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

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The Museum

by RhythmLynx - Competition Entry

It's your first day at the museum and your boss is sick. Someone needs to handle those tours - guess you'll have to improvise!

Note: there are 6 exhibits in total and for each tour it picks 4 at random, so if you want to see all of them you'll need to do multiple tours.

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Comments

Move127 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:17am

Very funny! It meets the theme in both its aesthetic and content.

MarekkPie says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:20am

Super adorable! Mad-libs, the video game!

Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:52am

It can be argued if it is properly "gamey" (no failure state yadda yadda), but one thing is clear: it is cleanly done and very very funny!!

BluShine says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:05am

Great writing, cute graphics. Would have liked to have some sound, though.

Flatgub says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:09am

xD This game is hilarious and I love it! Was laughing the whole time and wonderfully cute graphics~

SamuelSousa says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:42am

I played without reading the options and just selecting randomly... Very funny!
And very good looking!

ladybenko says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:19pm

I loved the humour on this one, very funny! The art style also couples well with the jokes :)

imogiagames says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:36pm

I really enjoyed this one. Very clever concept and story line. I replayed the game just for pleasure of choosing the funnier "explanations". Very good !

Fib says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:44pm

I enjoyed playing this! The art was pleasing and consistent. It was easy to understand what the controls were and what was going on. And it was funny! Great job!

Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:13pm

Awesome art, awesome design. No agency but that's okay sometimes.

Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:11pm

Such a fun game and idea! I can really see this one evolving into an indie hit :)

JD557 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:26pm

Funny game, but it seems to lack any kind of gameplay. Is there any goal?

justinooncx says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:16pm

Pretty humorous game! As short and simple as it was, I enjoyed it quite a bit.

demogorgon says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:53pm

This was hilarious. Arty fancy ldy madlibs.

alexv says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:27pm

Loved the writing. It's refreshing to see a game like this every once in a while

FrozenCow says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:19pm

Haha, had a fun time reading all the options. Having no goals was nice for a change, but it did feel me 'rewardless' at the end :P

wrexialmt says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:21pm

Ahhah this game is amazing. The writing was top notch and the fact that you gave us a fast forward button made it much better. Anyways I have to go look for a well to get some socks out of that factory. The only thing I didn't get is why it says 4/6 did I miss 2 exhibits or they weren't implemented?

Rudenko says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:38pm

Personally i like to paint... happy litte tree. :DDDD so mutch fun, thank you! awesome game!

RhythmLynx says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:30am

Thanks for all the great feedback everyone!
@wrexialmt there are 6 exhibits in total and for each tour it picks 4 at random. You'll need to do multiple tours to see them all. Gonna update the description because I didn't make this clear, thanks for pointing it out!

Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:15pm

Really neat concept! I included it in my compilation video series of Ludum Dare 36 games, if you’d like to take a look :) https://youtu.be/hC8B45eG0n0

Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:36pm

Damn this made laugh out loud hahaha lovely experience!

Sean says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 4:37pm

Really cute entry! I though it was a little weird at first that you only get 4/6 exhibits, but in retrospect it sort of encourages you to retry on ones you've already done and come up with a new description. The only thing I'd suggest as an improvement is to add some simple audio.

wowods says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 5:40pm

It's very funny when you just tell some stupid things and the response was "amazing".... Great job!

Steven Miller says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 3:28am

Great game, I loved the Bob Ross reference and lying to children.

euske says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 2:07am

I liked a guy carrying a picture frame. Very well done.

MrMordem says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 10:18pm

Haha awesome ! it was really fun choosing the most random words to explain the exhibits, and seeing people going : "really ?" and then "knowledge" when you told them pyramids were built as cheaply as possible for the fun of it was priceless :p

the graphics were simple but nice, too bad there was no sound though :/

but a cool little game anyways :)

charlesbaby says ...
Sep 19, 2016 @ 1:16pm

Happy little trees :D

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