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

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Ode Anew

by JustinJ - Competition Entry

Escape a temple on a far-off world.

Arrows - move
Z - Use item (once acquired)

Couple big-ish problems, like lag, and I wanted to polish a bit more stuff, but I'm happy just to finish.

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pokermo says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:33am

The controls and camera movement made the game feel very tiresome to play. The player's sprite just seems like a last minute scribble compared to the rest of the art, and I had to mute the sharp footstep sounds. :-( Unfortunate about the lag. It has potential to be a fun stealth game.

Meep says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:42am

Loved the cat room ^_^

Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:24pm

Wow, so much content in this game. Great job! I really liked it, but the controls feel weird sometimes and it annoys a little bit. But overall - great game in just 48 hours. Bravo!

Sean says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 2:01am

Great visuals on this one; I love the robots in particular. Unfortunately the gameplay feels a bit clunky. The screen transitions are cool, but I think they would've been better suited for more self-contained areas. In particular, it seems weird that walking into the wall alcoves in a hallway triggers the transition, since you're just going to walk back a few seconds later. The lack of checkpoints near items was also really frustrating, and I often found myself having to repeat areas because I got caught on the way back.

If you're doing a post-jam version, hopefully you'll be able to fix the fps drop, because I bet it would feel a lot more playable without it!

Elit3dGaming says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 5:30am

Lots of content and very cool visuals. Game had lots of challenging elements to it as well. Great game, I'm surprised you got that much content in for such a small time limit. Would love to see more of this game.

Flatgub says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 12:46am

Really cool idea and nice execution!
There where a few FPS drops here and there and the camera making me stop every 8 or so tiles was irritating but other than that its great~

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