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

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The Adventures of HMS Kingdom Brunel

by Hi_ImTemmy - Competition Entry


As you might expect, this game is a fraction of what I wanted to complete in the time, but I'm putting it up any way!

When it comes to technology, I'd wager there are only a few, if any, engineers who were as innovative than Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

Who also had very good taste in hats.

After building countless things on earth, it seems only reasonable that this English civil engineer would cast his sights to the stars. And what better way to accomplish it than in a coal powered spaceship flying through the heavens armed with iron canons. Totally sensible.

You must maintain the ship as well as you can by addressing any issues that crop up.

Oh, and don't forget about the petunias.

Arrow Keys - to move!
Space Bar - to use (face an object and hold down space bar to 'use' it)

Tools Used

Twitter: @Hi_ImTemmy

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onyon says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:00am

Survived 9 days, things get really hard at around day 7. Loved the textbox. Cool concept. Would love to see it with audio.

lonesurvivor says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:10am

Nice one! Made it to day 8. I first wondered from where to get the coal, till I realized that I just need to hold space at an object xD.

I like the art style and the text showing up at the bottom. It could be little bigger i think. And yeah, the movement feels a bit clumsy (you can't move diagonally and are colliding a lot with edges). Some audio would also be great ;)

snake5 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:45pm

Knowing the type of game this was, I was sad for the dude - it immediately became quite clear that he had no chance to survive the trip. My trip stopped at day 9.

I suppose the lesson this game teaches is: don't travel alone and invest in automation. Oh, and ditch the petunias if you want to survive.

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