Ludum Dare 34 entry - Two button controls

This game is about being a telegraph technician in the 5 days prior to christmas day, 1914, the year of the famous christmas truce.

You have to relay messages from the front line back to base using morse code. As each day passes, troops die, and food gets eaten. Send the right messages back to get more troops and resources to make it to christmas day.

Use [F] to send dots, and [J] to send dashes.

PlatformsWindows, macOS, HTML5
Rated 4.9 out of 5 stars
(17 total ratings)
AuthorJon Reid
Made withUnity
TagsLudum Dare 34, morse-code, telegraph, ww1

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having learned morse a while ago, i thought i would try my luck at searching for games that use it. this was truly an incredible experience. the very simple mechanic of just copying messages, and the way it was so forgiving of mistakes, not having to start the whole message again, was very enjoyable gameplay.
the stats of deaths used as some way to show score? i think, was slightly unclear but really added a dark layer to this game. the sounds of bombs and music were also very immersive, for a game that is visually very still. i would reccomend this as a learning resource, it made the whole experience real, adding a genuine stress to getting the messages right. 


No I in the Morse code translator

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lol, it's in cursive so it doesn't really look like an I but it's under the H

I love this game

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this was a fun game, i hope you make more of these :)


Nice and simple way to practice morse code! Provides a good bit of pressure too what with getting a little low on troops in my case haha ^^''

What would be nice is to include some final stats maybe? Total troops lost, gained etc.? Just a suggestion though, no need to listen to me! :)


It's weird how your comment is the only comment on this game.