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

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Water Pig's Equation

by Diz Three - Competition Entry

Water Pig's Equation is a math game set in plain fields where Water Pig (not shown physically) plays a game with you.

You are given an equation and you have to solve it, random equations will appear, with 3 out of 4 simple math rules... +, - and ×.

Careful though... in the ancient times, the stone inserted in this particular "calculator" is hard to get... if you accidentally insert a stone by mistake... Oops...

How many equations can you solved within 108 seconds while minimizing equation mistakes?

The hieroglyphics on the insert button represents 100, 10 and 1 respectively.

Note: Recommended to play if you close other running programs (this includes your web browsers).

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PlanetHoward says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 5:39pm

I didn't quite understand what the insert _ symbols where for, and it felt like anything I put was always correct.
Good luck next time :D

Diz Three says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:30am

@PlanetHoward I updated the description, those are hieroglyphics which represents 100, 10 and 1 respectively. :)

tonynogo says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:52pm

Wrong penality is very hight ^^

Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:20am

Maths isn't my strongpoint but interesting gameplay

quentinus60 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:19pm

interresting game. well done !

TeamEagle says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:09pm

Unique game

stenol says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:41pm

Insterresting concept. The math is not my force. Good job.

Xakkar says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:16pm

Nice game)

mvasko2 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:37pm

Honestly, the graphics were really bad. Or at least the combination of colors. Not only did it not look good, the help, for instance, was really hard to read (red font on a golden background, why?).

The concept itself was unique enough, but I don't think it was fun.

Sorry for the criticism, it's nothing personal, I just didn't like the game too much.
Don't stop creating though!

David Cookie says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:43pm

Ok, at first I thought I was always right cause the confirm sound never changed, so I just hit repeatedly to take the easy way.. and then I saw the penalty xD
Really nice little game, I love mental arithmetic, and I really felt the Ancient Technology there. Quite a pain when you have to put lots of rocks ahaha
Well done for your entry!

Xlip says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:28pm

First of all isn't the sound too high :D Good concept i liked it. The graphics isn't best i recommend you use other image programs than MS Paint with using anti-aliasing and choose good color combinations. Theme using that i really liked in this game. Also there is one game thinks nearly you named Abacus or like that maybe you wanna see it. By the way it will be good to add removing the stone while calculating because the challenging point is the time and your speed i think. Good job overall ^^

dwhiffing says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:28pm

I like the gameplay concept here, but the execution is lacking. Nice work, and hope you keep jamming!

hawkinslance says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:38pm

Good work! Two problems I have noticed is the text at the beginning, the font color did not contrast well with the background color making it harder to read. When putting stones in for the calculations you had to click one at a time making it hard to put in answers with 8 or 9 stones. This almost puts an element of luck into the game. Great concept too, love math!

metalhaze says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:06pm

As an artist math is not were i excelled in school. So the gameplay for me was quite brutal. Although the concept is nice and i think my programmer had fun.

What irked me about the game was the color choices and what looks to be mouse drawn letters and numbers? it was very jarring to the eye.

well done for the time that you had!

Diz Three says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 6:46am

@mvasko2 Well, the graphic IS not that good, but I think you mean it's hard to read the red texts on the golden background with the shadows... but thanks for the criticism anyways :)

@Xlip Well, I'm actually using Photoshop CS5.1 and yes the main point is like what you have stated. Your time and speed. The absence of the "removing the stone" feature is also to train you to be careful :P , so yeah... fast and careful.

Strike says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 10:38am

It feels more like a school exercise than a game. Not much fun there but it could be quite good as an educational software.

Diz Three says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 2:56pm

@Strike This is like an "educational game", I made this because I am calculating something when I realized Ludum Dare 36 had started and found out the theme for it :P, either way, thanks for the feedback. :)

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