We didn’t discuss this game when episode one came out last year, because college. But it’s summer and episode two has just come out (scroll to the end for a link to the game)! Mu complex is a programming game, sort of. It requires that you type exclusively. You’re not typing to make enemies appear or destroy things. This is purely a puzzle game that requires you think while “programming” (not real programming), using a command line. If you enjoy puzzles you’ll likely enjoy this game as well.
To start, you may find it helpful to type “help” into the command line, from there it requires your wits and an ability to think in 3-dimensional space. You can scroll up to see what things you’ve done in that level, which is nice when things get confusing. Honestly this game reminds me of messing around with older (much older) computers. Back when they had large floppy disks and orange type. It’s also reminiscent of text adventure games, with more of a modern “hacker” feel.
- Don’t forget the “help” command that you type in whenever to see what options there are (these change, so if you get stuck remember this).
- “sudo” is your administrative command option, this works all the time even if it’s not an option in the help list (most of the time you don’t need it).
- Try all combinations of your options.
- “ls” < that’s a lowercase L not a 1 or an I.
As a last note: This game is (part of the reason) why there was no podcast last night. I showed it to Kody ten minutes before start time. Whoops.
Click here to go to episode two, which has a link to episode one (the main website is freaking out my anti-virus so I don’t suggest you go there). OR click the picture below to go to episode one.