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

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A New Start

by TheTeaGuns - Jam Entry

NOTE: This is more of a demo since we ran out of time

-=How to Play=-

WASD to move
E to open inventory

Click on resources when near them to collect them

Click on an NPC waiting by your fire to invite them to join your town
Trade resources to NPCs in your town for better gear
Survive as many days as you can

-=Made By=-

TheTeaGuns (game design, art, animation)

LudumAnthony (game design, programming)

-=Things to mention since we ran out of time=-

Ignore bow slot & empty middle slot in inventory.
Food is worthless since we didn't have time for a working food system.

We may have taken on a bit too big of a project for our current skill levels, but we hope to be able to expand this into our full vision post jam!

Downloads and Links


intXparts says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:14am

I really like the pixel art, it has a good vibe to it. I played 4-5 games and never really made it far, kept getting overtaken by the NPC's. It would be interesting to see what this evolves into if your team keeps working on it.

Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:43am

Love the art and gameplay is interesting. Hope to see it finished soon!

8Keys Studios says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:06am

Cool art style, but I couldn't seem to figure out what to do. Since I could swing the axe anywhere, I wasn't sure if swinging it near trees was gathering resources or doing anything at all. Some audio feedback might help players understand what to do.

publicidadeba says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:11am

We went for something VERY, VERY similar, but then time bit us in the butt so we had to take a different approach. Anyhow, well done, loved the art.

Lonely Vertex says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:27am

Well, this seams like a start of something great. Since this is very early stage of the development. I like that you have the game in Java and the art style is pretty cool. I would love to see more mechanics than just walking. Is there an option to chop down the trees with your axe [key 3] ?

Dimatt says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:42am

This game had some cool pixel art! but there wasn't really any form of audio feedback, and the death screen was a bit slow to fade. Still, a nice entry dude.

Strike says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 5:53am

It took me a while to understand that only trees with leaves can be chopped. After that it seems that I just have to wait at the fire for new residents to join. It feels nice to see this little town growing ;) A lot of potential in this demo. I wish you can keep working on it so we can have a complete version later. Good job !

ohsqueezy says ...
Sep 14, 2016 @ 3:33am

I keep thinking this game is called Food Day, and you're looking for food (which I think is actually part of the game) because it's Food Day. I see there are some cool shrinking vision effects going on, and I found some scary looking people. The people look menacing, but it seems I cannot axe the people.

CMLSC says ...
Sep 19, 2016 @ 8:58pm

Whelp, that was strange. I tried to play it and it was running at(I'm guessing) around 0.1 to 0.2 frames per second. I know that I have a bad pc, but it isn't that slow.

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