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Alleys

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3rd IMGA

Studio/Developer
沈 士棋 (Shi-Chi Shen)
Country
Taiwan
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    About Alleys

    About the Game:
    Alleys is an adventure experience in which the player explores a theme park world full of quaint alleys that would fit perfectly in small towns in the English countryside. The gameplay is simple, with fewer of the complicated elements often found in puzzle games. All the player needs to do is to search for passageways, gather resources, and get immersed in the exquisite graphics and noir atmosphere. The player is free to choose where to go and can solve puzzles in any order to escape.
    Background Story of Game:
    Alleys is a large-scale escape room hosted by a theme park, and the player is a tourist who has decided to take part in the escape experience. The player wanders through a fictional old English-style town, collects resources, solves puzzles, and overcomes obstacles to gradually discover the backstory woven throughout the alleys. In the end, the player finds the exit gate and escapes.
    Main Features:
    1. Alleys Exploration
    The players must find the way through complicated alleys, buildings, and sewers.
    2. Check in to Proceed
    Accumulate points by activating the check-in stations found in new locations. Certain areas require a specific number of points to enter.
    3. Freely Choose Your Route
    Alleys is a non-linear adventure puzzle game with no predetermined route. The player is free to explore and can escape the game as long as the conditions required to open the town exit gate are fulfilled.
    4. Collect Resources
    Player decides how to use the keys and other resources collected in the game. The decisions the player makes will affect the difficulty of the game.
    5. Solve Riddle on Tool Cards
    Every Tool Card is its own little riddle. Figure out the meaning of the illustration to find out what the card can be used for.
    6. Simple Controls
    No need for virtual controllers—just swipe and tap to easily move around and interact with items.

    What makes my game unique?

    Alleys is an indie game developed by one person over the course of two years.
    This puzzle game emphasizes exploration. Many of the puzzle games available are too complicated; as a result, many players shy away from this genre. The goal of Alleys is to allow casual players to experience the fun of puzzle games. That’s why Alleys features exploration, which is the simplest form of puzzle solving. Anyone, regardless of age, can enjoy exploration without any explanation.
    To advance in the game, you only have to collect resources and decide where to go. Search for hidden passageways and discover the story within.
    There is not a fixed route or a set way to spend your resources. Explore at your own pace and develop your own strategy. You can also play through multiple times to find a different way to beat your time record, and there’s even an alternative ending. The developer is continuing to update Alleys, as well as planning DLC.

    Why could my game win an award?

    Alleys was created by a solo developer. The game provides an immersive experience on mobile devices, and its unique gameplay gives you the freedom to play casually and focus on exploring the beautiful level designs.