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

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Ancient Circles

by Feng - Jam Entry

Rotate the circles to match elements in order to generate new elements.

A/D or Arrow Left/Right to rotate;
WS or Arrow Up/Down to interact;

Don't touch fire with empty hands;
Don't burn the tree;

wood*wood = torch;
torch*wood = campFire
water*ground = rice;
rice*campFire = food;
placing food to empty room to get population + 1;

if population > 3 then win;
if population < 1 then lose;

Art by @tutle1985 (刘美工), 周码农
Design by @Gnefnap
Programming by Autukill

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Kitkom says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:13am

It took some minutes to figure out what those icons mean and how to play. Nobody tells me that the water is acquirable.:)
Then it's interesting. I have to craft a food in one turn or the items will be flooded away (I guess?).
It would be wonderful if there're more elements.
Well done guys

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:36am

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.

Findor says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:11pm

Wow, the arty style is beautiful!

belva1234 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:11pm

It took me a while to figure out how to play,but after that.. wow, the art style is freaking amazing and the concept is really fitting the theme, good job!

ginger9 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 1:50am

Hard for me :(
I can craft nothing but the leaves, fire, the campfire :(

Tanton-H2X says ...
Sep 20, 2016 @ 5:29am

the process of exploring this game is really wonderful
these concept and design of this game are so subtlety and genius: [time],[circulation][develop]...these all let me feel the feeling which of "Life and growth in nature",it is very awesome and well built by the solid art with these details.
btw,when people added,the complexity also rised.i espically like this design,also these new shadows!it enhence the atomosphere of this game very great!

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