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    Ludum Dare 21

    August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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    1.

    Web | Trailer | Source

    Three characters have gotten themselves into very dire situations, and it's your job to guide them out... rapid-fire! The arrow keys is all ...
    - Overall
    - Fun
    #5 - Theme
    #17 - Innovation
    #47 - Graphics
    2.

    Timelapse | Web | Source (haXe)

    You must escape the terrifying Rainbow Jail island.
    On you way you can rescue others prisoners or use them to protect yourself.

    - Move y ...
    - Overall
    - Innovation
    #9 - Fun
    #25 - Graphics
    #37 - Theme
    #38 - Coolness
    3.

    Windows | Linux | Mac (contributed by mcc) | Mac (contributed by kosinus) | Source

    epacse - an alternative physics platformer.

    Controls not explained in the game:
    F - toggle FPS display
    Esc - exit the game instantly
    E ...
    - Overall
    #4 - Innovation
    #18 - Fun
    #32 - Graphics
    4.
    TIE

    Windows | OS/X | Web | Timelapse | Source

    I decided to do this last minute so kept it kind of secret. Didn't tweet or update, just got my head down and made it!

    The story goes som ...
    - Graphics
    #4 - Fun
    #4 - Overall
    #8 - Audio
    #47 - Community
    4.
    TIE

    Web | Source (music) | Source

    Built in flixel + tiled + garageband + flashdevelop + photoshop. I wanted to build something that tries to explain why I would spend 48 hou ...
    #4 - Overall
    #11 - Audio
    #21 - Humor
    #24 - Graphics
    #26 - Fun
    #47 - Theme
    6.

    Windows | Source

    Wow. Well that was a whole load of fun. It's finally finished.

    "To Hell And Back" is a classic LucasArts-style point and click graphic ad ...
    - Humor
    #5 - Fun
    #6 - Overall
    #14 - Theme
    #29 - Graphics
    #49 - Audio
    7.

    Web | Source | Kongregate (deleted) | Video Walktrough

    McPixel is a minimalistic point'n'click adventure.

    There are 6 puzzles to solve, and you have 20 seconds to complete each. If you fail, i ...
    - Humor
    - Fun
    #7 - Community
    #7 - Overall
    #25 - Audio
    #28 - Graphics
    #46 - Innovation
    8.

    Web | Source

    Arrow Keys to move, X to jump, and C to dive.

    Made in Flash with Flashpunk and Flashdevelop, as well as Noel Berry's "Advanced Platformi ...
    #8 - Overall
    #11 - Graphics
    #21 - Audio
    #28 - Fun
    9.

    Windows | Source

    NOTE: I'm getting a few people saying mouse doesn't work, I think it might be its just not obvious what to do first: you're injured so need ...
    - Graphics
    #9 - Overall
    #18 - Coolness
    #44 - Fun
    10.

    Windows | Mirror | Source

    Mindbane is a 2D action platform game. Manipulate physics and try to escape from the dangerous mind maze.
    Developed with GameMaker Standard ...
    #10 - Overall
    #14 - Fun
    #16 - Audio
    #38 - Coolness
    11.
    TIE

    Windows | OS/X | Web | Source

    This is a rail shooter where the player must suppress a escaping prisoners with bullets. ...
    #11 - Overall
    #16 - Fun
    #27 - Community
    #27 - Graphics
    #32 - Theme
    11.
    TIE

    Web | Timelapse part one | Timelapse part two

    A point and click game about saving people. JUST KIDDING. It's about escaping from a big mansion, or villa if you will. I'm really happy wit ...
    #4 - Humor
    #8 - Audio
    #11 - Overall
    #12 - Fun
    #22 - Theme
    13.

    Windows | Web | Source

    The web version will play immediately. If you want to play it offline, get the zip file and launch the html file locally.

    You need java t ...
    - Community
    #13 - Overall
    #35 - Graphics
    #37 - Fun
    14.

    Windows | Source

    A simple platformer. Arrow keys to run. Z to jump. Escape to exit. ...
    #14 - Overall
    #21 - Theme
    #22 - Innovation
    #32 - Humor
    #37 - Audio
    15.
    TIE

    Windows | Source

    Alright, this is my first Ludum Dare entry and everything went smoothly.

    The game is in XNA Reach, so any computer that has windows shoul ...
    #8 - Fun
    #15 - Overall
    #25 - Audio
    15.
    TIE

    All (web) | Source

    Bug workaround
    ============
    - If the screen is mostly black and you can only see small dots, simply wave your mouse cursor over the game a ...
    #5 - Audio
    #15 - Overall
    #15 - Graphics
    #24 - Fun
    17.

