A downloadable game for Windows
LAB V3.0 is a full remake of the original lab, rebuilt from scratch it sports new features such as:
- mouse aiming
- saving and loading
- high resolution hardware accelerated graphics (original was low res and software rendered)
- supports 4K monitors
- reconfigurable controls
(also enemies are now tougher)
Check out Wobblyfootgamer's full walkthrough: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1lDkFRmW4BUNUL64WHnDVsvn7I3BMW6C
09/12/2018 - V3.01 Patch - fixing minor issues
09/21/2018 - V3.02 Patch - improved guns and fx
06/03/2019 - V3.03 Patch - minor fixes
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It's best! Only at 6th walk-through i noticed unbreakable objects breaking with grenades.
And only with map decoding i could find first level mega secret.
Thanks you for Blake Stone, but you game is my best! I want more! I play it more than 95% my steam library with 350+ games!
And +to @xpt, you have plans to expanding game, or only improove existing content?
I'm intrigued and humbled by your obsession of this game (though i can recommend a few more better ones if you want me to)
Thats just how steam works i guess, you end up grabbing a lot of games you don't really want just because they are on sale
The lack of extra content is due that i actually suck at making games (or at least very slow at it, this game took me forever to make)
Maybe i like your game, just because i'm bored with rpg, and too much visualized games.
But your game like fresh breath, with simple graphics and easy controls.
The latest time i most played in 2D games, like Crimsonland and other 10tons, and management games like factorio. Too tired with quake, and too uncomfortable with doom (i tried most emulators, but hmm, just feeling wrong).
Your game for me, like symbol about, simple graphics and 2.5D also can be enjoyably.
I try write games lot of times, and every time i buried up under premature optimization and too big list of wants, to make it while free time... But you make it's so good without all of this shit, what i want in my games. And it's just magnificent.
I tryed to remake your game, with hope about extend and make my own. But unfortunately, i can't just write simple game. I can't just keep simple 8byte per field map like you, and make maps manually. I need to make large maps with ray-tracing to render optimization, with real entity system and multiplayer sync, with variable field height and AI lieutenant that controls other, with map generation and portal vision... And i can't make in over night or two before burred under work tasks... And when i understand it, i just play LAB again to find more secrets... (= It's story of two last weeks. Under that time, i wrote simple game (js webgl reGL, no engine) two times, and both time stacked with no ideas how to solve problems because i can't restrict myself with features, and can't freeze api.
Sorry for my English and nagging.
Premature optimisation is something everyone suffers from (it always starts with being smart, thinking ahead to make your life easier
and then the opposite happens).. and to make things worse it goes hand in hand with feature creep
(LAB is also a victim of all of these, the flash one has a full software renderer written from scratch .. because ironically it was faster to use the flash triangles than making a raycaster .. not to mention it actually supports taller levels and jumping, i just never ended up using it )
Anyway, In the end projects get finished by sheer persistence over time so don't worry about it
Btw there is quite a large amount of Wolf3D mods out there (i cannot think of any on top of my head to recommend right now, but there are many)
I begin writing more pure project. Just trying to do cells with walls (floor, ceiling, hwall, vwall, blockentity) (random generated with auto floor transition https://imgur.com/a/ehup1Fq ) and webgl instanced rendering with ray-traceing to achieve 60 FPS on my test PC (9800GT on linux).
Just trying to finish basic level rendering and pew pew, without jumps and other 60+ first planned features...
Unfortunately, now i have no time to do it, because i'm buried under work as system administrator.
If i could do anything playable, i write you link, and obviously write about my game being inspired by LAB. (=
It's the best mini-game what i played at this year (=
I can hope to new level in near future?
PS: i reg here to write this, and can't find buy/donate button
Glad you enjoyed it!
It takes me forever to make levels (so only in the very far future)
Nah this is what you call a freeware game
Just finished third time...
After second time, i been try to play wolf3d, and doom, but understanded that don't want finish them and want back to LAB.
I don't known why. But it's game feeling very additive for me...
Now if i have time and will, i want to write clone with textures at opengameart. And may be more than just clone setting.
Or just play fourth time. Pew pew... May be with baton this time. XD
Glad you enjoyed (and still enjoying) it!
Btw you might want to try out Blake Stone as well (it was one of the main inspirations behind this game)
Hi, I stumbled upon this game (well, the 2.0 version actually) by chance and I would like to use it as stimuli for the experiment I'm going to do as part of my thesis. Would you be ok with that?
By the way, could I ask you a favor?
My thesis leader requires me to use centrain online app for the experiment (It allows for timestamping the access, measure how long the people actually spend playing the game, etc. ) Thing is, itch.io doesn't really allows for the games to be embeded in other sites, and while download as exe is convinient for all other situations, it's not really what I need.
I don't ask for the game files. Just a flash version, or some embedable link, so I could put it to the site my leader requires. Would it be possible?
I finished analyzing the results of my experiment, so, I thought I would share them with you, as thank you, of sorts, for your help.
As far as I can tell, your game doesn't cause nightmares, sleep loss, problems with getting asleep. So, it's probably safe for children to play. That being said, from other data I've collected, it seems that people who game more, are less satisfied with the quality of their sleep, but actually have better sleeping habits then the rest. Take from that what you will.
This is the next installment and honestly, I don't why I didn't finish it. Maybe next episode!
oh no why did you overwrite your save in the end? :O
OOOOOOOOOOOH that doom/woolfenstein style!
Ok so i just played the game and it is amazing dude! good job!
Part 6 is live! Mutant, we are almost done with your awesome game, sad but oh so worth it!
You're almost there, mantises are a lot easier when not in an open area (and there are only three of them this time)
Anyway the latest version might help a bit if you got framerate problems as i rewrote the rendering in it (just copy over the config and save folder and you are good to go.. that is if you want to try it)
Part 5 is live! We inch ever closer to the end...it will be a sad day once this is all over. But we can enjoy while it lasts!
Finally time for pt 4! Will this be the end or will the LAB keep our fearless hero in its grasp? Watch to find out!
That was intense O_o (i kinda feel bad about overpowering them so much)
(So the new version didn't worked after all? )
Pt 3 of our walk through. We take on the mantis (manti?)
Uhoh, i guess i made the mantis too tough after all..
but there is no trick or puzzle they just have a lot of health
Tough yes, but I'm determined to take them down even if it means 3 hours! No video this week but next monday will be the new one!
Part 2 of the walkthrough. No glitches this time! (At least I hope not lol) happy watching!
Yay! Glitches are on me this time, the flooded lab didn't add the water .. i better patch that.. (as soon as i figure out why that happens that is)
Anyway, the health counting down is another one of those fps tropes im so used to it never occured to me it wont be obvious (it counts back to 100 if you got too much, you are not poisoned or anything.. but then again you are eating sandwiches off the floor so who knows)
Awesome game! We take out Guy Smiley in our first LAB missions! Kudos mutant....
Thanks! The picture seems to stop at about 11 30 though :(
These vids help a lot actually, i never thought that it wouldn`t be
obvious that you can change guns (i've been playing way too many fps games)
I've finished Lab V3 and loved it. Thank you so much for the mention in the credits *claps* and parts 5 to 15 are uploading now. It's 00:35 time and for sleeps
Woah, you steamrolled through em pretty quickly (even the Mantis boss didn't gave you trouble) Anyways, glad you enjoyed it!