(31 May 2012 at 23:06)
|Ludum Dare 23 was a few weeks ago. My game got some great feedback but might have been my worst showing in the rankings, probably partly because the field was huge (1400 games!) and partly because the game is totally not going to work for casual impatient audiences. I am proud of it though. I love playing these weird and sometimes amazing games. I rated over 100; some of my favorites:|
Recluse was a little platformer with nice double entendres and a jaw-dropping twist. Highly recommended downloading.
Pocket Planet is a single-screen exploration platformer and damn fine.
Escape from Mini Mars is by a friend and has great music.
A Super Mario Summary is a game whose idea is a bit better than its execution, but definitely worth playing.
Overpopulous has a charming intro sequence and is a pretty fun short arcade game.
Memento XII is very high quality, though maybe a bit conservative.
Planet Life was hilarious and weird and unwinnable, just like life.
Superpixel was a direct Super Meat Boy clone, but pretty fun in the same way that game is.
SubATOMIC was an unusually complete adventure game with a slightly grating script but some genuinely funny parts.
Space Nurse was an imbalanced but superbly smooth space physics sandbox.
Dr. Biology's Educational Game was a simple puzzle game with a surprise mechanic and LOL-worthy audio.
Lost was a better-than-expected low-res platformer that I unfortunately got stuck (bug) like two screens from finishing.
Tinytanic had lovely graphics and humor, really worth playing for 90 seconds, that ultimately wasn't supported by gameplay.
Super Strict Farmer is a German-style board game with pro graphics and a hilarious title screen.
Aether was an engine better than its game, but is still short and easy and fun.
Rambros was the game I most wish had been finished. It's great fun even in its state and looks like it'd be even more fun with a bro.
Prince of Leaves is kinda "Adventure Time!"ey, including its incessant theme song.
Worlds in Cards was a nice little puzzle/action game in GB style.
Ancestor's Sword was an unusual platformer, fun to play all the way through, partly because I needed to figure out how to exploit bugs to win it.
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