Lost Among The Rocks

Stranded on a deserted island, you must cobble together a message out of rocks laying on the beach to get the attention of planes passing overhead.
Jam year: 
2021
Diversifiers: 
On the safe side
Platforms: 
MS Windows, Web standard (HTML5, Java, JavaScript, Flash)
Tools and Technologies: 
Unity (any product)
Technology Notes: 
Integrated an Optical Character Recognition library Tesseract to look at the arrangement of rocks scattered on the beach. While it does look for some basic phrases like 'sos' and 'help', there also is a dictionary of english words, which are compared against to see if any 'real words' are found. That way its less about appeasing the OCR and more just creating a message that is recognizable instead of random gibberish. Note: while the OCR works well in the editor, in the exported build seems to have issues and due to time constraints, a timer was set so the ending would always trigger after a certain period.
Credits: 

Charles Giessen, [email protected], @charlesgiessen on twitter

Game Tags: 
2D
Point & Click