Gunpoint is a stealth puzzle game that lets you rewire its levels to trick people. This video will explain it.
Windows only for now, hopefully Mac and Linux later.
By Tom Francis. Uses Adaptive Images by Matt Wilcox.
No! Don't tell them my scheme!
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Every aspect of its clever design, laugh-out-loud noir story, tiny but expressive art, and moody music work harmoniously with one another.
A framework for a puzzler that rewards cleverness and convoluted sadism in equal measure. JC Denton would be proud.
Our big Gunpoint patch has just gone live on Steam! It converts Gunpoint to a whole new engine and adds Steam Workshop, so you can see all the awesome new missions people have been making in the level editor. They are nuts. We’ll make a version of this update available for non-Steam users as well, but obviously Steam Workshop support only works in Steam. Here are the major changes:
It’s also 75% off for 48 hours! That’ll end 10am Pacific Time on 19/06/2014. That discount applies to all editions, too, so you can upgrade for $2.50 or £1.50. And we reduced the UK and EU prices from the Steam defaults to better match their USD equivalents.
Header image is a screenshot of Breakin 1.2, by [NL] Omgertje.
More Gunpoint patch notes
The Cheshire Cat: Something I've been wondering about Gunpoint since I've started dabbling in Game Maker lately - when you made the game originally did you build your levels with the Game Maker interface, or put together a separate level editor and have the game import levels from some custom file format?
CdrJameson: ...and does the new engine completely replace GameMaker, or is this the update to the latest GameMaker: Studio you were talking about the other day (month/year) ?
I'm also curious about the level editor, as I found GameMaker's to be OK at first, but eventually painful either because I couldn't select objects because they overlapped, or because they had somehow got 0 size and become unfindable 'ghost' objects.
Fixed that by examining all the XML and deleting rogues by hand, all the while thinking 'maybe I should write my own editor.
Joel: Would I be right in assuming the engine switch is because of the game being ported to other ... devices? :-)
viccuad: Glad to hear about the engine, and the Linux version :). Would buy the f$#k of it when on Linux!
icouldbeahero: Hey, finally picked up Gunpoint - it's really good!
Should there be a scroll bar on the previous mission screen? I'm pretty sure there are some missions I can't get back to...
I'll post on Steam too when I can - currently can't get to it because of the sales...
Kastuk: So, this map created with PointEdit: Advanced level editor
Brian: FWIW, the old engine didn't run very well in Wine on OS X (framerate issues), but with the update it's flawless. If you can't wait for a proper OS X or Linux release, grab Wineskin or Play on Linux and start playing tonight.
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