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Well, I’ve finally rated 100 games from this round of Ludum Dare. There have been some really great entries! I thought I’d make a short list of some gems that may still lay beneath the surface for a lot of people. Here they are in no particular order. All screenshots are from the respective game’s entry page.
One Cold Night
Play as a dog attempting to rescue survivors on a snowy mountain top.
Catch musical notes while you avoid being hit by the page turn.
Survive multiple dungeon floors while leveling up and gaining upgraded spells.
Explore a “dig site” while uncovering lost artifacts from the world above.
Jelly Hugs (Android)
Help the jellyfish hug the exact number of friends they want.
Well there you have it. You can of course play my own entry Tiny Haunt here as well, if you so choose. It would be greatly appreciated. I’m still planning on rating more games, so if you have one that you want me to play, feel free to tweet it to me (@rojomojogogo), or leave the link to your game in the comments.
I have finally played 100 games for this LD29. Here are my top games:
Dig! Upgrade! Dig more!
Fight robots and dinosaurs while digging to save the president.
It is the time to fight chickens and evil eyes with your sword wielding fox! (Some times axe)
You are a robotic schoolgirl. Type for your life!
Trapped beneath the surface, explore and find your way out.
Want to play more? Play my entry:
Beneath the surface of a girl, a dormant beast exists. A runner with a twist.
Some cool people made a game called The Find, which is about fishing some URLs. You should play it (and rate it)
They also made a tool to build our own The Find, with our own links.
So I used it to compile my best ludum dare 29 finds for now (and I included my own game, the one in the screenshot inside the screenshot)
Play/Discover here. (Mash UP to get the fishes)
Also, all of these games are/will be reviewed in french on my blog.
65 games in, I decided to list the top five games I’ve come across so far, to give extra credit where extra credit is due!
Without further ado… Here’s the list!
- Nether - This is a simple platformer, but my heavens… It’s awesome! I can’t stop playing it!
- Hot Diggity – Retro-feely digging game with modular drill building mechanism which results in hilarity at times!
- Cave Survival – This genre… I love this kind of games. This was done really smoothly and worked really well. Props!
- Yumbugs – Reminded me of Rayman games. Really awesome graphics and sounds, and an interesting concept!
- Deep Blue Home – One of the few games I actually played all the way through. Really well-designed puzzles. Wow.
And… a special mention…
- Balancitos – The concept of this game was just so original, it had to be mentioned here! Go give it a try!
There! These are my favorites so far. There have been many awesome games besides these, with great concepts and cool twists. I hope you appreciate these games and their creators, they have really put their effort in these games!
And now, time to play some more games! (…right after I beat Nether. Damnit.)
Looking for some awesome games to play and rate? Here’s a collection of a few hidden gems I’ve run into that are absolutely brilliant!
1: You can become only one!!1 - by multikorv
In addition to being an absolutely brilliant concept, this is a shining example of how edutainment/learning games can be fun. If expanded upon, this has the potential to be a fantastic way to teach problem solving and math skills. I would totally drop money on a full version with a level editor/sharable custom levels. The game has a brilliantly paced tutorial and punchy, crisp controls. The way the player accelerates through gates feels so well polished, and the background beat keeps you in the action!
2. Wraith - by AgentParsec
The atmosphere this game creates is simply unreal, and chilling. I was on the edge of my seat while playing the entire time. The textures are a bit on the simplistic side, but do not detract from the distilled, raw feelings the maze elicits. It grips you, and doesn’t let go. It also supports the Oculus Rift, if you have nerves of fricking steel, which is another fantastic touch.
3. Solid Heart - by Dustedge
The game is built upon a very solid mechanic and presents an interesting twist on the action-puzzler genre. There’s a lot of subtle visual polish as well as some challenging level design, which explores the variety of dimensions the “bouncing core” mechanic has to offer. My only complaint would be the slightly slippery physics. There is a lot of potential here for an awesome title with a bit more visual and audio polish. Overall, a solid prototype!
4. John Power - by Anoarith
A well-executed, refreshing take on the “you can only have one power”-style entries. Where John Power succeeds is, in a word, diversity. There are a large variety of powers in the game, but you must choose from a pool of three at the beginning of a level. I finished the game, and immediately wanted more. The finale is beyond words, and plays with the mechanics established in the previous levels in a clever way. Expertly designed.
5. Collector’s Quest - by Crigs
Collector’s Quest has a neat, unique mechanic that is explained wonderfully through level design. There’s also a lot of nice touches that give the player character some charm and personality. Another example of a game that I wouldn’t mind seeing more levels from!
Got some more cool games that are totally rad? Link them below, or post your own list! Let’s highlight the awesome work put out by the thousands of devs that made this jam magical!
Ok, I have managed to rate 92 entries and I probably will not have time to make it to the 100, but I would really like to share my list of favorite entries with you.
Best 5 of COMPO:
Amazing universe created in 48 hours, you must play it!
The idea is simple – be 2nd in ten races, but the level design is very smart – it made me laugh and loose many times!
Really interesting game, beautiful graphics, nice mood and a little strange (in a positive way!)
Great platform game with some really fine puzzles!
