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

Back to Browse Entries


by Haokarlos - Jam Entry

Hapalochlaena is a game about using a radio for explore a planet

Is anybody there?

Explore a devastated planet and search the crystals: the most valuable resource in the galaxy.
Be careful with the energy or u will die.

Use the ancient radio and search in the band frequencies for clues.


AWSD: move
Mouse: use the radio
E: Use / Go back to the spaceship


@MiguelFizbam - Design, Code (5 World Wars in Europa Universalis)
@Haokarlos - Design
@Antonio10bc - Art
@AleixRisco - Art

@Celet_gut - Planet music

*Tecnology: GameMaker, Unity3D, PixelEdit, Illustrator

Downloads and Links


steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:21am

Hi, nice game and congratulations ! 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.

Sep 2, 2016 @ 6:47pm

Neat concept! I included it in my compilation video series of Ludum Dare 36, if you’d like to take a look :)

Sep 2, 2016 @ 7:20pm

I'm surprised you didn't get more comments, this game is really cool!
I really like the radio scanning, and how the distance affects the length of the message and the frequency affects the clarity of it, very well made.
It's really fun exploring the planets and finding all the messages, I played it for quite a while but didn't manage to reach any end,I got to 85 energy and explored every tile of all 3 levels, but what now? I don't know how to continue..

the artwork is really nice, especially the spaceship part, It looks really cool. The music though is the best, it's perfect for this game.
I think you could at least mirror the player sprite when turning left/right, it shouldn't be hard to do.

I enjoyed this game, so thanks for posting it!

Kirstine says ...
Sep 5, 2016 @ 6:23pm

Really like the artwork and the game concept! Think you could make something really great out of this game :)

WERT Studio says ...
Sep 13, 2016 @ 1:31pm

the graphics are good but game over

You must sign in to comment.

Mini Submission FAQ

TEAMS: Teams entering the Jam should pick a single representative to submit your game, or create a team specific account you can share. We currently do not support Team Voting, but sharing an account and together playing and rating games is acceptable.

CAN I ENTER BOTH EVENTS?: You should pick 1 event, whichever you think it’ll do better in. If the idea is strong, and everything plays well enough, you can go Compo. If you’re a perfectionist, and would prefer people to play a more polished game, do the Jam. Many solo participants enter the Jam.

If you made 2 games, unfortunately, the website doesn’t support multiple submissions per user. To submit your 2nd game, you will have to make a 2nd account. Only do this if you made 2 games. Alternatively, if one game is better than the other, then consider just entering the better game.

CAN I KEEP WORKING UNTIL THE DEADLINE?: Yes! Immediately after the 48 or 72 hours, we do something called Submission Hour. As the name suggests, it’s an extra hour for you to package, upload, and submit your games. If there were catastrophic issues trying submitting your game, or you misunderstood how submissions work, that’s okay. It happens. We’re flexible. If you need advice, check with the folks on IRC. If you need an admin, get in touch.

CAN I KEEP WORKING ON MY GAME?: Oh definitely! You should! But for the sake of judging, keep the Compo or Jam version around. You can include a link to the Post-Compo/Post-Jam version of your game on your games page, but sure your main links are the original version.

PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate at least 20 games to improve your visibility (Coolness).

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crashes, win condition, or tiny bugs after the deadline. In a sense, this is like “porting” to support more players. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just fixing mistakes you should have caught had you been better rested.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs ( and you will show up. Alternatively, if you just posted it, wait a minute. The cache may not have refreshed yet.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.

[cache: storing page]