain, Sokoban
Average sessionA few seconds
AccessibilityColor-blind friendly
LinksLudum Dare

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Walkthrough updated with new Bonus Levels

An immersive fun little puzzle game

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Thank you!

edit: also my apologies for adding 6 more levels shortly after you made this video ;-;

Nice! thanks, I will update the video.

The new levels are challenging and fun. Also are you planning on adding a level select screen? 

Also noticed a tiny spelling error on level 9. It should be:
 "... and it was lifted up above ..." instead of "lift up above ..."

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A level select screen is not a bad idea… It’d be nice to add something like that to save your spot at least for the extra levels. Maybe a level select should appear once you’ve completed the first 10 or something 🤔

edit: Okay, I’ve added a small feature so that after you’ve completed level 10, it’ll tell you how to skip to any of the bonus levels easily from the title screen.

The quote on level 9 is from the king james bible, so it’s written in an old dialect when I guess people said “lift” there instead. So, it is weird in modern English, but that is how the quote goes :o

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Quick skip feature is good, thanks

Ok thanks, I see now, the text is in old dialect. 

Video has been updated with the new bonus levels.

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Fun puzzle game, though. Only problem is that I cannot work out level 7 at all. Is there a way to get my frog hero to platform VII?

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You may need to ‘think outside the box’ with regards to the arrangement of the boxes…

ROT13 hint (use ROT13.com to read):

Lbh pna chg bar obk qverpgyl ba gbc bs gur bgure

Solution:

Vs lbh chg gur sybngvat obk ba gur obggbz, vg jvyy yvsg hc gur aba-sybngvat obk ba gbc bs vg

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Ohh... I get it now. Does that mean that I have to push the wooden box into the water first, then the heavy block on top of the box?

😉

why not make a boat using float box?

🤔

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like this
o = you, x = float box
o
xx
why this is not a win, you can survive forever with this lol

Well, you would survive but you would be trapped forever on your two tiny boxes. So eventually the frog-person would die of thirst floating out in the ocean.

good idea, lol

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a great flood