Crazy adventures of an old man and his inner ninja! I really like the idea behind it.
And Best 5 of JAM:
This game has cat, tons of upgrades, boss and hyper mode – do I need to say anything more?
One of the most dynamic and addictive games – kick birds and save window washers!
Help Mr Rabbit do his shopping – the quality of this game is just amazing!
Another game about cat – very pleasant and well balanced platformer.
Beautiful and relaxing puzzle-platformer. Everything is extremely polished in this game.
Also big thanks for everyone who played and rated my game: 10 Seconds and The Wizard.
I have played a lot of LD26 games, and voted for many of them, here are some of my favorites so far (not in any particular order).
(the game is better muted)
You can also check out my game :
I’ve never been that lazy to rate LD entries. On previous LDs I always rated more than 200 games, but strangely, this rating fever has cooled down, and now, I prefer to spend more time on each game and try to give more constructive feedbacks. Maybe it’s for the best.
Anyway, here are my favorites so far, the ones I already reviewed in french on my blog http://oujevipo.fr. This list doesn’t include all of my favorites, some of them (especially Jam entries) being too obvisouly great for needing a little push up. (Sorry for my bad english by the way, I’m not even sure “push up” DOES mean something).
This list doesn’t really care if the game is compo or jam, neither if it fits well the theme but I added this :
: Excellent use of the theme
: Good use of the theme
: bad/no use of the theme
(click the pictures to play/rate)
#1 Cure 48
#2 Tale of Scale
Well we had a blast developing our entry, and we also had a lot of fun playing games made by others!
As the judging deadline is near I thought of building a list of the games that we have enjoyed the most so far!
I think these games deserve some more love as well, so be sure to check them out!
As every member of the team has taken the time to play a number of games on their own, I’ve compiled this list based on the overall score we’ve given to those games. I won’t be making any comment on them as I’ve personally played only a few from the list myself.
So, with no further ado, here is the list! (in no particular order):
Go Back (Aceria)
Inu no Ongaeshi (Shmarah)
After I rated 50 games, I choose 10 entries which I thought deserved more recognition and praise. Now I reached my goal of 101 entries, so I’m picking 10 more games from the total I’ve played so far (of course, without repeating games from my previous list, so if I’m not repeating games here it doesn’t mean I don’t like those entries anymore, lol). To celebrate I reached my goal, I’m also putting pictures this time around!. You have no idea how hard is to select only 10 more entries out of 100 (and believe me, scrolling such a long list to spot the entries you enjoyed the most is not any easier, so if I missed one I’m sorry ) but here is my attempt:
Let’s do this!!
This game is beautiful. Simple, fun, polished, play it.
I’ve played a little over 50 games now and I wanted to thank everyone who made ‘favorite’ lists. This made rating 50 games a breeze and I had a lot of fun playing the cream of the crop. You guys who play hundreds of games and distill it to a few awesome suggestions are totally awesome.
Here are just a few lists of favorite lists that I found useful or fun.
Volute: Up for rating a few more games?
epic long list. I haven’t even gotten to these yet, but I’m super excited and hopefully can get through them all before the time limit.
CappaGames: Top 3 ludum dare 23
I don’t think I could ever get down to a ‘top 3′, but these ones are all worth checking out!
JaJ: Play these games because…
Nice to see someone make a list of games based on originality / innovation
KevinWorkman: Games with Awesome Songs?
I’d actually played a lot of these before I saw this list, and now I’ve played them all. Definitely some fun use of audio in these. I hope they all do well in that category!
(I basically didn’t have enough time to play through all the games in these lists, but they look totally great too!)
One Day Left (I totally agree about Tondie and Zupe)
ok… on second thought, there are a million lists that are totally awesome. Nice job, list makers! (post more list links in the comments please!)
I wonder if my team’s game made it into any of these lists… that would be a super honor.
Ok, I’ve rated 50 games so far (and left comments on each one of them because they all deserve it) so it’s time for me to share the awesomeness of the entries I’ve reviewed. I must say all of them were amazing games so it’s hard for me to pick only 10. I would actually like to pick 50 but oh well, I don’t want this to be easy for me either, picking 10 is a sort of a personal challenge.
There are a few games whose level of polish blown me away. I’ve placed them at the top 5 places of this list. Besides that particular arrangement there’s no order in the list whatsoever.
so far I played & rated about 70 games … which are mere 5% of the entries. this is incredible!
here are my favorites so far (in no particular order):
such a charming style and classic gameplay. also a very good example for controlled color use
wonderful style and concept
this one blew me away. it eludes me how people can make such a polished thing in mere days
the amount of playtesting to get this result must be incredible
a great concept and metaphor for modern life
one of the most solid games I’ve played at this LD
this is one of my most favorite ones. I love everything about it – give it a try
one of the few games that already hyped even outside of ludum dare
not necessarily a game but a very surreal experience. something everyone should try out
everyone who is interested in AI, computer science and philosophy knows the game of life – this is for you
possibly one of the games with the biggest commercial potential – I want a fleshed out version on my phone (and multiplayer)
and last but not least , check out my game: Asylum
(but give it some minutes to pull you into it’s world – it’s very twisted)