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

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by pikkpoiss - Jam Entry

You have managed to access the top secret secure system of SPACE HQ. Can you use your wits (and trusty Hack Boy™ hacking tool) to steal the precious SPACE PLANS without being caught?

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BMacIntosh says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:43am

Did I just hack an operating system with SQL injection? Anyway, fun game! Good humor, good pace, good difficulty. I have no criticisms.

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:53am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! Simple mechanics that still offered a decent amount of challenge.We're realizing a video with several games of the Ludum Dare #36. We made the same thing at the previous jam.

Can you add your game on ? (it's free)
So we can include also your game in the video ;)
p.s. write #LDJAM in the game's description. (you can already find several games from the jam there)

wilsk says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:34am

I enjoyed the game although I kept trying to type in commands rather than use the menu at first :)

imogiagames says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:42pm

I liked that game even though I had no idea what I was doing... Slow tempo music was nice and it matches the reflexion side of the game. Isn't there a way to restart once we exit ?
I liked the idea of a game inside a game

SkullPixel says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 10:51pm

This is a really well polished game. It was a very interesting experience to play through. It took me a minute to figure out what the heck I was doing, but once I did it was really fun.

bentglasstube says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 9:14am

Really nice music and a pretty interesting concept. One minor thing is all patterns can be produced as soon as you get shift and invert, so the other modules are only a convenience thing.

Sep 1, 2016 @ 9:29am

I don't know anything about hacking so I'm afraid I had no idea what to do. It's a cool idea, though :)

thomz12 says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 10:02am

Love it! The graphics are really cool, sometimes hard to read though. The computer was unable to turn on after it was shut down, so I had to reload every time it did. The humor in the game was on point as well!

Well done!

Geckoo1337 says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 4:47pm

A solid entry with a pretty fun interface. It reminds me the time when I was a script kiddie, trying to hack others. Thanks ++

pikkpoiss says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 6:23am

Thanks everyone! Super happy to get the feedback!

@bentglasstube - The puzzles are randomly generated from a required set of moves, but we didn't have time to implement a system which would make sure only the required moves would produce an answer. So it sounds like you got an easier random seed (generated when the game is launched). Sometimes it gets pretty tough too!

@imogiagames - Sorry, we didn't get to implement a menu or restart. Gotta launch the program again!

@wilsk - Yeah, I think the input could be made more obvious. We also see some problems with keyboard arrow controls sometimes on web and windows. More time would probably iron that stuff out.

Roland M says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 9:49pm

Really cool game and well executed concept! I have a lot of fun playing and resolvig the puzzles! I Love the pokemon part. :]

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