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

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Ištēn

by charlesbaby - Competition Entry

Ištēn: "First"

You are a scribe - an acolyte of the First Information Age. Writing, the most important of ancient technologies, is new to your region, and even to your city. Will you help propel your fellows to greatness through your remarkable accounting prowess, or will you doom your kingdom to low profit margins and economic stagnation?

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Lon says ...
Sep 19, 2016 @ 6:47am

Nice use of the theme. A very useful technology: being able to store information.

After a couple attempts I was able to beat the game. Learning to differentiate left and right marks was important for me being able to bring glory to the kingdom/empire.

Built up some tensions as I got to level 4-6, not wanting to fail and start over (but with a couple rounds of practice one can move through tablets quickly, so no big loss of time, I don't think there is a time element involved). The game was not frustrating. It is satisfying to see ones skill improve attempt after attempt; to succeed where one once failed.

I had fun. Thanks for making and sharing your game!

SamuelSousa says ...
Sep 19, 2016 @ 2:50pm

@charlesbaby Hi! I think I could say so ... Thanks for giving my game a go!

Neat! Very simple, accessible and fun.

It looks easy, plays easy but when you actually play it you get intrigue on the so many simple tricks your mind plays on you.
If you decide to work further on it I would suggest no doing more than 5 five levels without "checkpoint".

Had fun being a loyal scribe ;)

squirrelbot says ...
Sep 19, 2016 @ 10:41pm

Interesting game. It's sometimes quite hard to tell the difference between some symbols, which can be frustrating. Maybe make those more clear, and add a timer to replace the challenge that gave.

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