Ok…so I’ve rated 133 games so far, and I reviewed a dozen of them on my blog. Time for a break.
I’m very grateful to all the people who recommended some games on the Ludum Dare frontpage and allowed me to discover some jewels, so I’m gonna do the same.
Of course, a lot of my favourites already got 100+ ratings and it would be stupid to recommend them one more time, so I’ve decided to present 15 games with less than 50 ratings and which deserve to be played. (The order is not important)
Because biology is fun !
A very clever puzzle game
I fell in love with an island !
A very deep civilization simulation
A grow-like with awesome graphics
The weirder it is, the more I like it !
An suprisingly awesome adventure made on RPGMaker
My brain and my eyes still hurt…
Not for kids !
This one made me ROFL
A well balanced card game…moreover : it’s cute
What would happen if Facebook games were actually good.
Looks like a video game version of The Expendables
A 16×16 pixels game…playable in a favicon.
Meat+Panzers = Fun (too bad I can’t see any link with the theme)
On a previous post, Madball explained how he rated the games, and that was very interesting, especially because I myself rated games quite differently. So maybe some people will be interested by my own rating grid :
Here are the categories, by order of importance according to me :
1 : This game is a total ripoff, I blame you for that (never used)
2 : This game is nothing more than a platformer/shooter ^^
3 : Ok…you got some good ideas.
4 : That is clever !
5 : MIND BLOWN ! (when I give 5 in innovation, I automatically give 5 overall)
1:No link with the theme
2: Easy use of the theme (only introduced in a single sentence, or in the title for exemple)
3: Fits the theme, but meh…not very cleverly
4: A rather original approach of the theme
5:A unique approach of the theme
1 : /
2 : I see what you’ve tried to do, but you obviously failed
3 : Meh.
4 : You made me smile/cry/rage…etc
5 : I was so in your game that I forgot I was playing a game
1 : /
2 : That was soooo boring
3 : I don’t regret the few minutes I spent on this game
4 : I enjoyed playing this game
5 : I’m still playing this game.
1 : /
2 : /
3 : Ok, you got me, I smiled
4 : My eyes laughed
5 : My body laughed
1 : /
2 : Graphics annoyed me
3 : I didn’t notice the graphics, that means they’re good enough.
4 : You put a lot of efforts into your graphics
5 : Graphics fits perfectly with the game, even if it’s only three pixels on a screen
1 : / (no audio, I don’t rate)
2 : There is some audio, but honestly, it would be better without it
3 : There is audio, and it is not annoying.
4 : Great audio or/and great music
5 : Audio is part of the gameplay
Most of the time, Overall is the better value between Innovation and Theme, but is could be lowered if something really suck. I would never give 5 overall to someone with 1 or 2 in Theme or Innovation. On the opposite, if you’re a cool guy, overall could be raised by 1, that’s not voluntary, but I know it counts.
Well that’s all folks.
By the way, Have you played my game-with-an-accidental-spelling-mistake-in-the-title ?