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

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Khufu's Delivery Service

by doublesquare - Competition Entry

Welcome to Khufu's Delivery Service!
At KDS your job is to sort the incoming cut stone from the quarry for sending to the builders at Giza. Efficiency is the goal, sending a full load means less time wasted counting on the other end and a quicker turnaround for that team for you.

Oh, and the builders also offer a bonus for color-matching boards of any size, as it helps them utilize the stone quicker.

Keep the process flowing and everyone stays happy, got it?

Game Directions: Drag and drop the pieces from the conveyor onto the open boards. Try to fill each one as much as possible, once they are at least half-full they can be 'sent' (the button below each box) away. The more full the board the more points its worth, plus a faster respawn time. Sending a board comprised of all the same color also receives a points bonus. Game over occurs once the pieces stop up through the top of the conveyor, but there is a 5 second timer, so if you are able to clear it out you can keep going. It is tricky to recover once it gets that far though. Have fun!

This is my first time participating in Ludum Dare and I had a lot of fun. I'm really glad I joined in and I hope everyone enjoys my entry!
I also made a timelapse video:

Downloads and Links


omid says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:31am

This game looks great. It isnt too complicated and is a cool idea. I enjoyed the uniqueness of this game. Overall it was great. 10/10 would play again.

mihaivdev says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:57pm

Really unique idea and very well executed! Great entry. Love seeing innovations within a genre like this one.

Omiya Games says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:31pm

Thought the game clever, but also got really hard fast to keep it from being enjoyable. I'm also concerned about the fact that moving pieces can confuse the conveyor belts. At one point I've managed to make zero new pieces appear at the top of the screen.

Regardless, keep it up! Definitely thought this was a cool idea, and think it could be expanded upon. I would like to be able to rotate the pieces, too!

JeanValjean says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 2:00am

Wow this is amazing. How you took the mechanics of an old game and implemented it on your own way that fits the Jam theme. It's quite challenging and addictive. Really great work man!!!

Mark Ffrench says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 5:42am

Great game! I was really enjoying it, however both times I played I lost at a score of aroun 4300, because blocks were getting stuck at the top of the conveyor belt :(

I would definitely play more if I could, so great work!

Mordokay says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:22pm

I just stopped playing to say this is the best gameI played so far (and I played more than 30).
Never thought it would be possible to make a game like Tetris (my fav old game) that was close to or as good as tetris.
Sound is awesome ... graphics are very clean and they dont mess with the gameplay. I just feellike I could spend all day playing this without getting bored.
Its .. just ...amazing ... make this for mobile and I will download it!

Aug 31, 2016 @ 2:15pm

Fun game! I included it in my compilation video series of Ludum Dare 36 games, if you’d like to take a look :)

monkeybit29 says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 3:28am

really interesting take on the tetris concept!

Levi D. Smith says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 5:27am

Neat puzzle game! The color bonuses were a nice touch. I think I messed up on my second playthrough by dropping the pieces outside of the grids.

peejaygee says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 9:03pm

Really enjoyed it, although it was hard...(well for me)

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