    Windows Standalone | Cross-platform + Source (.love) | Timelapse

    this short abstract exploration game is my first LD entry. i spent most of my time making sprites and music so there is not really much game ...
    - Audio
    #17 - Overall
    #25 - Graphics
    18.
    TIE

    Windows (.zip file) | Source (.gm81 file)

    COMMENTS ARE BROKEN ON THIS PAGE (off and on).
    If you can't leave a comment here, you can leave a comment on my blog at http://stozstudios. ...
    - Humor
    #9 - Fun
    #14 - Theme
    #18 - Overall
    #29 - Graphics
    #32 - Audio
    18.
    TIE

    OS/X | Windows | Source (Linux)

    *Note: If your resolution is too small to fit the game, press S.*

    Windows: Run main.exe.

    You are the greatest escape artist alive! Kil ...
    - Innovation
    #18 - Overall
    #26 - Coolness
    #31 - Fun
    #36 - Audio
    18.
    TIE

    Web (Flash) | Timelapse | Source

    Run from the purple squares and collect coins as you go.
    Buy upgrades to get further and submit you score to the leaderboard.

    *** Note: ...
    #6 - Fun
    #8 - Community
    #18 - Overall
    #43 - Coolness
    18.
    TIE

    Windows | Enhanced Post-Compo | YouTube (Spoilers) | Source

    You are living on a spaceship, suddenly it is under attack. Enemies are boarding and blowing the place up. Get to an escape pod before it ...
    #18 - Overall
    #20 - Audio
    22.
    TIE

    Windows

    In Amke's Revenge II you play as an audacious explorer lost in a deep, deep cave. Filled with loot, monsters, lava, and Amke himself, the ca ...
    #12 - Fun
    #22 - Overall
    22.
    TIE

    Windows - Compo Version (1.00) | Windows - Current Version (1.03) | Source (Game Maker 8.0)

    CAPTIVE
    A game by Nate Wiesel
    for Ludum Dare 21


    You awaken in a strange, unfamiliar place. All you know is that you need to escape.
    ...
    #22 - Fun
    #22 - Overall
    #49 - Theme
    24.

    Windows | OS/X | Source

    Wow. I literally just wrote code, 3d-modelled, composed music pretty much non-stop for 48 hours. I had some problems building the Windows ve ...
    #6 - Audio
    #11 - Theme
    #14 - Graphics
    #24 - Overall
    25.

    Web (Flash) | Source

    Prisoners of a war of words, many women and men of letters need a guiding hand to escape from camps of genuine, physical terrors. Not every ...
    - Theme
    #25 - Overall
    #33 - Fun
    #34 - Innovation
    #43 - Coolness
    26.

    Web | Source | Commentary | Postmortem

    This game is somewhat of an adaptation of Flatland, by Edwin A. Abbot, though that wasn't really my intention going in.

    My intention, ins ...
    #6 - Innovation
    #13 - Community
    #22 - Coolness
    #26 - Overall
    #41 - Fun
    27.

    Web | Source | OSX | Windows

    LD21 - Escape : Mountain above the clouds

    *** Story ***

    The legends say that each year, and for 3 minutes only, the great mountain abo ...
    #4 - Graphics
    #27 - Overall
    #47 - Community
    28.
    TIE

    Windows | Source

    The sirens go off. There's been another jail break and they want you to find and kill the prisoners. You've done this countless times before ...
    #4 - Theme
    #15 - Fun
    #28 - Overall
    28.
    TIE

    Web | Source

    Game made from scratch in 48h for Ludum Dare 21. All legit.

    This was a weird theme for me since I've been working on a game (off and on) ...
    - Audio
    #7 - Theme
    #20 - Innovation
    #24 - Humor
    #28 - Overall
    #36 - Graphics
    28.
    TIE

    Web | Source

    Short abstract shooter. Help the creature reach Freedom from the depths of an alien planet. Arrow keys to move, X to shoot, C to strafe (hol ...
    #15 - Graphics
    #28 - Overall
    #49 - Fun
    31.

    Windows | OS/X | Web | Source

    Mostly a tech prototype, but it turned out surprisingly nice!

    Use arrow keys / WASD for moving around. R for restart level. Shoot through ...
    #12 - Innovation
    #23 - Fun
    #31 - Overall
    32.
    TIE

    Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web | Source

    *** DON'T READ COMMENTS! Until you've played the game! Thanks! ***

    Instructions inside the game. Please play before reading comments in ...
    - Theme
    #7 - Graphics
    #17 - Audio
    #18 - Humor
    #19 - Community
    #32 - Overall
    #50 - Innovation
    32.
    TIE

    Web/Flash | Source

    A (hopefully) challenging retro-style platformer. When fortune frees you from a dire predicament, you must make the most of the moment to es ...
    #15 - Graphics
    #32 - Overall
    34.

