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

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by joemid - Jam Entry

So broke- trying to fix.

Super tech demo- some mechanics are starting to work- at this rate- I'll might have a game by LD40.

Click, double-click, mouse wheel, right-click, click-hold, dinosaurs, tech is missing at the mo- win and web missing maybe 4eva. JK check back tomorrow! Will add a post jam vers for mac and win in the coming days-


•Visionaire Studio 4.2.5
•Spriter Pro
•Adobe CC

Most character art and sound was created before the comp! Exceptions include the Male T-Rex and a few additional animations. Animations were tweaked at the last minute and might be buggy.

As might be evident; Visionaire does not use collision or physics, if this looks weird- it is not the fault of the program, rather my animation and action timings. Working on it!


•The button hold action is broken- it is conditional based and there is an error in the loop. Will be fixed in the Post Jam version.
•The game fails to preload completely before the first scene, causing slowdown.
•The particle system and some actions may cause slowdown.
•The Male-T-Rex has some random animation bugs, revealing that it was skinned over a previous character. :o
•Interaction with the tree is haphazard at best.
•Various graphical bugs.
•There is no real point- at this point.
•Random spawn and re-spawn system have been removed for this build- will try to include in the PostJam.
•Shaders and Reflections have been disabled for this build. A lighting shader can be turned on with Space and a contrast shader can be toggled on with V and off with C.
•Other keyboard keys might crash the game. Testing.
•Opening the game for the first time? It may hang, for a good moment.
•Controller may rumble if plugged in or activated- yet, there is presently no controller support implemented.
•Full screen on dual monitors? Your mouse might scroll out of the playable area and effect control.

Additional code courtesy of Lee Clarke, a.k.a. AFRLme
Special Thanks to the devs at Visionaire; most of all Simon Scheckel!

Let me know what you think, or if you find anything else!


New post jam vers, still doesn't have any real game, but maybe feels a little more like a really short one.


Point and Click to WALK/INTERACT
Point and Double-Click to RUN/INTERACT

Mouse Wheel Scroll Up - ZOOM IN and center on Current Character
Mouse Wheel Scroll Down - ZOOM OUT and center on Current Character

Right Click - ROAR

R - Dev Center on Rex

Your cursor will focus the camera on prey and predators.

Thanks so much for waiting and playing! I will try to get a Linux version up, but if not- at least a gameplay video!

josephmidthun (rat) gmail (rot) com

Copyright 2016 the menshop


Downloads and Links


omid says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:30am

This game looks great. It isnt too complicated and is a cool idea that is very appealing. I enjoyed the uniqueness of this game and how creative it was. Overall it was a very great game. 10/10 would play again.

Xakkar says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:10am

Nice game!

ccegeadamcc says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:27am

Screenshots are looks great, but i dont have mac for play it :D

tonynogo says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:21am

Sadly,I don't have any mac to test.
Anyway, congrats!

Lojchin says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:35am

Nice Game!

brunurd says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:52am

only OSX :(

Amine Tcherak says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:26am

Very Nice i love your Game Good Works )=

stenol says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:36pm

Look very good but I don't have a mac to try it.

DespiteSoft says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:58pm

Very good looking Game! Although it is some kind of pointless at the moment (like mentioned in the description) it makes fun to roam the world nonetheless. This is especially the case when the a few streaks of light part the rather dark atmosphere and you can submerge yourself in the atmosphere. Has lots of potential! Keep on!

joemid says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:19pm

Thanks for all the great feedback! @brunurd, @ccegeadamcc, @stenol - will get a Win version out by the end of the week!

joemid says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:24pm

Also @tonynogo, you'll get a Win version soon!

onyon says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:24pm

Looks nice, looking forward to win version.

belva1234 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 5:57pm

The graphic seems cool!But we need win version

Aug 30, 2016 @ 6:52pm

I really like the foggy and cold atmosphere in this game.

Findor says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:35pm

Looking forward to Win version :)

metalhaze says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:47pm

Sadly I don't own a mac to test this game, and i was so hype from the screen shots too. Just from the screen shots I can see a lot of visual direction and atmosphere, shame i cant experience it.

