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

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Log Driver

by leuus - Competition Entry

A few decades ago log driving was quite famous. Test your abilities to understand the river, and to drive some logs ! You have to guide all the logs downstream. Be careful not to get the logs stuck in an eddy, or on a rock.

input :

A == drive the log up
Q == drive the log down

KEYBOARD ARROWS == to control the log driver, and jump from log to log


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scriptorum says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:07am

I'm an expert log driver now, thank you. Nice character art, loved the scoot animation. Not very difficult but I enjoyed it.

Ib1s says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:20pm

Your screenshots look promising and I would really like to play to game. Unfortunaly, windows says "You cannot start the program because you are missing OpenAL32.dll"

leuus says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:47pm

"@Ib1s" Now it should be good for windows :)

leuus says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:48pm

@Ib1s Now it should be good for windows :)

Ib1s says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:22pm

Nice. I really like the art design!

pixzleone says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:01pm

Art is great, and it's a really cool idea.
Good job!

Garfeild says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:24pm

Nice game, pretty easy to jump in and start playing, but it still needs to be polished:
* No game over once you reached other side of screen without all logs
* MOAR water flows indication could help to understand where and how you will be moving. Would like to see main flow direction indication.
Anyway, good job! it was fun to play :)

JK5000 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:02pm

Thank you for sharing this fun little game. Especially the graphics is very cartoony, fun and super great. Well done.

wheerd says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:05pm

Love the idea and the graphics :) That burly wood cutter is awesome. I managed to glitch some logs out over the top river bank, but completed the level still. The moving between logs can be a bit glitchy too. I did have fun with this game though, nice work :D

MrBrenan says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:02pm

Nice but at the end of level 2, the guy get out of screen and ... nothing happend :/

But still nice, great job :)

leuus says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:22pm

@MrBrenan the goal of the game is to guide every log down the river. If any get stuck in an eddy or on a rock then you loose (nothing happens until you click on "restart"). Now I know it is not really explicit. Thanks a lot for your feedback!

joemag says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:33pm

Fun, simple. Really wish the game could detect when you missed a log or failed the level, it's not clear. Really wished I was able to swim upstream to get something I missed. Graphics are cool, nice work.

Senor Salty says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:25am

Wonderful job on the art,and a nifty idea,but the overlapping sound was a bit hard on the ears,especially when making careful adjustements. Also,I believe LV 2 is not completable,as I went off-screen after getting past the 2 rocks. Very fun.

Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:17am

Super cute game, I loved the art, especially the water around the rocks. It was a tad glitchy, but still very fun. Nice job. :)

Lonely Vertex says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:38am

It's simple but kind of funny. I would make the whole game faster. It would be also nice to have some kind of failed screen, when you fail to deliver all logs.

blinry says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:01pm

I absolutely adore the art and the concept! :) First five puzzles were not that hard, I would have liked to see more gameplay elements! But I'd imagine that if you keep working on this, the mechanics could lead to some really interesting puzzles! Movement felt a little slow. Water splashing got annoying after a while. Choice of Q/A and left/right for movement felt unusual, I would have preferred the common WASD or arrow keys. Thanks for making this game! :)

leuus says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:37pm

@blinry you're right for the q/a inputs. It's because I'm french and I didn't think about QUERTY keyboards, I have an AZERTY. Thanks for the feedback !

xgeovanni says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 4:22pm

On the Linux version I get stuck on a screen at the start which says "Defold: Waiting for Connection"

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