Two very different game modes are available : Adventure and Blitz. The Adventure mode will take you throught 100 levels, and Blitz is a time attack to solve randomly generated levels. Both these game modes are increasing in difficulty as you progress and they will prove to be a challenge for beginners to experts of any age. To solve each level you have to gather all the diamonds by tracing a path from one tile to another. The trick is that you can only use each tile once, so you have to make sure you don't get stuck by your own path.
As you progress toward the more advanced levels, the number of possibile path become increasingly large making Pathingo a true reflexion game. You have to see and understand each particular challenge and expand the way you think. Pathingo was created to be accessible for everyone, with very simple control and interface, everything was created to give a good environment for the player to think, and try to solve the many levels he will have to face.
Some levels can be very hard to complete entirely, and might take hours to solve. Since we don't want any player to get stuck they are two very distincts ways to finish a level :
- The 'normal' way to finish a level is to get all the diamonds. The player trace a path from one tile to another and throught all the diamonds. This will trigger the normal ending.
- The 'master' way to finish a level is what we call a 'Pathingo'. To perform a Pathingo, players have to not only gather all the diamonds, but also go throught every tile of the level.
It is more rewarding to master a level but since it can become very difficult, it's also possible to finish with just a normal ending, to reach the next level. Later, when the player gets more understanding of the game he can come back to this level, and try to master it.
The Blitz mode is a series of randomly generated waves that you have to complete in a limited time. Blitz levels need to be completed in the 'master' way to grant you extra time, so you can continue progressing throught an infinite number of waves.
Blitz games can last a few minutes or a few hours depending on your skill. And when you reach the game over, you will see your worldwide ranking, to see how you fare relatively to other players.
Pathingo is currently in the Open Beta stage. You can play the beta here for free, and let us know what you think :) If you see a bug, or think a level is too hard or too easy, or if you have any comment about the game, don't hesitate to tell us about it.
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