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

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Steam Train Youpi

by S├ębastien Bernery - Competition Entry

## Steam Train Youpi

In this game you'll enjoy the work of a steam train conductor !

It's a little complicated so here is your formation :

There is three main parts in your locomotive :
* Reserve of coal and water, at left.
* Firebox : place where the coal is burn.
* Boiler : water tank where water boil (up to firebox).

Press H to see where those components are.

Press M to mute the music.

Here are the controls :
* F to put coal in Firebox
* S to activate brakes (keep pushed to brake)
* C and V to regulate water flow that enter in the Boiler
* LEFT and RIGHT to switch direction (REVERSE or FORWARD)
* B to send steam to the engine (keep pushed)

To go forward, you have to produce Steam. Keep the Firebox full of coal (F) to heat the boiler. The thermometer indicate the temperature : there is more steam produced if boiler is hotter.

You can see level of coal in the firebox by looking the dark black level. Same thing for the boiler and the dark blue for the water level.

The bar on top of the boiler indicate the pression. Press B to send steam to the engine. More pression means more speed. When you send steam to engines, water level in the boiler reduce.
You will have to send water in the boiler. Be carefull, adding fresh water will reduce temperature of the boiler. C and V regulates the water flow : 0 means no water is added, 1 means lot of water is added.

The goal is to stop at all stations (there are 5 of them). Use S to brake. the right counter indicates how far is the next station. When you see the STOP sign, you have to stop the train. Start the train when it vanish.
Try to finish the game the faster you can !

Good luck !

Tips:
* Wait for enough pression in the boiler to activate engines, it will be more efficient.
* Go reverse if you missed the station. You have missed a station if the right counter is negative.
* Always put coal in the Firebox (F key)
* Try things, it will probably work sometime.

(Actual) Technology used :
* Haxe
* HaxeFlixel
* Staaxe
* Polom lib
* Krita
* Audacity

Downloads and Links


Comments

SamuelSousa says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:15pm

This games just feels... Ancient :)
Now-a-days you just hold a button and you can go 250km/hour...
With the keys I had to hit I managed to go at 2 meter per second.

This feels like a educational game maybe you coluld something with at Games4change.

Great job with theme!

Kaione says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:38pm

Nice game, I feel like Doc Brown from Back to the future 3 !

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