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

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Traffic Light Simulator

by SuperChihuahua - Competition Entry

Have you ever heard the history of traffic lights? The world's first, manually operated gas-lit traffic signal was short lived. Installed in London in December 1868, it exploded less than a month later, injuring or killing its policeman operator. Luckily, mankind has progressed since the 19th century, but what if you were the operator of the now ancient technology: manual traffic lights?

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FaeLD says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:08am

That was really sweet, although the traffic lights weren't always clear to where they pointed. I think I killed a person or two...

DUDSS says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:11am

Very nice, Is there a option to remove crashed cars? :D

QwaKlak says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:16am

I realy enjoy this game !!! Best which i had seen on this LD ! Fun and difficult. btw. why all drivers are drunk ? - my crash

lonesurvivor says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:19am

Very nice idea and well done! And quite difficult to manage after some time.

It would be nice though to see where the cars and pedestrians want to go when they approach the intersection.

Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:09pm

@DUDSS: Yes, click on the car multiple times (like 10 times) and it will disappear

Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:06am

If I was a manual traffic light operator everyone would die :'(

Blobo says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:09pm

It starts off very slow, and i think it would be a lot more fun had it been faster. Overall, a nice entry.

JK5000 says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 8:21am

The idea and the game is very fun. I would like some kind of end goal. But overall well done.

Will Edwards says ...
Sep 7, 2016 @ 7:25am

A slow start, and strangely satisfying to sit back, do nothing and watch the carnage :)

The 3D view is a bit in the way to be honest; a top-down 2D view and faster pace and silly music would make an addictive little game like Ri-Li and would work better on the move on the commute.

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