LD35 Round 2 Theme Roundup

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April 10th, 2016 5:37 pm

Once again, my own personal, biased opinions on the themes up for voting.

Adaptation – Personally I like this one, as it has various possibilities, all of them intriguing. You crash land on an alien planet and have to create a new existence? Life forms adapting to new environments over many generations? How about a game adapted from a famous work of art?

Build your way out – I’m of two minds about this one, as I enjoy building, but…out of what? A hole? A dungeon? It seems a little vague to me.

Upgradable – I think that’s spelled wrong. Anyway, I do like upgrading stuff, so…wait, this sounds kind of familiar.

Limited View – That’s not really a game, it’s just an interface?

Microworld – That’s pretty vague, but I guess you could get some interesting stuff from it.

Corruption – This one seems to have lots of potential.

Anything can Explode – Great…we have to make a game where things explode?

Cells – This is good because it can go in so many ways. Cells of the body? Single-celled organisms? Prison cells? Terrorist cells? Cell phones?

Teleport – There have been games about teleportation, probably a lot of them, but I guess we could get more…

Single Resource – Very vague.

Two Colors – So what?

Artificial Intelligence – Kind of cool. Although, I guess it either limits you to games about robots, or games where the computer plays very well…

Upgrades – I…wait, what?

One Item, Choose – This doesn’t inspire me at all.

One Massive Enemy – Doesn’t that just sort of limit it to action games? Hm, could you have a text adventure version of Shadow of the Colossus? I dunno, I’m just not that excited.

Trading – Admittedly, there are a LOT of games about this, but they can be interesting…

Medieval Sci-fi – I…don’t even know what that is? Are we talking about Jules Verne or something? Or A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court? I really don’t know…

Transportation – Once again, a LOT of games about this, but maybe we could do some more…

World within a World – There could be some interesting ideas coming out of this.

You are not supposed to do that! – Haha, I may just vote for this one. You CAN take it in a lot of different directions, I think. It would be interesting to see people’s take on it.

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2 Responses to “LD35 Round 2 Theme Roundup”

  1. albinobat says:

    I am glad Adaptation got in, I have suggested it for the past 3 LDs because I like it that much.

    I’m enjoying these theme roundups, it has changed my opinion on a few of the themes :)

  2. KunoNoOni says:

    Microworld is just another way of saying Tiny World and we already had that theme. One Item, Choose is another way of saying You only get one, and yes we already had that theme too. I can’t believe we got 3 different versions of the word Upgrade. WTF?

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