Ludum Dare 36 – Video Telefaxer 570X


Just another quick post as I took part in another Ludum Dare last weekend. I’d managed to miss the last few so I was happy to give it another ago and redeem myself after the last couple I took part in (I wasn’t too happy with Kana Konjurer and I didn’t even finish a game for LD33).

This time the theme was “Ancient Technology” so I made a game about operating a fax machine. It’s heavily inspired by Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes but the main twist in this is the manuals you’re having to look up and read are actual instruction manuals for real machines found on the internet.

I’m pretty happy with how this went this time. Full art and sound (no music this time though) and a mostly compete game. I would have liked to have fit lots more into it as it currently wears thin pretty quickly and there’s only one real surprise where I would have liked there to be many, but the main ideas are all there.

Anyway after a few months of not really getting much done in my spare time, it’s kicked my creative side back into gear and I’m now getting back into working on stuff. The full version of Gridception still trundles along in the background, and I’m also working on a new smaller thing which I’ll post about in the future if it goes anywhere.