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

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Pen and paper

by RasmusErik - Competition Entry

Found ancient technology:

Dip pen and ink.

Here is a game using it.

Click between the dots,
and find the strategy
to beat the computer.

Downloads and Links


Traf d-Lo says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 6:48pm

Nice take on a classic old game (played the paper version thousands of times with my kids!) - well done!

McMutton says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 7:24pm

I love the real recording of you using the dip and pen.
And the game itself took me back to my school time.

Thanks for making this game. :)

Aug 28, 2016 @ 9:21pm

I love this!

Really refreshing look, and makes me think I should build my visual style from the ground up every time I start anew.

I hadn't played the (analog version of this) game before, so it took me a few times to figure out what was going on.

ulanda says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 10:00pm

Really nice touch!

SetTheBet says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 10:10pm

Well executed on a fun idea. Music is.. well improvised and has it's errors here and there but it kinda works in this alternative environment. I like it!

PotatoIng_ says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:11am

Really cool intro! And really fun to play. I never played this game before, but understood it pretty fast. Really enjoyed, thanks for the fun game:)

kadexus says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:41am

Very cool art style and idea! Thanks for sharing!

MaTeX-7seven says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:54am

I played this game on paper with my friends a while back ^^ Over all well done. And the music is nice

jsonbee says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:23am

I like the hybrid game / video concept a lot :) !

GGC_Language says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:30am

Coooool game! (bound 1-2 bugs lol)

krish8L says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:45am

so simple, so good

justinooncx says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:10am

Lovely 'art', challenging game. Computer plays more or less perfectly... Still, well done!

JK5000 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:18am

Super fun and great art style for the game. The idea for the game is simple but still great. Well done.

jackyjjc says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:58am

The music is very nice and relaxing. I love the fact that the "graphics" plays into the theme. Very interesting take on the game. Well done!

zacks says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:59pm

Excellent graphics! I love it! Though the idea is quite old, but the music and ai are also great. Nice job!

WERT Studio says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:27pm

looks cool and the sound is neat as well but i dont get it. too stupid

tomer_cool says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:53pm

Wow the idea is amazing, And the AI is so hard to beat I won only once.

Kubissus says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:34pm

I don't understand the rules ._.

TheLaw says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:03pm

Great for intro. FMV game on LD :D

Mr.Chippy says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:21pm

This was really cool. The art was really cool. The AI is really hard. Good Job.

PelvicThruust says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:49am

Really, really, really cool game. THe graphics are so realistic ;) And it's hard too. Loved it!

kraiom says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:52am

I really love the creativity, beauty and uniqueness from each element.

Endlesspeak says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:56am

Very interesting idea. Nice game :)

Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:19am

That intro was beautifully done

HeliosStudio says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:22am

Really like the looks, Cool game!

gironC says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:27am

The intro was just beautiful, and i love the concept, very relaxing, amazing game! :D

dkdwrek says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:40am

Great entry! Beautiful, simple and creative.

lordvorath says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:24am

Very nostalgic! Extremely cool handmade graphics, good job!

TimHunter says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:43am

This is absolutely wonderful, thank you!

skreeb says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:50am

I can't imagine starting a game jam and thinking "Let me get out the video camera." And the gameplay is a classic. Awesome entry.

johnbrynte says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:38am

Beautiful and fun implementation of this game! Some guidelines of where the lines can go, i.e. the size of the game board, would be a good addition.

Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:40am

I remember playing this game when I was younger. Very fun. The interactivity with the recording gave it really nice aesthetics. And that music fits perfectly. Good work!

VitasaMode says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:02am

Awesome idea and execution! my only suggestion is that you disable the drawing of lines before all the dots have been drawn.

peterthehe says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:23am

I remember playing this game on my early 1990s laptop. Much nostalgia evoked. A well-executed, fun game.

SquirrelSoft says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:25am

not very impressive game but I really love it... the best one I have test for the moment :/

Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:36pm

Nice twist on classic pen and paper game! )

mat1er says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:25pm

Well made, and I like the ambiance

Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:39pm

Beautiful game!

blinry says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:47pm

What a nice idea! :) The intro video is well-done. The game itself is not very interesting to us, because we did use this ancient technology in our childhoods a lot :P Not much to criticize otherwise, good job! :D

cicanci says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:06pm

That's so awesome! Simple, fun a very well done!

Mantlair says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:37pm

Nice music. Enjoyed and actually did spent time on solving the thing. Well done!

CMangas says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:24pm

Simple and additcing puzle game, and those graphics are amazing, really good idea!

CLEV(R) says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:57pm

Wow great idea with this starting video, very good job!

gonutz says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:28pm

This game is all black for me, but the music is nice ;)

robochris says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:16pm

Like how it looks real. Not sure how you did that but it was cool.

8Keys Studios says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:22pm

Love this! Really neat and clever, and the beginning is an excellent touch. Nice job thinking outside the ... box. Haaa ;)

Boberro says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 5:52pm

Clean and solid game. Good job. Add a "mute music" option and you can release it on mobile ;)

Kernel Panic says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 4:46pm

Fits the theme perfectly!
The images of you drawing the game as it began was a nice twist to the graphics. Very cool. :D

Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:58pm

Really cool take on it all. Nice game!

nardelli says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 11:21pm

Very good! I liked the real life graphics and the game itself. You can make a two player mode now :)
The music fits the game too.

AlexLamarche says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 7:38pm

Very cool. I was able to start the game and end it before the intro animation was even done.

Other than that nice interpretation on the theme.

tonynogo says ...
Sep 5, 2016 @ 11:27am

So cool! Nice work!

SnakeXan says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 9:02am

Great entry, totally into the theming of this LD! very nice work and very nicely made, especially the intro!

g_o says ...
Sep 23, 2016 @ 8:49am

My strategy is always making 3 connected dots and as seperated as possible.

g_o says ...
Sep 23, 2016 @ 8:49am

Liked the graphics btw!

g_o says ...
Sep 23, 2016 @ 9:14am

oops nvm my strategy I misunderstood the winning state haha

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