A simple platformer about a magnet trying to save her sister from a magician's pocket-sized world. Use your magnetic abilities to push and pull your way through a variety of levels! If you're running out of steam, pick up some sparks and recharge your health!

Features a level editor and a simple text-based loader for custom levels. Also available for Windows.

Want to talk about the game and/or hang out? You can find me at X-0ver City: https://discord.gg/aXSkYGwrmS


Play Controls


MoveGamepad
Left Stick / D-Pad
Keyboard
Arrow Keys / WASD
Run left and right. Self-explanatory, really.
JumpGamepad
A
Keyboard
Z / Space
Jump up in the air. Hold it to jump higher.
If you're magnetised to a wall, you can jump off of it too!
PolarityGamepad
X
Keyboard
X
Switches between the very scientific red and blue polarities.
Red is attracted to blue, and repelled by red.
Blue is attracted to red, and repelled by blue.
RotateGamepad
L / R / LT / RT
Keyboard
Q / Left Shift / C / E
Rotates Maggie's body clockwise and counter-clockwise. You can only be magnetised to an object if you're facing it!
PauseGamepad
Start
Keyboard
Escape
Stops you from playing.

Build Controls

Move CursorGamepad
Left Stick / D-Pad
Keyboard
Mouse
Moves the build cursor around. If you move it close to the edge of the screen, the camera will follow after it.
Scroll CameraGamepad
Right Stick
Keyboard
Arrow Keys / WASD
Moves the camera on its own without moving the build cursor. Can be useful to quickly get to a part of the level.
BuildGamepad
A
Keyboard
Left Click
Places your selected block/object right on top of the cursor. Keep holding to place more!
DeleteGamepad
B
Keyboard
Right Click
Deletes whatever the cursor is pointed at. Also closes the Modify Menu.
ModifyGamepad
X
Keyboard
Left Shift / Middle Click
Implements simple tweaks (e.g. spike direction) on the object the cursor's pointing at.
For more complicated objects (e.g. blocks, gates, magnets) it opens the Modify Menu, allowing you to tweak various elements.
Switch SelectionGamepad
LT / RT
Keyboard
Just, like, click on them
Changes the object you have selected for placement.
You can also choose menu options like playtesting or getting back to the title. If they don't work at first, try "placing" them.


Credits & Junk

The main theme was composed by Sam Shandley! I highly recommend checking out his work.

Otherwise the game was made by me I guess?

At this stage I don't know if I'm going to come back to work on the levels due to general Unity fatigue, but the level editor works great, so please have fun making up interesting stages!

Personally I recommend using a gamepad for playing and keyboard for building.

And be sure to only play levels from people you trust! I don't think a raw text dump could do anything too harmful, mind you, but it's always better to be careful.

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Comments

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Cute game! I found the keyboard controls hard to get used to, though. It would have been nice to be able to configure the keys.

The editor is neat, but right clicking in the web version only works about 5% of the time and I couldn't find a way to quit back to the editor when testing. There is a "restart" function that does nothing, and no button to go back to editing. Not sure if those are just issues with the browser version, though.

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Thanks for playing!
Hm, pausing is meant to go back to the editor but it's possible I missed something pushing through this release. Worst case scenario when Maggie dies it should send you back to the editor.
Anyway, I'll look into it in future!