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

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by WASD - Jam Entry

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This is an "experimental dialog based game". In ordner to not spoiler you, I wont tell much more then that.

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/// THE TEAM ///
Hey guys this was our second Ludum Dare and we are quite happy with what we created this time. I hope you have a good time playing our game.

Michael WASD - Programming,Story,Design
Marius Hubertus - Story,Design,Art
Aequh - Sound, Music

/// THE TOOLS ///
- Unity
- Photoshop
- Visual Studio

Downloads and Links


Garfeild says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:03pm

Looks rad! But I cant find the way to download it 0_0
There is no "Download" or anything on page of your game =(

WASD says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:12pm

I was reuploading them it should work now

TeamPoops says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 4:12am

Really fantastic!

bytekeeper says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:03am

Cool concept! One could call it multiplayer :D

Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:44am

Amazing, at first I thought it was just an introspective game. It was funny reading some of the... other... stories after.
It was very enjoyable playing this even though it's not about action. Great work!

Guennor says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:55am

Hey yo. You took some time to play my game, I shall do the same to yours!

I love the art, even if there is just an almost still image, it suits the overall feeling that the game gives.

The music is eerie and sad and goes super well with the art.

One improvement you could do is to try to filter some "noise text" that the player inputs. When he asked my name I tried to naturally talking to him saying "My name is igor", and he kept calling me "my name is igor" until the end. Filtering could also help avoid players who input just "." as answers (this happened to me, so the story was really vague).

Overall it's a nice game and every aspect of it fits really well together.

Well done!!

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:58am

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)

joemid says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:17am


I agree with the previous comment, about filters. Not where I was expecting it to go, but was pleasantly surprised at the end! Just enough animation and variation to keep me interested. Reminded me of the cut scenes in the Trauma Center: Under the Knife- in a good way! Great job!


Ghen says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:26am

crap....very deep story telling system!
i love the artistic style, and overall atmosfer, i even answer the question a bit too serious lol
superb quality game indeed for 48 hours jam :D

Wevel says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 12:34pm

Really like this system, and it is interesting to see what other people put as answers. There may need to be some system of fitting answers in to sentences better as they don't always work.

Amine Tcherak says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:51pm

Great games i like it good works and good graphics

blinry says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:42pm

It's a unique idea with a good amount of polish! We expected our answers to show up later in the game, but the twist was pleasantly surprising. If someone got "writing 2-word Ludum Dare comments" as the worst behavior, please get in touch ;-)

We would have like the possibility to skip the dialog animations. Pacing was a bit slow. We were sad that only 7% of the players found peace most important :'-( For color blind players, one of the challenge was rather hard ;)

Zee says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:01am

Neat game! Sadly, playing Moirai kind of spoiled the twist for me, but it was still entertaining and different enough to be interesting! The artwork was great, and no server hitches to boot! it makes you think too! A job well done.

Have to love that our greatest invention were HDTVs!

Dimatt says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:57am

Really fantastic game here! i loved the twist at the end. It reminded me a lot of this game on steam called Moirai. The art was also highly polished. Overall, a unique and memorable experience!

jeremyfa says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 9:48am

Good concept!

I was worried that the things I type have no effect at all (expected choices instead of typing), but that's not true as we see it has some effect at the end!

Good job!

nicso says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:24am

Risky concept since the quality of the story depends on a random player (mine wasn't really creative ^^)

Tried the "tell another story" thing but i got exactly the same :(

Ambiance and art are really cool, good job ;)

JK5000 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:42am

Super great and unique idea, made into a fantastic game. The music and graphics is also amazing. Well done.

Allthebees says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:37pm

Excellent art and I really liked the sound effects and glitching of the robot. The pacing was a bit slow however.

amras0000 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 12:52pm

The game's very nice, and though it doesn't fit the mood much I did get a giggle from reading about how the human race collapsed from nerd glasses and a shitty taste in music. The puzzles/button clicking were well-designed, gave structure to the game, and added to the desperation and atmosphere.

A slight bug to note on the linux build: The game would read my mouse position on the absolute width/height of my monitor, rather than where it was rendering (which was some 30px offset down from my actual resolution for some reason) which made clicking on things a bit difficult, though highlighting the menu options did resolve most of the actual issues there. Setting any resolution other than my monitor's resolution made the game unplayable.

Phaix says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 2:26pm

Nice! I had sometimes problems with the input, looks like the focus was lost or just stuck. Have to try it on another machine later.

tmpxyz says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 2:12am

You've made a good serious game trying to convey something not only entertaining people.

vicious_br says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 1:29pm

If the Ludum Dare was not for score with stars, would give 5 at all. I am Brazilian and, today, whe live a big social instability and policy. Politics and digital marketing have managed to divide our country and today we fight ideologically. Our country is beautiful, with people who always smiled. Your game speaks a lot about it. Congratulations! Congratulations! for the game! I would improve the typography and the light for ambience.
Strong hug!
Please, play my game:

Sep 13, 2016 @ 10:40pm

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

alhvi says ...
Sep 20, 2016 @ 8:07am

Really interesting concept. Congratulations!

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