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

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WaveTrade

by Dedioso - Jam Entry

WaveTrade is a MiniGame.

You play as a city sending ships to a town that is on the other side of a lake. The other city sends you wave signals in form of binary code. You have to interpretate thoose and send the goods back that they want.

I used around 30 hours to create WaveTrade.

It would be great if you could leave feedback and critique!

Have a great day ;)

UPDATE:
I updated the game because the game needed a better tutorial. So here you go.

OLD version: https://krautkopp.itch.io/wavetrade
NEW version: below

Downloads and Links


Comments

SmallPhil says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 9:42pm

the link leads to a 404 :/

Aug 28, 2016 @ 9:49pm

404 for me too.

Dedioso says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 10:09pm

Thank you for telling me that the link didn't work. I fixed it now ;)

Swampie says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 11:13pm

You've got some spelling mistakes in your intro: "Technologie" should be "Technology", "Citeys" should be "Cities"

Aside from those, this is great! Really cool concept. It's a shame I don't know binary or I'd really enjoy this.

Pusty says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 11:19pm

I like the graphics but I didn't really get it lol.
looks fun tho'

Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:39am

Nice graphics!

I think things are getting cut off in my browser somehow (like on the edges of the screen). You might check if you have a few minutes!

appleskin says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:33am

I made a delivery! Love the graphics. I was not able to enter text for the resource unless I was in full screen mode. I struggled with the alphabetical conversions...maybe show the entire list?

jsonbee says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:47am

Couldn't make a delivery :( but cool graphics :)

BloodJohn says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:41am

Binary code is too much for me. :( Couldn't deliver on one ship. Need a training mode with tips. More tips! The pictures and the sound of the bell is gorgeous. :)

indieyp says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:54pm

If you like 01011101 it's for you)))

Dedioso says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 6:42pm

Thanks for all of your Feedback! Because I was ill I couldn't fix some stuff and make a better tutorial. Im working on it an will release an update that you can hopefully understand better. I know that it is not very good ;)
Have a great day ;)

TomBuston says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 6:17pm

Wow, this game had me think hard ! x)
The art is really great, maybe the tutorial for those who never used binary code should be more detailed.
Nice entry though :)

tonynogo says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 5:12am

It seems that the graphics bug for me.
Sadly, I can't play in the web player.

local minimum says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 3:44pm

I liked the idea and would have enjoyed seeing some splashing to send messages back but there really were too many issues. First and foremost many things fall outside my screen, both in the view-port (native aspect ratio and size of the game) on itch.io and in full screen mode. Second I think you should be kind enough to the player to have the ABC button translate the by the player input binary into the character. The player can do the math or press the button depending on choice. The button could just append to whatever is written in the notes field (which really should be wrap/multiple lines).

Daniel says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 1:14pm

I feel that you should have made it more easier for people to understand the binary, or just use morse code which is easier by using bigger and smaller waves as you have used.
I do like the graphics they are really good and good idea well done.

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