Ludum Dare 31 — December 5th-8th, 2014 — Theme: Entire Game on One Screen

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Alchemia

by blzkz - Jam Entry

You are an achemist, and you love discover new tricks, like magic, but you must eat everyday so you have to attend some orders... Do your job!

In the manuscript you will find some clues, the first "level" is the tutorial, so read it carefully!

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Additional hint: Recipes only has 2 ingredients
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This game is not only mine but my mate gonya too.

HTML and Linux licences are expensive sorry!

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Ratings

Coolness100%
#431Audio(Jam)2.88
#475Innovation(Jam)3.08
#557Mood(Jam)2.96
#584Graphics(Jam)3.10
#650Overall(Jam)3.04
#658Humor(Jam)2.28
#669Theme(Jam)3.37
#777Fun(Jam)2.69

Comments

skonkan says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 11:40am

Interesting crafting game :)

blzkz says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 7:24pm

Updated with some fixes, now you will have enough copper to pass the level if you stuck there

Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:01pm

Pretty cool and interesting game. A bit hard though - if I screwed up and used the wrong materials, I have to start all over.

BtheDestroyer says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:06pm

Was this made with Fusion? You need to upload the source.

blzkz says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:11pm

@DiegoHenriquez Yeah, we know, we havent got time to make it easier and improve the gameplay. We thought about a shop where you can buy some more elements, and about a recipe book to search the ingredients, but couldnt finish these ideas.

BtheDestroyer we use Game Maker, standar version of it. We don't have to upload the source :/, but it is all spaguetti code so... nothing really interesting about that

Magicolo says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:22pm

I keep getting random crashes :( can't play...

blzkz says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:26pm

Hi Magicolo, thanks for playing (o trying) the game, could you describe the steps you do to get that crashes? Wich OS are you using? I would be great If you can provide me a screenshot of the message error.

Thanks!

blzkz says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:33pm

I inspected some elements code (a variable that contains his "name") and I realise that there are some that where wrote in a bad way so I changed it!

Try again please, and thanks for the feedback! :)

Croze says ...
Dec 9, 2014 @ 10:43pm

He doesn't have to upload the source, it's a jam entry

CMWeissMedia says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 2:46pm

Overall this was a pretty neat crafting game. I'm not sure the time component was necessary since we could just reset everything as we were figuring out the correct combinations to make. Other than that, I think the puzzles were well designed with a gameplay flow in mind.

I'd say the main criticism I have is to clean up some of the user interface by removing the "Next" button when there's no more text to see, or displaying what components you put into the mortar and pedestal. I wish I could remove components that I've used rather than resetting the level, however in the end it wasn't totally necessary to make the game fun. Not to mention, it would be good to inform the player that they can only make things with combinations of two components (not more, though I could be wrong if that showed up later in the game).

Additionally, I received this error while clicking the grinder rapidly, which forced me to close out the game:
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############################################################################################
ERROR in
action number 1
of Mouse Event for Left Pressed
for object oPote:

File is not opened for reading.
at gml_Script_loadRecipes
############################################################################################
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
stack frame is
gml_Script_loadRecipes (line 0)
gml_Script_val_inPote
gml_Object_oPote_Mouse_4

blzkz says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:01pm

@CMWeissMedia thanks for the feedback! You are right, all that things you say that are useless now... it's because we couldn't finish the game, such get it more polished or decresing the time when you press the reset button.

I'm thinking about finish the game the way we thought about it as a postmortem

Techblogogy says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 8:28pm

Cool approach on the theme. Fantastic job!

TeamQuadratic says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:00am

Pretty cool idea, though somewhat challenging.

Chaoseed says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:08am

I liked this! Well, it has some problems, admittedly. ;) Some of the stuff I was able to guess with what little I know of alchemy, but some seemed random...Like the Quintessence level, I had to try all 10 combinations, and it turned out to be the last one! (Incidentally, are there any combinations that are more than two ingredients, or is it always just two? Might want to mention that somewhere.) I still can't solve the platinum/gold/silver level. How about somewhere that gives hints? Or maybe a feature that shows you 'recipes' you've unlocked; I notice there's a book on the table that is just waiting to be clicked. ;) And finally, while clicking I got this message:


___________________________________________
############################################################################################
ERROR in
action number 1
of Mouse Event for Left Pressed
for object oPote:

Cannot open another file (maximum exceeded).
at gml_Script_loadRecipes
############################################################################################
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
stack frame is
gml_Script_loadRecipes (line 0)
gml_Script_val_inPote
gml_Object_oPote_Mouse_4

All in all, though, pretty good!

blzkz says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 12:29pm

@chaoseed only combinations with two element, thats why is not accurate with achemy. I will update the entry to mention it :)

About more hits... I said it earlier, we could finish the game, and we couldn't polish the gameplay.

I will check this error! Thanks for playing, and for that feedback :)

DarkEngineer says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 6:00pm

Nice game

Wilou1428 says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 7:35pm

Nice game :D

Strandypants says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 11:48am

I really enjoyed this! You should maybe add in some sort of a recipee book or something, and give the player a goal other than just making recipees. But appart from that, great fun!

Nikteddy92 says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 5:56pm

Wooa I love crafting games!
Well developed, well done! :D

Myyyvothrr says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 1:43pm

Really liked the graphics! I don't normally like crafing games, but I played it longer than I thought and it was fun.

Canyon says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 11:12pm

I like the mood of this game! I managed to craft some dust, but I couldn't drag the coal to the tray. Not sure what I was doing wrong. I tried a few times but to no avail.

blzkz says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 11:26pm

Thank you guys!

Mechatodzilla says ...
Dec 18, 2014 @ 11:47pm

Neat idea. I seemed to find too many ways to mess my game up. Cool project though.

Shivur says ...
Dec 19, 2014 @ 11:53pm

Very good game.

Poupi says ...
Dec 25, 2014 @ 2:02am

Very nice ;)

Mach60KAS says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 3:37pm

Quite an interesting little puzzle game, although I got stuck on Gold, Silver, Platinum before the game crashed (same error as someone else in the comments). Well thought-out and pretty smart, I enjoyed the core gameplay. I think some way of keeping notes in the game might have been nice, but I suppose that's why we have pen and paper! Overall quite a solid entry - good work! :)

blzkz says ...
Dec 27, 2014 @ 5:08pm

Hi Mach60Kas, I tried to fix this bug but it's seems like a radom bug in Game Maker with files :/

maxmetallica says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 9:18pm

nice work

Hellequin says ...
Dec 29, 2014 @ 10:11pm

Interesting game! Really cool concept! Well done!

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