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

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Postman simulator 2000

by gurkan96 - Competition Entry

In a world where all teleporters have crached civilization have to resort to the ancient technology snail-mail to survive!!! Can you deliver the mail in time?

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added executable so its easier to play otherwise exactly the same game

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Comments

videogreg93 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:10am

It took me a while to understand that I had to drag the letters to the mailbox. Besides that, pretty cool idea.

t3h_3lyk says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:24am

Finally, a game which lets me mimic my local post handler. I give it 14 misdelivered packages / 10.

t3h_3lyk says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:25am

One small issue I noticed though, is that when letters are stacked, it sometimes grabs a letter below the one you're trying to grab

gurkan96 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:43am

@t3h_3lyk yeah i know didnt have time to come up with a solution to that still this system is way better than when it grabbed multiple letters at once and stacking them making it imposibble to separete them the wonders of game development right ;)

Ghen says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:42am

love the idea, the easthetic and sounds effect match quite well and a bit goofy if i may add
the gameplay simple yet quite addicting, the control need to adapt a bit, but after that its a breeze
but its not "simulator" enough if the postman didnt get chase by a dog ;)

JK5000 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:09am

A simple and great game. The instruction could have been better, but when you learn the game mechanic it becomes really great. Well done.

onyon says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:27am

Simple and fun. Love the mouth sounds lol. Good job.

Emkiusz says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:30am

Cool idea, sound effects are the best, but needs some better explaining how to play :P

wheerd says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:49am

Only after the comments i understood you had to drag the letters to the mailbox. It is also easy to get stuck on things :/ I love the sound effects though! And the paint style is also neat :D

TheMightySice says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:22am

Instructions could be better, but it's playable and the sound effects are awesome.

QwaKlak says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:38am

Simply and funny game.

sn0uk says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:59am

Simple and good, nice one

Evilperson77 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:41pm

The random levels are surprisingly unique from each other. Only bad thing is I can't see my score after a game over.

MrBrenan says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:41pm

Quite fun game.
I don't really understand when mail spawns.
It's a trash game but I see that it's wanted.
Great job :)

jakatpemadi says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:44pm

Wow, it is a simple but fun game.
Like the high pitch correct sound effect! :P
Good game! Thanks :D

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