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

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We Are Here To Help

by Frederika and Patrick - Jam Entry

Did aliens really help build the pyramids? They certainly think so!

This was created using Ren'Py Visual Novel Engine.

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akai_0okami says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:54pm

Nice game, I liked the humour (especially the bit where he hoped the aliens couldn't read minds) and there were no spelling or grammatical errors.
My only complaints are that the font was a little bland and the game was too quiet, could've done with some background music.

caryoscelus says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 6:44am

Funny little VN. Liked the humor.

I don't think it makes sense to add rare sounds without bgm (since you did jam, you could find some free/libre music anyway).

g_o says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 4:08pm

I love VNs so I might be too harsh here.
This was kinda short and had no bgm and you used mostly ready images and sounds so... really production-wise I think you could do better, especially as a jam entry.
I loved the humor though =)!
Overall it's nice and refreshing but not wasn't too excited.
Good luck =]

fabsy says ...
Sep 5, 2016 @ 12:48am

The most relevant feedback was already left, so I'll just add that I enjoyed this short game. The interaction and dialogues of the aliens were rather funny!

Strike says ...
Sep 7, 2016 @ 11:48am

After 4 Ludum Dare, it's the first time I see a visual novel. Awesome !

It looks like you have a very decent engine here, plus the talent to write good stories. This one really works well, very good ending ;)

randomhuman says ...
Sep 7, 2016 @ 12:23pm

I really like this "interstellar scouts" concept you've come up with, and the ineptitude of the aliens is fun. It's a real reversal of the usual (sincere) portrayal of ancient aliens helping an inexplicably incapable human civilisation move the big rocks around, which I've always found insulting.

So, fun game! The big crash noise scared the shit out of me though, and it could use some music.

Sep 7, 2016 @ 9:25pm

Usually, I'm not fond of visual novels, but I loved the humor in this one. Note that it's too bad that, when choosing the "paint" option you won't have any choice until the end of the game. I restarted it many times to explore all options, the other options were great!

ohsqueezy says ...
Sep 8, 2016 @ 7:57am

YAS great video game, the best parts are when the alien sneezes and when the aliens make crop circles to practice writing

Sep 8, 2016 @ 4:46pm

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

Steven Miller says ...
Sep 10, 2016 @ 9:19am

Really great game, I liked the humor. Normally, I'm a little hesitant when I see someone made a visual novel, and I feel like they phoned it in, but this operated surprisingly well! Great job!

urielgamedev says ...
Sep 14, 2016 @ 10:44am

I liked the story and its humor. I explored each option and I found some of them have less choice next. Maybe you need to balance each option in order to get a story with the same length in each option.
Nice job!

MikeTheWayne says ...
Sep 17, 2016 @ 11:09am

Hilarious entry, very nice! Reminds me a little of hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy, this is very well written!

Four Quarters says ...
Sep 17, 2016 @ 12:38pm

Story and humor are great!
First option i take - ending the game))

mvasko2 says ...
Sep 17, 2016 @ 3:25pm

This isn't much of a game, is it? :)
Even though this is essentially just a long cutscene, I enjoyed every second of it.

It could have branched a little, unless I'm mistaken, you get the longest story if you click on the first option, and you can't make the aliens not... do the things they've done (near spoiler).

Anyway, it was a nice read, thanks!

invader says ...
Sep 18, 2016 @ 10:59am

visual novel that perfectly fits the theme.

Unique and funny - I really enjoyed the experience.

dollarone says ...
Sep 18, 2016 @ 8:57pm

Cool little game. Fits the theme and provided some laughs along the way. Could have been bigger but I like how the choices in the game were done properly instead of just a quick oneliner. Good stuff!

joe40001 says ...
Sep 19, 2016 @ 8:39am

I appreciate the effort on this game. I'm not a big fan of text adventures but clearly you put time into the story and art and I do appreciate that. Good job!

Score: (because I like scores)
Overall 2/5
Innovation 3/5
Fun 1/5
Theme 3/5
Graphics 3/5
Audio 2/5
Humor 4/5
Mood 3/5

Cirrial says ...
Sep 19, 2016 @ 7:17pm

Cute. I really enjoyed it. Some more interactivity would have been nice, but I admit to not being 100% familiar with the format.

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