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

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Trireme Hero

by jcsirron - Jam Entry

Welcome to the Athenian fleet! You have been selected to serve as the drummer aboard one of Athens' fine triremes, beating time to keep the rowers on course. Some say the heart of the ship is the captain, some say it is the helmsman, but I say it is you. Do you have what it takes to be a Trireme Hero?

This game was created for Ludum Dare 36 as our first venture into the world of HTML5. As such, it may not have the same functionality as the Windows version. Enjoy!

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Lacaranian says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 1:02am

Haha! Solid entry - I played the HTML5 version, and it seemed to work pretty well.

I began by only skimming the tutorial (though a fun read when I actually decided to tackle the wall of text), so of course a pressed A and D as fast as I could and got nowhere. With a little pacing and steering though, I managed to ram the boat adroitly. Felt rather heroic. Well done!

A simple game, but a good entry all told!

terryg says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 4:39pm

Nicely done! I was finally able to be a Trireme "hero" after being called a "zero" a few times. The rowers look very nice. Good entry.

I didn't understand the "posiden" and such text on the right side. Was that going to be a ranking?

btrotter101 says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 10:51pm

Thanks! Yes, the speeds are ranked from Hephaestus (the lame) to Hermes (the winged messenger). It felt better than throwing a number up on the screen; more ancient-y. :)

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