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

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Ancient Treasures

by mandarine - Jam Entry

Ancient Treasures is a 2D platformer puzzle game.

You are in a pyramid full of treasures and you want to get rich, but beware, there are also a lot of traps and enemies, so it won’t be that easy to uncover the mysteries of the pyramid.


- Arrow keys to move
- Space to jump
- Z to Attack (Cut ropes and kill enemies)
- X to interact (Pull the lever to make walls disappear)


Joel Lopez (Jowie) @jowie_94 - Coding
Clara García (Shandy) @chiara_sky - Art

Mandarine Studio


Sounds Generated in
Kevin MacLeod ( - Overworld
LittleRobotSoundFactory – Open_00
LittleRobotSoundFactory – Jingle_Win_00

Downloads and Links


steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:58am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! Simple mechanics that still offered a decent amount of challenge.We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #36. We made the same thing at the previous jam.

Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description.

mandarine says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:03pm

Sure! We already uploaded the game.
Let us know when the video is ready :)

Sep 3, 2016 @ 9:35pm

Cool! Awesome that you were able to put this together over a weekend. Nice graphics and level design.

The sword swing feels a little sluggish in comparison with the super-reactive jump. I wonder if there's a way to balance out that feel a little bit as you move forward with revisions.

g12345 says ...
Sep 5, 2016 @ 1:35am

Nice small game. :)

I agree with the slow sword swing but it's not too much of a problem for now.

csanyk says ...
Sep 14, 2016 @ 3:20am

The controls are too fast and your jump too high. Either expand the view or slow things down a bit. It just feels very clumsy.

I got stuck in the second room where you meet a mummy; couldn't figure out how to get past the big chain obstacle.

csanyk says ...
Sep 14, 2016 @ 3:24am

Oh I figured it out, you're supposed to cut that rope. Lol.

Well then.

Oh, the title screen is beautifully done. I love the colors you selected, they go very well together.

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