S0lll0s says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 7:51pm

Is there a video available somewhere? Would love to check it out on Linux or Windows.

joemid says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:05pm

Thanks for all the great feedback and for being patient- I'll see if I can get a vid up too, especially for Linux folk- and might be able to make a Linux port, but I have not come up with a way to test it on that OS yet!

Some of the characters and similar effects are in my previous entry for LD35, which does have a Win download, but a little different. My personal goal is to combine all the mechanics into a final playable game, but all the pieces haven't fallen into place yet! ;)

You can find the other dl here:

Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:08pm

no windows :(

Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:16pm

Would love play, but as others have echoed - no Windows version. However, thanks for posting a link to your LD35 entry with Windows download! Will have a look as I really liked the screenshots.

CartoonJenn says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:20pm

The screenshots look really cool :)

jeremyfa says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 8:24pm

The graphics are very nice and original. A pity I could not figure out how to actually play it! :o

simple_blue says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 10:57pm

try including a version for Windows :)

2011petia says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 11:58pm

Windows ?? I really want to play this game, looks nice

stuckne1 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 1:05am

Graphics looks cool! But I was a little confused on the objective of the game.

JOZ. says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 1:30am

Makes a windows version , I wanted to play -_-

Xinelu says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 1:48am

I really like the graphics hahahaha xD


scriptorum says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:08am

Hrmph. Can't get this to run. Just hangs, and the console logs something about not being able to store lsd-identifiers.

kazoo says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:22am

A very eerie vibe, not sure if that was intentional. I like the animations and sounds on the smaller dinosaurs.

moobchunks says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 3:49am

Windows build and I will play :D

Lonely Vertex says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 5:38am

Amazing graphics. But the controls are very difficult using just Mac's touchpad. I wish there were more of a gameplay, but the idea is cool. Overall the visuals and sounds are amazing and i'm looking forward to play the updated post jam version.

Dietrich Epp says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 7:34am

"You are overriding your security preferences to install an app from an unidentified developer. Type an administrator's name and password to allow this."

Sorry, I won't run any games that require administrator privileges. Suggest filing a bug with the Visionaire developers.

cubotrox_toni says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 11:17am

Very good art. It's an interesting idea. Good work!

joemid says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 4:20am

Windows and PostJam versions should be up within the hour! Thanks for all your patience. Here's a link to the Rex in the Spriter Awesome Boss Compo-
Plan to have a gameplay vid link before the end of the week!

@Lonely Vertex - Built with a touchpad, but might be easier with mouse? Still working on it- Anything specific that could improve? Thanks!

@Dietrich Epp - Sorry, not a bug- I can't get a certified vers at the moment. But, I hear you. Thanks for the feedback and I'll post here as soon as I can get it signed.

@kazoo - totally intentional!

@scriptorum - thanks for the heads up- I'll see what I can do and will post back here. I have a sneaky feeling it might have to do with El Capitan? No sure-

Thanks again to everyone for the great feedback.

joemid says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 5:28am

Post Jam vers are up- lemme know if there are any issues!

RIPPorkins says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 5:50am

The graphics and the sound are very ominous! Doesn't play that well on a trackpad since the game kept thinking I was trying to zoom in. Also didn't really figure out what to do besides kill critters. Looked cool though!

joemid says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 6:04am

@RIPPorkins - Actually, that might not be the trackpad- was intended to be a feature, not a bug ;) The cam shifts focus onto each character that the cursor passes through. Still needs some work or maybe to be removed all together, as it sounds like it is confusing. Thanks so much for the feedback!

mitya1234 says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 10:09am

That was awesome. Surrealistic views and animations. Good game!

Sep 2, 2016 @ 7:11pm

I really like the look of it!

frix360 says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 10:15am

This is a very weird game :D . I liked the atmosphere a LOTTT. Graphics, animations and sounds were very well done. But what is the objective of this game?

DaanVanYperen says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 12:59pm

Ok i'm not sleeping for at least a week. D:

AWOL says ...
Sep 4, 2016 @ 5:21pm

Wow. that was spooky. Nice game!

prygskok says ...
Sep 7, 2016 @ 1:42pm

surreal atmosphere... "The War of the Worlds" in «Jurassic Park». Awesome.

upisfree says ...
Sep 11, 2016 @ 7:20pm

Looks nice, but can't understand how to play :(

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