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

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Pointy Sticks and Other Amazing things

by fabbyrob - Competition Entry

You're directing a tribe of people living off the land. Sometimes one of your people has a serendipitous moment of inspiration and a big leap forward happens. This game is about exploring the mundane events that lead to big ideas.

The tech system isn't as fleshed out as I want it to be, but I really like the way the system has come together, even it its a bit small at the moment.

It's sort of an idle/puzzle game hybrid.

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videogreg93 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:45am

At first I thought this was a cool idea, then I found ti a little slow/repetitive, then I saw your comment saying its an idle game. As an idle game I think it works well, sor of like cookie clicker. Not my kind of game but fleshed out this would be a cool idle game.

fabbyrob says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:16am

Yeah, I agree. I wasn't intending it as an idle game, but thats just kind of where it ended. I wanted to add more dynamic-ness with people joining and leaving the tribe, and a goal based system (e.g. get to tech X within a set amount of time), but ran out of time.

fabbyrob says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:17am

@videogreg93 Oops, I forgot to tag you in my response >_<

Gray Sullivan says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:56am

Cool game, I really like the idea. Would be cool to make a larger version with newer tech

McMutton says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:08am

Interessting idea. Would have loved to actually see the created items used: Club/Spear -> better hunting -> more meat (or sth. like that)

QwaKlak says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:17pm

Nice idea ! I like games like this.

Mine10blox says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 2:26am

would love to see a full game of this, like an advanced tech tree, growing your tribe, better equipment, people dying, etc. Really loved it! surprised you made it in 42 hours!

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