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Some Ludum Dare #22 reviews (31 Dec 2011 at 21:16)
Hello everybody. I had hoped to make a game for Ludum Dare this time around, as it is one of my favorite quarterly events. Unfortunately I had to head home to CT early because of my dad's health (more on that later), which has also led to a lot of idle time in which to get really good at iPhone games and play some of the Ludum Dare entries. I've got a lot more to go (a preposterous 891 entries this time), but some favorites so far to discharge my obligation for December 2012:

The Word Alone is a very clever word game. It's pretty easy once you figure out how to do it, but it's quite fun to figure out how to do it. Word games are pretty unusual for Ludum Dare!
The Last Geek should have been called "Super Vegetable Boy"—it's basically an homage to Super Meat Boy with a twist. Really quite complete, probably the most content in the competition.
Nyan Nyan Stack is a cute platform puzzler with charming CGA graphics and dialogue. It's pretty hard but the puzzles are good and it's not too long.
Final Trip Soccer has lovely graphics and plays smooth as laxative. Has a great surprise. Can't believe all this was done in 48 hours!
Urine Trouble is pretty juvenile, but I did laugh a lot at its absurdity while playing.
/follow has some of the best graphics I've seen in a Ludum Dare entry, and is a pretty fun and easy little clicky adventure. I'm happy this one was a three-person 72-hour jam entry so I don't need to feel too inadequate.


I love playing these, especially sleeper hits, so please hook me up if you have found any other gold. And happy 2012!
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Adhesion (69.205.69.21) – 01.03.12 22:21:40
This post finally got me to play Final Trip; that was awesome. Word Alone is cool too, definitely did not expect anyone to be doing any word games. Now for some I found:

Arzea is a pretty solid action RPG, and ridiculously long: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-22/?action=preview&uid=4155

While a bit clunky and difficult, Copy Killer has an interesting concept for a puzzle game: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-22/?action=preview&uid=8756

Super Smash Lander Suicide Party, Bro? is about as absurd and hilarious as the title implies: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-22/?action=preview&uid=3041

And (warning, shameless self promotion ahead, not actually claiming this is good) you could try mine? http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-22/?action=preview&uid=7860
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chrisamaphone (50.129.221.63) – 01.14.12 14:41:56
I dislike the controls in Final Trip: they feel too much like real soccer, which on the one hand, awesome, but on the other, I can't stand (playing) soccer.

Nyan Nyan Stack: adorable almost to the point of obnoxious, but I really liked the mechanic & puzzles.
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scottf (75.72.201.81) – 01.15.12 16:17:30
I dug Craequ. Confused the hell out of me at first, but when I finally caught on it was good times.

And Adhesion, your self promotion actually seems a bit shameful! I think you need to do it with less apologizing.
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jonas (81.183.151.198) – 01.18.12 06:48:41
I just want to say, I'm still missing Wikiplia, even though it's been down for years now.
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