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

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Ancient Blocks

by dpumford - Jam Entry

Ancient Blocks is a simple arcade puzzle game where the goal is to shepherd colored Energy globs into the correct gate.

The Energy is part of some mysterious Machine of unknown origin. They emanate from the center and drift aimlessly until they arrive at an Energy Gate. Place Blocks, Repellers, and Attracters on the Machine to keep it from shutting down!

Left Mouse: Place Blocks, Repellers, or Attracters
Right Mouse: Remove select Blocks, Repellers, or Attracters

1: Switch to Blocks
2: Switch to Repellers
3: Switch to Attracters

Space: Clear the Machine
Esc: Leave the Machine
P: Pause the Machine

User Interface:
Top Left: The Energy Level of the Machine (score)
Top Right: The Structural Integrity of the Machine (lives)
Bottom Left: Currently selected action; click to switch between Blocks, Repellers, and Attracters
Bottom Right: Button to clear the Machine

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Elit3dGaming says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 5:54am

Very cool concept. Plays really well and is also challenging. Not more to say than this is a very strong entry, no bugs found as far as me playing so thumbs up! I hope more people play and review this.

Hero7785 says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 5:09pm

This is really fun. I wish blocks would get destroyed over time.

tedajax says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 5:34pm

It's a neat concept and it plays well. Wish the interface was spelled out a bit more in game but obviously the time pressure makes stuff like that harder to get to. Good job!

thenanox says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 12:07pm

i wasn't able to try repellers neither attracters :S

it seems easy at the beginning, i would like to see harder levels

graphics, sound and collisions are really good, congrats

DaanVanYperen says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 12:44pm

Looks interesting, enjoy these toy-like games. Am unable to switch to different block types, no clue what to actually do!

Xoko14 says ...
Sep 5, 2016 @ 7:14pm

Good idea, simple and funny. The music is good but missed a tutorial

Daniel says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 4:06pm

Very simplistic game, good music, graphics etc.
I like the concept idea but i'm unsure how this fits into the Ancient Technology theme, but overall good game and concept well done :D

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