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

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by tintreas - Jam Entry

You're just a punk bronze age kid in an idyllic village.
Clicky RPG in an 80s adventure game style.

Windows download only!
Alternate download:

Programming :
Ben Rosell @fart_tornado

Faye Simms @MD_Doodles

Robin Ogden @ogresounds

We put in a decoding puzzle as the final puzzle, if you don't want to sit down with a pen and paper to decode it, here is the final solution: Go to the cave where the hermit is, click on the far right herb and put it in the blue pot. This opens up the cave behind her for the last part of the game!

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Rogue Sprite says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:04am

Interesting ! I love the art work! It all worked well together.

jayemjee says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:12am

Cool game, love the art style and music. I got as far as getting the flint, but I couldn't find anything else to do. I assume I was supposed to decipher the language of the hermit in the cave? But after my first attempt didn't come up with anything readable, I gave up.

TeamKawaiiju says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:19am

the art and colors were really cool! The music was kind of bland and i muted it after a while. The quests were clear enough to understand what they wanted but i had trouble finding some of the objects like the tin and copper ore which i passed a half dozen times before eventually finding. i ended up getting the ruby and flint but got stuck after that. i wasnt sure what to do next there was a hint with the alphabet and i assume the etched stone by the tree is a translation but im sorry i dont have the patience to sit down and decode that :) good game though!

Nichii says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:19am

Excellent art, the game accomplishes what it thrives to be, the only thing I had trouble with was the last puzzle. I have no idea what the jvxyz thing means. Though i like how there is no need to drag your items or merge them.

Fib says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:22am

I love it. The art/music/dialogue sucked me into the world you created. Although I got stuck after I received the ruby and the flint. I had no idea what to do after that. But thank you for the great entry!

omid says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:34am

This game looks great. It isnt too complicated and is a cool idea that is very appealing. I enjoyed the uniqueness of this game and how creative it was. Overall it was a very great game. 10/10 would play again.

DeltaEngine says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:55am

Very relaxing and nice pixel art. Good adventure game, try it if that is your cup of tea.

simple_blue says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:35am

Amazing art style and work.
I would improve the arrow positions as it seems inconsistent when moving from one area to another. This would improve for new players learning where they are oriented.

iMer says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:44am

I got stuck on the arrow part way too long.. thought I had to use the flint for the arrowhead and never even considered grinding the rock into shape... damn
Very relaxing game :)

Diptoman says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:57am

Very detailed art and style, which also meant it needed some more affordance. I had trouble with the arrows (where to go) and things to find. But very nice and relaxing otherwise, until you get to the decoding puzzles and it's not relaxing anymore. :P Great entry!

Guennor says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:00am

Not my type of game, but it's definitely well made. The background music fits well with the overall mood that the art provides. You crafted a really interesting world. Didn't play past the part where you make bronze, but it seems like the kind of game where the devs actually stopped to think the game design through.

JoJoX says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:09am

Great game! Go stuck after getting the ruby, i don't know what to do. The inventory may have been better with the classical drag and drop to use. I may retry later because it was nice to play.

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:55am

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. (you can already find several games from the jam there)

Kramchay Dig says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:03pm

I love the art, background music it seems relaxing to play.

gonutz says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:57pm

Unfortunately I cannot play your 64 bit executable on my 32 bit system. But I would love to, your graphics look great!

ErikU says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 2:45am

Really nice entry. Digging the art and sound. This was definitely the entry I spent the most time with, decoding it. Having said that, I think there may be some mistakes in the hermit's speech, unless it was intentional. Spoilers following!

According to my notes, her speech says AR RIGHT HS RB BLUS POT. Which I think was meant to say FAR RIGHT HERB PLUS POT. So there's a missing F, the S should be an E (missing a dot), and the B (1 long below) should have been a P (a dash).

Two other notes - was there any use for the tinder? And I and E were ambiguous. They had a dot above and below on the rock, but her speech gave no indication that could tell these apart.

Overall a fun game to tease apart though!

ErikU says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 2:48am

Ah, I see now that it could also be BLUE not PLUS, in which case again the E is missing a dot, making it an S.

celia14 says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 10:07pm

This is a great game - the art is really nice and it's fun to explore the village and meet the different people. Nice work!

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