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

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by toadheart - Jam Entry

Try to communicate with an ancient, forgotten replicator to find your way out of a cave.

The game was made solo in Construct 2. Control the character with your ARROW KEYS and SPACE, klick on the blinking orange light to start typing in words.

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psilon says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:39am

Interesting idea. I'm not sure if i won the game with the word, i could jump on it then its the end. Is there more?

Lonely Vertex says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:42am

It needs more description how to play, I didn't understand what I am supposed to do.

Chryse says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:54am

Nice idea but gameplay isn't easily understood unless you spend a few more seconds in the console.

Maybe adding more areas to visit and music would add to the atmosphere of the game. The art style itself is already great, awesome job by the way. If it gets polished it would definitely work for an exploration type platform game.

Don't forget to add tutorials though~
Overall good job but would definitely love to see some improvements.

BlueLlama says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:28am

I didn't really know what I was doing but its got a great art style

lordvorath says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:36am

Nice idea. I don't really know what's going on in terms of story but the art is quite good. Extremely short and it took me a while to understand where to trigger the end screen because it's in a weird spot. Keep it up!

Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:39am

This game got my imagination going for sure, but it's just too unclear to the player what is actually going on. I think I might have to experiment a little more...

CMangas says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:40am

Very nice graphics, although I am not sure the game works as intended, as I opened the gate without entering the proper password.
No idea what to do next, it is a bit confusing

slam_nine says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:08am

Really nice atmosphere! The simple soundtrack fits the game well. Is there multiple endings to this game?

Boberro says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:24pm

Interesting idea, but it's as disappointing as no man's sky :P

It appears that almost everything you create can be climbed on, and tall enough to escape.

Danae123 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:00am

Tried your game last night during a stream on Twitch, even though the game itself is so simple, I had to keep at it and try a few word combinations :D I was disappointed deciphering the word above the door and typing that didn't give a special ending though.

Aurel Bílý says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 6:25pm

(Thanks for your comment)

We played it with @Danae123 and indeed took a couple of minutes to work out what the terminal says and we tried a couple of words. I guess that whatever word you type is used as a 'seed' for the creature (?) that comes out? I wish there was more to it :/

The art style is not too bad, and the less random / squiggly bits are not that far from pretty, minimalistic pixel art. Also you should make interactivity more obvious, even / especially with a tiny game like this. If there's very little content, I think every detail matters.

Good job :)

terryg says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 12:44am

I loved the atmosphere and tiny details in the art, like blinking lights. Took me a while to figure out what to type, but at least I knew when I got it.

More endings would be fantastic. Keep up the good work!

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