Ludum Dare 37 — December 9th-11th, 2016 — Theme: One Room

Well, Mike ran in to problems getting working properly with about 12 hours left in the Compo, so this is the backup plan.

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by rojo - Jam Entry

You find yourself in a long forgotten chamber in the ruins of an ancient civilization. Strange contraptions and cryptic messages lie in wait as you seek a way out. Your only companions are the notes left by an explorer who came before you - deceased. Will these hints be enough to secure your escape?

Here are two additional hints not explicitly stated in the game:

*Use and pay attention to your mouse. If your cursor changes, try clicking!
*As you find note scraps their information will be recorded in the appropriate place automatically - you don't need to write it down yourself.

Legacy is a puzzle game inspired by old school dungeon crawlers with a tiny splash of point and click adventure. A lot is deliberately left up to you to figure out. Some elements are randomized, making each playthrough very slightly different. I created it on my own for the Jam using Unity 5.

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60fingers says ...
Dec 14, 2016 @ 12:29pm

I had fun playing this, the puzzles are really hard so I did not really achieve anything ;)

Skosnowich says ...
Dec 18, 2016 @ 6:15am

The game was fun playing, even if I could not solve many puzzles. The movement feels kinda stiff, I personally would prefer that you do not need to press the direction keys repeatedly, but rather can hold them to move.

Ian Morrison says ...
Dec 20, 2016 @ 6:46am

Awesome entry! Great sense of polish and mood. A little awkward to move; would have been nice if pressing the movement button mid-transition queued it up. I also found myself missing sidestep keys, which would have made some of the puzzles less tedious.

I liked what you did with the audio. The music gets repetitive fast, but it does set the mood; really liked the sound on the floating crates.

Got all the way through to the end; almost thought it was broken until I realized that I'd misread the 3 and 4 tiles (I'd assumed the plaques were moving counterclockwise) and fixed my error. D'oh!

Linear says ...
Dec 24, 2016 @ 9:59pm

Absolutely Excellent!

I beat it :)

Zambini says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 8:25am

Great entry! I love dungeon master and Legend of Grimrock, so right up my alley. The controls were slightly stiff and the puzzles were pretty end-gamey, so I didn't finish it. The mystery and mood is great though, and I'd come back and finish it if I could move faster/strafe. Some ambient sounds would also be killer.

Zambini says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 8:38am

Oh, and the Mac build is working just fine :)

erik says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 8:46pm

Really nice job!

*Minor Spoiler below for anyone who hasn't played yet*

I thought everything was super hard until I figured out that I could stand on the last button to permanently solve each puzzle. Things got a lot easier after that.

mirta000 says ...
Dec 26, 2016 @ 9:38pm

don't think I'm smart enough to solve the puzzles and walking one square at a time is quite awkward, but the game is very pretty and I loved the collecting the letters part :)

Downtown says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 3:20am

Really Nice puzzle game, kept me busy for quite a while. Pen and paper was a must for figuring it out.

DOXM says ...
Dec 29, 2016 @ 1:33pm

Wow! The game looks amazing, and the puzzle solving feels great. The concept is original too!

handoharken says ...
Dec 30, 2016 @ 12:32pm

The game had a great atmosphere and clearly had some well thought out puzzles. I kept thinking someone was going to jump out at some point haha

Wumbo says ...
Dec 31, 2016 @ 4:38am

Love the spooky mood and the atmosphere the game creates. While I did like the puzzle solving atmosphere, I thought the controls were a little wonkey, and I kind of think the puzzles would have been more fun if I could have seen the whole thing at once. In three dimensions, visualizing things like a 2D grid just isn't that fun when you are better off getting a piece of paper and pencil out and working it out from a top-down point of view. Cool game though, and loved the music!

NIGIC says ...
Dec 31, 2016 @ 7:46am

Well, deciphering the messages took longer than I care to admit. Overall the actual puzzle solving was fairly basic, but I still had fun doing it. Putting everything together at the end felt satisfying.

I like the visual style.

Dec 31, 2016 @ 4:39pm

It's very well made :) The only thing I found annoying is that you have to repeatedly press the the key to move forward... Still, well done :)

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