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

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Sorter of Antiques

by alfadur - Jam Entry

Ancient technology from a futuristic point of view.

Update: most issues have been fixed, so it's possible to complete both levels of the game.

Made with Kotlin and PixiJS.

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Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:14pm

Interesting concept, I think the idea has a lot of potential

acotis says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:27am

Hahahaha, I liked "Anti-gravity boots" and "Medium FTL engine". This game has great potential as a short comedy game :D

Aug 31, 2016 @ 1:17am

Interesting idea! I think it deserves more content!

scriptorum says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:36am

These. Antiques. Are. SORTED!

Good idea and relevant to the theme. Some funny items in the list. I'm not sure I agree that this needs more content: it's short and serves its purpose really well. This concept would make a great mini-game in another game.

Bobsleigh says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 4:06am

Interesting idea: really into the theme. Would like to see more though, way too short, not enough depth. Some of the items were funny.

Quicklyer says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 4:41am

This was fun, and a great take on the theme. I genuinely enjoyed the gameplay. It’s always interesting to think about the modern era in terms of the far past or far future.

Reading the choices made me laugh out loud. I guess as long as we are not counting the new Two-Handed Stone Axe 6S then most of those classifications are accurate, I agree.

Great entry. Also loaded so fast I though I accidentally clicked on the screenshot link. Not even joking.

tomisoka says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 6:55am

Interesting, but unfortunately it's too short game.

Chris0903 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:43am

It's a really short game. But the idea was pretty smart

rodobodolfo says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 10:00am

Shame it wasn't longer. It reminds me of some sort of brain training game. Nice modern take on ancient tech.

Hammers says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:35am

Nice idea :) What you have here works really well.

As others have said it is short but it's complete and it's easy to see how you can add more in the future.

I think randomizing the order of the list, the items in in it and maybe even their properties will help with replay-ability as you won't be able to memorize where things are/

Also I think maybe having a time limit might help add to the challenge but then again it was quite nice being able to do it at a relaxing pace and bring able to read and enjoy all the items.

Vaiaphraim says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:41am

Sorter of Antiques has a fun selection of items, of varied colors, weight, usage and epochs. The pixel graphic design was also right on point :)

The challenges were a bit easy, but the potential is there. I read something about it being a good minigame - I totally second that. It would be a fun challenge to have something like this inside a bigger game. As a standalone, it doesn't have enough depth, but the idea is cool!

Well done!

thomz12 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:57pm

Very smart take on the theme, i like it! I agree with the others saying it is too short. It would benefit a lot from a little more content, i think.

Well done!

MiniBobbo says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 3:49am

fun little diversion. It would have been neat to have some humorous descriptions from these humans 200+ years in the future trying to figure out what some of these things did. Much like when my kids try to guess what things from not long ago are. They see a old manual bread mixer and have no idea what it could be used for.

alfadur says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 8:30am

Thanks for all the feedback! There's probably a bit more that could be done with this, but I agree that its scope is limited unless it's a part of a larger game that doesn't rely solely on technology knowledge.

@MiniBobbo: the description idea is neat! Although it would require pretty good writing to pull it off.

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