The goal of Penguin Pursuit is to guide your little penguin through a maze to a tasty lunch before the other penguin! You control your penguin using your keyboard arrows keys. There's a catch though; your view of the iceberg maze they're on keeps twisting!
When playing Penguin Pursuit, you must use the arrow keys on your keyboard to move your penguin. After Level 1, both the game board and directions rotate. The orange arrow on the box always corresponds with the up arrow. If the orange arrow points left, then the up arrow moves you left, the left arrow moves you down, and etc.
Some members like to think of the arrows as the cardinal directions (north is up, south is down, east is right, west is left.) The orange arrow always points north. For example, if the orange arrow points down, then north is down. If you want to move right, you want to move west by pressing the left arrow.
For detailed instructions for how to utilize the arrows, please see below:
If the orange arrow is pointing UP (North)
▲ moves up
► moves right
▼ moves down
◄ moves left
If the orange arrow is pointing DOWN (South)
▲ moves down
► moves left
▼ moves up
◄ moves right
If the orange arrow is pointing RIGHT (East)
▲ moves right
► moves down
▼ moves left
◄ moves up
If the orange arrow is pointing LEFT (West)
▲ moves left
► moves up
▼ moves right
◄ moves down
Levels & Scoring
Each session of Penguin Pursuit consists of 8 trials. You'll start at level 1 the very first time you play. Each subsequent game after the first will begin 2 levels below your previously achieved level at the end of the prior game. For example, if you end a game of Penguin Pursuit at level 5, then you'll start at level 3 the very next time you play.
Of course, your level decreases and increases throughout the game depending on your performance. If you defeat the other penguin in a trial, then your score increases. However, the other penguin defeating you doesn't necessarily mean that your level decreases. You'll maintain the same level if you're in close proximity to the fish. You will lose a level, though, if you end a trial far away from the fish.
The highest possible level for Penguin Pursuit is 40.
Your score is determined by the total distance between your penguin and the other penguin. If you defeat the other penguin, then your score is doubled by the distance you traveled minus the distance traveled by the other penguin. This score is then multiplied by ten times the level.
If you lose to the other penguin, then your score is the distance you traveled minus the distance traveled by the other penguin, also multiplied by ten times the level.
Please note, Penguin Pursuit is still in Early Access, so its score will not affect your LPI.