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

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Temple of the Sky People

by MiniBobbo - Jam Entry

Temple of the Sky People is a simple Metroidvania. The basic story goes that you are a caveman who needs a crystal from an ancient temple to heal your sick child or something. The story was cut for time, so it doesn't matter.

The ancient technology is actually super advanced alien tech, so you start as a caveman with a club and end with alien tech. Yay!

I still need to add sounds and the final win condition, but I'm traveling today so I might not get to upload the latest version, so I wanted to put something up.

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Josamilu says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:53pm

Nice graphics and animations, and also not that easy. Great work :D

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:38am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! Simple mechanics that still offered a decent amount of challenge.We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #36. We made the same thing at the previous jam.

Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description.

MacDocBros says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:25am

Nice game! A classic platformer :D

diest says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:04pm

nice graphics! pretty challenging!

alfadur says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:40pm

That was some significant challenge, especially climbing out of the pit. And impressive amount of content even for a jam.
The club swings kinda call for deflecting the projectiles. :D

Pyrofoux says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:03pm

Interesting level design even though the screen is a little bit too small. Good potential for a classic platformer !

justinooncx says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:50pm

A short little game, but it proves your concept. The platforming is pretty good, but Metroidvania-wise it could use less linearity. I have a feeling you'll fix that if you continue working on it, though! Solid art and gameplay. Also, screw you for the bait and switch for the club! XD

g12345 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:21pm

A short Mertoidvania demo. It has enough potential for a complete game.

I really liked that message about the club not really doing anything. :-P

Abrexas says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 5:48am

Simply amazing! I too went for an old-school platformer vibe, so you definitely struck my heart with this one! Love the theme, love the art, love the gameplay. Great Job!

mat1er says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 8:47am

The game was great and the victory screen wasn't disappointing at all.

CMangas says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 10:38am

Very nice game! Shame it was so short.
With a bit more polish on the mechanics (which are not bad by any means) and a bit more content this would be an amazing game!

The level design is solid, specially the first half, where you fall to the pit, and then can only go back with the double jump, it does an excellent job at teaching the mechanics without actually telling the player what to do. I always appreciate that.

My only minor complaint is that it is annoying that if you hold the jump button, the player keeps jumping over and over, which a lot of times leads to undesired jumps that can bite you in the arse (at least for me!).

Also, nice graphics for the given time. Excellent job overall!

Roland M says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 9:26pm

Great and simple mechanics combined with solid level design! Good job man! :]

sararyCow says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 3:59am

There is a lot of challenge here. I think last part was not too well balanced but overall is a nice entry.

Skosnowich says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 7:51am

I had to laugh at the club-swinging part. I thought: "Oh nice, there are enemies in this platformer." and then the next message says, there are no enemies. "Ok!". :D Nevertheless I swang that club several times throughout the game like a crazy old Stone Age guy!

Liked the controls, they just felt right. The part where you had to climb out of the pit, with all that acid dripping down, was the most challenging part I think. Gameplay just felt good, especially because of the club-swinging. ;) The art is very beautiful. Some background music would've been nice though.

Marbles says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 10:44am

Nice animations! It's challenging after getting the double jump (when you need to go up)

MrMordem says ...
Sep 15, 2016 @ 2:12pm

Really solid concept, plus the graphics and animation were top notch,just too bad there was no music,

with a tad more polish this is the base for a good full game, also i liked the checkpoint system and the permanent upgrades system :)

barkergames says ...
Sep 16, 2016 @ 3:25am

I like the graphics, animation and how you built the tutorial.
I hope you do a post compo version, I would love to play it for longer.

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