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

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Linear A

by Recursiveanomaly - Jam Entry

Linear A is a undeciphered writing system from ancient Greece.

Use clues from archaeologists to decrypt the messages carved into these historical artefacts.

Try to uncover the meaning of each pictogram. Each symbol will get you closer to translating the final story!

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Comments

pressxtoskip says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:46am

Really enjoyed this. Can't for the life of me figure out what the snake is guarding in the tree though...

Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:30pm

Really enjoyed this, and appreciate you went the extra miles to put in some synonyms instead of exact word matching

LoneSpelunker says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:20pm

This is a really interesting and fun game. Ended too soon.

@pressxtoskip - That tablet seems to be a reference to the golden treasure Jason and the Argonauts find in a tree - if you know the story, you can figure it out!

Palmish says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:38pm

Cool idea and well executed.

Appreciated the extra polish, and the music.

I was reluctant to use the help button, thinking it would just give away the answer, but it's was quite a cool way to give a hint.

I thought it was pretty hard to get all words, even with the help system. One example is on the last sentence on the very first tablet. There were also some that I couldn't figure out at all.

Satyre says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 9:49pm

Great one with fitting music and gameplay. The help paper surely helped a lot :D

Sep 9, 2016 @ 11:33am

Nice entry! It looks very polished, and you picked nice music. It was quite fun to play, but I couldn't find all the words. ;)

Mekuri says ...
Sep 9, 2016 @ 11:09pm

Very well done. I played the web version for.. quite a bit. I managed to translated some of the tablets :)

I grabbed the windows version so that I can play it later.
It felt very well polished, the music and sound effects were just right.
Very well done!

BloodJohn says ...
Sep 11, 2016 @ 9:51am

Very good puzzle. I didn't calm down until I solved all. long time not so fun. Good job!

Sep 12, 2016 @ 7:47pm

Very very original. And the music is perfect for this game.

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