Controls:
Mouse. Mouse wheel (optional) for convenience on some puzzles.

Description:

A puzzle game, lateral-thinking.
Its riddles may drive you to drinking.
The keys to all locks
Are "outside the box",
She says, while suspiciously winking.

I know getting stuck makes you wince
So that's why I made in-game hints.
Spoilered and stuck
Both mightily suck
So that's what this (likely) prevents.

Content warnings:
No violence, the peril of being trapped in a cave (but not a tight, enclosed cave), no nudity, no sexual content, no drug or alcohol use, no jumpscares, 2 occurrences of profanity, both grawlixed (e.g. "Holy $#?@!"), mild references to Buddhism and John Denver.

Known issues: 

  • Won't load on some mobile devices, but there's no touchscreen support anyway.
  • Text scales poorly when embedded/windowed. Workaround: fullscreen.

<3
Pace

pace@pacesmith.com
Pace#6772


Assets

You can view, download, and use all Compass Rose's assets for free! Here are the links:

Graphics

Here are all the art assets used in Compass Rose. The source material I used/remixed is:

  • Cave walls: Buch
  • Cave floor: Daniel Cook's 2d Circle Graphic Archive, Jetrel's mockups resized 32x32, Bertram's improvements, and Zabin's modification and additions
  • Grass: Pavel Catalin of MrCraft Animation
  • Compass rose: prushik

Fonts

  • Main Font: Mania, recreated by SpeedySpikes as a remake of the font used in the Sonic Mania leaderboards
  • South Puzzle Font: Modern Sans Serif 7 by Style Seven
  • Logo Font: 04b_25 by Yuji Oshimoto

Music

Sounds

 Thanks for generously sharing your work!

StatusReleased
PlatformsWindows, HTML5
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(14)
AuthorPace
GenrePuzzle
Made withUnity
Tagseureka, in-game-hints, lateral-thinking, rhyme, riddle, steganography

Download

Download
Compass Rose v1.0.4 Win32 (compatibility).zip 15 MB
Download
Compass Rose v1.0.4 Win64.zip 18 MB

Development log

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Comments

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Is it on purpose that the elevator puzzle has no in-game hints?  And am I just being dense? :-P

...heh...heh heh...nevermind.  I was being VERY dense.

Happened to come across this while seeing what other games had the Eureka tag. Really interesting puzzles, I have not solved it all yet, but I am enjoying playing.

Always been such a huge fan after I found limerick quest, and this game just went above and beyond! It was extremely challenging, the hints were well designed, and that rush when I solved the final puzzle was like nothing else. Excellent work! I've never played a game by you that didn't delight with your wonderful rhymes and ingenious wordplay.

Thank you so much! And congrats on solving the final puzzle!

What a brilliant game!

Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Hits that awesome spot right between logic and puzzles and riddles, really enjoyed this. Nice work, I particularly admire the effort that went into making everything hook together in the end, very fun design.

Thanks Corey, I'm glad you enjoyed it! (:

Nice variety of puzzles, I really like this!

Thanks!

Very nice, I like the execution as well. These puzzles are over my head right now, I will come back, want to finish them without using hints. Seems tough though. Actually found this through your comment on Freesound.org x)

(+1)

Had much fun plaiying, west puzzle tripped me up for quite a while. Kinda regret having used this many hints :D

(+2)

west puzzle is absolutely genius - if you're feeling frustrated, be patient and trust that it's very elegant and worth your time.