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

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My Computer

by QC Pips - Jam Entry

You're a 3D artist who needs to finish a work until tomorrow. Unexpectedly, your Macindows 10 updated 12 updates of 7326198. You can't wait that long to finish the update so you're forced to use your old computer. Will you be able to save your work before your computer goes in a blue screen of death?

Objective: Fill the saving bar

The bar will be filled automatically. It would stop if the unit starts making noises. You need to hear the different noises that your unit will make. Click specific areas of your unit to keep it from hanging. Each noise corresponds to a specific area. Unable to respond will make the computer hang. Accumulating 3 mistakes means blue screen of death or game over.

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Mordokay says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:30pm

Awesome game! The visuals were great and idea was hilarious... realy brought back memories from my childhood! Also the sound efects were very well done and helped make this game a great addition to LD36!

CliffracerX says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:33pm

Simple, funny, and brings back a lot of memories from doing the exact same thing while modding Morrowind; I recall lots of glitched dialog boxes and computer-smackings, especially when it would crash after hours of work.

Nicely done! I'm glad to see I wasn't the only one who thought ancient PCs would work for the theme. :P

Elit3dGaming says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 1:49am

Funny game, definitely fitting for the theme. Great idea! Sound is very loud though had to turn it way down.

lamogui says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 1:11pm

Would be a thumbs up for the idea. but piggy because the windows manager is not "real" (can't resize or move the credit window).

JK5000 says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 2:05pm

Not much to say about this game, but it is very fun. Great humor!!!

cakeknuckles says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 3:34pm

this game was pretty simple, but a funny concept. when i started it up i wasn't sure what to expect, but the concept made me laugh. the controls worked as expected, and i loved the throwback visuals of the old windows OS, haha. good job!

Sep 15, 2016 @ 7:43pm

My machine started making a loud humming noise the other day; I hit it and it stopped. 10/10 would hit technology again.

We also played your game on stream:

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