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Dreaming of making indie games is, sadly, still just a dream.


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Will Edwards's Trophies

This is for being an awesome sport!
Awarded by Dizzyman572
on September 14, 2015
Huge Data Processing
Awarded by SaintHeiser
on September 14, 2014
Outside the Box Game Idea Award
Awarded by blubberquark
on August 31, 2014
Gamification of Rating Games Award
Awarded by ViliX64
on August 26, 2014
Hacker Newser
Awarded by udo
on August 29, 2013
Prettiest Text Adventure Award
Awarded by royvanrijn
on April 27, 2012

Will Edwards's Archive

Your game is in this mosaic!

Posted by
Monday, September 14th, 2015 12:30 am

This mosaic is made from the thumbnails of all LD33 games:

Happy hunting 😀

You can also use the mosaic to filter by platform, e.g. to find all the games that are ‘web’ playable :)

Some stats:

  • 1493 games claimed a “web” link
  • but 472 of those “web” games were actually Unity games with web player, although they didn’t mention this in their blurb; my script doesn’t categorize them as ‘web playable’
  • 7 games have no thumbnail

If you like this, you might be kind and rate my game? Exogorth

(repost in case you missed it)

Exogorth is go!

Posted by
Monday, August 24th, 2015 6:33 pm


Posted by
Monday, August 24th, 2015 5:18 pm

I you’re making a web game please for the love of all that is LDy be sure to put in a call to canvas.focus() or whatever in your initialization so that the space-bar doesn’t scroll the page you are embedded in!

Thank you.  I’ll thank you :)

LD Game Finder

Posted by
Monday, August 24th, 2015 6:52 am

Here’s a mosaic of all the LD33 COMPO games:



Your game is in that mosaic, I promise!  Happy hunting :)

You can navigate around and easily launch games straight from the mosaic.

You can also easily filter by platform, e.g. easily find web-playable games!

(I am careful to find and filter out unity games that provide web links; those aren’t web-playable for most users who are specifically searching for browser-based games)

Not showing any JAM games yet, obviously.

My own entry, Exogorth, is a JAM entry and is incomplete.  I am looking forward to giving it a bit of polish and instructions tonight before the JAM deadline :)

GPU ray marched cave

Posted by
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 2:03 pm

Screen Shot 2015-08-22 at 20.42.26


Now making the camera hug the rock…

Filtering LD Games by platform e.g. show Web Only

Posted by
Friday, August 21st, 2015 5:52 am

I have some scripts for making mosaics from LD entry thumbnails, and I have some scripts for scraping the LD website that I made for my LD30 “connecting worlds” entry.

It seemed natural enough to combine them :)  So I whipped up a quick prototype this lunchtime:

Screen Shot 2015-08-21 at 12.48.56


I deliberately haven’t made it any easier to find your own entry etc, although … there is always your javascript console 😉

So when the competition is over, I’m just one short command line away from posting an LD33 mosaic with filtering :)

Real Life First Person Shooter

Posted by
Friday, August 21st, 2015 1:52 am

Saw this and had to share .. be inspired to think outside the box 😀

Pluto’s Heart Wallpaper

Posted by
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 7:48 am

A mosaic of LD32 thumbnails:


I’m in, and here’s a mosaic wallpaper

Posted by
Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 6:06 am

The wallpaper is made from thumbnails of LD32 entries.  Enjoy! :)

click for full-size!

I made a list of games you should play!

Posted by
Monday, May 11th, 2015 4:35 pm


1) print this poster out

2) and as you play your final games,

3) find their thumbnail in the mosaic and cross ’em out!


You may enjoy finding my own game in there too… PukeMan! 😉

Happy hunting 😀

(UPDATE: a blog post reporting recent attempts at improving the mosaic making algorithms)


Posted by
Tuesday, January 13th, 2015 2:01 pm

The Rise and Fall of the Lone Game Developer

↑ If you read one article today, read this one! ↑

Happy Hunting for your Game in this Mosaic!

Posted by
Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 2:40 am

After a slight hiccup using some LD29 thumbs in my previous LD31 mosaic, I thought it best to offer up a corrected mosaic for your viewing pleasure:



↑ your game is in this mosaic! ↑


Happy hunting :)

Entire Game on One Scream

Posted by
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 12:56 pm


Your LD31 game

is in this mosaic:


Happy Hunting 😀


Notch’ll be Back!

Posted by
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 12:00 am

Notch sells Mojang to Microsoft and goes “back to doing Ludum Dares and small web experiments”!

Hey Notch, we can’t wait to have you around LD31!

(And sadly maybe Notch should use an anon account each contest so he can enjoy it)

YOUR GAME is in this MOSAIC!

Posted by
Monday, September 15th, 2014 2:45 pm

After you’ve played my game, feast your eyes on yet another mosaic made up from all the LD30 games:



Your game is in that mosaic, I promise!  Happy hunting :)

This time, the tiles have been placed optimally using a Kuhn-Munkres solver for the Linear Assignment Problem!  Terribly interesting algorithm, terrific result!

This isn’t the first mosaic I’ve made; you may also like these, made by random swaps and buckets of runtime:


Ludum Dare Comment Ratios

Posted by
Monday, September 15th, 2014 3:05 am

Last Day of rating time left, folks!  Get playing, get commenting!

And after you’ve played my game, you can ponder these stats:

Screen Shot 2014-09-13 at 12.36.21

This shows what percentage of contestants have commented on others games.

I had suspected that a lot of players comment in quick succession on different games, suggesting that they hadn’t actually played them in any depth.  However, thankfully, the stats really don’t back that up.  There are some examples, but really surprisingly rare.  People really don’t sit down and speed-rate and comment a lot of games; lets hope for the best that they are playing them instead 😉

As my game relies on people commenting, I’m eager to get everyone commenting.  Here’s my game’s penetration:

We are tracking the location of 721 LD30 contestants.

524 contestants have successfully used the game, entering their user name and looking at the map; that’s 20% !!!

56% of these have been back more than once!  The median is 3 repeat visits!

450 contestants have updated their location in the game; the other 74 were satisfied with the game’s guess.

But, here’s the kicker, only 324 have rated my game :(

And only 202 people have have commented on my game.  A handful are not contestants, but the rest … I can’t see you light up on my map :(  Here’s how my map is lit up when I check it now:

Screen Shot 2014-09-13 at 13.00.26

I would like you all to go comment on other people’s game, not just my own!

Last Day Now… you know what to do!

Now Go Play and Comment!

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