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

Back to Browse Entries

Alien Machinery

by glbs - Jam Entry

**Description coming**

Downloads and Links


Ratings

#7Innovation(Jam)4.47
#36Mood(Jam)4.00
#104Theme(Jam)4.06
#128Overall(Jam)3.74
#182Graphics(Jam)3.95
#203Audio(Jam)3.41
#326Fun(Jam)3.28
#2217Coolness17%

Comments

Rosencatz says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 7:08am

Intriguing, but I gave up too quickly. I really like the concept of not instructing the user, and having them try to figure out the game. Has a mist quality.

Liam :D says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 3:46pm

The soundtrack in the back of my head was ViHart (youtuber) going "triangle triangle triangle triangle..." And this is by no means a bad thing! :D

Damdoshi says ...
Dec 10, 2014 @ 4:03pm

Interesting concept. Graphics are nice and the game is mysterious. The idea of controling the interface that control the player make the game more active than it may appeir and I found it entertaining.

I found one of the four triangle because of luck (A weird flying object) and kill some red things.

Sound effects are nice at the beginning but after ten minutes, they gave me a little headache. : /

Dec 11, 2014 @ 9:57pm

Not sure what I just played but I liked it.

SoulGame says ...
Dec 12, 2014 @ 2:59pm

Mmmh this game seems to be really well realized. But, i feel stupid because i can't understand what i have to do. Not enough intuitive imo. Maybe if you low difficulty of the 1st challenge (that i don't understand) you will help player to understand his goal and how to achieve it.
Losing sound scared me.

LeReveur says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 3:53am

I like riddle games, and try to figure out what, and how to do it with alien commands, is an interesting riddle. But I don't know what to do know, I activated all four light blue triangles, I avoided and/or destroy the red - and understand they respawn on the three inverted black triangles - but nothing else to do, no more with the "alarm" that throw a yellow temporary triangle. And then, I was stucked into one of the respawn triangles, because I have hit one red "vilain" and it respawned directly on me, then die again and respawn elsewhere, but after that I was unable to do anything...

skonkan says ...
Dec 13, 2014 @ 8:13am

I did understand how to move, but not what to do.

paperweight says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 12:50pm

Excellent idea absolutely love it. But somewhat unfathomable.

Kate Kligman says ...
Dec 14, 2014 @ 10:30pm

I liked the mysterious elements to it and the effects.

klianc09 says ...
Dec 16, 2014 @ 8:25pm

Really mysterious game, loved finding out what everything did... but I'm still not sure what I had to do after going to all purple triangles and collecting all light blue triangles in the background. Also I still have no idea what the yellow triangles I can place do...
But I really liked the strange atmosphere, certainly an experience.

Dec 16, 2014 @ 9:17pm

interesting blend of strategy and shooter. took me awhile to figure out the controls but thats part of the challenge. still not sure of my objective or what the light triangles do or what the the blue bar is for. very cool.

mortus says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 11:35am

Great entry! Figuring out the controls was hard, but very satisfying in the end.

pjimmy says ...
Dec 17, 2014 @ 12:03pm

love the concept, very interesting and original, great visuals, well done :)

dunin says ...
Dec 22, 2014 @ 1:50pm

good mood and interesting concept.
I liked to search how it's work. After that, this ship is very complicated to control, Maybe the balance between mystery and gameplay isn't good enough?
Good graphics anyway.

You must sign in to comment.


TEAMS: Teams entering the Jam should pick a single representative to submit your game, or create a team specific account you can share. We currently do not support Team Voting, but sharing an account and together playing and rating games is acceptable.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.

PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate about 20 games to improve your visibility.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs (http://mysite.com/mygame.zip) and you will show up. Alternatively, if you just posted it, wait a minute. The cache may not have refreshed yet.

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crash or win condition bugs after the deadline (in a sense, like “porting” to support more players). We also allow “typo” bugs. I.e. A true that should have been a false, a word that should have been a different word, very tiny changes that you would have caught if you had more sleep. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just things you messed up last minute. Typos.

[cache: storing page]