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App description: "A right royal puzzler!"

To The Throne is a minimalist puzzle game with GameBoy inspired visuals that follows the trials of a young king and his advisor as he earns the right to the true throne.


- Features -

Join King Kingsley and his royal advisor Bitsworth as they contend with the many challenges inside the Tower of Trials.

Solve fiendish puzzles to reach the Lesser Thrones and claim the scattered pieces of the Royal Emblem.

Reach each goal using simple block moving mechanics that are easy to learn but tricky to master!

Immerse yourself in a "medieval-retro" soundtrack by Luke Thomas.

Compete for the best solution times on the leaderboards.

Boardumb's comments:


08-05-2016, 04:17 PM
#2
Joined: May 2012
Location: THE NETHERLANDS
Posts: 2,490
Great fun this game.

Why is this not universal boooo, ha ha.

It has the full Gamecenter treatment so that's a good thing.

If you like puzzlers you get To The Throne.

Last edited by ROGER-NL; 08-05-2016 at 04:39 PM.

08-05-2016, 08:12 PM
#3
Wow, this is so much cooler than I expected from the screens & video, and my expectations were already high.

Only a few on the leaderboard so far, but I have a feeling this is gonna blow up once people take notice.

Thanks for the recommendation, Roger, and for starting the thread, Jared.

*looks around*

*hears a low, rumbling noise in the distance*

*thread explodes*

I'll never be as good as QS at that.
08-06-2016, 07:58 AM
#4
Is this level based? If so, how many levels?
08-06-2016, 08:18 AM
#5
Joined: May 2012
Location: THE NETHERLANDS
Posts: 2,490
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheGreatEscaper View Post
Is this level based? If so, how many levels?
It has six worlds with 9 levels each and it's great fun, it has a move count but it's also time based, it's mostly a puzzle game but if you go for the best times it becomes an action game, and I love puzzle/action, that's my fave genre puzzle/action/physics games.
08-08-2016, 09:40 AM
#6
Joined: May 2012
Location: THE NETHERLANDS
Posts: 2,490
Played two worlds now and I think it's really good, but who am I, well I am Roger-NL nice to meet you.

There are only 4 players on the Leaderboard right now, shame on you people.

Last edited by ROGER-NL; 08-08-2016 at 11:03 AM.
08-08-2016, 12:04 PM
#7
Quote:
Originally Posted by ROGER-NL View Post
It has six worlds with 9 levels each and it's great fun, it has a move count but it's also time based, it's mostly a puzzle game but if you go for the best times it becomes an action game, and I love puzzle/action, that's my fave genre puzzle/action/physics games.
Thanks Roger for, once again, introducing me to a nice game!
This game is about picking up blocks and (re)place them somewhere else (one at a time), thus creating a walk-able path to get to the exit. The path needed typically will be ramp like and gap bridging. I played the first world (9 levels) and it is pretty nice so far. I have encountered two types of blocks now: one that suspends in the air, and one that obeys gravity. A "move" means pick up/let go of a block and if within the pre-established limit, you get three stars. Moving around with your player doesn't count as moves. I hope that in later levels the necessary number of moves isn't increasing too much, but that is something to be discovered.

There is only a time based leaderboard (less time, means higher ranking). It gives the impression that the game is not a puzzle game, while in fact I think that is the more important aspect of the game. It also makes it too bad that the more obvious leaderboards (puzzle metrics) are missing:
- level progression (any number of stars)
- level progression (three stars)
- move count based on pick up of blocks
- move count based on player moves

Roger is 20-30 seconds ahead of me on world 1, and it is hard to see how I could improve that much to bridge that difference! Maybe his Risky Bee practice gained him better skills?
08-08-2016, 01:57 PM
#8
Joined: May 2012
Location: THE NETHERLANDS
Posts: 2,490
Quote:
Originally Posted by saosijs View Post
Thanks Roger for, once again, introducing me to a nice game!
This game is about picking up blocks and (re)place them somewhere else (one at a time), thus creating a walk-able path to get to the exit. The path needed typically will be ramp like and gap bridging. I played the first world (9 levels) and it is pretty nice so far. I have encountered two types of blocks now: one that suspends in the air, and one that obeys gravity. A "move" means pick up/let go of a block and if within the pre-established limit, you get three stars. Moving around with your player doesn't count as moves. I hope that in later levels the necessary number of moves isn't increasing too much, but that is something to be discovered.

There is only a time based leaderboard (less time, means higher ranking). It gives the impression that the game is not a puzzle game, while in fact I think that is the more important aspect of the game. It also makes it too bad that the more obvious leaderboards (puzzle metrics) are missing:
- level progression (any number of stars)
- level progression (three stars)
- move count based on pick up of blocks
- move count based on player moves

Roger is 20-30 seconds ahead of me on world 1, and it is hard to see how I could improve that much to bridge that difference! Maybe his Risky Bee practice gained him better skills?
Yeah, you need to be really fast, there is one player on the leaderboard who is faster than me, his times are nearly impossible.

I really like the two aspects of the game, first you puzzle and after that you go for the fastest times, it's actually two games in one.

And your right everybody should play Risky Bee, it improves your reflexes ha ha.
08-08-2016, 02:39 PM
#9
Joined: May 2012
Location: THE NETHERLANDS
Posts: 2,490
Here are my times for world 1.

Level 1: 2 seconds
Level 2: 5 seconds
Level 3: 4 seconds
Level 4: 5 seconds
Level 5: 7 seconds
Level 6: 9 seconds
Level 7: 7 seconds
Level 8: 9 seconds
Level 9: 37 seconds

Last edited by ROGER-NL; 08-10-2016 at 08:55 AM.
08-08-2016, 09:58 PM
#10
I played World2 Levels 10, 11 and 12 and all three under par (better than needed for 3 stars), but there is no reward at all for that; I feel underappreciated