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

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by uvwar - Competition Entry

The Trireme

One of the greatest weapons of the Athenians

A ship so large it risked bending and breaking in the oceans waves

To prevent this, a large rope called a HYPOZOMATA was tied end to end to stop the
ship from tearing itself apart

The HYPOZOMATA was considered a vital secret: the removal of one from the city was
punishable by death.

You and your men have infiltrated Athens in the dead of night and have found a

Return to your ships by Dawn!

W,A,S,D or Arrow Keys to control
There's no 'win' or 'fail' state, so if try to get to your ship to 'win'. If you lose, press ESC to exit.

Press SPACEBAR to skip the intro.

Downloads and Links


Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:21pm

Nice graphics, you should add some music and sound to get a better atmosphere

Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:22pm

This is such a great concept, its such a shame that it feels so unfinished (I guess too large a scope / not enough time?)
I would really love to play a version of this game that had a couple more days of development. The soldiers filing out after you as the sun rises is done perfectly

MarekkPie says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:45am

Hey fellow Trireme gamedev! Felt really directionless; didn't really know where the ship was. I would imagine that these thieves would remember where they parked last :)

Agree with the others about a lack of sound/music being unfortunate. Also, I'm playing on a rather bare bones notebook, so the game REALLY chugged when the hundreds of soldiers (hoplites? :)) spawned.

irwatts says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:51am

The art and concept are really cool. I liked the hoard of soldiers chasing me down, but I definitely got lost multiple times, and there was no easy way to restart. The low resolution of the opening movie also dampened an otherwise awesome intro.

monkeybit29 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 10:19pm

I really wish it was fleshed out more, felt like it had a lot of potential. And def. add some music next time :^)

HellBlazer says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:26pm

Very cool and original idea, and nice graphics. The gameplay could certainly use more depth but... yeah, I understand game jam limitations, of course.

I must be an ace hypozomata thief because I succeeded on my first try without even seeing an enemy soldier until I had reached my ship. I did try a second time with a different route and got caught right next to the dock though.

Good work.

Sep 1, 2016 @ 5:36pm

Neat looking game! I included it in my compilation video series of Ludum Dare 36 games, if you’d like to take a look :)

Supr says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 9:30am

The idea is nice, but the game isn't finished. Maybe it was too complex for Compo. I like how the level looks and the graphics is pretty good.

WERT Studio says ...
Sep 13, 2016 @ 1:03pm

Neat twist on the snake theme also i looks really good. I hate soldier

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