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

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Olympic Dreams

by patfran - Jam Entry




With sights set on the next Olympic Games, will you become the world's next best javelin thrower?

This is the original Ludum Dare submission built in 3 days.

I'd like to opt-out of Graphics and Audio categories. I am only able to directly opt-out of the "Overall" category option.



Q/E - Run
Space - Throw
R - Reset
ESC - Menu (also wipes field clean of javelins)



Game Designer
Patrick Francisco

Human Destroyer
Christian M.

Spear Retriever
Zachary Z.

Expert Historian
Wilson G.

Expensive Consulting
Jacob H.

Title Screen Art
Eric F.

Unpaid Interns
Eric F.
Nolan C.
Ted L.
Pat V.

Human Rig

Environment Assets




Downloads and Links


Chris0903 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:24am


stuckne1 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 4:15am

I got 114.71 meters! I like that the camera follows the spear.

cushycode says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 4:15pm

I like the idea of the Olympic game simulator (not exactly the ancient technology, but somehow related).
But my game experience was so frustrating.
When I tried to Run using only Q or only E, I didn't move at all.
After that I tried to click Q and E rapidly and my avatar turned to zombie. His legs turned to each other and whole his body was shaking nervously. However, I finally could run.
After the first throw I stuck in the middle of nowhere with just one small tree on blue screen.
I guess, I'm not the best javelin thrower x(

Sean says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 4:17pm

It's a good start, but I found that relying on the physics to determine the javelin's angle made it much too random. On some throws, the javelin just starts off pointing downwards so it doesn't really matter how fast you go.

There are also 3 different fullscreen buttons (one on Ludum Dare's site, one on the embed, and one in the Unity webgl export). You should probably try to set it up so that you only need one.

P.S. There are no ratings on the games for this Ludum Dare (see here for why: which is why there's no opt-out.

patfran says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 9:09pm

Thank you for the feedback, everyone! This is my first LD as well as one of my first games, but I look forward to attending the next one. :)

Daniel says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 12:42pm

Interesting game although I dont think it fits into the Ancient technology theme, I would have liked to see a running animation rather than seeing his legs move apart.

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