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

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The Ancient Machine

by Schrunkin - Jam Entry

The king is in dire need of your help: The royal engineer has died, moments before putting his newest creation to the test! You must now operate the ancient piece of machinery in the hopes of creating art to please the future queen.

Use the mouse to select an axis to spin around using A/D or Left/Right.

Thanks to Kenny for providing the sounds and the font used in the game. Thanks to n4pgamer as well for the sand background :)

Everything else is made by Jakob & Daniel

(A web version might be coming soon!)

Link to soundtrack (as requested):

___ UPDATE ___

1.1 *Fixed multiple bugs*

Downloads and Links


jackyjjc says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:10pm

I finished playing the game! Such an awesome and relaxing game. I love the art and the music, espcially the music (can i get the sound track please? :p). A very simple idea but nicely executed. It feels very zen and very nice to play. Well done!! One little thing, it would nice to see my final drawing in the normal form and the inverse color form.

PS: I'm not sure if I interpret the last picture correctly :p

Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:03pm

Very nice game! Terrific gameplay - it took a little getting used to, but once I got the hang of it I enjoyed it enough to play the entire thing and want more. The music, though simple, fit the games relaxing atmosphere very well. Graphics were a bit simple, but it did nothing to detract from an otherwise enjoyable experience.

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