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

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Get On The Horn

by kadexus - Competition Entry

A simple game that takes us back to the days of marvelous T9 texting.

Credits to my cousin Anthony for being the voice of the game.

Tools Used:
Sublime Text
Google Fonts

Downloads and Links


z6v says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 10:21am

I love the idea, I'd never thought about a typing game like this! I think it could be really good with some more style (e.g. an image of an actual phone). I also loved the unexpected announcement of my score, it was a nice touch

Simple idea but very nicely done!

hugeturnip says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 12:48pm

I really like this!

hugeturnip says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 12:49pm

It took me a while to learn I had to press 0 after every letter, but it was really fun

The score announcement was very nice too

Aug 28, 2016 @ 5:02pm

great and creative game that i thoroughly enjoy! glad to be the voice of the game, really makes me feel special(: enjoy everybody!

psilon says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 5:19pm

Oh, memories. This is a real ancient technology. I like this game very much. Very good use of the theme .

Ghen says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 6:10pm

ahahaha, good ol' technology indeed, where keypad still a thing, man...i miss those days

fenwick says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 6:24pm

Having flashbacks... very clever indeed. I wish the number pad on my PC was the same layout so I could really fly with my time-earned texting skills.

fitret says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 6:28pm

Ahahaha, I hated having to type like this, and I still do! Love it for LD. Agree that the score announcer at the end was awesome.

Aug 28, 2016 @ 6:38pm

<3 the narrator

ReboundGames says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 7:00pm

Clever interpretation of the theme. I expected it to work like most flip phones I've seen where if you want to type two letters one after another on the same button you just have to wait a few seconds for it to register, but having a next button probably lets you type faster.

McMutton says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 7:20pm

Keep it simple, stupid.
A well known principle quite well demonstrated. :)

The game is fun (even though a bit shortlived). As many of the others here I had the same problem: Realizing that I have to use the "next" button instead just typing the next digit.

SetTheBet says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 7:47pm

Great idea, not sure that this is how my T9 worked though (pressing 0 after every single char?) . Simple in design, simple in art and sfx but hey. It def got the work done. Still it's a 3 min fun game. Nothing more...

Traf d-Lo says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 8:14pm

Hehe, well done.

CMLSC says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 10:08pm

Funny idea, but it doesn't have very much content. You could turn it into the player texting someone and the AI responds with being very confused about the random words you are sending. XD

PotatoIng_ says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:31am

Cool idea! I still renamber the amount of times I have to press the keys:3. It would be nice, if you could controll the game with actual keyboard. Overall, really fun:)

MaTeX-7seven says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:58am

its simples but it works ! gj

KevKevOnFire says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:38am

Holy hell how did I ever do this shit quickly. Like people said, it works, and there's some fun in it. But... its hit the point of simplicity that I have to judge against it a little bit. I would think that a little more time could be spent on polish or user flow with a game this simple.

neural says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:34pm

cool idea, without egyptian stuff :D

Geared Games says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:07am

What an original way to make a typing game! It was nice and simple :)

qookiezzz says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:33am

Really nice!

BossHunters says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:34pm

Never saw a game like this. :D
Unfortunately I got an old mobile phone with T9, so I'm not amused as expected. I think you should bring out an android or iOS version. That would be funny. Btw: Your cousin's voice is hilarious!

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