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‘Lazy Thief’ is a Flash-Era Physics Puzzler That Has Been Rescued and Brought to Mobile and PC for Free – TouchArcade



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Sean James McKenzie is a head honcho-type over at Armor Video games, but in addition is a long-time developer underneath his personal label Bacon and Video games. Many moons in the past, or moderately about 8 years in the past in response to Sean’s tweet, he collaborated with artist Ajay Karat and composer Randy Heidema to create a Flash sport known as Lazy Thief. Ideas and morals apart, we’d all like to steal some shiny jewels, no? However do any of us actually wish to, like, stand up and bodily transfer to take action? No. No we don’t. That’s the premise behind the aptly titled Lazy Thief. This thief has found that he can steal a bunch of oh-so-shiny coloured gems simply by chucking stuff at them. What meaning in a sensible gameplay sense is it is a physics puzzler the place you could lob varied kinds of objects to trigger every gem to fall into its same-colored aim space, the place it will likely be whisked proper over to your lazy butt. Right here is the unique trailer for the Flash model of Lazy Thief.

It’s a intelligent and humorous setup for a puzzle sport that’s backed up by a enjoyable physics system. Issues transfer a lot faster than in one thing like Offended Birds, and there’s even some components of Reduce the Rope as generally you’ll have to toss ninja stars to sever the ropes which might be hanging gems within the air. No, it’s most likely not going to redefine video video games as we all know them, however Lazy Thief is absolutely good at scratching the itch for anyone who remembers the extra simple 3-star physics puzzlers from the early days of the App Retailer. What actually pushed this one to a different stage for me personally is that 3-star system. The primary star is earned just by gathering all of the gems, and the second star is for attaining an inexpensive par variety of objects thrown to take action.

That third star although is the “Professional” star and it requires you to beat a stage by throwing the least quantity of objects attainable, and oftentimes only one object solely. That is fascinating to me as a result of there are some ranges the place it appeared this simply isn’t attainable, however tons of retries and getting the physics engine to behave “simply so” has confirmed me mistaken time and time once more. Simply enjoying by way of and beating the 50 ranges in Lazy Thief is an efficient time, however making an attempt to determine easy methods to snag that third star in each stage provides a complete different layer for puzzle sport aficionados. That you could restart a puzzle instantaneously makes it simple to strive a very difficult stage again and again dozens and dozens of instances, maybe with out even noticing. However when you lastly nail it… man that may be a feeling.

The rationale I’m speaking about all that is that Lazy Thief the Flash sport would have been misplaced to time when Flash was lastly put to relaxation on the finish of 2020. Nonetheless, Sean McKenzie notes that “A really variety soul” by the identify of Antony Lavelle put within the effort and time to port Lazy Thief to Mac, Home windows, iOS, and Android. You may obtain the sport from the Bacon and Games page, with the desktop variations being fully free and ad-free however accepting donations for anybody to point out their appreciation. The iOS and Android variations are ad-supported with an IAP to take away these advertisements, although it appears that evidently IAP isn’t fairly reside within the precise app simply but. I even have but to see an advert, so possibly these simply aren’t reside but both. Both approach it is a feel-good story and it has allowed me to expertise a sport I by no means would have in any other case, so if you happen to’re a fan of puzzlers of a sure classic don’t hesitate to take a look at Lazy Thief for your self proper now.