Many of our games (including my own) took the theme in one of a couple directions: you’re in space, you’re in a game with space restrictions (a platformer with small levels, a game on an island, etc), or you’re a bug/microbe of some kind. That’s inevitable given we all used the same theme, and there’s nothing wrong with that, and many of those games are awesome, fun, and creative despite sharing similarities.
But I just played spectrumTrap by sugarlollipop (http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-23/?action=preview&uid=12988), and she took the theme in an entirely different direction. It’s not exactly a game, but I love the creative twist on the theme. It was really refreshing after playing different versions of similar games for the past few days.
So, has anybody else come across a game they thought did something creative with the theme? I’d love to play more of them, but I don’t know how to search for them amongst the masses. Weird games, non-games, whatever. I’m not looking for games that ignored the theme, but took the theme and did something different with it.