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

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Hunab Ku

by taaboo - Jam Entry

- Hunab ku - The Only God -

In Hunab Ku you help a lost Mayan deity to bring the world into ruin.

He is trying to use ancient sundials to restore his power. By rotating the disks in the correct manner the power of the heavens will be yours.

The catch is? There are some constructions on the dials that make it hard for certain disks to move. Using keys to unlock doors and sliders to move towers around prepare to get dizzy with Hunab Ku.

-- THE IDEA --

I set out to make a puzzle game that could very well be played on a mobile platform. With that in mind the game quickly grew a bit to large for the mobile.(stuff got to big). But it would be able to work for a tablet! (After some ui element adjustments.

I liked to make a puzzle game sometime ago that was going to be centered around Circular motion. I never fleshed it out and it stayed like a coaster idea.

Whilst I wasn't as pleased with this theme as I Like the more abstract themes, I am realy amazed by the results (it might be because of lack of sleep).

I hope you have fun playing the game as much as I had fun making it.


What I did not manage to do was the following.

Hud elements... Always hud elements

And credits. That is about it.


- Sometimes a ring with a pilar will slip past a wall when releasing it next to a wall (Solution know No time to implement yet)

- Sometimes when disconecting/connecting a key the doors dont respond. Reconnecting the key should work but it costs you a move.

- Some of the introduction text is to long and goes off the screen. No story for you :<

- Getting all 3 coins on a level should be difficult. Right now you can trivialize it by doing one turn with the golden rings and one turn without but below minimum movements. Going to check if you have the golden rings connected before you can get the minimum movements completion. This should make the last few levels harder to fully complete for you puzzlers out there.


I will try and fix the last few bugs this week so it will be buggless next weekend. I wil also make an Android APK of the game (in portrait mode) for you to play. Both for Tablet and mobile devices. This requires abit of UI layout changes but no gameplay changes. It should idealy be played on those devices so I think the game would be loads more fun after that.

Downloads and Links


steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:26am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! 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.

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