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by GaTechGrad - 48 Hour Compo Entry

NEW - Added post-compo entry which features run-time terrain modifications, so that holes are visible after excavation.

Welcome to Archaeology!
Here are the details of playing the game.
First select a surveyor to find good locations for treasure. If treasure is found nearby, the ground will be highlighted with a certain color:
White - no treasure near
Blue - little treasure
Green - moderate treasure
Yellow/Red - lots of treasure
Once you find a good location for treasure, assign an excavator to that area. If the excavator successfully digs up treasure, it will be shown in the world. Then assign an appraiser, who will determine the value of the treasure and add it to your total money.
Repeat until you've found all of the treasure, but you have only until 7pm before the game is over.

Surveyor (Tripod Icon) - Finds the best spots to dig
Excavator (Shovel Icon) - Digs for treasure
Appraiser (Magnifying Glass Icon) - Determines how much discovered treasure is worth

Left Mouse Click - Press buttons / Place objects
Right Mouse Drag - Move camera view
Mouse Wheel - Zoom In/Out

Unity (4.2.1f4), Garage Band '11 (6.0.5), Gimp (2.8.4), Bfxr (1.3.3), Audacity (2.0.3)

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dylanwolf says ...
Apr 28, 2014 @ 3:01am

The RTS controls here are pretty solid and the tutorial is a great idea. I like the concept, although it is possible to get stuck very early if you spend too much.

Bekokstover says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 9:38pm

Nice game, looks good! But it's very hard to find all the treasure. It's hard to see where you've already searched. And how do you know if you've won, is it just score? I do like the fact that you explain through a voice track, that helps! The animations are nice too.

IAmSpencer says ...
Apr 29, 2014 @ 10:23pm

nice concept, good tutorial, overall this was a pretty good game, well done :)

vinull says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 12:32am

The update really helps - nice take on the theme!

littleball says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 9:47pm

Not a bad game, well done. I think I found a lot of the treasure early on, then spent all my money surveying.

Udell Games says ...
May 3, 2014 @ 9:48pm

Clicking to continue didn't work for me on the webplayer. Google Chrome, Windows 8.1

recursor says ...
May 6, 2014 @ 6:32pm

At first I thought you could only survey the rocky area for treasure, but then I got smart...and richer. Nice work.

paps says ...
May 10, 2014 @ 1:05pm

nice game. never found the red zone though

May 13, 2014 @ 4:00am

Neat mix of RTS and puzzle game. I played this one a couple times. might be better if you could cancel a guy before he finishes counting down and get some or all of your money back.

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