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

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Ethan Nichols

by 5Cents - Jam Entry

Ancient Technology has been lost, but one adventurer (You) decided that it's time to discover this technology.

You find yourself in front of a wall, filled with puzzles to solve.

Will you be able to see the Ancient Technology, or will you succumb to the difficulty of the puzzles.

Please know that the game runs in a 1600 * 900 window. So it is recommended that you screen be bigger than 1600 * 900. (1920 * 1080 is the preferred monitor resolution).

Please let me know what you think, on or Here on the submission page. Feedback is a great thing to have, and it makes me sad that ratings aren't happening for the first time I do a Ludum Dare

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steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:31am

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.

Sep 3, 2016 @ 12:17am

SPOILERS EVERYWHERE: I first solved the pyramids irrigation riddle. When I tried to enter the code it gave me, the code vanished (a bit lame) so I had to resolve it, write the code down, and enter it... ok.

Next I did the crates puzzle. I started a bit randomly and then with a little more method to collapse all the crates into one, which gave me a not super satisfying victory (not sure why some panels switch the crates controls though *shrug*).

I then solved the sliding puzzle (with the help of the screenshot!). It sure would be nice to be able to slide several panels at once!

Solving the sliding puzzle gave me what I assume is a clue for the jar filling puzzle, but the buck stopped here as filling the jars from left to right with the same color pattern as the clue resulted in a big fat nothing. Could it be that I broke the puzzle when I experimented with it at an earlier point as I tried mixing colors etc?

Anyway, I liked this idea of having to figure out several different interconnected puzzles, but I did not find this particular set of puzzle particularly inspiring (but again, who can imagine 5 different, original and interesting puzzle types and implement them in a single week-end? Probably no one... or maybe increpare :) ).

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