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Game Giveaway of the day — The Long Maze

The Long Maze is a classic maze from which you need to find a way out.
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The Long Maze was available as a giveaway on November 28, 2022!

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Walk through nightmares and help your husband defeat his fears!

The Long Maze is a classic maze from which you need to find a way out. The labyrinth consists of more than 100 rooms and many corridors. In order not to get lost, open the doors and leave them open, so you will know that you have already been here and you should not go back. Use the flashlight by pressing the "F" button. The sound in the game creates the atmosphere of an abandoned basement. Ready, then go ahead, find a way out and get out of this maze.

System Requirements:

Windows

Publisher:

HORGAME

Homepage:

https://horgame.itch.io/the-long-maze2022

File Size:

268 MB

Price:

$5.00

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In Brief:
The Long Maze as the name implies is a maze game, but not one of those top down on paper type mazes (like the ones I used to download and print out from the net for my kids, both of whom loved to complete them), but one created in 3D.
Try to extricate yourself in first person from this large maze with over 100 rooms (some 'maze like') connected by a myriad of corridors.

This is an ideal family game with the ability to save your progress. There are eight save slots, enough for most families. If you change any of the settings such as Music Volume and Field of View (FOV), they always revert to the default settings whenever you restart either a new game or a saved game and that includes the torch having to be turned back on. The three quality settings however remain as chosen, but from observation appear to be no different from each other.

You can see a couple of videos of game play HERE and HERE.
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Controls:
WASD or arrow keys = movement
E = Open doors
F = Turn on Torch
Esc = Pause & access menus
LMB = Select from menus
Mouse X & Y axis = direction of movement

Controllers don't work.
Conclusion:The 3D perspective did give me some eye strain (I need some new reading/computer glasses) after staring at the repeated wall patterns and rapidly turning corners regularly over a short time. I had to stop on several occasions just to make sure I didn't get motion sickness as I do with some games where constant turning around corners or rapid movements are the norm. (This was possibly due to me still not feeling well while trying to play the game). Still, I would say this is one of those games I'd play for short periods only. Because of the ability to save your progress, it's an ideal break time game.
Notes on Security
I scanned a zipped copy of the installed game using Virus Total and it found zero hits from 63 antimalware engines. You can see the installed games scan HERE
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Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#5

This game works on Windows 10 but you have to wait until the game loads.

The main problem I have is that you can't turn around so you need to go sideways or backwards which makes the game less fun.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Brian,
It looks like you need to use your mouse to be able to turn around and not the arrow keys. I wish the game came with some instructions.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#4

Won't work on my Win 32, XP, SP3 machine. Which might mean not 32 compatible, or maybe not XP compatible, or maybe something else. But the reported error is the usual "not a valid Win 32 application". No problem. Though I don't understand why these developers can't just say "developed (or tested) on so and so spec machine. Backward compatibility possible but untested." Of course, they may be afraid that less people will test it then. On the other hand, I'm almost inclined to say that, if it doesn't list specs, don't waste your time downloading it. But I don't think the situation is bad enough yet for that solution. A minor problem, I admit, but also laziness. We see it here, and maybe some don't download because of it, but, how less inclined would someone be to buy games on Itch without specs.? Maybe the developers on Itch should consider that. At least, even if you inherited or otherwise acquire the rights, you could take 10 minutes to put it on your oldest machine and test it yourself, rather than expect people to pay $5 for the privilege. If you cared at all. Though, I'm not saying this applies to everyone on Itch, only some. Don't take this as a rant, just a minor piece of feedback that needed to be made, eventually. I'll keep testing, when my interest is piqued. Considering it's free. But, I'd be less inclined to shell out $5 if I wasn't sure if it would play on a particular machine. Just saying.

Anyway, thanks GGOTD, Falco, and I should be mentioning Itch or at least some Itch developers. Sorry about that folks at Itch. Thank you for participating. And thanks as usual to Whiterabbit for going "above and beyond the call of duty". Hope you're feeling better soon, and don't feel bad for taking time off. You've got credits earned with us reaching to the moon. Or maybe even the sun. :) And thanks Jason for your constant and valuable participation.

Reply   |   Comment by mediaman(watcher)13  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

mediaman(watcher)13, A user, JEDIEG From Saturday's Game Giveaway on Electronic World Z mentioned that they were not able to get that game to run for the same error you received. I suspect now that Shader Model is not the problem but a lack of 64 bit subsystem on the PC. Windows XP SP2 Pro may solve the subsystem issue but may not.

Reply   |   Comment by sailorbear510 aka Jason  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#3

Does not work. Will not load on my Windows 10 computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen A Herring  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Stephen A Herring,

Hi Stephen,

It works on my Win 10 Pro system. Try compatibility settings and/or change your screen resolution to see if that will allow you to play the game.

Also check the F.A.Q's sticky in the Game Discussion forums. You can access the forums via a
link at the bottom of this page. Just click on the forum link then look for the Game Discussion forums near the bottom of the front page. You'll find the thread in the sticky section.

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Stephen A Herring, I am running Windows 11 home and it's working fine for me as well. It is perhaps due to the fact you may not have the Direct X Runtime for your computer which many games seem to require for rendering. Check to also make sure your graphics drivers are up to date.

Reply   |   Comment by sailorbear510 aka Jason  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

Today's game reminds me of some of the dungeon crawling experience I've had with games on the NES. Most notably, Wizardry , Ultima 2 , Swords and Serpents to name a few. Also on Sega Genesis, Sword of Vermillion had plenty of it as well.

This game captures the experience of it without introducing RPG elements and is very challenging in my opinion. I've managed to open 6 doors so far myself and found my self going back and forth to the same room I was already in. My brain was literally confused.

The games atmosphere is best enjoyed if you have good speaker system with sub-woofer or gaming earphones / headphones. Yes - it does have that eerie feeling to it but you won't be running into any "gory" surprises. It's more of an ASMR experience. For those of you who don't know what ASMR is, you can Youtube it, it's supposed to be audio therapy and there are different kinds out there from family friendly ones to those that are not so much.

The games specs today say that "Windows" is supported but does nothing to describe what specifically it's looking for. My laptop, Intel Celeron N4020 1.1 ghz, 4GB of RAM, Intel UHD 600 Graphics. It ran reasonably well. My laptop happened to be manufactured in 2022 so it's a safe bet that many computers will be able to run this.

If you are looking for more dungeon crawling action on Steam you could try the classics. Here is one example of it: https://store.steampowered.com/app/1882240/Forgotten_Realms_The_Archives__Collection_One/

This game and other classics are still on sale during the normal Autumn Sale until November 29th at 10am PST.

Overall it's an interesting game that don't require a lot of tasks to do, you just simply enjoy the atmosphere of it and try to get out of the maze.

Reply   |   Comment by sailorbear510 aka Jason  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)

sailorbear510 aka Jason, assuming you're not familiar with it already, thought this review of "A Little To The Left" might interest.

https://www.theverge.com/23473263/a-little-to-the-left-nintendo-switch-pc

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  2 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
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