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"Out Through the In Door" by John Lewis (via RC)

added 09 Mar 2006 20:47
Shortest Solution
NameSpeed Record
Length715 moves
On01 Dec 2006 09:50

Comments (turn spoilers off)
7283 Out Through the In Door noname (559) Fri 01 Dec 2006 09:50 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 715 moves (old: 784).
5584 Out Through the In Door John Lewis (411) Mon 13 Mar 2006 23:21 SPOILER
  mm/Kirima: It's perfectly fine! To be honest, I didn't really know what to expect in terms of ratings when I created this level. I think this would probably qualify as the most confusing level I've ever made thus far. I was even having trouble keeping up with it while putting it together! So when I was finally able to solve it (and there were about seven times when I ran into either a possible cook or a barrier that made the level impossible) - I had no idea how hard it would be.

In terms of style...I wasn't really expecting a high rating. I guess to me, the entire level looked like a huge mess that didn't seem to have any rhyme or reason whatsoever. (Of course, there is...but you gotta find it first. ;)) But now, after seeing the style ratings it has received so far, I was reminded that style wasn't all about how the level looks...

Now that I think about it, this level really reminds me of old school Escape...hehe, before the days of transponders and bombs. :) Throw a few heart framers and sleeping doors into the mix, and you got a recipe for an interesting level. :) I also wanted to make a "rearranging steel blocks" puzzle similar to Flynn's "Puzzlettes" level (and others we've seen). I considered putting traps around the passages between "rooms," but this really messed the level up.

I'm thinking of making yet another mod of this - possibly taking some stuff out and adding more interesting challenges. I guess this level wasn't so bad after all. :)

Right now, I'm getting ready to leave on a trip that will last until Sunday, so I won't be able to leave comments (or set new records...hehe ;)) 'till then. So...I guess I will see y'all later!
5566 Out Through the In Door mm (690) Sun 12 Mar 2006 19:15 SPOILER
  Doom, I guess my rating for this level is not appropriate... But someone has to START rating. I think now I would rate this level a little more difficult and stylish, but the rigidity seems to be a factor that will establish only after a certain time. John, I did not want to give you any "bad" ratings.
5523 Out Through the In Door mm (690) Sat 11 Mar 2006 05:28 SPOILER
  I think this level was less confusing than the original. Little cook: didn't use one panel. Nice mod!
5496 Out Through the In Door mm (690) Fri 10 Mar 2006 09:44 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 784 moves (old: 914).
5495 Out Through the In Door mm (690) Fri 10 Mar 2006 08:36 SPOILER
  Added speedrun: 914 moves (old: 941).
5486 Out Through the In Door John Lewis (411) Thu 09 Mar 2006 20:47  
  'Out Through the In Door' uploaded by John Lewis:
Here's a mod of RC's level (which I thought was really, really cool :)). Be warned, though: This is a bad example of how to add extra stuff in a level. Hope it's not too confusing...