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

Back to Browse Entries

Pyramid Raider

by DraKlaW - Jam Entry

Pyramid Raider

In a post-apocalyptic future, an explorer discovers a pyramid full of mysteries. Will he/she be able to save the world ? Probably not. But you can still play this short adventure game to discover what happens.

How to play

- arrow keys or wasd: move the character.
- e, space, enter, ctrl: interact and pass dialogs.
- escape: quit the game.

Please tell us if you encounter a bug or the game crash.

Fullscreen and V-sync are enabled by default. If you want to disable any of them, edit config.json and replace the "true" by "false" (without the quotes). Be careful, json is really pedantic about the syntax, so if you remove a comma or do a typo, it will fail. However, removing the file should disable both fullscreen and V-sync.


2016-08-30: Found a race condition while testing on osx that could cause a crash when entering the second level. Updated the Windows executable. The content of the game is unchanged.

How to run the game

If you are under Windows and we uploaded a nice .zip with the executable, just download it, extract it and run the .exe. Otherwise, you can compile it yourself, it works on Windows, MacOS X and Linux. See the github page for more informations.

If you are under osx or Linux and would like an archive with a precompiled version of our game, leave us a comment. It might give us enough motivation to do it !

Unimportant notice

We feel compelled to write "sex" on this page, because last time a bunch of people found our game by searching for it. If this is your case, sorry, you won't find much here.

Downloads and Links


Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:19pm

The game designer's work is very good. Congratulations.

Hermes says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:57pm

So, this game have a very interresting story. The warp puzzle old school, that fun. The introduction is maybe a bit long, and I was very frustate in the long corridors maze. Overall it was fun :)
See you at next ludum dare ;)

Alphish says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 10:53pm

I enjoyed the story and the general aesthetics of this entry. Sadly, the puzzles weren't particularly interesting; gate-switching and mazes don't provide much challenge, and the warpers are just annoying.

Still, the game overall has really nice mood and atmosphere to it, though I'm not quite sure how I can tell if I gathered enough items or not. ^^'

(also, them aliens sure had very *cough* aerodynamic spaceships...)

You must sign in to comment.

Mini Submission FAQ

TEAMS: Teams entering the Jam should pick a single representative to submit your game, or create a team specific account you can share. We currently do not support Team Voting, but sharing an account and together playing and rating games is acceptable.

CAN I ENTER BOTH EVENTS?: You should pick 1 event, whichever you think it’ll do better in. If the idea is strong, and everything plays well enough, you can go Compo. If you’re a perfectionist, and would prefer people to play a more polished game, do the Jam. Many solo participants enter the Jam.

If you made 2 games, unfortunately, the website doesn’t support multiple submissions per user. To submit your 2nd game, you will have to make a 2nd account. Only do this if you made 2 games. Alternatively, if one game is better than the other, then consider just entering the better game.

CAN I KEEP WORKING UNTIL THE DEADLINE?: Yes! Immediately after the 48 or 72 hours, we do something called Submission Hour. As the name suggests, it’s an extra hour for you to package, upload, and submit your games. If there were catastrophic issues trying submitting your game, or you misunderstood how submissions work, that’s okay. It happens. We’re flexible. If you need advice, check with the folks on IRC. If you need an admin, get in touch.

CAN I KEEP WORKING ON MY GAME?: Oh definitely! You should! But for the sake of judging, keep the Compo or Jam version around. You can include a link to the Post-Compo/Post-Jam version of your game on your games page, but sure your main links are the original version.

PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate at least 20 games to improve your visibility (Coolness).

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crashes, win condition, or tiny bugs after the deadline. In a sense, this is like “porting” to support more players. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just fixing mistakes you should have caught had you been better rested.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs ( and you will show up. Alternatively, if you just posted it, wait a minute. The cache may not have refreshed yet.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.

[cache: storing page]