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    15 awesome games with less than 50 ratings

    Posted by (twitter: @oujevipo)
    May 6th, 2012 9:22 am

    Ok…so I’ve rated 133 games so far, and I reviewed a dozen of them on my blog. Time for a break.

    I’m very grateful to all the people who recommended some games on the Ludum Dare frontpage and allowed me to discover some jewels, so I’m gonna do the same.

    Of course, a lot of my favourites already got 100+ ratings and it would be stupid to recommend them one more time, so I’ve decided to present 15 games with less than 50 ratings and which deserve to be played. (The order is not important)

     

     

    Dr. Biology’s Educational Game

    Because biology is fun !

     

    Five by Five

    A very clever puzzle game

     

    These are your friends

    I fell in love with an island !

     

    Minilization

    A very deep civilization simulation

     

    Evolve

    A grow-like with awesome graphics

     

    Tiny Toy

    The weirder it is, the more I like it !

     

    There is a picture

    An suprisingly awesome adventure made on RPGMaker

     

    Dwindling Worlds

    My brain and my eyes still hurt…

    Real War

    Not for kids !

     

    Circus Flea

    This one made me ROFL

     

    Tiny World Cardgame

    A well balanced card game…moreover : it’s cute

     

    Tinyville confidential

    What would happen if Facebook games were actually good.

     

    Rambros

    Looks like a video game version of The Expendables

     

    It’s a tab

    A 16×16 pixels game…playable in a favicon.

     

    Beefwar

    Meat+Panzers = Fun (too bad I can’t see any link with the theme)

     

    On a previous post, Madball explained how he rated the games, and that was very interesting, especially because I myself rated games quite differently. So maybe some people will be interested by my own rating grid :

    Here are the categories, by order of importance according to me :

     

    Innovation
    1 : This game is a total ripoff, I blame you for that (never used)

    2 : This game is nothing more than a platformer/shooter ^^

    3 : Ok…you got some good ideas.
    4 : That is clever !

    5 : MIND BLOWN ! (when I give 5 in innovation, I automatically give 5 overall)

     

    Theme

    1:No link with the theme
    2: Easy use of the theme (only introduced in a single sentence, or in the title for exemple)

    3: Fits the theme, but meh…not very cleverly

    4: A rather original approach of the theme

    5:A unique approach of the theme

     

    Mood

    1 : /

    2 : I see what you’ve tried to do, but you obviously failed

    3 : Meh.

    4 : You made me smile/cry/rage…etc

    5 : I was so in your game that I forgot I was playing a game

     

    Fun

    1 : /

    2 : That was soooo boring

    3 : I don’t regret the few minutes I spent on this game

    4 : I enjoyed playing this game

    5 : I’m still playing this game.

     

    Humor

    1 : /

    2 : /

    3 : Ok, you got me, I smiled

    4 : My eyes laughed

    5 : My body laughed

     

    Graphics

    1 : /

    2 : Graphics annoyed me

    3 : I didn’t notice the graphics, that means they’re good enough.

    4 : You put a lot of efforts into your graphics

    5 : Graphics fits perfectly with the game, even if it’s only three pixels on a screen

     

    Audio

    1 : / (no audio, I don’t rate)

    2 : There is some audio, but honestly, it would be better without it

    3 : There is audio, and it is not annoying.

    4 : Great audio or/and great music

    5 : Audio is part of the gameplay

     

    Overall

    Most of the time, Overall is the better value between Innovation and Theme, but is could be lowered if something really suck. I would never give 5 overall to someone with 1 or 2 in Theme or Innovation. On the opposite, if you’re a cool guy, overall could be raised by 1, that’s not voluntary, but I know it counts.

     

    Well that’s all folks.

    By the way, Have you played my game-with-an-accidental-spelling-mistake-in-the-title ?

    8 Responses to “15 awesome games with less than 50 ratings”

    1. nuprahtor says:

      Oh noes, my game has less then 50 ratings :c
      Thanks a lot for mention!
      By the way, how did you know about amount of ratings?

    2. Pierrec says:

      Well…under the 20 default pick is the list of the games I’ve already rated and aside the author is the number of ratings (Well…I suppose it is)
      You got 46…close to 50, that’s already great

    3. dr_soda says:

      After 50 is where it becomes very difficult to get any notoriety.

      D seems to equal something along the lines of 50 – Coolness + Times you’ve been rated (sort of) UNTIL you have been rated 50 times.

      Once you’ve been rated 50 times, D simply equals number of ratings you’ve received. Since it’s nearly impossible to show up on the front page with a score of 54 or higher, once you hit that number the ONLY way to get further ratings is to either promote your game aggressively or to have it go viral among the community.

    4. nuprahtor says:

      Ok, now I see. Thanks guys!

    5. caranha says:

      Awesome, Pierrec! You should tag this post with “review” or something :-)

    6. SusanTheCat says:

      Thanks for the nice things you said about my game. :)

      I also like reading your criteria for games.

      Thank you for rating so many games.

      Susan

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