Peaceful Greeting by Jilt

made by Jilt for LD28 (COMPO)
In Peaceful Greeting, you have to answer properly to the aliens came to terraform the earth (yeah, terraform. the earth. haha, I didn't find any other word to say it).

In order to do so, you have to understand their messages, helped by your mother's studies and notes.

The controls are :
Left/Right arrows to move
Up/Right arrows to see your mother's letter (because it is important and I know that almost everyone will skip it, haha)
Space to interract with objects

I hope you're gonna enjoy my game !


Coolness 71% 3
Overall 3.77 60
Audio 1.31 786
Fun 3.22 267
Graphics 4.55 4
Humor 2.22 508
Innovation 4.35 4
Mood 3.61 83
Theme 2.88 489


16. Dec 2013 · 04:37 CET
Nice ! Enjoyed it.
This is really funny to speak with aliens :D
However, a little bit too short.
16. Dec 2013 · 10:42 CET
Oh my God! (This game looks so good I even took the time to write "Oh my God" instead of "OMG").
16. Dec 2013 · 10:57 CET
Very nice looking, nice story, nice alien language, 5 stars ;-)
16. Dec 2013 · 11:02 CET
More fun than I suspect at first. Learning the glyph and implementing it really tick something on my brain :D
Need more music/audio support to make it more immersive for player.
16. Dec 2013 · 11:36 CET
Yes turnA I wanted to make some sound but I spent too much time programming it (I'm not really efficient, I make lots of stupid mistakes haha) and at the send I hadn't have any time to make sounds ! I totally agree sounds are missing :)
16. Dec 2013 · 12:03 CET
really nice game! can't believe you came up with a visual language, the visuals are so strong in general
16. Dec 2013 · 12:18 CET
Excellent graphics! Also: All out war versus the earth :O
16. Dec 2013 · 12:21 CET
Amazing graphics, awesome immersion even without sound and music. And an almost scary prospect too, talking to the aliens and not knowing whether you are saying the right things or not! :D I found it really difficult to work out the language though, but maybe it is just me - don't really understand the whole interrogation/affirmation thing! Never ever played a game like this before!
16. Dec 2013 · 12:22 CET
Very innovative, but it was not very fun for me. I played it for a while though because of how nice the art was.
16. Dec 2013 · 12:27 CET
Interesting concept. Really pretty game.
16. Dec 2013 · 12:30 CET
Very nice graphics. It's a bit silly he/she walks so fast though. Nice game.
16. Dec 2013 · 19:34 CET
I can't hold my tears playing this game, so much feelings !
16. Dec 2013 · 19:35 CET
Quite Awesome :)
16. Dec 2013 · 21:56 CET
18. Dec 2013 · 01:00 CET
Gorgeous game! I love in game languages, so I thought this was really fun. Could have used an editor though!
18. Dec 2013 · 01:15 CET
I loved the sort of puzzle-solving in this game! The language is well-designed and had me drawing alien symbols on scrap paper. I felt a bit crazy, like when I was trying to solve puzzles in FEZ.
18. Dec 2013 · 14:06 CET
I am a big big fan of such colors! It's raining Stars for you :)
18. Dec 2013 · 14:36 CET
Interesting and Beautiful game!
18. Dec 2013 · 19:12 CET
Very pretty and such a neat idea (:
Great job!
18. Dec 2013 · 19:18 CET
Interesting game! Would be nice if there were some sound, though. :)
18. Dec 2013 · 19:30 CET
Really enjoyed this game. Beautiful graphics.
18. Dec 2013 · 19:40 CET
Hey great work, i loved the game, loved the story, loved the art (simple but smooth and cool)! :D was kind of hard TO ME to understand what the aliens were saying but it was a lot of fun! at the end i start a new beginning with Aliens, i tho i was going to destroy my planet xD There is no audio (or it was my computer? o.0) i was waiting for a relaxing melody or something but thats ok n_n excellent work!
19. Dec 2013 · 00:36 CET
A bizarre experience. :-)
I really like the aesthetic of the game... it all fits together really nicely! :D
19. Dec 2013 · 04:20 CET
