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

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Tower of Babel

by Ib1s - Competition Entry

Screw pyramids!
When german engineers came to ancient Egypt,
they brought a new device for constructing huge towers.
The player aims to build the highest tower possible
by dropping bricks at the right time.

Controls needed: -click for main menu & retry
-any keyboard key for dropping bricks

Created with LibGDX, PyxelEdit, Gimp and lots of love ^^
(full timelapse of the creation process: )
Edit: Excuse the lack of genuine historical facts pls

Downloads and Links


leuus says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:05am

Really cool game! (I love the way the bricks reacts when they touch the ground) Unfortunately it seems that when you're far in the game you can't see your tower on the screen anymore.

Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:10pm

I had fun playing your game! I did have camera problems, as mentioned above, and it did seam pretty easy if you built to the very side of the screen. Good job on your game!

bog13 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:15pm

Cool game, but as said before you can cheat by dropping the stones at a side or another of the screen.

Sun-Wukong says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:05pm

How do I start the game?
I downloaded Windows build and didn't found any executable in the archive :(

Ib1s says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:20pm

@Sun-Wukong if you have a java jre installed, you can run the .jar file.

Syrapt0r says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:26pm

Really nice concept! Gets really challenging after a while. As stated, you can kind of cheat by building the tower on one side, but that's no issue for me. I really loved the statistics in the game over screen, always a nice thing to read. Good work!

edve98 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:01pm

Pretty cool game! I have to say that after a while I started cheating by placing my mouse cursor at the top of the window so I would know exactly when to drop the brick :P

leondryaso says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:17pm

Cool game, loved the me gusta sphinx :D But it seems that the game scrolls up too fast and I could not see my tower anymore. Also, that weight equivalent :D

Xakkar says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:27pm


Pusty says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:37pm

Interesting, these comparisons are quite funny!
Like others already mentioned the camera moves too fast

nardelli says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:04pm

Your game is very fun, and very challenger too. Congratulations!
Yes, we're working with libGDX since March. It looks nice so far. We made our own engine on the top of the framework. I strongly recommend build yours if you don't have yet =)


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