Peaceful Greeting by Jilt

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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 !
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Ratings

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

Feedback

Hiku
16. Dec 2013 · 03:37 UTC
Nice ! Enjoyed it.
This is really funny to speak with aliens :D
However, a little bit too short.
PaperBlurt
16. Dec 2013 · 09:42 UTC
Oh my God! (This game looks so good I even took the time to write "Oh my God" instead of "OMG").
feizenbara
16. Dec 2013 · 09:57 UTC
Very nice looking, nice story, nice alien language, 5 stars ;-)
turnA
16. Dec 2013 · 10:02 UTC
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.
Jilt
16. Dec 2013 · 10:36 UTC
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 :)
reecpj
16. Dec 2013 · 11:03 UTC
really nice game! can't believe you came up with a visual language, the visuals are so strong in general
TheCze
16. Dec 2013 · 11:18 UTC
Excellent graphics! Also: All out war versus the earth :O
phi6
16. Dec 2013 · 11:21 UTC
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!
Follett
16. Dec 2013 · 11:22 UTC
Very innovative, but it was not very fun for me. I played it for a while though because of how nice the art was.
gupta_shvm
16. Dec 2013 · 11:27 UTC
Interesting concept. Really pretty game.
Sheep
16. Dec 2013 · 11:30 UTC
Very nice graphics. It's a bit silly he/she walks so fast though. Nice game.
Evilion
16. Dec 2013 · 18:34 UTC
I can't hold my tears playing this game, so much feelings !
bobo_oh
16. Dec 2013 · 18:35 UTC
Quite Awesome :)
pereubu
16. Dec 2013 · 20:56 UTC
Lissar
18. Dec 2013 · 00:00 UTC
Gorgeous game! I love in game languages, so I thought this was really fun. Could have used an editor though!
auto_suggestion
18. Dec 2013 · 00:15 UTC
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.
AtomicVikings
18. Dec 2013 · 13:06 UTC
I am a big big fan of such colors! It's raining Stars for you :)
Toureiro
18. Dec 2013 · 13:36 UTC
Interesting and Beautiful game!
zkenshin
18. Dec 2013 · 18:12 UTC
Very pretty and such a neat idea (:
Great job!
ColeSlawGames
18. Dec 2013 · 18:18 UTC
Interesting game! Would be nice if there were some sound, though. :)
lparker
18. Dec 2013 · 18:30 UTC
Really enjoyed this game. Beautiful graphics.
NiceAlexanderAS
18. Dec 2013 · 18:40 UTC
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!
AlanZucconi
18. Dec 2013 · 23:36 UTC
A bizarre experience. :-)
I really like the aesthetic of the game... it all fits together really nicely! :D
HellBlazer
19. Dec 2013 · 03:20 UTC
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.
jerombd
19. Dec 2013 · 13:51 UTC
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!
Czepta
20. Dec 2013 · 10:28 UTC
Really cool game and great graphics!
Nelien
20. Dec 2013 · 17:07 UTC
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.
Jilt
21. Dec 2013 · 00:06 UTC
@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 · 21:02 UTC
This is an awesome game, congratulations !
leparlon
21. Dec 2013 · 23:53 UTC
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.
Pomb
22. Dec 2013 · 07:55 UTC
Wow that was surprisingly awesome! I really dig this take for a memory game, nice job, amazing environment.
goerp
22. Dec 2013 · 11:10 UTC
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!
mcapraro
22. Dec 2013 · 16:13 UTC
looks neat, wish there was a mac version
vikingpotato
22. Dec 2013 · 16:36 UTC
Download file is an ecxe :( it should say 'windows' instead of 'download'
Jishenaz
22. Dec 2013 · 19:11 UTC
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.
Zerkruemler
23. Dec 2013 · 15:47 UTC
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
23. Dec 2013 · 23:04 UTC
Peace Star Star Somebody !
Wow! Politeness Somebody Moon Moon
Somebody...
local minimum
26. Dec 2013 · 20:04 UTC
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 · 05:41 UTC
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!
Diptoman
03. Jan 2014 · 11:27 UTC
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