Very original idea! Puzzling out the messages was quite fun, even though I was not always 100% clear on the meaning. A more complex version of the game would be awesome.
19. Dec 2013 · 14:51 CET
Really enjoyed this game, even I'm not sure how I won!
I love games where you have to be confused, where you are not sure of what to do, what to say: nice experience^^ And I love contrast between the seriousness of the plot and the cuteness of the art!
20. Dec 2013 · 11:28 CET
Really cool game and great graphics!
20. Dec 2013 · 18:07 CET
Interesting concept. Not highly challenging, I think I said "yes", "peace" and "yes", which I could probably have figured out without reading the alien's messages. I thought it was an interesting choice to have your mother's letter pop up using the up arrow, but you have to walk back and forth to see the dictionary. Some of the compound words are interesting- I'm unsure of the difference between a yes-planet and a someone-planet. But I always find it interesting playing with limited-word languages. Language is always hard to program, so you've taken on quite a challenge here.
21. Dec 2013 · 01:06 CET
@Nelien, the game is indeed pretty short (I'm really not a programmer, I spent too much time coding the core of the game, and didn't have time to make it longer), but if you had said just "yes" or just "peace", or just changing the order, you would have lost, so I don't think it is so much easy to answer without trying to understand, but maybe I'm wrong. Anyway, thanks for the feedbacks, I'm willing to make a more finished version of the game, because I liked making it a lot and I was very frustrated at the end when I realized I didn't have any time left to finish it in the way I wanted to.
Zephyr Raine
21. Dec 2013 · 22:02 CET
This is an awesome game, congratulations !
22. Dec 2013 · 00:53 CET
Did I just... learnt a new language?
Great work, loved it. I would love a longer version of this game. But it's totally understandable it being this short for this compo.
5/5 would play again.
22. Dec 2013 · 08:55 CET
Wow that was surprisingly awesome! I really dig this take for a memory game, nice job, amazing environment.
22. Dec 2013 · 12:10 CET
Brilliant. I haven't solved the language yet but am intrigued enough to continue.
Great story, original and very beautiful graphics and a puzzle I want to solve.
Best game for me so far.
Of course I would have liked sound to make it more immersive, but maybe you can do that later?
This is a game to recommend!
22. Dec 2013 · 17:13 CET
looks neat, wish there was a mac version
22. Dec 2013 · 17:36 CET
Download file is an ecxe :( it should say 'windows' instead of 'download'
22. Dec 2013 · 20:11 CET
Very beautiful game. I'm amazed you designed a neat language like this in little time. I enjoyed trying to decipher what the aliens were saying. You should develop this language further.
23. Dec 2013 · 16:47 CET
I did it. Although it was very confusing at the beginning it was solvable. Thank you for the nice idea and good implementation.
Toki Anholmes
24. Dec 2013 · 00:04 CET
Peace Star Star Somebody !
Wow! Politeness Somebody Moon Moon
local minimum
26. Dec 2013 · 21:04 CET
Stunning graphics and I suppose I only have myself to blame for loosing, since I did declare that war on purpose (so I replayed and got some peace). I found it a bit annoying to have the instructions hide/show on up down button as I was inclined to press those going back and forth between base and forest.
Shaun Lebron
30. Dec 2013 · 06:41 CET
What a clever geometric language and grammar! It was a very fun game. Enjoyed running into the forest and deciphering messages in time to make world-saving replies, haha. Thanks mum!
03. Jan 2014 · 12:27 CET
Enjoyed it, but some messages were really hard to understand for me, and man, the replies could only be single words so it felt inadequate. But I still liked it, and the amazing graphics were a great icing on the cake. Awesome experience, had me drawing symbols all over a notebook xD