Once again the Ludum Dare season is coming to a stop. This time around I had a lot of fun competing and loved almost every game that I played. I was surprised to see the sheer number of quality games that came out of this Ludum Dare. It was hard to narrow them down to just a couple favorites of mine, and even harder when I took into consideration that I shouldn’t be mentioning the bigger games that surely everyone has played by now. Without further ado, my top 3 favorite games this time around!
No Credit, No Problem! is an atmospheric Papers Please esque game where you play a Title Loan agent and must either sign off on peoples loans, or deny them. This game won atmosphere by far in my opinion. It features an interesting dynamic that’ll have you questioning your own actions. Oh, and a naked guy.
Goomba Simulator 2015 was exactly what I expected to come out of this theme. The idea can tip you off a bit at first, but this is one of the best games to come out of the entire competition this time around. Great gameplay and mechanics, and a grasping narrative. What more could you ask for?
I don’t even know what to say about this game. It’s about a slime village in a JRPG like game facing an undefeatable enemy together. That’s all that can really be said about it. There was a few bugs, and a bit of confusion along the way on what I was supposed to do, but the fact that I was able to look past these and still can say that this is my favorite game I’ve played out of all so far really is a testament to how good it is.
Of course I have to include a shameless plug to my own entry! Not Enough Souls is a wave based survival game with a quirky combat system. It was made with ??? (the artist I worked with last time) for the jam. I think it could use a lot of improvement in a more expanded game, but overall for the Ludum Dare version I was very happy with the final result.
Thanks to everyone for making this Ludum Dare one of the best ever! I’ll be eagerly waiting for results alongside all of you.