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

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Way of the Gear [Unfinished]

by HacksawUnit - Jam Entry

Explore the tomb of the Gear. What lies at its heart?


Unfortunately, we may never know. I was unable to finish this game in time because I had a very busy weekend! However, I was able to create and tune mechanics for what could be a very fun puzzle game.

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sorceress says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:56am

nice bright colours, and a nice idea, but a shame there are no more levels

Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:14pm

Hot damn dude! I love the lighting effects, art, and mechanics! I hope you work on this some more, and if you do, let me know!

2011petia says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:52am

The game its really awesome, pls make more levels hahaha , i want to play more !! >:D

The light effect was the best part of the game visual

Steven Miller says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 2:09am

Absolutely wonderful so far, it's a shame it is unfinished. The light effect and art were really good. I would definitely play more in a post-jam edition.

ciaodavinci says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:47am

really enjoyed the visuals - colors, screen-shake, lighting were all nice! Definitely should finish it.

HuvaaKoodia says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:36pm

Brillian visuals, I love how the gear flickers when it moves. The idea is also good, if only there was more of it.

I did find one bug. If you move right up to a wall, stop and press the jump key, the jump will fail.

More levels pretty please?

runvs says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 4:58pm

Hi from Laguna from 1hgj! :)

I really like the visual style and the puzzles of the game. The music also feels very awesome and the ligh effect on the background is really cool! I would like to see more from this. A note on the keyboard layout: z is not the best choice for people with a german keyboard layout. Would it be possible to use the up-arrow key just for this?

jonask says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:11pm

Nice visuals, sadly a bit short game.

earthexe says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:26pm

Nice mechanics, great visuals and audio for a game! As the others have said, it would be great to see more levels!

justinooncx says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 11:22am

A pity this wasn't finished, the mechanics seem very promising! Graphics and sound were pretty good. The platforming is a little off, though, especially when jumping up against walls.

g_o says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 5:22am

The game looks so cool and the mechanics are great but there's this annoying thing where I get stuck at the wall!
It's soooooooooooo frustrating!

devpaul says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 8:09pm

It looks nice and I like this controllable gear idea, but the platforming does not feel right, I get stuck into walls and sometimes the jump just does not register.

Powersource says ...
Sep 11, 2016 @ 2:26pm

The game loads but is then stuck on the "menu". Looks like a resource doesn't want to load.

csanyk says ...
Sep 12, 2016 @ 4:04am

I... I can't figure out how to get past the title screen :(

Screen shots of the game look cool. Wish I could figure out how to play.

nkorth says ...
Sep 28, 2016 @ 8:21pm

Beautiful and very novel game. The jumping is a bit awkward - it needs a bit of reaction time adjustment (allow the player to still jump after moving a bit off an edge).

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