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

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(Not) Greedy Cup

by wowods - Jam Entry

This is Phytagorean Cup, to avoid YOU for being GREEDY!!!
Can you trick it? Or it will trick you?

How to Play :
Use LEFT and RIGTH key to move bottle left and right.
USE DOWN key to pour the wine into the glass.
Don't pour too much wine into a glass, or it will spill all your wine in that glass (and that means Game Over). Try to pour wine as many as possible at your glass to get more score.

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Yaguar says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:29pm

I like the Phytagorean Cup, great piece of technolgy.
As the inside pipe doesn't fill aswell it is quite difficult on your first few tries to gauge when the overfill limit is.

I managed to get to 3 cups too, was fun. Addictive at the very least and the theme is subtle (due to a lot of people not knowing about them).

LCMW_Spud says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:48pm

I managed to get to level 2 :) loved the game, simple but complex.

jakatpemadi says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:51pm

Wow, this game taught me something. And it is also really fun to play. Great job!! Thanks! :)

kndx123 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:20pm

Fun minigame of balancing wine between cups.

xgeovanni says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:23pm

Well, there's the obvious criticism that that's not how Pythagorean cups work. Nevertheless, this game is fun. I went up until there were five cups and had a score of 5070 at that point.

xgeovanni says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:23pm

Oh, and great idea for the theme by the way.

leuus says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:06pm

Fun to play and almost addictif. Really unusual, it's a good game idea! The design is not really developed but effective.

tenpn says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:06pm

Oooh I love quirky technology like this.

pressxtoskip says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:07pm

I really liked this. Simple, but effective. Liked the sound effects too.

DifferentName says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:17pm

Clever coming up with a game mechanic based on ancient technology, instead of just using the theme in the art.

qkerguelen says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:47am

That's something I do in real life, and i'm really happy to make it in a video game now! Well done, I had fun playing it!

Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:21am

Less is more I like it

cushycode says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 9:20pm

Wow, so simple and so catchy!
Very clever an original choice for the ancient theme.
Well done!

comatomatoes says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 3:51am

Good entry! I didn't find increasing the number of cups to be a particularly compelling increase in the game's difficulty. Maybe an interesting variation would be to have the cups move around or rotate?

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