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

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Pigeons In Battle

by tppr2046 - Competition Entry

I have a simple English version now. Please check the link below.

In ancient battle field, people used pigeons to transfer messages.
You are the soldier to send the pigeon to the city.
Drag a command card from right side and click a city to send pigeon.
You don't have to follow the order, but might be lost the trust from general.

* Upper right number: trust number
* Right command cards: 1st line: from what city, 2nd line send how many troops, 3rd line to what city.
* Cities status(from left to right, up to down): city name, status(at war or not), our troops, enemy troops, citizen.
* Upper left: Our total troops, enemy total troops.
* Lower left box: the messages from cities.

Known bugs:

1. Sometimes when all cities not at war, it will not go to ending.


已知bug: 有時候不會結束...希望我有時間修...

Downloads and Links


NinjaNic says ...
Aug 27, 2016 @ 3:21pm

This game needs some more explanation on how to play. I was very confused.

Aug 27, 2016 @ 3:26pm

I don't get what I need to do

Aug 27, 2016 @ 3:39pm

A couple suggestions: add a "How to play" section to the description and use the tools in MS Paint better. For example, if you need to write a C, you could use the circle tool and erase half of it. If you used the straight line tool you cold have also made a better looking bird. I can't offer any more advice as I have no idea what's going on with the game.

tppr2046 says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 7:01pm

@NinjaNic @TheSlovenianDevil @PatriotCreeper:
Thanks for playing.
I just put my final version.
The version you play is a very very rough prototype!!

Pusty says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 8:02pm

a translation would be nice
but I actually like the graphics

Aug 28, 2016 @ 8:39pm

This looks beautiful, and I wish I could read Chinese characters!

Traf d-Lo says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 9:19pm

Drag card onto pigeon at bottom right then click a city. Bird flies to city, horse runs out, some stats change then pigeon is upside down. Confusing as Confucious, but it looks good, well done :D

NinjaNic says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:06am

Even still, I'm confused. I recommend adding some more artwork, for example instead of a pink box labeled "city," why not put a picture of a house instead? You can find a lot of free game artwork online.

tppr2046 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:22am

@Traf d-Lo: Thanks for playing!
The pigeon upside down is a bug:D

tppr2046 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:35am

@Pusty: Thanks for playing! Nice suggestions. I added some translation! Hope you can enjoy the game!

tppr2046 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:47am

@NinjaNic: Thanks. The lower left box is not a city, it shows the messages from cities.
I want to join the compo, so everything need to be my creation.

tppr2046 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:19am

Fixed the pigeon upside down and trust number bugs.

tppr2046 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:34am

Make a simple english version, but not every words changed. Upload it first.

Pusty says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:39pm

Well I played the English version and I think I get it now.
was intresting to play but a few sounds wouldn't have hurt
also I think I found a bug or at least I found it quite funny: "From Akrai send to Akrai troops 0" haha

tppr2046 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:37am

@Pusty: Thanks for playing! I will make some sound if I have time.

Remicy says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:42pm

Amazing Graphic! Really cool idea & pigeon is so cute! Love it.

Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:44pm

Love the idea but I wouldn't say it's a technology and I feel there needs to be a English translated version as it's pretty difficult to memorise the characters and learn the mechanics that goes with them.

tppr2046 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:01pm

@Avalanche Games: Thanks for playing!!
I have a simple English version, please check the Downloads and Links in bottom of the description!
Hope you enjoy the English version!

Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:34pm

@tppr2046 Hey thanks for letting me know, will check it out now.

tppr2046 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 5:54am

@Avalanche Games: BTW, you know the IP over Avian Carriers RFC protocol? This definitely is a real technology :D

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