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An archeologist and her guide are in search of a ruin, said to be the portal to another world. Maybe this portal is just a myth, or maybe it's real. Despite the weather, they find the ruin hidden far in the furthest reaches of the frozen south. The truth of the gate's nature will soon be found out.

Dragon's Gate is an entry in Swap in the Middle with Two event. The initial game idea was developed by Jeroen_Sol, with me expanding on the idea, and tweaking a few things of what was already there.

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Jeroen_Sol
Nothing reveals Humanity so well as the games it plays. A game of betrayal, where the most suspicious person is brutally murdered? How savage.
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Excited to see what you've come up with!
Cap_H
DIGITAL IDENTITY CRISIS
6615
Nice, a puzzle adventure inspired by La Mulana.
Jeroen_Sol
Nothing reveals Humanity so well as the games it plays. A game of betrayal, where the most suspicious person is brutally murdered? How savage.
3945
author=Cap_H
Nice, a puzzle adventure inspired by La Mulana.


Turns out puzzle adventures inspired by La Mulana are all I know. (>.<')b
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
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author=Jeroen_Sol
Excited to see what you've come up with!

Given that I only need to figure out what's going to happen behind the central gate, I could probably upload a stand-alone build. Saying that, I think the only puzzle I'm actually proud of making is the one for the gate of Death.

*Edit: The gate of Darkness is mostly a different take of the puzzle of the gate of Light, whereas the gate of Fire, well, there could only be one idea ever for that.
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
20691
Download is now available! Let me know if there's any errors (weird of otherwise), or if you're stuck on a puzzle!
I managed to find the first switch at the Dragon's Gate, pressed enter everywhere but can't find the next.
Jeroen_Sol
Nothing reveals Humanity so well as the games it plays. A game of betrayal, where the most suspicious person is brutally murdered? How savage.
3945
author=Firefly84
I managed to find the first switch at the Dragon's Gate, pressed enter everywhere but can't find the next.


Indeed, pressing enter everywhere won't solve the second half of that puzzle.
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
20691
All I want to say right now is that Iris speaks of solving the second verse of the tablet.

Steel thy nerves
The gate will only open to one
who faces it without the desire to quit
Marrend
Guardian of the Description Thread
20691
The game has been updated with a few modifications to the dialog, an update to the gate of Death, and an ending!

So, outside of random bug-fixes that might pop up, I think we can call this one...

COMPLETE!

*Edit: Pretty sure, anyway.
Mirak
Stand back. Artist at work. I paint with enthusiasm if not with talent.
9505
Congratulations on completing your game Marrend.
Looking forward to playing it once the event is over!
Marrend
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Thanky! Though, wouldn't I technically be finishing Jeroen_Sol's game, due to the nature of the event?

Hrmmmmmmm.
Marrend
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20691
Game updated! Thanks to Jeroen_Sol, some bugs have been found, and have now been summarily swashed!

*Edit: I've also messed a bit more with the CSS. The text should be a tad larger, and brighter.
Cap_H
DIGITAL IDENTITY CRISIS
6615
I guess I ought to download it again, then.
Well, I got a review in the queue for this game. Though, who knows how long that will take to clear considering one of my reviews has been stuck in it for around two weeks at this point.
I couldn't get past the fire level, as some of the stones seemed to be indestructable. Is there a specific order required?
Marrend
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20691
That's odd. Lemme do a quick test-run to confirm.

*Edit: Oh, drat. It was confirmed earlier with Jeroen_Sol's bug report PM, but, I didn't think to playtest at various possible ranges! For now, my advise is to get as close as you can.

Ugh.

*Edit2: Download updated. I've included a check in the Gate of Fire to see if an actionable object is at maximum range. Apologies again for any frustrations regarding this.
author=Marrend
All I want to say right now is that Iris speaks of solving the second verse of the tablet.

Steel thy nerves
The gate will only open to one
who faces it without the desire to quit

Solved it. That's a horrible puzzle. For a stupid amount of time I was mashing buttons (thinking the second part was about connecting the ice, after I did the dragon thing). And then I thought of meeting its gaze without quitting so I did the Earthbound waiting awhile thing. I was pretty peeved by the time I solved it.

What do they mean by the "center of the void"? I'd think it would have something to do with finding the biggest gap, but I've been wandering for some time with no luck.
Marrend
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author=bulmabriefs144
*Gate of Ice riddle*
That's a horrible puzzle.


That one was made by Jeroen_Sol, and, yeah, it's a little tricky. Though, personally, the Gate of Life was far worse than the Gate of Ice. Which reminds me that I might want to put up a help section (or solution section) later? What do you all think about that?

author=bulmabriefs144
What do they mean by the "center of the void"? I'd think it would have something to do with finding the biggest gap, but I've been wandering for some time with no luck.


Welp. That one's on me. You're on the right track... sort of. Spoilers below.


There is an area of total blackness within that maze. Find that area, and use the action button on the center space of that area!

Oh yes, the Gate of Life was about where I gave up. I understood in principle that you need balanced sunlight, away from ice and fire, and out of Hel's gaze. But the fact that I wasn't sure whether you needed just one spot or many meant I wasn't sure everything that qualified, or when to stop. The big screen (not able to easily seem the Hel statues) just made it worse.

Definitely a solution section, with the hints all together (quick reference), and the solution hidden (so you only see if you absolutely need).

I'm proud to say I got Death and Light after that, but I heard Fire is probably impossible due to puzzle issues, and Life stumped me (and I couldn't find the dark spot bef I quit).
Marrend
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20691
Puzzle solution page is available! If you still need assistance, let me know either here, or as a comment on that page!

*Edit: Sorry again about the Fire Gate. If it is still broken, please let me know so that I can cry a little inside fix it.
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