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.
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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.

Translation:
* 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.

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操作:扮演傳令兵,拖曳右邊的命令給鴿子送信,如果不遵守命令,可能會被扣掉信任值

已知bug: 有時候不會結束...希望我有時間修...

Downloads and Links


Comments

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
https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2549

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