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

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Archimedes' DEATH RAY

by Chris0903 - Jam Entry

Archimedes was the first one to create a weapon with only a mirror and the sun. Use your deadly ray of heat to destroy the ships who try to kill you

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bobiniki says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:13am

Wow, you took the theme and ran with it, awesome!

novotmike says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:13pm

I remember when they tested this on Mythbusters! It's a really nice theme interpretation. As for the gameplay it is simple and well done. Cool game!

PixelMind says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:48pm

Pretty cool and looks nice. Hits great to the theme.
Perhaps some more strategic choices would be nice though and perhaps the sun could move over time.

urielgamedev says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:21pm

Nice game ! It goes really well with the theme.
But maybe it's too challenging ? Anyway, you had a good idea !

Ristoretto says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 6:58pm

I really like the games theme :) Some feedback:

Its very hard to hit the ships when they are getting closer.

Its works to have all of the ships aligned in the back, one alternative might be to have the sea like a sphere and let the ships sail over the horizon. Like how you move in mario galaxy.

Also the sound effects are a nice touch.

AWOL says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 3:26pm

Wow. Other than some fine tuning this is really nice.

Hero7785 says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 3:25pm

This fits the theme really well.
The sound effects were really cheesy tho

Fisher007 says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 4:48pm

The water shader and the ships are very good looking. Also love how you stuck to the theme. The only problem is that the collision is bit problematic at times, if you aim at the sail it won't detect the rest of the ship after that. Good job!

Sep 15, 2016 @ 4:32pm

Cool idea!
Could've used som kind of fog that would've hidden the fleet on the horizon, feels kinda lame when you see one ship attacking at a time. I want more effects and more flames!

Lon says ...
Sep 19, 2016 @ 6:11am

Wooh! 3D, ooo, ahhh!
Nice ships and sound effects of them collapsing.
And you've got hands! Fog, the sun, and more!
On my PC (that gets dismal Frames per second in many games)I got a high score of 11!
Good use of theme!

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