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

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Ancient Mechanic

by sn0uk - Competition Entry

Hi, this is my game for Ludum Dare.

Hopefully you enjoy it and give me some feedback. I uploaded it 4 hours early because of time.

This game is a sandbox ancient vehicle builder, for then to work you need to have a chasis, a motor, and atleast one of the parts.

You can have fun playing around in the Q menu, or maybe experience ragdoll physics in sliw motion? Who knows? Who will ever know? Hmmm. Myseries....

To play the sandbox you need to have atleast these three components in the scene: A chasis, a motor and a seat/wheel.****

To place thrusters you need: A motor****

Q - More Options
Space - Pause
Z - Hover over the object and press Z to delete it
+ - Make time move faster
- - Make time move slower
Right Click - Rotate
Left Click - Place


Music Update! Pushed an update invluding music, It's a shortish loop but it's not bad: I don't know ANY music theory.

Downloads and Links


Kalibrated says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:00am

Couldn't figure out how to start. Would love to try again because the graphics look interesting. Could you give a small text tutorial?

sn0uk says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:42am

Kalibrated, you need to click on things like the chasis on the right side and then click in the viewport

sn0uk says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:43am


JK5000 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:33pm

I have pressed all the buttons and all kinds of places on the screen and there doesn't seem to happen anything.

sn0uk says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:46pm

@JK5000 You've got to click play while you have a motor, seat or wheel, and a chasis.

JK5000 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:52pm

How do I get a motor, seat/wheel and a chasis?

DiegoCTorguet says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:36pm

It's hard to know how to play correctly at first. But after a while a manage to build my own vehicle and have some fun with the advanced options.
I would make it brighter and the main thing you should work with is finding how the player must learn to play your game.
Anyway, good job and keep working!

onyon says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:16pm

Neat art, cool game. Thumbs up!

sn0uk says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:47pm

@JK500 on the right with the UI.

sn0uk says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:48pm

@DiegoCTorguet Thanks! I'll keep this in mind for next LD. I thought people would find it easy to learn, but I guess not :D

sn0uk says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:48pm

@onyon Thanks onyon!

asteryz says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:23pm

Nice! I was thinking of making a game about Leonardo Da Vinci's flying machines! But I went another route because I thought it would be to hard! I'm glad you made something similar to what I was thinking about!
A little more info on how to play in the description would be helpfull though.

lordvorath says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:33pm

Extremely ambitious, probably too much for a 48 hour long game jam, although i admire the hard work. Seriously, i do.
The game is too dark, it's very hard to see and understand what you're doing in my opinion. The mouse also really needs to be of a lighter color.
In general there is a certain lack of feedback to the player as to what is happening.
Also: typos (just kidding)

Amine Tcherak says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:05pm

Very Nice i love your Game Good Works )=

sn0uk says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:11pm

@asteryz Thanks for the feedback! I probably should have made a tutorial

sn0uk says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:14pm

@lordvorath Thank you for the feedback, Im glad you like ghe idea, and this was technicially my first publicly released game so it means a lot for you to give such detail, I will definately make sure I cover things next jam, and as for darkness, I have a different colour vibrance to other people, and I completely forgot to testt the game without it. However there is a headlight in the props tab which you can place (incase you didnt see it!)

sn0uk says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:15pm

@Amine Tcherak Thanks for the feedback!

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