Four interesting games (and a shameless plug)

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December 22nd, 2015 7:41 am

After playing 50 great games, I really wanted to share with everyone a few that I found that really stood out and interested me in some way.

Cultivate – Compo
Cultivate

Story-based games in these short game-jams always impress me so much, it must be so difficult to find the time to write in between brainstorming ideas, implementing code, designing assets etc. So when someone nails a story-based game as well as Cultivate, I am very impressed. The game makes great use out of both themes, and the story is genuinely engaging. Definitely worth multiple playthroughs.

Vines of Darkness – Jam
Vines of Darkness

This kind of game is the reason there is a mood category for judging. The paranoid atmosphere this game creates was well done, it really felt like I was slowly losing an impossible battle against the vines as they came creeping in.

Punch Beat – Jam
Punch Beat

This game is really simple and arcadey, and makes great use out of the two buttons. The graphics and audio are super polished, and the game (once finished) could easily find a place in the mobile market. While there is room for improvement in the mechanics, the potential of this game is clear as even in it’s current state it really captures the simple pleasure of punching robots in the face.

Two Buttons – Compo
Two Buttons

This game is really similar to an existing web game called multitask, and is similarly frustrating. However, it manages to somehow seem fair, and is really addictive. It’s graphical style and gameplay are really bare bones, but it has that something about it that makes you want to beat your high score every time you play.

 

Shameless Plug

Homeworld – Compo
Homeworld

This is my game, a super simple arcadey shooter defense thing. I would really appreciate it if you guys could check it out and give me feedback. I am really happy with what I was able to do in 48 hours, and while there are some valid criticisms, most people seem to be enjoying it :)

 


3 Responses to “Four interesting games (and a shameless plug)”

  1. zulman says:

    Yep, Cultivate is awesome. Thanks for other titles, definitely must to play! Also i’ll be happy if you’ll take a look at our Let’s Play Simulator 2016 http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-34/?action=preview&uid=31114 :)

  2. kmakai says:

    Thanks for sharing! I’m really glad you liked the game — you’re correct, the story took the most time, the majority of the second day. If you’re interested I’ve put up the source on my github here: https://github.com/ktravis/Cultivate though of course, the script is included (Assets/Scripts/Scenes.cs) and has spoilers! 😛

    I’m always on the lookout for more entries to play, so these lists are much appreciated!

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