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

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Raiders of the Ancient Technology

by runvs - Jam Entry

In Raiders of the Ancient Technology, you're exploring the temple of Angkor Wat. You have to find 4 chests with relics of ancient technology. But be aware. It won't be easy! A lot of dangerous warriors from an old tribe are there to protect their treasures.

The theme of Ludum Dare 36 was "Ancient Technology". We were a team of two coders and one for graphics. The game was written in Haxe using HaxeFlixel and offers keyboard or game pad controls (see below). Sounds have been created using SFXR, the tile set and the animations created with aseprite.

The levels were created using Tiled. The world itself is created procedurally by patching different level segments together in an top-down approach.
Every time you start the game, the levels will be different. Also the items are created procedurally by using a list of affixes in combination with item names. This allows an easy generation of different gameplay experiences.

Everything except for the font and the music was created by our team within the time of the jam.


Controls (keyboard):
Move - Arrows
Attack/Interact - X
Dash - C
Inventory - F

Controls (XBox360 game pad):
Move - Left Thumb
Attack/Interact - A
Dash - X
Inventory - Y

Downloads and Links


Comments

petitpois says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 5:44pm

Nice graphics, good gameplay, fun :D

2011petia says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 7:11pm

The game its really nice, I liked the graphics and the gameplay

yotam180 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 7:24pm

Nice gameplay and graphics! This game is cool! It really deserves more comments and more people should see it :)

Good job!

duskpn says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 7:36pm

Really good game! Gameplay works fine and there's quite a lot of content!
I could'nt finish it, though, I kept getting random crashes, specially when talking to the item vendor...

Insality says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 7:50pm

Hey! Great game with a lot of stuff

For the gamepad catch the biiiig liiike! :)

What can be better? Need some better tutorials and no so much information on the first game screen (i speed a lot of time to understand, what the peoples around me))

so. Perfect implemented game! good job man.

Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:05pm

Amazing work! I love how the enemies attack you, its simple, yet efficient.

Smiley says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:42pm

nice little game :) one problem I did encounter was that the interaction windows (like the heal) got stuck taking up the whole screen without possbility to close them :(

TomBuston says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 10:49pm

Nice graphics :) Not sure I completely understood the combat system though, I always get hit :/
Nice job anyway !

Steven Miller says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 5:54am

Great game! I really liked the generation and art. I also liked the combat, it was simple yet challenging. I did notice a bugs. There was a time where an enemy went through the wall and wandered out into the void. I also noticed that the audio for attacking would sometimes stop playing until I died. I also got a few crashes.

juaxix says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 9:10am

wow, great skills for rpg content. I always tried to make a good rpg like this, are you planning this for mobile too?

stenol says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 8:02pm

Nice gameplay and nice pixel art. Good work !

mitya1234 says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 10:41am

The game is well but it is to hard for me. Simply i have tried to dodge all enemies and don't use dash.

Sep 3, 2016 @ 3:48pm

Really solid, challenging game! I included it in my compilation video series of Ludum Dare 36, if you’d like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/lcfUdhXZ_XQ

Capt Nemo says ...
Sep 7, 2016 @ 11:41pm

Art is good, Different tiles for the floor go a long way to break up the blocks.

I really like the way that enemies attack. My foo strategy was two hits then run back repeat. it makes single enemies not hard to deal with, but 3 enemies was a lot harder than 3 times.

the timer system on the shop is pretty cool (maybe stealing that idea at some point xP ) the items seem a lot more powerful than your character, but its ok because you lose them if you die.

Sadly I didn't play it long enough to get any of the artifacts. I got tired of the same type of enemy, and the time it took to take them out. Obv the generated rooms are very meandery, but it seems like there is too much branching, too much space for how hard it is to move through space.

Overall its great! If you update it with more content (Enemies/Weapons) i would love to play it again. Thanks!

burjandedy says ...
Sep 10, 2016 @ 9:56pm

I really liked the concept and the graphics too. It's quite a challenging game. The musics are great too. Congratulations, it's a good work! :)

jsmars says ...
Sep 13, 2016 @ 6:17am

Really nice work, reminds me of my entry! I really like difficult games but this one starts off as a bit too difficult imo.

nlbi21 says ...
Sep 16, 2016 @ 12:27am

Good game, the gameplay is best, pixel art is cool too. Really good job.

AinoraZ says ...
Sep 17, 2016 @ 8:03pm

Great graphics, great gameplay and great game, congrats!

Damdoshi says ...
Sep 18, 2016 @ 5:50pm

Nice graphics and gameplay. Having a marge map, items to found and to buy make the game longer. That is a nice thing to create this mood of adventure.

Good job.

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