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

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Debug Quest

by ikroth - Jam Entry

The ancient machine that provides for your people stopped working. You must repair it and bring it back online.


Move: WASD, Arrow keys
Jump: W, Space
Attack / Interact: Z

Made by:

Robert "Nuthen" Piepsney <robert.piepsney2 at>

Simon Ando Chim (

Cameron "Ikroth" McHenry (‚Äč

Downloads and Links


Yngvarr says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:01am

Actual quest begins when you trying to install .deb package on your Arch. =)
About gameplay: died several times before I noticed little bots and was surprised when they decided to turn back half-way. But it was fun.
I love colors! And the idea of being sysadmin and fighting with bugs.

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:34am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! the old style of pixel art, like a game for game boy, is amazing ! I love it ! We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #36. We made the same thing at the previous jam.

Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description.

PixelStuff says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:56pm

Really nice game! Loved the idea of debugging, also the feelings when playing was great and so was the art! Great work!

nkorth says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:11pm

The art/animation is awesome! Platformer physics are pretty good, the jumping feels pretty nice and I only noticed a couple minor glitches. The whole "guide the robot" thing was well-executed, though at first I thought it was an enemy!

My favorite part about the game has to be the overall ambiance.

Mordokay says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:41am

Loved the art and the animations. Gameplay and level design are also great. For some some reason it reminds me a lot of the old super mario games. Very good entry and very nice job :)

Sep 1, 2016 @ 9:38pm

One of my favorites so far. It is digital, spooky and old. I think you really nailed the feel when the player enters Eden Corp. It is simple yet interesting, it's like a cyberpunk Mario Land for GameBoy. I would say the jumping is a bit excessive. But nice game overall!

blackoptics8 says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 3:24am

I loved the art and the concept was creative ;D loved the little bit of story but wanted more. Great entry!

Aaranos says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 3:31pm

The story ends a bit abruptly but the gameplay is real nice. The graphics are very old school but well done.

HeliosStudio says ...
Sep 5, 2016 @ 3:19am

Loved it!
The gameplay is very fluid, and the graphics are really nice and make a great atmosphere for the game.

sP0CkEr2 says ...
Sep 5, 2016 @ 4:55pm

Very immersive game. Adding to my favorites.

g12345 says ...
Sep 22, 2016 @ 11:45pm

Brilliant Art, Good Story (up until the end, anyway), Great Atmosphere, and somewhat ingenious puzzles (at least you did managed to put all the element on screen, which is kinda hard for more game developers.)

One of the better games I've played, definitely.

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