August 24th-27th 2012 :: Theme: Evolution

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Tower of Babble

by shockedfrog - Jam Entry

Press space to get past the title screen.
Type answers to the questions - questions will only accept letters or numbers, depending on the question. There's no backspace, if you make a mistake, just type from the start of the answer again, it'll recognise the most recent characters you typed as your answer.
Press escape to quit.


Tower of Babble is based on the modern 'evolution' of language - txt spk, 1337 5p34|<, and other such wonderful things. The player is an adventurer, attempting to climb the Tower of Babble, solving riddles along the way posed by its guardian, whose use of the language evolves with every floor.

Unfortunately, the game is unfinished right now, though a lot more work has gone into it than it appears - various additional graphics have been drawn and features coded, but aren't in a suitable state to be released right now. I submitted the game in this state since I'm proud of what we've managed in our first time working as a team (especially since we started quite late). Due to other commitments plans for an immediate post-jam version have been cancelled, but I intend to go back to this and past LD projects in some form or other.

Coding and concept by shockedfrog
Graphics by aprilia_moon
Music by SergeAn (not created during LD time)

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Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:13am

The graphics and music aren't too bad - but the relation to the theme is a bit of a str3tch - get it? ;)

shockedfrog says ...
Aug 28, 2012 @ 2:21am

Hehe :) When I looked up the meaning/use of evolution in the dictionary, "evolution of a language" was one of the examples given, though this probably wasn't what they had in mind.

jprogman says ...
Sep 12, 2012 @ 3:58am

LoLz. I love how you use l33t 2 solve puzzlez. I do see how this fits the evolution theme after looking hard at your game. The more answers you solve, the more l33t it get5.

Sep 16, 2012 @ 4:04pm

LOL the ending was funny!

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