Mosaic - a match-three Broughlike
December 9, 2022 9:22 PM   Subscribe

Mosaic: A match-three "broughlike" (a term for a restrictive roguelike akin to the works of Michael Brough) from the 7 Day Roguelike Challenge 2022.
posted by solarion (6 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Cool concept, and I made it to level 19.
posted by Harald74 at 12:24 AM on December 10, 2022 [1 favorite]

Love it, wish I'd thought of it.
posted by catachresoid at 3:31 AM on December 10, 2022

Oof, this is so good (and infuriating) I wish I hadn’t clicked through.

Note: you can “exit” to the next level at any time (I mistakenly assumed you had to tag all the “enemies” first).
posted by TangoCharlie at 1:57 PM on December 10, 2022 [1 favorite]

I was trying to use the mouse. The arrow keeps make it much easier.
posted by ob1quixote at 2:25 PM on December 10, 2022 [1 favorite]

This is great! The hump is getting over the initial doop-de-doo to the bit where you don't have a clue what the power-ups mean and start dying frustratingly, thence to the part where every stupid outcome is unarguably your own fault and Losing Is Fun™. Bonus accessibility points for allowing WASD controls as well as arrows, not least because the left arrow key on my filthy, creaky lappy spits out between zero and two responses per press which is not ideal
posted by I'm always feeling, Blue at 5:49 PM on December 10, 2022

he bit where you don't have a clue what the power-ups mean

Yeah, I wish they would have broken with the "broughlike" design here. I've bought most of Brough's games but haven't really gotten into one since 868-HACK. At some point the inaccessibility feels less like mystery and more like homework.
posted by Gary at 8:44 PM on December 12, 2022

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