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

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City of Words

by ethankennerly - Competition Entry

In which year can you complete your city?

Tap a plot to build.

Tap letters to spell the word related to the prompt.

Post your year in the comments.

Jam playtesters: Jennifer Russ, iamevn, ReboundGames.

Immortal font

+ Illustrated 6 more plots, so all 9 plots are illustrated.

Downloads and Links


ReboundGames says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 8:51pm

I was really bad at this, got to 1648 but only with several hints. Seems like it would do nicely on android. The text was a bit blurry but still very legible.

iamevn says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 9:15pm

Got a bug, I'm on 1927 in the alphabet category and I can't input what I think is the answer for CUNEIFORM because it starts with the answer to SUMMONS

ethankennerly says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 10:43pm

@iamevn Not being able to enter the longer word is unfair! You pinpointed my mistake. Fixed.

@ReboundGames My sloppy Unity default WebGL text was blurry! I snapped text and downloaded Immortal font.

Move127 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:52am

It's a nice little game. I would probably play it on my phone when I'm bored.

Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:49am

1165 BC *cough* but I lost I little patience for some! (and also there are holes in my english).

Nothing happened once I built all the plots and all the upper right is made of generic looking pyramids. Bug or not yet implemented?

ethankennerly says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:16pm

@Rico The Jammer I ran out of time, mostly from procrastinating a decision on which game Friday night. I'm glad to hear that you'd like me to illustrate those 6 plots and animate when all 9 plots are complete.

Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:24pm

Couldn't figure out what I was suppose to do for a while. Also, hints just break the game.

JD557 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:21pm

I'm really bad at this game. I eventually gave up and used all the hints just to see the end game.

I guess it needed to be a bit more polished to keep me interested.

justinooncx says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:55pm

I thought my English was good. Then I played this game. Couldn't make it too far, and I was too proud to look up the answers or use hints. Still, a nice game!

Decentsauce says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:59pm

Some words were quite hard but I certainly would play a more fleshed out version of this on mobile. Well done!

ethankennerly says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:24am

@ReboundGames, @Move127, #Decentsauce, now I linked an Android version. It is the same as the WebGL version. I appreciate you encouraging me to illustrate and animate!

ethankennerly says ...
Sep 5, 2016 @ 10:23pm

Now I uploaded post-compo version. I illustrated the other 6 plots.

rodobodolfo says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 2:14am

I really like it, I found it really challenging as well

M@ says ...
Sep 7, 2016 @ 1:11pm

1752. Nice use of anagram mechanic and nice design to fit into the theme. It felt like there was a bit of progression going easy to hard from bottom to top, which could be stronger. A bit of an effect would help to show when a correct word has been accepted (or maybe a submit button).

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