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

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Blacksmith Simulator

by PlanetHoward - Jam Entry

You are a blacksmith
you blacksmith stuff in this game.
Blacksmith in my game.

A haiku, by PlanetHoward

Put stuff on crafting bench(brown table) to make stuff
Put iron/steel in oven to make:
SwordTop, HammerTop, SpearTop
After it's done, put in water bucket to cool down

Recipes (Put these on crafting bench)
SwordHandle + SwordMiddle + SwordTop = Sword
Handle + HammerTop = Hammer
Handle + SpearTop = Spear
Wood Plank = Handle x2

WASD - Move
Space - Jump
E / LMB - Grab
RMB - Throw

Downloads and Links


Xystem4 says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 3:52am

A really fun little simulator :)

jakeman722 says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 3:59am

That was pretty neat :) I love that you can throw stuff at the customers xD

Kitkom says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 8:04am

So to throw items to customers precisely is also ancient tech?XD

Diz Three says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 9:13am

Keep throwing! :P
It's fun, but it really lags a lot on my computer, going 3 to 7 FPS while in game (even on fastest). Other than that, nice work!

PlanetHoward says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 3:59pm

@Diz Three Sorry, I'll upload a lower quality version

fenwick says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 6:18pm

Very cute and fun. Some sort of scoring / levelling would be good and make it more exciting. Also loved throwing stuff at customers.

Ghen says ...
Aug 28, 2016 @ 6:41pm

i really enjoy this game, love the goofy nature of the game

a bit complain about the mechanic tho, the prize box that you get after completing an order shouldn't be openable only on crafting bench, it just make the crafting bench too crowded

instead let it break when you throw it, it should be much more fun

but its just a nitpicking really, very solid entry, awesome work!

Green_Cafe says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:07am

This game was a lot a lot of fun. I don't have allot of negative things to say. Just a simple fun to play game.

Geared Games says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 12:25pm

This game was super funny!Though I did get stuck a few times by throwing some items out of the window...

Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:14pm

O. Mah. Gewdness. This is amazing! I had a blast playing this. I wouldn't be surprised if we saw a few Youtubers make an episode with this game. Really fun and a lot of potential. Great job!

PlanetHoward says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 8:46pm

@Spinach_Chicken I was thinking of porting it to VR in the future ;P (That price tag though)

blinry says ...
Aug 29, 2016 @ 9:23pm

Nice idea and concept. Also fitting the theme nicely. The feature we liked the most was throwing stuff at our customers and hearing the Wilhelm scream :) The music as well as the game were kind of hectic, which we enjoyed! We even managed to create a sword without reading the instructions! Good job!

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

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.

Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:16pm

Haha, this was quite amusing. My shop just kept filling up with spare supplies though, so I eventually started playing blacksmith basketball, in which I tried to do all the crafting by throwing the items across the room. :D

Amine Tcherak says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 1:20pm

Great games i like it good works

PlanetHoward says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 3:17pm

@steph88 I tried but the site didn't allow me to post my .zip files, I'd love for you to play my game on video though ):

kostik1337 says ...
Aug 31, 2016 @ 8:39am

Very nice game, it was really fun to play it, even without instructions (I didn't notice them)

Sep 1, 2016 @ 1:31am

@PlanetHoward VR would be absolutely incredible! I've really been intrigued by everything with VR that I've seen so far, and I think this game would be a perfect fit for it! It is kind of expensive, though.

xirion11 says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 12:05am

Really fun, great music. Sometimes it was a little difficult to control but overall was a great and entertaining game. Btw, I riped apart the "stove" lid, was that on purpose?

Sep 2, 2016 @ 1:54pm

I didn't even complete a sword (mainly because I got to a certain point and couldn't figure it out) but I still had an amazing amount of fun just breaking everything apart and bouncing around the place.

It has a very Job Simulator vibe to it, and if given more to do and put on VR I think it could be a brilliant addition to that category of games.

also the music was perfect.

We played your game on stream, which you can view in this block:

xzippyzachx says ...
Sep 9, 2016 @ 12:52am

Very Very Very cool and fun game! I love the graphics. the game play is very fun too. It has a very good Job Simulator feeling to it! :)

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