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

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by commanderstitch - Competition Entry

GAME: Prehistech.

it was supposed to be an explorer cat finding ancient technology hidden in statues. It ended up being an explorer cat finding ancient statues with their "ancient tech" not inside them. Instead he finds them alive if he gets close and
in order to survive he shoots them.

MOVEMENT-- Arrow keys or WASD.
PICKUPSTUFF-- E or RightMouseClick

if statues touch you they will hurt you whether or not they are active or not.
destroy the big statue when it wakes up to win
if you kill a few of the little ones the big one gets angry. HEE HEE.

plus's: Some of the art this time ROCKED my socks off. That statue is perfect, that rock ball is ... WAY BETTER than my first try. I thought i was shooting giant cookies, well, that still may be true, but it was a big improvement.
I fixed some serious issues with sounds, so now i have the freedom to handle them and have them play when and where i want them too.
I fixed the aiming system to aim correctly.

minus's: didn't fix the entities colliding with each other correctly. They still all bunch up together and cross over each others borders. Some of the art was over drawn. The gun pickup and drop system would be cool if there were a lot more things to pickup. Would work nice in a larger game, but for this its just not needed.

You should find this game INSANELY easy. :D

known issues:
if you press E or RightClickMouseButton for the first time it will not drop your
gun. (it will forever work after that)
You can get wedged in the edge of the map with the ball gun, and suffer some framedrops, but that's it.

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Cirrial says ...
Sep 19, 2016 @ 7:32pm

Nice art and animations, interesting sound design. It was pretty easy and not entirely clear what was going on, especially with the big statue not seeming to react to being shot? I still won somehow. Nice entry, some creative ideas here.

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