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

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Temple Guy

by wr4th88 - Jam Entry

A platform style game in which you must find the treasure and leave the catacombs.
You can teleport with an ancient orb to find your way through the level.

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Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:35am

I like the time travel idea. There are several games that use the idea of switching at will between two different states of a same place and games where you revisit a same place at different times, but I can't think of one that does both at the same time (there are several Zelda games that come close though).

To give more flesh to the idea, it could have been interesting to have some obstacles in the past that can be overcome in the present and not only the other way around. Also, actions in the past that have repercussions in the present. Maybe for another project!

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:38am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! Simple mechanics that still offered a decent amount of challenge.We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #36. We made the same thing at the previous jam.

Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description.

wr4th88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:22pm

Thanks for the feedback! I really want to continue this project as there were other features I wanted to include (namely enemies, weapons, more puzzles). This is the first time I've "completed" a game, but I feel like it would be worth polishing this one.

I will definitely add this to, that sounds like a great idea.

djfariel says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:53am

Nice game. I enjoyed the time shifting mechanic, It added another dimension to the gameplay. Two issues though:

1. The character is painfully slow, it would go a long way to increase his movement speed.

2. I kept pressing 3 at the doorway to use the key, but it didn't work. Finally, I did the old tried and true method of hitting all the buttons and found that "up" in front of the door was the key to using the key.

Ohter than that, a great title.

wr4th88 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 2:29am

Oh yeah! Thanks for having the patience to finish it. This has been a great learning experience for sure.
L-Shift makes him run. I think i will make a controls for simplicity.

KingEthaniel says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:40am

really cool concept, with the time travel idea, but I was sort of unclear on what my objective was. Again, nice concept, though!

imphenzia says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 7:41am

Nicely done =) I enjoyed the time travel aspects, especially as it varied with water. I found the three items, but I could not find where I was supposed to exit the tombs. I spotted some minor layer sorting issues where his legs would be covered by the path he was running on etc. - other than that it was solid. Like the music too :)

ErikU says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 5:05pm

Nice job. Even handling the collision with the rocks from the alternate world. Good implementation of an established idea.

robochris says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 6:55pm

Hey, thats pretty kid

Danae123 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:15pm

Didn't have the patience to find the door, my bad. Loved the music, wished there was some sound effect while walking / swimming. Great idea with the orb ;)

Sep 2, 2016 @ 6:23pm

Pretty good game. Good job.

Strike says ...
Sep 9, 2016 @ 5:46am

Finding the key was the most difficult task in order to complete this game which is pretty well made. The long broken ladder killed me once ! Only minor things to fix here. The climb animation on ladders doesn't trigger properly all the time. And some torches are displayed on top of the character. See screenshot here :
It seems like your camera has some Lerp on its position, it exposes that your game is at 2 places at a time when switching between time. There is a very long but fast scrolling.

Except these few minor things to improve, it was really fun to explore this level in two different times to progress al the way to the end. I have read in the comments that you plan to keep working on the game. If you do so please tag me in one of your message so I can play your extended version. :)

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