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

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by z6v - Competition Entry

Traditional cartography is a way of the past, so let's see how you handle it!

Join the adventure as white shield-looking-shape man and explore MULTIPLE islands which you can map out.

- Bad art
- WASD controls
- Over ONE (1) level
- Bad execution of a decent idea

Jokes aside, this is my first "real" game (although I wouldn't call this a real game) so I can't be too upset about how it turned out. It was also the first time I ever used the engine, Godot. It was also my first "serious" project using Python (GDScript is pretty much Python), too. In general, I had no idea how to do anything going into this, and now I know a little more.

I really liked the idea of exploring islands and mapping them based on what you see, I just don't have the skills yet to execute it how I really wanted it. I hope to work on this concept more in the future when I'm a little more experienced.

NOTE: Download of the web version (and thus the embedded version) might take a while. Performance of the web version is also a little bad, since it's just using Emscripten. I'd recommend downloading an executable and running from that, but it's probably not even worth it.

Linux and OSX versions in the downloads directory have not been tested at all, I just used Godot's export for everything that made sense.

Apologies to Mongo who was hyped for this and I have definitely let him down. ( )

Downloads and Links


btwj_ says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 1:43pm

I like the idea behind the game :) The map editor also has a nice aesthetic.
Maybe overlay the actual map over map drawn by the player so he/she can see how accurate he was. Or even procedurally generate the map so you can have infinite levels (this is really hard though)! :D

Swampie says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 4:18pm

This is a nice little game, I could easily see myself attempting to get perfect scores!

Good job

Aug 28, 2016 @ 4:30pm

A really nice game. Easy to understand. I loved it :3

psilon says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 5:12pm

Cool idea. I'm sad you gave up. This game would be great.

kadexus says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 5:31pm

Fun idea! Procedural generation would be sweet, although very hard. Overall great concept and execution!

Ghen says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 6:53pm

very nice game!, neat idea indeed, fit the theme very well, also i like the execution, very fun game :D

vipper says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 7:45pm

Very nice game ;p

SmallPhil says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 9:25pm

This is a very good idea. I love it !

Phil Strahl says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:25pm

An interesting take on the theme, I enjoyed it very much. Also I wonder, how the scoring algorithm works, because it kinda liked my jaggy version of Australia ;) Good work!

wilsk says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:06pm

Interesting idea and not bad for a "first game"! Cheers.

puppetmaster says ...
Sep 12, 2016 @ 6:42pm

Nice little game. I like the map art.
Cool you have made it with godot engine! :)

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