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

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The forgotten day

by motasashy - Jam Entry

- Move with A,W,S,D
- Hold LEFT MOUSE to fire!
- Press SPACE to call your friends
- You can select one robot to be the leader with RIGHT CLICK
So... you are a tiny robot lost on a dead ancient civilization.
You've to survive.
Try to destroy the red spawns and collect the drops (fires).

HINT: The green symbol on the base is for random upgrades, it's very useful at the begining

SPOILER NOTE: If you don't know what to do, it's simple:
-Try to collect items and doing some upgrades or buying some robots at the left base (your base).
-Start exploring the map in order to find some enemy spawns, you have to defeat the enemy's hordes in order to have the spwan's drops (a fire), then carry it to your base.
-Collect 5 fires and beat the game :)
Thank you for playing :) I've enjoyed doing this little game.
If you beat the game, notice it to me!!
Also, notice me the bugs.


Made by Motasashy (Oscar Pimentel) for Ludum Dare 36.
Special thanks to @zminusone sound for the music

-added hit's color
-Some bugs fixed
-Now the game is easiest
-The 5 difficulty is not longer almost impossible

Downloads and Links


pvtroswold says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:26pm

Wow where to start with this one... I wish there were a save feature because I could actually see myself coming back to play it again. The sound and graphics and overall smooth gameplay made this very atmospheric. I loved the 'difficulty' system and the bots' personalities and everything. Good job mate

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:58am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! Simple mechanics that still offered a decent amount of challenge.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. (you can already find several games from the jam there)

DifferentName says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:34pm

Wow, this game is really impressive. I love the music (which makes me think of metroid). I was a bit confused at first, until I read on this page that I had to go back to the base to upgrade stuff. Then when I saw the red guys, I didn't think my green beam did anything because the enemies don't react to the attack at all until they blow up. But I got the hang of it, got some big tough robots, and played for about 18 minutes. Great jam game!

RttStudio says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:28am

That's a really nice game. Graphics makes me think of risk of rain. Really good looking. Mechanics are simple yet fun. The only thing I would add is maybe a bit more explanation but the rest is really nice. Good use of the theme.

motasashy says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 2:56am

Thanks for the feedback guys! I appreciate it a lot.
@steph88 I'll make a big update for the game and then I'll upload it to that page :).
@DifferentName @RttStudio Yeah, I know that it's a bit confusing at first but I didn't have the time to make nice explanation, in fact I let the player to investigate the objetives as a gameplay aspect. Anyways, I guess I'll work on this in the update version. (Also, I've to add some collision's particles to these laser beams)

AlexanderMerk says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 9:31pm

WOW, real cool game. i like this.
Good pixel art, sound and nice gameplay

Sep 15, 2016 @ 7:45pm

I was getting through the games I'd downloaded for stream quite quickly, having fun but getting to their limits... and then I reached The Forgotten Day. Next thing you know I'd spent 25 minutes playing it.

Very addictive. A little too hard for me in my opinion, but the design and challenge of it kept me going. I might have to go back to it just in case there's something rewarding for beating all the totems.~

We also played your game on stream:

motasashy says ...
Sep 16, 2016 @ 1:11am

@QuestionableQuality Wow! I saw your gameplay completly and I noticed some mistakes on the game that I can fix, Seeing someone playing it was really useful.
I'm really happy to know that you've enjoyed my work :)

Right now, I haven't enought time but probably I'll work on a oficial version of this game.

motasashy says ...
Sep 16, 2016 @ 1:52am

@steph88 I've uploaded it :) I hope it's not too late

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