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

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Ogg and the Obelisk

by SimonHutchinson - Competition Entry

WARNING: Flashing images

Ogg's adventures with the obelisk.

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SetTheBet says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 7:58pm

Confusing, psykotic and weird. I love it!!
Well performed and created even if I cant figure out what it really is. Like the art, the animations and the time spent on small fun details (instead of an actual game :D )

fenwick says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 8:02pm

The graphics were interesting, it was slick how the character never "teleported" between scenes. I wish the game had some progression.

ReboundGames says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 8:57pm

The number background is really cool, and the rest of the art is good as well. Sort of feels like I'm missing something though.

RasmusErik says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 9:08pm

- of those games I have seen,
this is without comparison
the one that fits the theme best
in my opinion.

I really like the atmosphere of the game,
super nice.

Ghen says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 9:24pm

i feels like Neo now lol, but tbh i don't get the goal

Dedioso says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 9:41pm

The atmossphere is really cool! Also because of the sound.
I like crazy games like this and its good that its that short (well i doensn't has an ending yet but you know what I mean). Thank you for programming ;) !

Pusty says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 10:00pm

interesting graphics

CMLSC says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 10:05pm

My eyes hurt. XD
The graphics are nice, but I don't get the point of the game... :/

Swampie says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 11:16pm

I like it, it's simple and the theme comes across. Good job!

NinjaNic says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:02am

I love the pixelated theme! Good work!

abhimonk says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:22am

The art is really nice. I also love the music during the obelisk "numbers" section of the game. I wish there were a form of progression, but I really like the transitions and the setup. I think this is the basis for a really cool game. Fits the theme really well too.

SmallPhil says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:23am

You killed my eyes, but it was worth it :P Nice game!

PotatoIng_ says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:48am

Awesome atmosfere, theme fitting, flashing and really fun!

Baknik says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:44am

So flashy, but the sounds were great. Love the theme as well.

alexv says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:48am

The dude is properly being rendered behind or in front of the houses and trees.
That's way too advanced of a behaviour for the Atari graphics, takes off the emersion.

Multitudes22 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:50am

Sounds, theme, and graphics were all excellent. I did play for a while though hoping something else would happen, though. I shouldn't have expected that of an 8-bit game, I guess XD

swellbastion says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:53am

Very polished, I love the sound even though that seems to be what everyone else is saying

seurimas says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:53am

Surprising and silly. Love it. And that cheery obelisk tune is going to haunt many nightmares, which I mean as a compliment.

Gravity Games says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:55am

I like the old school pixel graphics, they had a nice charm to them. Not sure if I'm missing something though, as I could only travel back and forth between two technology levels. Probably isn't possible on the Pico-8, but it'd be kinda neat to see the level of graphical fidelity increase with the technology level if you do something with this concept later on.

hermetic says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 2:36am

Nice use of Pico-8. Proper old-school game. Good interpretation of the theme through caveman/obelisk. Gameplay is a bit one dimensional. Need tohou style bullet sprays..!

BluShine says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:11am

Nice little riff on the theme. Love the animation.

Flatgub says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:31am

Amazing sound design and polish!
My eyes are a little sore but I can accept that x3!
Not sure if there was a goal, I turned to a modern human then back to a caveman again, but still amazing!

BloodJohn says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 4:34am

Psychedelic game. Funny graphics. I like the sound of running man.
But digital ruffle too stressful for me. :(

KevKevOnFire says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:13am

Huh. Gameplay has major issues. It's simplistic and repetitive. Unclear and confusing. But you know what? Who cares when you have this much *style*. It may have been only a couple minutes, but it was a good couple minutes.

adrian09_01 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 10:54am

oh! you also did a pico-8 game. nice simple gameplay, somewhat ugly graphics and nice tunes. oh, and I did that "getting started" FAQ for my game :)

kiguel182 says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:21am

I like the concept and the art/animations. The flashing background is cool.
The game could use a little more progression and something to do before getting to the obelisk but I liked it!

Jupitron says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:48pm

Just amazing.
Please confirm the concept so we can know if we get it or not.
Really simple but deep experience/narrative the way i see it.

RafaCP says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 1:56pm

Had a seizure but it was worth it! xD
Nice game.
Interesting narrative.
Wish he could travel further and further in time!

Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:11pm

Very smooth controls, loved the feel of it! And of course the more flashes the better =)
Don't know if I got an idea though, but it looks and feels amazing. I love simple but solid experience it offers.

Aug 29, 2016 @ 3:11pm

Hi all. Thanks for all your great comments and feedback.

Just following up that no, there's no end condition (good or bad). You just get caught in an infinite loop of new game+.

I wrote this somewhere else too, but, yeah, perhaps this is less a "game" in the traditional sense, and more of an "interactive experience" (or something like that).

There's no winning or losing, but my hope is that it's a fun ride for a few minutes.

zulman says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 6:03pm

This is amazing game to use in new Mr. Robot episode as demonstration of drugs trip :) Also love controls and loading time. This game is definitely has own style :)

KayZ says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 7:52pm

Quite the unique game :). Wasn't so sure about whether I had to collect those orbs (or whatever they were) or not, but either way was fine.

AWOL says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:53pm

Nice Work!

jakatpemadi says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:53pm

It's crazy!!!! I don't know what to say...
Great artwork. Great music. Crazy story...
Is it monolith? With flashing matrix style?
Great job!!! Excellent!!!

justinooncx says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 11:37pm

Interesting piece of work. There doesn't seem to be a win/lose condition, just keeps bouncing back and forth from two people... Am I missing something? Otherwise, the game has a really nice feel to it!

Hero7785 says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 9:32pm

I'm just really confused now
Great game tho

Rocketship says ...
Sep 1, 2016 @ 1:57pm

Very abstract and weird, in the good sense. Loved the start of the game with the little gameboy opening. The sounds and the look, even the controls feel very old school. The gameplay itself isn't anything special, although the "matrix" sequence is done in a cool way.

Sep 3, 2016 @ 11:37am

Now I'm happy.

nardelli says ...
Sep 5, 2016 @ 4:34am

I like your old style game. Well done! The music fits well too. Nice work


Frump says ...
Sep 5, 2016 @ 6:58am

Nicely done. At first I thought I was supposed to dodge the flashing round things, but I figured it out.

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