What are Manhattan maze puzzle games?

A Manhattan maze puzzle game is a game in which the objective is to move a diamond from a starting position through a map to the goal.

A Manhattan maze puzzle game consist of a set of levels.

Every level contains a map of tiles on which different types of actors are placed.

For some level there is a limitation of the number of steps the player can make to reach the exit.

Using the Manhattan maze puzzle foundation you can create your own Manhattan games.

Examples of games based on the Manhattan maze puzzle foundation

Tiles

The map of a Manhattan level consist of a grid of tiles.

There are three types of tiles:

  • Floor - A type of tile that the player can stand on.

  • Brittle - A type of tile that the player can stand on, but dissolves into a void when the player leaves the tile.

  • Void - The absence of a tile. The player can not move into a void.

Actors

There are five types of actors available to put into a Manhattan level:

  • Player - The blue diamond that the player of the games controls via the arrow keys.

  • Exit - To clear a level the player must move into the exit.

  • ExitOpener - If the player steps into an exit opener, an exit is places somewhere on the map.

  • TileModifier - If the player steps into a tile modifier, a tile somewhere in the map might be changed from one type into another.

  • StepAdder - If the player steps into a step adder, the step count for the player is increased.

Actor

Actor is game development lingo for roughtly something in a game that can do stuff. For examples the player, monsters, medicin, bullets, ...

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