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

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The Mummy's Boom

by graceavery - Competition Entry

This must be YOUR LUCKY DAY because you just picked up the hottest new Electronic Handheld Experience, The Mummy's Boom!™ Can you help the Mummy™ recover it's lost Talismans™ from all TEN LEVELS the Tomb of Doom™?

Here's the Scoop:

Mummy's Boom is a puzzle game. Place bombs to break blocks and find the talisman in each level.

R- Restart Level

- PRESS SPACE to Place a Bomb at your feet.
- To KICK a BOMB, Release SPACE while you're still touching it
- TO PLACE a BOMB, Hold SPACE until you have walked away, then release.


- You may occasionally get stuck in tight corridors.. Just press R to Reset the level
- The bombs bounce in a somewhat insane way in some areas but there is a science to this madness
- I have encountered a couple of spots where the mummy seems to die for no apparent reason, if this happens, let me know!
- You sometimes get a little stuck in the floor after taking damage, just jump to escape.
- THE SCORE SYSTEM is basically pointless, I will fix this at a later date.


- BGM of some sort
- Fixed Scoring
- More levels
- Tweak controls
- Prettier opening sequence
- Better and more excessive dumb humor

Tools I Used:

- Game Maker 8 for the Dev (I 99% used the drag and drop tools)
- SFXR for Sound Effects
- Photoshop for the intro art and case art
- Audacity for some minor SFX tweaking

Thanks in advance for playing, and enjoy!

Downloads and Links


Deadgoodnik says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 9:20pm

This Was Great Fun , Loved the Game & watch Style and it plays well, Great Stuff

graceavery says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 11:35pm

Thanks Deadgoodnik! Thanks for checking out my entry

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:40am

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.

Sep 15, 2016 @ 7:34pm

For some reason I had it in my head that this was an Etch-a-Sketch until I started playing, then realized it was a Game-And-Watchesque console haha.

The gameplay was fun but a little too hard for me. I think I found a couple glitches too, but hey they helped me beat the level. ;D

And we played your game on stream:

graceavery says ...
Nov 11, 2016 @ 3:18am

Thanks for streaming the game @questionablequality! I totally missed your comment initially, but I appreciate it! Yes it's a little buggy ;) thanks for giving it a go anyways.

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