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Some Games I’ve Enjoyed

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Monday, January 9th, 2012 7:54 am

I’ve been making effort to play a significant amount of games, and to complete, rate, and comment on every one that works on my computer. So far I’ve rated 55 games, while mine has been rated 26 times. I find it really cool to see how many different ways the theme is interpreted by different people. Anyway, I since the rating thing is almost over, I’ve decided to share a few of the games I really liked. I’ll try to talk about games that I found myself, rather than ones people have mentioned before.

Paper Dream

My favourite thing about this game is the art style. The hand drawn style adds a lot of charm to the game. Especially notable is the way the player character moves – He really does seem like he’s made of paper. You kind of have to play the game to see what I mean by that. The goal is also quite neat. You must tasks to please various objects in the environment. For example, take a starfish from the sea and put it next to actual stars. Or, you can fly around for a bit. It’s an enjoyable experience either way.

 First

The concept of is this game is sort of odd. You’re a, er, floaty thing that must make other floaty things appear by collecting pellets that are drifting around. Soon viruses appear and you must fend them off so that your race may survive. It’s surprisingly enjoyable and satisfying slowy filling the world up with your floaty friends. The visuals, music, and even the the floaty controls all add to the feeling this game provides. The atmosphere within the game is done excellently. It’s difficult to explain exactly how, so just go play it.

A Life Apart

In this game you play a sort of ghost of someone who hasn’t been a nice person in life, and must now help people out in order to compensate for the bad things he has done. Or something like that. The main focus of this game is the narrative it takes you on about this guy’s quest for redemption. I’m not sure if “alone” is an accurate theme, but the story ends up being very deep and emotional, which is enhanced by the atmosphere the graphics and sounds provide.

So, that’s it. Just a few of the many amazing games that I really enjoyed. I would have liked to included more here but I’m quite tired as I’m about to go to sleep, so this will have to do. Thanks to everyone for making such great games, and thanks to you if read this. I hope you like the games I have recommended here. I suppose I might as well link to my game…

Duckling

This is literally the most perfect game in existence. Amazing gameplay, excellent graphics, great sounds, and a compelling storyline, there’s nothing this game doesn’t have. Okay, just kidding!

Duckling: Christmas Edition

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Saturday, December 24th, 2011 11:51 pm

In response to this challenge to Christmas-ify your game, I decided to add some Christmas things to my entry, Duckling.

The ground is covered in snow, the mother duck has a Santa hat and the ducklings have elf hats (including the player), the egg you respawn out of is gift wrapped, and there are other modifications as well. You can play it here.

Now you can admire the Christmas atmosphere as the poor duckling is repeatedly impaled on spikes.

Merry Christmas!

 

 

My game – Duckling

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Sunday, December 18th, 2011 11:01 pm

My game has been finished and uploaded! Actually that happened a few hours ago, but I forgot about making this post until now.

The game is a fairly simple platformer called “Duckling” where you play as a duckling who has been left behind by it’s mother and is now ALONE. Kind of lame use of the theme, I know. However, this is my first LD entry so I tried to make it simple. I hope the game is still somewhat enjoyable, though.

http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-22/?action=preview&uid=8132

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