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

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Ancient Siege

by dwhiffing - Competition Entry

Match tiles to create an army and defeat your opponent!

Use the arrow keys to move the cursor around
use space to select and swap tiles
Make 2x2 squares of different pairs of tiles to create units
Press Z to submit the bottom two rows and summon the units

You can make vertical lines:

horizontal lines:

or checker patterns:

for different units. Try to find them all!

You can also use the 'U' and 'I' keys combined with 1 2 and 3 to spawn units
use Shift to spawn them on the enemy side instead (but thats cheating ;)

Downloads and Links


Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:40am

The tiles seem to move too slowly to keep up with the enemy spawn rate. Great idea, reminds me of meteos a bit.

scriptorum says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:59am

Loved it. Really fun concept once you grok it. I'd like if there was a mechanism to teach you the patterns for the units, such as when a new pattern is made the game pauses a moment to show you a brief popup of the unit and its abilities. Nice job!

PotatoIng_ says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:22am

Quite fun, once you get the hang of it:). But really hard!

ValiaP says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:33am

Lots of fun. The battle view really add spice to the eliminate part! But it's a little hard to memorize the pattern.

Diz Three says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:37pm

The battle was fierce, but I decided to cheat :P
Fun game though... but without cheating, it would be somewhat hard to get to the other side...

I kind of get confused with the controls by the first time I played this, but it's fun once you get the hang of it.

Keep it up!

conrad123 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:08pm

This game was really fun. It was hard to get at first, but once you got ahold of it, it was immersing and fun. I suggest that you make the computer a little easier. Even when I was spawning as quick as I could, most of the action was taking place in my half.

jakatpemadi says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:44pm

It's fun. Really really fun. Thanks... :D

adaFish says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:23am

Good job, a little confusing at first, but once I got it, I smoked the opponent. Well done.

PeachTreeOath says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:16am

Glad you were fairly generous with the combinations, it felt good to know that most patterns would do something if I just winged it instead of remembering everything.

SamuelSousa says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:16pm

Very interesting. I think it has potencial but I fail miserably at feeling it was doing something useful to gameplay. Maybe more instructions would be a good advice.

dwhiffing says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:21pm

Thanks for the feedback everyone :) Am looking forward to doing a more finished version. Plan to have more units, more instructions, better ai with more difficulty levels, two player mode.etc Keep the comments coming!

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