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Theme: Discovery

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Attack of the time travelling pygmy from outer paleolithic (aka Time Pygmy)

by deepnight - Competition Entry

You are a pygmy from the paleolithic period and you accidentaly open a breach through time to modern days. This is a good opportunity to discover things and bring back modern concepts to your time !

Use ARROWS + SPACE to play, H for Help

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Danik says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 3:22am

Genius, pure genius!

karnakgames says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 3:23am


Dec 20, 2010 @ 3:28am

Your game is extremely cool.

alexlarioza says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 3:47am

I love it! Luuudummm

localcoder says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 4:19am

This is awesome. I never found out how to get the key...

Ryan says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 5:09am

Nice game, that was cool!

stevejohnson says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 6:25am

Much love, friend, much love. Well conceived, well executed.

LegacyCrono says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 7:01am

Brilliant. I think we have a winner.

Epskampie says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 9:05am

Very funny, and wonderful pixel art. I never got the key as well, since the things you can carry, you can't stand on.

increpare says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 9:28am

Hahaha, cool :)

KoryWazHere says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 11:47am

Could be the winner, this game is amazing =)

Hellfang says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 11:58am

Really awesome! The art is great too

LegacyCrono says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 12:07pm

I found a bug (maybe?). You can break the portal: just stand next to it and smash him for a while, it'll break and you won't be able to use it anymore, making you stuck at the cave. After breaking it once you're still able to completely destroy it, leaving just some particles behind. Kind of cool, actually.

deepnight says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 12:50pm

Thanks all for the comments _^o^/
@LegacyCrono : yes the door can still be broken, because at first, opening it didn't award a Discovery. So you could either figure out how to get the key, or take the time to destroy it :)

Unfortunately, I decided later on to add a reward for using the key (yeah I was tired, brain was off, no more coffee..etc).

arcanmster says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 12:59pm

Haha, truly amazing :) Haven't found all concepts yet, but the way to get the key is brilliant!

BlooDemon says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 1:43pm

Very nice and a lot of fun. (rip rabbit xD).

David Shute says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 1:53pm

Brilliant game - Well done!

I got all 30 discoveries and what I think is the maximum possible score, (316?) Is anything supposed to happen after that? I just waited until my time ran out and it sent me back home like usual.

Dec 20, 2010 @ 2:07pm

Amazing little game, so many different things to discover, and completely humorous! Best game I've played so far!

deepnight says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 2:08pm

@David : didn't have time to make a finish screen T_T... That's why I added the R shortcut :P

Hopefully in a later version ?

VDOgamez says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 2:27pm

How to get the key: Throw your "girlfriend" in the freezer. She turns into an ice cube, and you can use her to jump on.

plams says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 7:49pm


poutrax says ...
Dec 20, 2010 @ 8:01pm

hi deep, your game is really brilliant !


Dec 21, 2010 @ 3:50am

Car is weaker than mammoth!
Fantastic work.

jagttt says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 12:37pm

Really awesome game. Next time should time travel to year 2588 maybe.

thristhart says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 6:17pm


Starspell says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 8:43pm

I really liked the game. The graphics are really nice and the animations are smooth. The audio is very nice as well - putting in the raindrops for example was a nice touch. However whilst there is re-playability in the achievements it would have been nice with more areas to explore and more items to use (but I guess that just goes along with the game type).

ThatSnail says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 9:22pm

Rabbits don't like microwave.

No no no no.

nitram_cero says ...
Dec 21, 2010 @ 10:33pm

Woah, I've been playing this game for 40 minutes xD!!
I got up to "5 left" without reading this thread.

This game is awesome :)

BTW: You don't really need the key, you can brute-force the door by smashing it for like 10 straight seconds.
You don't get the "keys make things explode" achievement but the door is gone allright :)

dertom says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 2:08am

Wow,...that was amazing!

LegacyCrono says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 2:47am

@deepnight: I mean the TIME portal, not the door. :P
At the cave, you can destroy the portal, and it will stop working. You can press R to restart and it will be working again though.

Moops says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 4:28am

Could never figure out how to get the key =[

Dec 22, 2010 @ 3:44pm

This game made my Ludum. It really did. Great work, mate.

The game reminded me a bit of Achievement Unlocked, but in a very good way.

Great game, lots of fun to play.

deepnight says ...
Dec 22, 2010 @ 4:52pm

Nice you noticed the reference ;)

jonbro says ...
Dec 23, 2010 @ 12:27am

Nice one man. It reminded me a ton of achievement unlocked. Also count me among the people that couldnt figure out how to get the key.

recursor says ...
Dec 23, 2010 @ 3:31am

I cannot stop laughing! Brilliant!

k_wright says ...
Dec 23, 2010 @ 11:43pm

Definitely one of the top games I've played so far.

Endurion says ...
Dec 24, 2010 @ 2:48pm

Dammit, can't find the last 5. At least I figured out how to get the key :)
Brilliant game, full of funnies and well played discoveries.

Hamumu says ...
Dec 24, 2010 @ 6:47pm

Super awesome. I never did discover everything, and I had to read the secret of getting the key on here, so I'm not as smart as a cave pygmy, but I still thought it was way awesome.

Tom 7 says ...
Dec 26, 2010 @ 4:46am

This game's great, but I wish I either didn't have a timer or didn't have to rediscover everything every play-through. The art is top-notch (though it looks to me like the lady has a beard, gotta say :)) and the gameplay idea and theme are lovely. Humor was a little bit lowbrow but appropriate for cavemen. Somehow I destroyed the platform that the portal is on, so now I think I'm stuck in my cave forever..?

maackle says ...
Dec 27, 2010 @ 11:26am

wonderful art!

ExciteMike says ...
Dec 27, 2010 @ 2:54pm


Devenger says ...
Dec 30, 2010 @ 1:39am

Excellent, nice art style, amusing gameplay. Didn't get most of the discoveries though - I just don't think in the right way, methinks.

Wiering says ...
Jan 5, 2011 @ 12:55am

It was interesting to look at your source code (I never knew you could use ">" in typedef like that!). I wasn't able to compile though, I get: Class not found : pix.Sprite (in Entity.hx), is that available somewhere?

philomory says ...
Jan 6, 2011 @ 2:26am

A very good entry, and funny too. Really nails the discovery theme, too. I managed a score of 268, with 26 of 30 discoveries. I suspect I am missing some involving the toilet, and possibly the rabbit, book, TV or computer.

In any case, all together a very good entry.

Gornova says ...
Jan 7, 2011 @ 5:18pm

Really, really cool game!

deepnight says ...
Jan 10, 2011 @ 8:03am

@wiering : oh, sorry, I used Benjamin's sprite library. Available at :

cce says ...
Jan 11, 2011 @ 7:26pm

Wow this is great, I rofled at the "consensual relationship"

Cdimaroc says ...
Jan 16, 2011 @ 3:21pm

All my congratulations, Time pygmy was somewhat complex (i still haven't finished it ^^') but really funny !

hughperkins says ...
Apr 5, 2011 @ 1:24am

I thought this was really cool and fun, but I was a bit disappointed by the timer. I'd prefer to be able to explore freely in my own time.

RaulFPL says ...
Apr 30, 2013 @ 3:33am

Even with the Benjamin's sprite library, it does'nt compile. Still missing mt.bumdum9 package.

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