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

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Chronos Gear

by theholychicken - Jam Entry

WASD = Move
LeftMouse = Fire Crossbow
RightMouseDrag = Rotate Machine

Incorporate as many gears into your machine as possible! Gears spinning in the opposite direction will link, those spinning in the same direction will break.
Shoot away dangerous gears if you can't incorporate them in time.

-To have more control over the rotation, use the right mouse button to drag the gear on your machine that you're planning to use for linking, and keep the mouse far away from the center.
-Shoot down the gears that are going too fast, or any ones you can't easily move away from.

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Azumiar says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:53am

Nice game mechanics. It was fun playing it

blinry says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:22pm

Wow, such a nice, minimalistic, beautiful game! I really like the camera controls! I didn't understand the goal of the game without reading the instructions - I guess I didn't notice the two different directions! Quite hard, actually, to quickly figure out where you want a gear to dock. I also didn't find right click. If you add some sound effects and maybe add an in-game explanation, I think this game could be an absolute hit! Thumbs up!

AWOL says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:13pm

Wow. This was awesome. Not a ton going on but the quality was superb. This could be part of a larger game or you could make boss fights. That would be cool.

merzlot says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:00pm

Interesting and relaxing gameplay. Visuals are simple but really awesome!

FrederickK says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 1:47am

While sometimes is hard to notice the direction which the gears are turning and incorporate them, the idea is fantastic! Things that grow bigger are always fun to play :P
Also, kudos for the visuals! It is simple, but looks very nice and clean.
Nice job bro!!

Sep 16, 2016 @ 1:42pm

Liked the minimalistic style, thought it looked great and the cog design worked well in emphasising the mechanics. Would be nice if there was a bit more feedback in some way to see which way you are moving.

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