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

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by Cirrial - Competition Entry

Take the ancient technology of fire and run wild with it through every village you can reach. Your cold-blooded brethren will not perish this winter!

But no matter how fast you run, the flame won't last forever. How many settlements can you light up before it gives out, and you stumble into the cold with it?

A simple runner game. Controls included within the game (plastered over the title screen).


Things should work just fine unzipped for Windows and Mac, but Linux users should visit to get the LÖVE engine necessary to open this game.

There's also a web version provided by @Ulydev! Thanks, @Ulydev!

The same .love file provided can be unzipped for all code and assets used in this game. Either unzip it directly or rename the extension to .zip.

Downloads and Links


Ulydev says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 11:24pm

Hey there, congrats on your entry! I thought you might like a web build of your game as well, so here's your link:

Cirrial says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:19pm

Thanks! That should let more people play this, hopefully!

Frump says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:06pm

Nicely done, I enjoyed it. Good animations and chill music.

My suggestion would be to make the jump height more controllable by reducing the jump speed when you let off the key. that would be a middle ground between jumping full and slamming down.

keln says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:19pm

Great controls, good animations and nice feeling in the game. Keep the good job on the art style for future games, it is awesome :)

janiq says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:59pm

Good work. Maybe you can add some bonuses or something to keep player interested in the longer run.

CliffracerX says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 3:51am

I'm a real sucker for infinite runners, and this scratches that itch. Simple, but effective. The feeling of running at max speed through a settlement was quite satisfying.

Couldn't put my finger on why, but I felt like this might've drawn some inspiration from Undertale; there anything to that, or am I just going crazy?

monkeybit29 says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 3:55am

Not sure if the pasce bar wasn't working or there was some sort of glitch, but i could jump high enough over some obstacles

Sep 3, 2016 @ 3:48pm

Simple, fun game! I included it in my compilation video series of Ludum Dare 36, if you’d like to take a look :)

Sep 9, 2016 @ 11:59pm

This was a fun game and surprisingly polished for a compo entry. The music was thematic and the sound effects were good. The snow effect in the background also was an excellent visual effect that added both to the theme and sense of speed. Controls were responsive and intuitive.

Mothdan says ...
Sep 10, 2016 @ 12:34am

Tight controls, the music was better than your description lead me to believe. The game mechanics were good, I found myself almost jumping over the villages instead of passing them fire because of the twitch factor of jumping over obstacles, you really have to stay sharp to get a good score. Better than an infinite runner because you can control your speed.

Sep 15, 2016 @ 7:47pm

I have never seen a dinosaur with such sick tricks, brah. Very fun and challenging, especially after I got hang of the down button.

And we played your game on stream, so you can check out a more in-depth thought here:

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