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Basically i’m working on a game called “Normal Robloxia Home”. (Inspired off a game I can find anymore, but it had a similar play style).
Basically, it has puzzles and you have to figure out whats actually behind the normal robloxia home.
But what crosses the line of being too hard?
Getting to the point
Here are the puzzles I have so far.
A puzzle with numbers scattered all over the walls. But 3 being colored. These numbers being 0 , 5 , 7.
You have to enter them in that exact order, but in their colors instead.
So it would be Green, Red, Blue.
Would this come out as too hard?
Another puzzle is you have to re organize some letters and spell out a word. This puzzle isnt added but I have plans to
The words are in a paragraph. But will be SLIGHTLY bold.
Anyway, what I am getting to is. Are these two examples too hard? Should I give more clues? If so how hidden should the clues be?
Like earlier today I had 4 friends try out a simple baseplate with a hidden button and it took them a total of 5 minutes to find the button, with zoom and everything. The button was hidden with the glass and transparency glitch, with the top being visible and one of the sides.
Anyway, I should stop rambling. Would appreciate some replies. and if anyone is curious, this game will be a classic roblox style puzzle game, and yes some scripts are created with yt tutorials, i’m not that strong in scripting but do not expect this game to gain any traction, only for me and my friends to play really*
This seems like a #development-discussion post, anyway to answer your question, based off of the information you’ve provided, it seems that your puzzle would confuse some players and considering that the majority of Roblox are kids. You could do something like “Skip Puzzle” or “I need a hint” so that players won’t get stuck on a puzzle for decades and eventually leave your game for good. This opens room for revenue etc. but giving one free hint per puzzle should be fine (but if kids are smart enough, they’ll just search up on youtube how to do the puzzle), by making puzzles random per server, this should solve the issue.
My bad, I figured design support also included game design.
The 1 free hint I will probably do then, but for skip puzzle I kinda want to keep this free to play since well, its mainly just my friends who will be playing this plus like a few random people here and there.possibly.
This also is not a bad idea. I like it! Ill start on this tomorrow, since its currently 3:11 am and I want to head to bed Gonna mark this as the solution
I would not argue that the differences between “children” and “not children” are so clearly cut.
On the whole, DevForum members are just more skilled members of Roblox’s community. A lot of people like puzzle games regardless of age, and this does not necessarily mean that one age is better than others. There are Chess players who become Grand Masters at the age of thirteen just as much as there are old men who struggle with Sudoku. The judgement that I “might understand complex ideas but they don’t” is wrong. Very few people whom I have had the pleasure to meet on Roblox are incapable of understanding puzzle games.
It isn’t about being a “substitute” for a target audience. It’s about enjoying puzzle games.
As evidence, I would want to try out this puzzle game.