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

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Pyramid Is What I Need!

by tr0ma - Jam Entry

Pyramid Is What I Need a.k.a PIWIN is a minimal "god game" with slight elements of RTS. The intention was to subtract from RTS all the elements of deciding where your units need to go. This would be all handled automatically.

The goal is to be the first one to build a pyramid. You just have to create the right units at the right moment. Very simple.

The mechanic is a little obscure, and you might lose at first. But, eh, isn't it what video games are about? Observe carefully the AI to understand what needs to be done... Also that balancing is definitely not perfect. Tweaking it is very tricky and is taking quite some time.

This is my very first Ludum Dare and actually my first game jam in general. This experience was extremely intense but very rewarding.

Hope you appreciate it!

Note: You can scroll left and right when the mouse on the edge of the window. Works great in fullscreen.

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pvtroswold says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:48pm

@tr0ma Haha I like this one! Well balanced and fun too

tr0ma says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:29am

Ah thanks man, well appreciated!

Bioloid says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:27am

Fun little game! I managed to win in about 60 seconds so you could probably make it a little harder. I built tons of miners at the start, then a reaper, and the ai never got a chance to start their pyramid XD. The art is really nice, I just wanted it to last a bit longer!

amras0000 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:59pm

The game looks very clean and nice, functions well, and is fairly easy to understand. Very nice job all around. I especially like the ability to screw over the other player. Only complaint I might have is that the game's a bit too easy, at least using the strategy of miners to build up points and just spamming out assassins works a bit too well.

Endlesspeak says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 1:27pm

After few games too stereotyped. But nice gameplay, nice graphics. Good job.

djdudes100 says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 12:22pm

gameplays cool , love the sounds and artwork great job

tr0ma says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 8:25pm

Thank you very much for all the good feedbacks, I might carry on some more work on it in the future, regarding balancing especially. But I also have in mind a few more features and a better progression system. We'll see how it goes.

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