Ludum Dare 36 — August 26th-29th, 2016 — Theme: Ancient Technology

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Error 404: Floppy Disc Not Found

by marfis - Jam Entry

Explore the beautiful but dangerous planet to find your lost Floppy Discs of Power, guided by the very helpful advice of your ship's computer. You need them to repair your ship which has crash landed on the surface. On your quest you have to fight different kinds of enemies using special weapon upgrades you activate during the game.

This game is a top-down adventure game. Explore the handcrafted environments and fight a diverse set of nimble enemies to fulfill your mission. Humorous dialogs outline the characters of the nameless traveler and his computer.

Enjoy the exploration!

Made with Pygame (Python3), GIMP, bfxr

Made by: Maria Herick & Marcel Fischer

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Linver says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 8:37am

At all - good idea with different speeds on terrain with doodging. But I think you should add some improvments for your game:
[+] add dash on cooldown. It makes game moar dynamic.
[+] add teleportation to base on getting a Disc - returning is SO BORING AS HELL
[+] add a heal bonuses, dropping from enemies - now it's bad idea to kill these mans.

qikcik says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 3:30pm

cool game, smart and polished, the graphics and sounds are good , big words , and it gives a lot of fun
Good Job :D
ps. sorry for my bad English :P

n42k says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 8:05am

Hi! Could you release the source code so I can run it with Linux? Thanks!

Insality says ...
Sep 5, 2016 @ 4:27pm

very nice, completed game. Subscribe under umprovments above.

Want to see more game dynamic and faster gameplay
Feels myself a little frustrating, with so slow player speed and no teleportation to base

Nice level design! some rooms rly interesing and I have got fun from it! Good job any way
Not so much games take so a lot of time on LD :)
Good luck and good improvements in your game!

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