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

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Dying in the Snow

by Palmish - Competition Entry

A simple text-based survival game

A nomad family in ancient times fight to survive the winter with nothing but a reindeer and primitive tools.

I didn't put enough time and effort into it to do much with it, unfortunately, but it is almost playable!

It is a web game. Only uses jQuery.

Update: Fixed Safari support

Update: I am continuing development for while. Play the latest here:
I'm adding new code to the same repo linked below, on the master branch (not the compo branch)

Play it here:

Downloads and Links


CMLSC says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 11:45pm

The visuals are really good for a text game, but I couldn't figure out what exactly the goal was...

Ghen says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:21am

i like the idea and execution, the very clean and minimalist graphic and also the subtle animation somewhat relaxing
very awesome entry!

edgeofcode says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:25am

I like the game, but it is difficult to tell if I'm 'getting' anywhere - is there a goal?

joemid says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:50pm

I thought that the goal was explicit in the title- at least, that is what I set out to do and accomplished. So be it.

Great little game. Tone reminded me of "Gods will be Watching." More!

jeremyfa says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:17pm

I like the overall mood of it. A nice story to complement the game could make it pretty good.

Sean says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:35pm

It looks like a good start, but the lack of variety made it get boring fast. If it were fleshed out more, I'm sure it could be an interesting game!

Also, I found that sometimes it got stuck on a blank screen and you had to click on the area where text would go before it would progress.

tonynogo says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 5:08am

The mood is good. But I don't know whzt to do.
Anyway, congrats for your work!

paruthidotexe says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 7:24am

Nice concept and playing experience is good.. Especially the minimal graphics and day-night changes are nice.

If i click then some gap and then i am allowed to play again, these has to be mentioned/shown in ui to player that your action is processed.. Every time i play i end up loosing 2 or 3 guys less rations.
Potential for this game is very good, on expanding the game design and ai.

JK5000 says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 8:11am

The game is okay, but it really needs a end goal.

gonutz says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 11:04am

The hand-drawn graphics look very nice and I like the day-night cycle.

Sounds would have been nice to support the atmosphere.

Will Edwards says ...
Sep 7, 2016 @ 7:28am

Nice minimalist artwork. Its a bit aimless, with not much to do. Very dark brooding mood. As a swede too (, I kind of know the feeling you are channeling here :)

Sep 11, 2016 @ 4:45pm

Quite difficult but the overall ambiant is nice

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