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    Ludum Dare 25

    December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain

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    Web | Source | Timelapse

    Harold is a guy just trying to get by in life, struggling to put food on the table for himself and his sick wife. Harold works hard. Harold ...
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    Web (Flash) | Alternative Link | Android | Source

    This is not exactly a game. This is an interactive story.
    I hope you enjoy it.

    Control: mouse

    Thanks! ...
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    Web (1280x720) | Web (960x540) | Source

    "Do you remember the White Rabbit?"

    Back again for my 5th consecutive Ludum Dare, but this time with my first ever game created with UNIT ...
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    Web | Source

    Unfortunately game performance will be pretty bad on Linux systems (and the handful of older chipsets on Mac/PC) due to lack of Stage3d supp ...
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    Web

    Just interactive teaser

    All sounds from public domain. Music by myself :) ...
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    Play Online | Source | Play Online (Backup)

    textual interface protocols engaged

    data systems compromised | data systems stabilized

    power loss to oxygen garden

    we are experienc ...
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    Windows | Source

    Your aim is to find your soul and return home.

    Controls:

    Right and left arrows - move
    Up - jump
    Down - shield or form change
    Z - sp ...
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    PLAY (flash) | Sources (Haxe) | Timelapse | Twitter | Blog

    A hero wants to steal your money, destroy your doors, and probably, VANDALIZE EVERYTHING in your brand new dungeon.

    Yes, he does that, so ...
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    TIE

    Download 1 [Windows] | Download 2 [Windows] | Quickplay [Windows] | Soundtrack | Source

    EVIL ROBOT OF DOOM CRUSHES INNOCENT TOWN DUE TO PARLIAMENTARY DISAGREEMENT

    Control the robot of the mad local member of parliament hellbe ...
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    Windows + Source | Timelapse

    Why do villains capture princesses ? Why do we "save" them back ? My game orbits around this idea: Are villains conscious of what they're re ...
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    Executable Java | Executable Java (Post Compo) | Source

    Trapped in a dark world of nightmares you decide to collect all of the nightmare spirits to unleash their horrible power upon the overworld, ...
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    Windows | Windows (Mirror) | Theme Analysis | Source

    Earth is ravaged by a terrible plague, and the only cure lies on a distant planet. Your job is to harvest as much of the cure as possible an ...
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    Browser (Unity3D) | Source + Win/Mac/Linux | Post-Mortem | Walkthrough | Twitter

    Direction keys to look.
    Mouse to interact.

    Yes, these controls are awkward & frustrating. Thank you to everyone who has taken the time t ...
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    Windows

    A short game designed to represent the emotions associated with being the villain. ...
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    Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web | Source

    Apologies if this entry is a bit gloomy. A thing happened last week that made me not-so-much want to be the villain, but in the light of all ...
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    web | web (1200 x 864) | walkthrough | source

    i... i think it's away. we have to act fast.

    this may be our only chance to lift the curse it's laid on this land.
    find the gems. search ...
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    Windows 64bit | Windows 32bit | Linux 64bit | Linux 32bit | OS/X

    Move: WASD
    Shoot: Mouse
    Press 'Space' while standing on a corpse to rip out it's skull! ...
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    Windows | Source

    Written in C# with XNA

    Aren't bullet hell bosses the coolest thing ever!? Well why can't you ever PLAY ONE!? NOW YOU CAN! OMG!

    Play ...
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    Windows | Source

    Tie women to train tracks and laugh your way to the top of the score board!

    -Written in C++ using OpenGL, SDL, and a custom engine.
    -Dev ...
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    Web | Source

    Call it divine intervention, call it a message from the gods, call it anything you want.

    Call it a hunch.

    Something tells you what you ...
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    Windows + Source | XNA Redist | .Net Redist | Timelapse | Source Art

    Use Escape or Back on 360 controller to pull up a pause menu for options.

    This is a little adventure game of sorts, quite short, similar ...
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    Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web | Source

    Controls:
    F => Flashlight toggle
    W => Forward
    Mouse => Look around
    E => PLANT THE BOMB (only within target area)
    Space => Bounce
    ...
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    Web | Sources | Timelapse

    This is my little puzzle game I hope you will like it :)

    GOAL :
    You have to drag and drop traps on the road of the human tribe so they c ...
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    Windows | LOVE | Source

    Humans have been colonizing planets. It's time to stop them!

    Take to your tank and destroy colonists to collect energy pods to charge a m ...
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    Web | Web (Halfsize) | Timelapse | Source

    Help defend the colonies from an onslaught of enemy starships.

    You'll need to at least beat normal mode to understand the theme.

