About

CuteMaze is a simple, top-down game in which mazes are randomly generated using one of a choice of several different algorithms. You move the character through the maze while hunting for targets (cheese, by default)—the game is won once all of these targets have been picked up.

Features

  • Showing the amount of time and steps it has taken to play the maze (optional)
  • "Bread crumb" trail to show you where you've already been (optional)
  • Flag system which allows you to mark and later un-mark any square on the board
  • Hints that direct you to the closest target
  • Zooming out to see more of the maze
  • SVG themes (two themes come with the game)

Screenshots

Theming

CuteMaze uses a single SVG file to define each theme. The file name is used as the name of the theme in the game. The locations for the theme files are platform specific:

Linux: Themes are located in $XDG_DATA_DIRS/games/cutemaze. By default, that means (in order of preference) the locations are:

  • ~/.local/share/games/cutemaze/
  • /usr/local/share/games/cutemaze/
  • /usr/share/games/cutemaze/

Windows: Themes are located in either "Application Data\GottCode\CuteMaze" or a folder called "Themes" in the same folder as the executable.

Mac OS X: Themes are located in "Library/Application Support/GottCode/CuteMaze", either in your home folder or the root folder.

You can override themes by making a file under a higher preference folder with the same name. If you only wish to replace one element, you will need to duplicate the file and replace that element.

Listed below is the name of each theme element with an example image.

SVG element Example
background Background
corner0 4-way Corner
corner1 T-corner
corner2 Pipe corner
corner3 Bend corner
corner4 End corner
flag Flag
hint Hint
marker Marker
player Player
start Start
target Target
wall Wall

This will make a theme that looks like this:
Theme preview

Release Notes

  • Changes in version 1.1.1
    • Released on February 3rd, 2014
    • Added dialog to switch translation
    • Added support for Qt 5
    • Removed Qtopia support
    • Translation updates: French, German, Hebrew, Polish, Portugese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish
  • Changes in version 1.1.0
    • Released on September 21st, 2009
    • Added hint support
    • Added zooming
    • Improved background rendering
    • Rewrote code for placing targets
    • Bug fixes
  • Changes in version 1.0.2
    • Released on August 12th, 2008
    • Ported by Alessandro Briosi to Qtopia4
    • Improved statusbar message layout
    • Bug fixes
  • Changes in version 1.0.1
    • Released on March 20th, 2008
    • Relicensed to GPLv3
  • Changes in version 1.0.0
    • Released on February 15th, 2008
    • Added Mac support
    • Minor bug fixes
  • Changes in version 0.9.4
    • Released on February 3rd, 2008
    • Add and remove themes in game
  • Changes in version 0.9.3
    • Released on January 23rd, 2008
    • Added Windows support
  • Changes in version 0.9.2
    • Released on January 21st, 2008
    • Faster maze rendering
    • Faster maze creation
  • Changes in version 0.9.1
    • Released on January 15th, 2008
    • Fix bugs with large numbers of targets
  • Changes in version 0.9
    • Released on January 7th, 2008
    • Added option to show number of steps taken
    • Added option to show time elapsed
    • Added high score board
    • Added algorithm previews
    • Added smooth player movement
  • Changes in version 0.8
    • Released on December 20th, 2007
    • New project