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

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The Aztech Trials

by mvieira - Jam Entry

You are a Warrior called Nuhuati, descendant of the Half Ancient Half Technological Evolved Tribe known as the "Aztech".

And You were choosen to reach the top of the ancient aztech temple forbidden by all other tribes, but them all accepted you go to the trial and reach as high as you can to assure the survival of your tribe and bring the lost and ancient technology that might save You, your Family and all the Tribes.

Be Brave, noone really knows how high the temple really is, but if you are patient I will guarantee that you will reach the top and finish you journey.

Hope you like the game!!!

*Obs: Sorry but I had some problems with my computer and this is a short version since I lost the other one. :(

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headchant says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:26pm

Hey Mvieira! Nice jumping game. I really liked the graphics. Is the background image made with minecraft? One small problem: Sometimes I get stuck on the edge of the platforms. Anyway, a solid entry!

mvieira says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:43pm

Thanks, thats something that happenned to me too, since its random the platform. I needed more time to work so this things dont happen, same with some collision issues.
Thanks for the feedback.

g_o says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:54pm

That was.. interesing?
It's pretty funny actually, the dramatic music with the minecraft background and the made-up names with the pointless jumper. Really almost a criticism of Temple Run or something, and the endless runner/jumper games (doodle jump etc..)
"I will guarantee that you will reach the top and finish the journey" - hahaha

To criticise it a bit differently - if this was made for that kind of joke well it's fine, but if this is meant to be serious there are design problems here - the inconsistency of colors and color-scheme, for example: blue buttons out of blue (pun intended)
and of course the fact that the background is of minecraft and that there's no real purpose other than reaching the top, and while it could be kinda funny (because I guess it's long) most people want to enjoy the journey more than the final result.
I mean, it's a video game - if you didn't learn anything during the journey at the end you just spent a couple minutes or hours in front of a screen training pointless skills.

mvieira says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:36pm

@g_o - thanks for your feedback! Yeah, it was a one man job with little design skills and you are right there was a little joke with the minecraft temple and the color-scheme needs serious upgrade.

Unfortunatly, like I said in the description area, I had some major problems so I had to restart some of the development and worry less about some design issues.

Now, I am going to let you in a little secret 8D
...its impossible for you to play the game for more than 2min so I just didnt get from your comment that you played couple minutes or hours.

The game has an ending, and it is not that long to reach there and I taught it would be a fun experience even thought I had to downgrade the experience ;)

And sometimes you play games not to learn something, you play to enjoy and relax, thats how it was with Flappy Bird and other games especially MMORG where you just want to shoot other players LOL...

Thanks again for your feedback and it is not an endless runner, you just probably played less than 2 min or died too often...LOL.

Sakaki says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:21pm

Weeee I passed the trial! It would be nice if the trial was a joke (Yeah dude pass the trial and you won't be sacrificed go ahead, then the trial is infinity), and if you add a score it could be a real time spending mobile game. Keep it up I liked it :D

mvieira says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:31pm

Sakaki - Great Ideia!
Yeah, this game needs more feedback to the user such as score, countdown, and others.
Thanks for the feedback.

Vaiaphraim says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 5:44pm

A nice and easy game - not sure how to prove that I actually beat it, but there was a cheering crowd :P

I wish there was some indicator when you won - it just randomly switched screens at a point (there were still platforms above me)

Cool background music, too, did you make it yourself?


mvieira says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:30pm

Vaiaphraim - The real idea was to have a vertical parallax and as you climb up you start to reach the top and there you reach this ancient tech, but I had some trouble and bugs with the vertical parallax the way I wanted and in the small deadline I decided to stay simple.

The background music is an asset I had bought some time ago and I finally used, so cheers that you liked!!!

Thanks for the feedback.

g_o says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:54pm

Well, you did say that there's an ending.
And so I thought - ohhhh this is an endless jumper.
Perhaps I was TOO suspicious of you haha
I swear to god I'm gonna play it and have a timer to make sure you're not lying and it's really endless next time I'll play it haha

Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:44am

Really liked the music but the game play gave me some bugs. Got stuck on the edges of the platform and at one point the game got jammed.

Amine Tcherak says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:28pm

Great games i like it good works

mvieira says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:31pm

g_o - Hope you play again and reach the end. Its not hard I promisse and its a simple ending too.

mvieira says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:33pm

friedfishstudios - Thanks for the feedback. The platform random creation has to be redone and also some collision aspects so that wont happen. thanks for the feedback.

mvieira says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:35pm

Amine Tcherak - Thanks! There is much to be done and the feedback is great!

Mothdan says ...
Sep 10, 2016 @ 12:54am

I supposed jumping is the most ancient technology. Nice simple game, great music, could have used a score counter at the very least so you know how far you've gone. I'm here because you're ranked among the top "deserves feedback" games, well done.

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