Theme Bingo ~ Let the madness begin!

Posted by (twitter: @AlphishCreature)
September 4th, 2014 5:37 am

So, following the thought from my previous post, I decided to make a list showing which themes are being covered by which games. That list is by no means complete, and is likely to be updated in the next posts (possibly sent every one-two days, depending on how much I get to find at later point). I’d really like you people to help with spotting the themes as well, especially since I’ve played only about 5-6% of all LD games out there. >.<

It's worth noting that themes that have strong coverage found are bolded, while themes with weak or no coverage found aren’t (no coverage can be recognised by lack of linked games). I decide whether coverage is weak or strong arbitrarily, but there’s some measure decisive in most cases: if theme usage needs explanation, it means that it’s probably weak. Also, if there’s at least one game with strong coverage found, the ones with weak coverage won’t be linked. Additionally, if there are many games that cover the given theme strongly, only the most noteworthy will be picked.
Additionally, themes that made it to the final round of voting are italicised. Just because.

Also, I don’t include my game in the list, since I want to be a good girl and do my best to break the habit of shamelessly linking it.

(I decided not to give names explicitly, in case someone could find that too spoiler-ish; I guess there should be no major spoilers, even in You Are Already Dead, but…)

  • Alchemy
  • Another World
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Brainwashed
  • Break It, Fix It
  • Break The Rules
  • Chaos
  • Choose A Path
  • Connected Worlds [1] [2] [3] (I sure do enjoy overly literal intepretations every once in a while)
  • Day and Night [LINK]
  • Destroy The System
  • Do No Harm
  • Don’t Save The Princess
  • Don’t Stop Moving
  • Dreams And Nightmares [1] [2]
  • End Of The Road
  • Everyone Is A Monster
  • Experimentation [LINK]
  • Flow
  • For Science! [LINK]
  • Forces Of Nature
  • Forgotten
  • Fortress
  • From The Ashes
  • Glimpse Of The Future
  • Growing
  • Human Stupidity
  • I For One Welcome Our New Robot Overlords [LINK] (I guess some people do…?)
  • I Think It’s Alive
  • Illusion
  • Infectious
  • Isolation
  • It’s A Trap!
  • Knowledge Is Power
  • Labyrinth [LINK]
  • Limited Capacity
  • Limited Control [LINK] (but it works well enough)
  • Loot [LINK] (well, he gathers some goods along the way? O.o”)
  • Losing Control
  • Lost In Space
  • Love [1] [2] (seriously, if I were to list every entry that strongly uses this theme of ~150 I played, I’d do quite a lot of linking…)
  • Manipulate The Environment
  • Maps
  • No One Can See You
  • No Return
  • No Way In, No Way Out
  • Nothing Is Real
  • Off The Grid
  • On The Edge
  • The Other Side [LINK]
  • Points Of View
  • Potato Salad [LINK] (someone had to…)
  • The Power Of Machines
  • Randomly Generated (there must be something out there)
  • Rise And Fall
  • Shadows
  • Something’s Out There
  • The Space Is Getting Smaller
  • Speed
  • Strange Physics [LINK]
  • Strength In Numbers [1] [2] (I need you!)
  • Supply And Demand
  • Survive
  • Things Are Not What They Seem
  • This Happens To Me Every Day [LINK] (really glad to see such outlandish theme somehow got covered! XD)
  • Time Travel [LINK]
  • Transformation
  • Trust No One
  • Under Pressure
  • Unexpected Side Effect
  • Unlimited
  • What Could Possibly Go Wrong?
  • What Is That In The Distance? (that’s no moon!)
  • Where No One Has Gone Before [LINK]
  • Wonderful Apocalypse
  • You Are Already Dead [1] [2] (boo~!)
  • You Are The Weapon
  • You Can Never Have Too Many
  • You Can’t Fight Back [LINK] (except when you can)
  • You Must Leave It Behind
  • You’re Not Supposed To Be Here

Coverage found so far: 17 strong, 2 weak, 62 missing.
Can you spot the games using the missing themes? :3

4 Responses to “Theme Bingo ~ Let the madness begin!”

  1. burgerdare says:

    I’d suggest taking a look at boulevard of broken themes. It covers quite a few missed themes

    • Sunflower says:

      Ooooh, thanks, from description itself I can see quite a few themes yet to be covered! 😀

      (silly me, apparently that’s by the person who mentioned making a game with different themes, too, under my previous post ^^”)

  2. Raphy says:

    Hey, that’s a funny initiative! Well, since my game is called Other Side, maybe it could be for the theme The Other Side… 😀

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