Ludum Dare 41: Crane Quandary

“Crane Quandary” by mobiusdisco & Strato.

“[You have] become trapped inside a […] [claw] machine! Utilize the crane to manipulate your environment and solve puzzles, enabling you to reach the stuffed animals!”

Thanks to the implementation of a claw crane as the main mechanic, the level design in the puzzle game “Crane Quandary” is astounding! Grab and drop several elements of your environment to manipulate it, so you will find a way to your beloved teddy bear in each level, but also to collect new coins for another usage of the arcade machine.

There are not only little violet blocks with human-like faces to grab, but also mushrooms which will allow you to jump higher when you touch them, nasty bugs which would kill you instantly after a direct contact, golden keys to open doors or even a special crane remote. With the last one you can control the crane from any place you want to, which again opens up new exciting possibilites for the puzzle design in “Crane Quandary”. Overall, it feels like a highly innovative puzzle game, which will twist the synapses of your brain at some points. As you can use the crane mechanic in each level only a certain number of times, you will have to think carefully about each move. >>PLAY