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

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Ancient Aliens From Outside Ireland

by KrakenEmpire - Jam Entry

Prehistoric Ireland is being invaded by aliens from a distant world!
Use the ferromagnetic rocks sent by our gods from the skies to defeat them with your catapults!!

-Kraken Empire (Team Size: 2)
-Theme "Reformat" by Kevin MacLeod ( Music Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License.

Technology: Unity.
Controls: Use mouse to aim and keep left mouse button pressed until the catapult charges the projectile with the desired force/range. WASD to move the camera freely and the mouse wheel to move the camera up/down. Key "R" resets the game. Key "P" pauses the action. "*" and "/" multiplies/divides time speed.

Our first #LDJAM game :)

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diest says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:34pm

Hard to play since mouse doesn't stay in the middle and I can't look around!

KrakenEmpire says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:41pm

Hi! You can move the camera freely using wasd, mouse and mouse wheel... if you want :)

Gordun says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:16am

Really interesting mechanics and imaginative use of the theme

cubotrox_toni says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:29am

wow!! this game is amazing. It seems that you are professional game makers. I mean, the game is little (obvioulsy for 72 h) but very polished. The use of the physics applied to the gameplay is very funny. I miss a little UI showing me how far I am from the victory or death. For example, another idea is a little map showing the enemies as red dots and alive catapults as green dots.

Anywat, congratulations for the good work

ccglp says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 12:03am

I totally can see this as a finished game with a little more hours of work. Good game, and poor ireland. I manage to win the game somehow D:

InfiniteGames says ...
Sep 10, 2016 @ 10:23am

Cool and funny concept XD

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