Screenshot of the final version of Himalia.

Himalia

Go rescue the King, who has been caught and made prisoner by hostile forces. Get close to him, and he will follow you. Then lead the King to the safe place, marked with a red cross. Avoid the field of view of the enemies at all costs. If they see you, or if they see the King following you, the game is over. And be careful with the sudden turns of the enemies! Controls: [+] Move with the arrow keys. [+] Hit spacebar to release the King, so he stops following you. It may be useful under some circunstances, because the game is over if the enemies can see the King following you, but nothing happens if they see that the King is alone. Get close to the King once more and he will follow you again. [+] Toggle the music On/Off with the 'M' key. [+] Adjust the zoom level with '+' and '-' keys. Pressing '*' restores the zoom to the original level. Zoom control is only available on Easy Mode, since zooming out the map can be an advantage to get the whole picture of the enemies positions.

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Overall: 2.7
Fun: 2.3
Production: 3.2
Innovation: 2.6

Respondents: 22

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Screenshot of the final version of Himalia.
791.2 KB marciano 2010/08/29 11:29
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Final version of Himalia
4.5 MB marciano 2010/08/29 11:17
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Screenshot after day 3
177.7 KB marciano 2010/08/26 08:40

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