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

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Caveman's Sky

by Archonthewizard - Jam Entry

Caveman's Sky is an RTS Survival Crafting game where you control multiple units in their quest to save the world.

Mostly mouse controls. There is a quick tutorial in the beginning that should explain everything you need to know. NOTE: You can cycle through your units with the TAB key.

**The embedded version doesn't quite fit, but the link to the Web version should work well in Firefox.

This is my 4th Ludum Dare, and the first time I felt like I didn't have enough time. While I'm happy with the finished product, there are a few graphical glitches, and collider issues I wish I could have fixed.

** My live-stream:

All the art and sound assets are from the Unity Asset store.

A special thanks to everyone who watched my livestream on Twitch. Your feedback was invaluable, and your support carried me through!

Downloads and Links


Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:29pm

Amazing, you managed to get so much done in the time you had. Do you have a link to your stream? I missed it this time but i'll get in on it next time you're streaming!

Few improvements i'd like to suggest are have an option to select a unit without it being in your camera view and i didn't manage to scroll up but was able to scroll left, right and down.

Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:54pm

@Avalanche Games - Thanks! I'll add a link to my stream in the description, but it's

You can scroll through your units with TAB (It's in the tutorial, but it's probably easy to miss). Scrolling is tricky if you use the embedded player - perhaps I'll just remove it.

Thanks for the comment!

Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:38pm


Hey thanks for linking me your stream. Ah I see, another option I can suggest is to use arrow keys to move the camera?

Peni6 says ...
Sep 9, 2016 @ 9:00pm

I played the full twenty minutes. What you achieved in the time was staggering.

I think that there are too many animals, that having to target every animal when hunting is a pain, that some Ai for the guys could make the game a bit more fun, and that the 20min timer is a bit too short, i'd only just started my monument when we ran out of time.

Also, moving the mouse to the screen edge didn't work for the top of the screen.

All that said, I've never played an LD game for that long, and am in awe of how much you managed to pull off.

BMacIntosh says ...
Sep 10, 2016 @ 10:25pm

Really solid game, well polished and playable. I beat it with 4 minutes to spare. I agree that some very simple AI would be quite nice - at least for the cavemen to start fighting when attacked. The only problem I really had was selecting things that were inside the monument (there was a dead bear in there I couldn't pick up).

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