    Windows | Source

    I set out to do a lot more with this project than I usually do. I pushed out of my comfort zones and went all out with it to try some new th ...
    #7 - Fun
    #20 - Community
    #28 - Audio
    #34 - Overall
    35.
    TIE

    Windows + Source

    Help your bird pals escape from bird jail through the power of beatboxing! I recommend having some musical experience before playing this ga ...
    - Audio
    #20 - Innovation
    #26 - Fun
    #35 - Overall
    35.
    TIE

    Windows | Gameplay Video

    Lost World Lucy and the Temple of the Swine Lord!

    It's an arcadey-shooter where you try to outrun the clock while bustin' caps into float ...
    #20 - Fun
    #35 - Overall
    #40 - Humor
    #44 - Audio
    #50 - Graphics
    35.
    TIE

    Win - OS/X - Source | Web

    My first entry!

    Unlock is a easy puzzlegame (sadly I don't have the time to make complex levels)
    I'll probably work on a post-mortem ve ...
    #32 - Theme
    #35 - Overall
    35.
    TIE

    Web | Timelapse | Post-Mortem | Playthrough | Source

    A simple puzzle/platformer that attempts to discuss the compulsion towards achievement, pressures of modern life and one's need for escape. ...
    #35 - Overall
    39.
    TIE

    Web (Flash) | Source

    This is in some ways a 2d de-make of a 3d game idea that I'll probably never get round to actually making.

    It's relatively typical flash ...
    #14 - Theme
    #22 - Community
    #30 - Fun
    #39 - Overall
    39.
    TIE

    Windows | OS/X | Web | Source

    As the first person to land on the forbidden Planet 21, the last unexplored Planet in Space, you are now faced with the less enjoyable task ...
    #6 - Graphics
    #39 - Overall
    39.
    TIE

    Windows | Source

    This one didn't go quite as planned, took forever to come up with an idea. I also cut most of the stuff I actually spent lots of time on, si ...
    #34 - Fun
    #39 - Overall
    #47 - Graphics
    42.

    Web | Windows | Source | Timelapse | Soundtrack

    Escape the evil Cuboids with your sneaky sphere in this adventurous physics-puzzler!

    You are a Sphere, taken prisoner by the evil Cuboids ...
    - Coolness
    #5 - Community
    #21 - Graphics
    #42 - Overall
    43.

    Web | Source

    You are a member of an elite team of ... dinosaur liberators. Seems like an awfully specialized group, but hey, it's your passion.
    Infilit ...
    - Fun
    #9 - Humor
    #43 - Overall
    44.
    TIE

    Windows | Source (GMK)

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    #35 - Fun
    #44 - Overall
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    Windows

    My first XNA game. There's an installer version at http://mattmakesgames.com/games/ActionMonkeyInstall.zip if this doesn't work for you.

    ...
    #24 - Fun
    #44 - Overall
    46.
    TIE

    Web | Source

    Sometimes a man just has to get away from it all.




    Some poorer documented things:

    arrow keys do things too
    sitting dodges bullet ...
    #12 - Theme
    #15 - Graphics
    #19 - Humor
    #42 - Audio
    #44 - Fun
    #46 - Overall
    46.
    TIE

    Windows | Linux (ported by a third party, but identical source) | Source

    You are a fireman trapped at the top of a burning skyscraper. You have only your axe and some water.
    Get to the exit, taking as many helpl ...
    #9 - Innovation
    #14 - Theme
    #46 - Overall
    48.
    TIE

    Web | Web (Secondary) | Source

    My first Ludum Dare entry! Only just made it in. It's a puzzle platformer about pushing blocks to climbs upwards and escape from a pit.

    I ...
    #14 - Innovation
    #20 - Fun
    #48 - Overall
    48.
    TIE

    Source (7mb) | Windows (14mb) | timelapse

    Source version requires python + pygame.

    This is a platforming game about a self-reliant princess who decides to rescue *herself* from a ...
    #13 - Humor
    #28 - Fun
    #47 - Coolness
    #48 - Overall
    50.

    Web | Source

    Slip Away is a ghost story platform game created in Flixel and FlashDevelop.

    Instructions:
    Arrow Keys: Walk or Fly (While Phasing)
    Z: J ...
    #27 - Audio
    #32 - Graphics
    #50 - Overall

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