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

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by Swampie - Competition Entry



A heavy story driven story about a man and his cave.


So this is my first game EVER. I've made little prototypes before but this is the first game I completed with a main menu, sound, ect.

Since it's my first it's pretty messy, but I'm still pretty happy with how it turned out. Onward and upwards from here! (Hopefully)


Tools used:
Various Youtube tutorials (Mainly Sebastian Lague's (

Downloads and Links


FisherG says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 2:52am

Clever, I like the way you went with the theme. Good job.

tjcj211 says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 3:24am

I really like this, I would've liked it to change the weapons instead of just looking like a rock the whole time. Thank you :D

Xystem4 says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 3:43am

Cool game, the only problem I found was losing visibility at the bottom of the screen, but other than that it was super fun! Great job! :D

z6v says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 10:35am

Super good for your first game! I liked the level variety, the snow effect was a nice addition. It seems like you're going to be making great games when you're more experienced and I'm looking forward to it! My first game (which was also this LD!) didn't turn out close to as good as this, well done!

Mieeh says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 1:48pm

Fun little game. I like how the game progressed. I had some minor bugs where the elks scaled the wall and dissapeared.
Congratulations on the game!

Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:00am

I love the feel of the game! Other than what others have said, I did notice that the audio got cut short one of the times that I shot the gun. I think the problem was that I was shooting uphill and the bullet got destroyed before the sound could be finished playing. You could fix this by attaching the sound to the gun and having it play every time you shoot instead of attaching the sound to the bullet. Again, love how the game plays and congrats on an awesome first game!

CMLSC says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:05am

Wow! I don't know why, but I really like this game.
The sounds are great. :D
I did notice that the animals kept climbing walls and trees, which I thought was funny. :P

CodeChomper says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:38am

I really like the old school 2d sprites in a 3d world. Also the sound is impressive.

LoneSpelunker says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:58am

I like the feel of this game, and the low-fi graphics make it approachable. I found it very difficult to play on a laptop, so I didn't get far, but I enjoyed the time I spent with it.

Xlip says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:45am

the fire sounds is effectively nice, looks like 2.5D in the first

oab says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:38am

fun. It will be great If game has progress bar. So, I will know how much I need to kill. :)

Kalibrated says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:08am

Cool game! Grats on finishing your first one - of all the "first" games I've seen, this one is definitely near the top. The hunting was challenging but not too much, and the 2D on 3D environment was done well.

Some tips: it would be good to give the player more feedback that shooting an animal enough times kills it. For awhile I thought they were running away when I killed them and I almost quit. Also, the speed at which the animal runs away varies a little too much - it might be a matter of a high cap on the random speed or the perspective affecting the perceived distance.

Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:17pm

Cool. I love this 2D/3D hybrid (like Proteus except third person).

That said, I'm really terrible at getting the rabbits... despite the fact that my caveman has a mean pitching arm.

kikijones2001 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:47am

I like it

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:05am

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.

Swampie says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:35pm

@steph88 What video? I'm afraid I'm not really sure what you're talking about :p

igorfel says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 5:15pm

Great, i could play for hours hunting these birds haha

Just add some features like eating and drinking, even plant trees, that would be awesome! :D

ErikU says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 1:06am

I had a laugh when the deer climbed the wall. And the sense of progression was nice.

If this is really your first complete game, congratulations! You should be proud. Like you say, on-wards and upwards :)

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