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

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Ragdoll Romans

by retrograze - Jam Entry

NOTICE: On your first time pressing the start button, changing scenes is slow. Be patient, the game is not frozen, it is simply loading the next level. After your first race, the process is much faster and smoother. Thank you.

Ragdoll Romans: Utilizing the latest in dirt cheap chariot technology, one Roman races to win the newest iTablet. Onward, to glory!

W, Up Arrow = forward

S, Down Arrow = back

A, Left Arrow = turn left

D, Right Arrow = turn right

(Controller is also supported. Drive with the left stick)

Art and Music by: Trevor Haugen

Programming and Design by: Noah Schultz

Downloads and Links


elli says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:57pm

Simple and funny!
Could be improved by being slightly easier to begin with, to make it more fun, then subsequent courses which are more difficult. Also, after each race, it would be better to go straight into the next one instead of the unnecessary friction of going back to the menu.
It makes me sad when my horse falls over :(
Nice one!

steph88 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:01am

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)

Zeriver says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:01pm

Whoaw, really cool game, prbly the most fun game i played so far in LD36. Really nice concept and execution. Shame there isn't more "content", which is understandable after all it's game jam with time limitation. I would like to see you expand this game, adding rivals, more race mods and race tracks. Music and graphics have fun vibe and match game's light atmosphere. Really cool game.

My best time is 44.96 (i think the best strat is to lose one hourse, it's much easier to controll chariot with one hourse)

Sep 1, 2016 @ 1:55am

Really fun! My high score was 36.99 seconds. I did have problems with the high score not working right (displaying my worst time instead of my best) but other than that, really fun, silly, and enjoyable game. Good job!

retrograze says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 5:46pm

@steph88 Hi, thank you for the opportunity to get the game out there. I put the project (with the #LDJAM as asked) on, And you should be able to find it under Ragdoll Romans! Thank you again, and thank you to all the other helpful comments as well!

JK5000 says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 8:33am

The game is simple and okay fun. You had a very fun idea for the game, but I would really had liked if the destruction of the vehicle had consequences for my ability to drive. But overall well done.

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