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

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by Hiinds - Competition Entry

It has been almost six hours since you have entered this cursed pyramid. Upon reaching the table, you noticed four carved patterns on the wall and a bag full of runes. You understand you have to make those patterns as fast as you can. Walls start contracting on you when you approach the table.

Controls :
C - put a rune
X - validate

Downloads and Links


Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:03am

Cool! Beautiful Pico-8 visuals, especially the rune *smash*

I'm not sure I get it--my score is going up as time goes on?

Zaretsu says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:54am

Your pixel art was pretty good, I like the mechanics and was the intro an homage to Dune? The overall aesthetic was pleasing. :)

peterthehe says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:57am

I really like the concept. The smashing animation is really great as well. The score does increase with time though(???) It would even more amazing with, dare I say, some 8-bit music. Great work!

xesenix says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:56pm

It isnt obvious that you need to hit x after completion if your mechanic doesnt punish you for testing pattern why not auto check it automatically after each change?

Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:24pm

Simple, but very solid. Nice giant pixels, clear mechanics and rewarding solving effects. Nice job!

zacks says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:04pm

Really neat game, with great pixel art, impressive animation, and clear gameplay. I wonder the patterns are preset or randomly generated because they are somewhat repeatable. But congratulations, nice job!

wowods says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:25pm

Really simple game with great pixel art. It's a very good job.

Jonpul says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:28pm

The implementation is well executed, but I'm not quite getting what the concept is here. Where's the difficulty or ramp if I'm just replicating the symbols?

RhythmLynx says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:35pm

Visually very clear and clean. It's quite pretty overall and I really like the rune explosion. If one of the patterns is duplicated then they both get cleared when you validate it, which feels like a bug?

WERT Studio says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:32pm

neat pico game could be a minimalistic mobile game

Hiinds says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:13pm

Thank you for all those comments ! I have realeased the version 2 on (clic on Source to play it) with little fixes.

Geckoo1337 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:20pm

Funny. I player 3/4 times and I liked it. I will try to do a good score - something less than 20 seconds. Well done ++

CMangas says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:27pm

Small but fun game, it reminds me of old arcades and the sounds are perfect :)

Eggplant says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 10:01pm

Fun and very simple. It's the kind of game that goes by so fast I could sit there and replay it for a long time. Awesome job!

csanyk says ...
Sep 14, 2016 @ 3:27am

Needs something else to make it more challenging. It's not really a puzzle; the solution's right there. So there should be something other than a time limit to make the game challenging. I really liked it though.

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