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

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by tompudding - Competition Entry

Full Steam Ahead!

Ride the railways in the old west. Sadly you wont be able to shoot anything as I ran out of time, but at least you'll have fun.

PS You won't have fun.

Linux users can run the source directly if you have pygame and pyopengl (python-pygame and python-opengl on Ubuntu), or you can try one of the binary packages

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bog13 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:40pm

Can't play because of dropbox :

Error (429)
This account's links are generating too much traffic and have been temporarily disabled!


svyatozar says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:53pm

when running "make" i get this error:
/usr/bin/python: can't open file '': [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Makefile:2: recipe for target 'all' failed
make: *** [all] Error 2

Makefile petscii.png tiles_atlas.txt
drawing globals resource tiles_atlas_0.png

Im on Funtoo Linux

tompudding says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:59pm

bog13: I switched to so hopefully folks can download now
svyatozar: Sorry that makefile was leftover from something else (I updated it now though), you can just run python Thanks for trying!

captainyods says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:15am

That was fun.

Elit3dGaming says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:51pm

Sound effects were great. Was actually very challenging which surprised me but I loved the challenge so thumbs up for that. I also went full speed just because I was curious. Great game!

Sun-Wukong says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:48am

Ah, good old Densha de Go! With steam train!
Of course I had fun. Properly made train games are always fun.
It missed only one thing - you MUST add a steam whistle button!

urielgamedev says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 2:16pm

The sounds are funny ! Maybe too much challenging for now but the steam train concept is definitely appealing :)

bushmango says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:06pm

I enjoyed this very much! A map would be the only thing I could think of to help make decisions.

AWOL says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 1:17am

I really want to try this but it wont open on my computer. I'v been having this problem I think its windows 10. 64bit versions have fixed it in the past.

AWOL says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 1:19am

Never mid I got it working sorry. Great start to an awesome Ancient Technology themed game.

JK5000 says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 3:27pm

This is a really great little game. The idea behind the game i brilliant, and the soundeffect is very funny. I have a lot troubles getting up hill. But overall a great game. Well done.

Sep 8, 2016 @ 4:47pm

Really well thought out train game! I included it in my compilation video series of Ludum Dare 36, if you’d like to take a look :)

Jelinib says ...
Sep 11, 2016 @ 7:38am

I was totally not ready to get in the driver's seat! I kept getting myself stuck between hills! Probably because I have no idea how trains work. I initially mistakenly thought that "anywhere above the green line and below the red is fine," and later came to the realization that more pressure is more oomph--of course!!

I majorly sucked at all the levels, but the complexity of the controls definitely makes this feel like the kind of game that would be really rewarding when finally nailing a level after a bunch of practice! The sound effects were great too. Nice compo entry! :)

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