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

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by lmgginspace - Jam Entry

In Tech-Alchemist you are able to create newer technologies by combining two older ones. You start from ancient times, with only natural resources, and as you progress you may be able to reach classic, industrial or even future technology! Are you up to the challenge?

Note from the author:
There are a lot of missing icons, as making them is a lot of work for only about 36 hours.
I will be uploading an updated version soon with all the icons. I think it doesn't break the rules of the Jam, and will provide a better user experience.

** Update 0.2 **
- New icons, for a total of 62.
- Tweaked some elements' epoch to be more realistic.
- Android: Buttons are larger, so they are easier to press.

Downloads and Links


Bioloid says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:32pm

So polished! It's a bit finicky on mobile because of the small ui, but overall nice entry :)

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:12am

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)

lmgginspace says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:44am

Thanks! Yeah, android is still a bit off, but will improve soon :)

Thanks a lot for your words, the game is now here too:
It will be awesome to be in a video :)

lmgginspace says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:46am

As for the icons, i'll be resting today, was a lot of work for one man... :(
I want these to be updated starting by tomorrow, and maybe add or tweak some combinations.

xirion11 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:56am

Really entertaining, I liked the feeling of wonder and discovery when combining techs. I'll be looking forward to find this on android.

Yazara says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 12:40pm

Wow, this is really cool. Really much Content and nice polished. I played Alchemy games like this before, they're really relaxing to play (and I guess fun to develop). I like the progression in new ages, also cool how objects are greyed out if there's no use for them (at least that's how I interpreted it). It would be nice to get hints, what objects can be discovered, and then trying to find out how to craft them.
The only thing I really didn't like were the sound effects^^

barkergames says ...
Sep 17, 2016 @ 8:07pm

I really liked this one, really hard to get them all. I got stuck :)
One of my favorites though!

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