Ludum Dare 30 — August 22nd-25th, 2014 — Theme: Connected Worlds

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La Roue de Fortune

by ZNCatlaw - Jam Entry

Programming by @nomoon & @arrogantgamer

Design and arrangement by @clangmuir

Works best on Chrome, next best on Firefox, and manages to get by on Safari and iOS (iPad).

Hello! We wanted to make a moody fantasy game about exploring and changing a multiverse, or a world that had been broken up into many little pieces.

For the last few game jams, we'd made platformers that required a download and we wanted to explore something outside of that genre that we could publish directly to web.

So, after a bit of prototyping and a lot of CSS, we present "La Roue de Fortune", a game where you explore and control the multiverse using a deck of Tarot cards.

Tarot de Marseille images provided by

Music is "(Intro)" by Fyrnask .

Background images courtesy of

Downloads and Links




NicePenguins says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 4:42pm

Really nice puzzle game, i loved it :) ! Maybe "La Roue de la fortune" is a bit too strong I guess.

bg1987 says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 4:52pm

This game needs a tutorial, or at least some labels.
A lot of things are unclear.
Cards that let you discard any number of cards, i still cant figure our how do i get them to work (if i only want to discard 2 cards, for instance)

ZNCatlaw says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 5:16pm

Yes, the arrangement of the board and the visual feedback for certain choices are not clear enough. That's something we will be working on for the post-jam version. When you click a card in your collection (at the bottom of the screen) it becomes "selected" (you will see a faint white glow). Then you can "submit" the entire selection by clicking the finger. Thanks for playing!

Moosefly says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 7:35pm

Played it three times, and even formed the four required hands on two of those tries but I just couldn't figure out how to end the game (aka how to use The World I guess).


ZNCatlaw says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 7:43pm

@Moosefly - "This card may only be accessed from La Roue de Fortune." Is this not clear? Bummed to hear you got so close! Thanks for playing!

OnlySlightly says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 11:06pm

Beautiful card designs and really cool eerie ambiance. Nicely done!

Moosefly says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 11:27pm

@ZNCatlaw: I thought it meant that the card can only be used directly after using La Roue de Fortune and having made four complete hands, but it just wouldn't let me use it :(.

Moosefly says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 11:32pm

Well, I just tried it again and this time it worked like I thought it would / how it was supposed to. Maybe I messed something up on the other tries. Now the game makes a lot more sense :P.

ZNCatlaw says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 5:21am

Glad it worked, and happy that you got to the ending!

Hyoga-3D says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 1:36pm

Sorry but I could not play it, I just get a White screen with the name of the game.

ZNCatlaw says ...
Aug 27, 2014 @ 6:25pm

Yes, sorry I broke it! I'm fixing it now :(

John Drury says ...
Aug 28, 2014 @ 5:44am

Lovely background and art! Mood really set with music. Couldn't figure out what to do though.

Aug 28, 2014 @ 5:57pm

Interesting!! Definitely not an average interpretation of the theme.

JavadocMD says ...
Sep 4, 2014 @ 9:23pm

I want to play this game because it's clear there's some very interesting mechanics to play with. But without some kind of tutorial or explanation I just have no idea what I'm even trying to do. Please let me know if you do put out some explanation so I can re-play. (@JavadocMD or on my game's page.) Thanks!

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