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

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Evolutionary Defense

by Zettelkasten - Jam Entry

Defend your base against the enemies of centuries! Start in the middle age and protect your little tent against other clans. As time progresses, you will get stronger and unlock new technology, but your enemies will, too - so be careful!

Space - Pause
Shift - Fast Forward

Click on an empty tile to place a turret. Turrets can be upgraded in range, shot speed and damage after they have been placed.


This game was made by Zettelkasten (Programming) and Tandorel (Concept, Design).
Sadly, half way through the Jam Tandorel got sick and couldn't continue.

The game is not complete, but playable. Please excuse this!

Downloads and Links


steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:59am

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.

Mantlair says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:54pm

It seems like you planned out great stuff but you had to spam same units because of the events to make it playable. But it has the vibe for a nice tower defense game. Sorry to hear about your friend, hope he gets well. Keep up the good work then!

Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:00am

It's a good tower defense, if you continue working on it, it can become great!
The game froze on wave 7/8, not sure why, but after a quit & restart, it didn't happen again.
good job!

gonutz says ...
Sep 10, 2016 @ 10:30am

I get the error:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsupportedClassVersionError: com/zettelnet/ld36/Main : Unsupported major.minor version 52.0

I have Java 7 installed, since Java is backwards compatible, please compile for lower version, this will support many more users.

Zettelkasten says ...
Sep 10, 2016 @ 7:25pm

Sadly, the library we are using requires Java 8 to work. I would recommend to update to that Java version. Sorry!

Sep 15, 2016 @ 5:39pm

Classic well tested formula! It was very smooth and nice, though I wished there was some sort of grid displayed where you could place your units. Very fun, but too easy!

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