    Diffi ...
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    Web | Source | Post Mortem

    I managed another dark LD entry. Go on a shooting rampage - blame the theme I'm afraid. I like to use LD to explore unusual themes, game mec ...
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    Windows (Java) | OS/X (Java) | Linux (Java) | Web (Java Applet) | Source

    Requires Java for the download or the browser version. As always, downloading the jar seems to be a better experience than running the appl ...
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    Windows | Web | Source

    You are the wicked nemesorceress Damnatia Malefacula. In the wake of the king's death, you have kidnapped the rightful heiress to the throne ...
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    29.

    Web (Kong) | Web (NG) | Source

    This is a pretty slow game (especially later), and more story focused (if you can call it a story).
    It's definately not for everyone, but ...
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    Windows (Source Included)

    D to move. E to interact.

    I didn't have much time this weekend so I decided to make an artgame because I didn't think it'd take a lot of ...
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    TIE

    Web | SWF | Source | Timelapse

    Description taken from the game's page on my website:

    Amongst Shadows is a stealth game, relying heavily on light and shadows; for exampl ...
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    TIE

    Web | Source

    Heist!: a game wherein you steal valuables from a museum in the dead of night, right under the nose of a vigilant security guard. Or a game ...
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    TIE

    Windows (exe) | Post-Competition (exe) Build(Leaderboards, Bug fixes, new music, etc) | Source

    My second LD48 entry...
    HAPPY LITTLE MURDER FRIENDS


    Rampage through a list of towns with different ways to play, do you play the psych ...
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    Windows | OS/X | Linux

    This is my first LD entry, and my first real game. Was really fun building a working product over a single weekend! Built with Unity, with S ...
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    Source (GitHub) | Python IDLE | Windows | Mac OSX | Postmortem

    EDIT: The Windows, Mac OS X, and Python IDLE files have all been updated and the game-crashing bug should be fixed. If you notice any other ...
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    Web | Alternative link | Source

    One typical day right from the eyes of the villain: pet your cat, destroy the Earth, and laugh like a true evil genius.

    Control: Mouse
    ...
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    Web (Kongregate) | Source

    "You are the Young Villain"

    Use cursors "left" and "right" for move and clicking mouse for action.


    Instruments: ...
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    Windows | Enhanced Post-Compo Version | YouTube Video | Source

    My game is a twist on the classic platforming formula from the enemies perspective. Basically I tried to create a crude copy of super mario ...
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    Web | Source

    A twine game about the nature of villainy. ...
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    Web (Unity) | Windows | MacOS | Web POST-COMPO (Kongregate) | Source

    Started very late because of lack of ideas. Anyhow, this one is about how perspective is a subjective thing ...

    Theme is in it, if you pl ...
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    Windows | OS/X | Web | Source

    In a city square, there is one assassin. He kills civilians with a very sneaky gunshot, and he looks a lot like others civilian. You're a De ...
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    Web | Source | Speedrun video

    I wanted to make a platformer properly for once! I hope I did well!

    The instructions are in the game!

    There are 2 different endings! ...
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    UNITY Webplayer | Source | Linux version

    *******
    UPDATE - AAAAAAAARGH!!! Just click-drag up/down the knobs to rotate them. Sorry, I didn't realise people were trying to do fancy se ...
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    Windows | OS/X | Source

    Personal remake of Terry Cavanagh's "Don't look back" but changing a bit its history.

    Sorry for the inconveniences but there's no ending ...
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    Windows | Source (AGS)

    Being annoying is easy. It's accessible to everyone.
    Being quite annoying on the other hand is a real challenge.
    You need to strongly bo ...
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    Windows

    Here it's on, this is my entry for this LD.

    This is a game about Raoul Villain, the murderer of Jean Jaures, a famous french politician. ...
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    Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web | Source

    This is a first person interactive short story. I wanted to use it as a prologue to a larger game I'm working on, called Lens, which is very ...
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    Windows | Source

    It has been quite a long time. A very long time even, since you, a primordial force of Evil and Chaos in the Universe, was sealed up in a cy ...
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    Windows | Source

    Joined late, finished early. Something of note that's not mentioned in the instructional screen: You need keys to open doors. You can get ke ...
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    Windows | Web | Source

    hello Ludum Dare, first time here, I'm going for a VERY small game... Since this is my second speedrun game (the first one was for the 7DFPS ...
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    Windows | Linux | Timelapse | Source

    C and SDL + SDL_ttf.

    Controls: Arrow keys to move. Jump with Z, space or uparrow. X to scare goats.

    Tools used: SciTe, GIMP, gdb, SunV ...
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    Web (no music) | Web | Windows | Timelapse | Source

    **I've updated the game. You now alter time with [X], not [space-bar]! Hope this helps. (If you've played it before, you might have to delet ...
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