December 17th-20th, 2010
Theme: Discovery

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Play (Flash) | View timelapse | Source

You are a pygmy from the paleolithic period and you accidentaly open a breach through time to modern days. This is a good opportunity to dis ...
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#5 - Innovation
#25 - Community
#40 - Coolness
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Windows

An astronaut is stranded alone on a distant planet in an isolated star system and doesn't know why.

"Beacon" is a sprawling adventure-pla ...
- Fun
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#7 - Graphics
#41 - Coolness
#49 - Audio
3.

Play PRIOR (Post-Compo Update) | PRIOR on krangGAMES.com | Download the Music | Download .zip Game (Compo Entry) | Download Source (Compo Entry)

PRIOR
by Nicholas Yonge

Who are you?
Where are you?
Why are you there?

You know nothing. ...
- Fun
#4 - Overall
#9 - Graphics
#9 - Theme
#23 - Audio
#46 - Innovation
4.

Web/Flash | Source

This is a little C64-style Metroidvania game with 20 rooms to explore and six unique items to find, plus fragments of something greater...
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#5 - Graphics
#39 - Theme
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TIE

Web | Source

You are in charge of the newly established American Space Exploration Program. Your job is to launch volunteer spacemeats into new and fasci ...
#5 - Fun
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#12 - Audio
#16 - Theme
#27 - Innovation
#29 - Graphics
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TIE

Windows | Source

"Fate of Mankind" is a little side-scrolling platformer game.
Your goal is simple: discover who you are. Following the traces of someone th ...
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#5 - Fun
#6 - Overall
#23 - Innovation
#33 - Audio
#47 - Humor
#50 - Community
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TIE

Windows | Timelapse (spoilers) | Source

Short game made in 8 hours.

Controls are Arrow Keys and X.

Written in D using OpenGL, GLFW and FMod. Sound effects from sfxr.

Only ...
#4 - Theme
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#10 - Overall
#27 - Coolness
#29 - Humor
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TIE

Windows | Source

Plot: You are an alien therapist from outer space hired to clean your patients minds from traumas. Armed with your therapeutic cannon, you a ...
#6 - Audio
#7 - Fun
#10 - Graphics
#16 - Humor
#21 - Overall
#48 - Community
9.

Web | Source | Alternate Web

Welcome to Where am I? The game of discovery...discover what you say? Play it and find out! :)

Best played with sound!

Benn ...
- Innovation
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#7 - Overall
#9 - Fun
10.

Web1 | Web2 | Source

Use arrow keys to move(UP to jump), Z for kick, X for hammer. I try to approach the theme in a wordplay way but my English sucks and I don't ...
#10 - Fun
#17 - Overall
#18 - Audio
#24 - Humor
#27 - Coolness
#31 - Graphics
11.
TIE

Web (bugfix version) | 48 hour Version (swf download) | Source

arrow keys to move
c to jump
x/v to rotate
space to change robot ...
- Innovation
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#5 - Overall
#9 - Audio
#11 - Fun
#44 - Graphics
11.
TIE

Web | Jam Version | Source

This is a dance platformer written in Flash, for the competition. All legit.

Followed the "misheard theme" approach that I also used in L ...
#7 - Humor
#8 - Audio
#11 - Fun
#18 - Overall
#23 - Coolness
#24 - Theme
#27 - Innovation
#47 - Graphics
13.

Web | Source

This is for Ludum Dare 19. Link is a direct link to the swf file which is hosted on my personal blog (which I might as well use for somethin ...
- Community
#13 - Fun
#16 - Overall
#45 - Innovation
14.

Windows

Audio_Chef is a physics-based memory game.

There are several robots who want to eat 2 unspecified items.
Use your gravity gun to propel ...
#4 - Audio
#14 - Fun
#15 - Humor
#18 - Community
#20 - Overall
#25 - Innovation
15.

Windows | Timelapse | Flash | Source (.mfa)

It's A Frickin' CAVE was my silly attempt at making an action-based roguelikeish thing in the 20+ hours I had after I scrapped my previous e ...
#15 - Graphics
#15 - Fun
#28 - Overall
#32 - Community
16.

Web | Source

As always, I refuse to do the most direct, obvious meaning of the theme. I try to find some other way of interpreting the words, so I end u ...
- Humor
#16 - Fun
#20 - Audio
#31 - Overall
#47 - Theme
17.
TIE

Timelapse | Web | Source

FAQ (don't read until you've played through the game) : http://www.stanford.edu/~grantm/spoilers.html


My first LD entry, finished with ...
#14 - Overall
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#29 - Humor
#32 - Theme
#46 - Coolness
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TIE

Post-Jam Updates | Web | Jam Version

This is a ripoff^H^H^H^H^H^H tribute to The Legend of Zelda, in which you must collect circus peanuts. For some reason.

Lots I didn't get ...
- Audio
#17 - Fun
#35 - Overall
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TIE

Windows | Jam Version (Windows) | Source

Do everything you can to escape the depths of this lonely mine!

Depencies required:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-CA/netframework/cc378 ...
#19 - Fun
#22 - Overall
#38 - Graphics
19.
TIE

Windows + src

In a nutshell:
In this game you discover the joy of experiencing furballs florlicking on a safari trip.

Plot:
Your father sent you to ...
- Graphics
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#5 - Community
#7 - Audio
#8 - Overall
#12 - Innovation
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21.
TIE

Windows | OS/X | Linux | Source

This uses the Love2d framework. First, download and install love from love2d.org. Then download batcave.love. Double click on batcave.lov ...
- Innovation
#12 - Overall
#21 - Fun
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TIE

Windows

The game isn't finished, however it is playable; and fun!

Because there is one level it is VERY VERY hard. So stay with it. In addition, ...
#8 - Community
#21 - Fun
#27 - Graphics
#37 - Humor
#44 - Overall
23.
TIE

Windows | OS/X | Linux | Source

Can you escape the mine?
100 points per crystal, x2 if you escape!

Every mine is different. Will you strike lucky and be able to reach l ...
#23 - Fun
#32 - Audio
23.
TIE

Windows | Windows (alternate d/l) | Source | Source (alternate d/l)

Thanks for trying out "Caves of Darkness" - my LD48 submission.

In this game, you need to find your way out in each of the 3 levels. You ...
#23 - Fun
#23 - Audio
#28 - Overall
#41 - Graphics
#42 - Theme
25.

Web | Timelapse | Source

Objective: Use the given clue to discover which picture you need to reveal on the cubes. Rotate the cubes to display the picture before time ...
- Coolness
#12 - Humor
#13 - Audio
#25 - Fun
#36 - Community
#45 - Overall
26.

Web (Java) | Download (JAR + Source) | Timelapse

You are in a cave, a cave full of living jelly monsters that will make you suffer while you get a lot of treasures!

Your objective is to ...
#26 - Fun
#44 - Theme
27.

Web (Flash) | Source | Timelapse / gameplay | Post-compo version

Take the role of a secret agent in this thrilling game.
Features 5 levels and an original soundtrack.

Instructions:
Use the arrow keys ...
- Audio
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#16 - Humor
#22 - Overall
#26 - Graphics
#27 - Fun
#36 - Community
28.

Web (fullscreen) | Web | Source | Timelapse

Controls are just the mouse position and clicking, other than that, discover how it works on your own!

UPDATE: The game itself has not be ...
#13 - Innovation
#23 - Community
#28 - Fun
#30 - Overall
#31 - Audio
29.
TIE

Web ( compo 48h ) | Web ( normal number of aborigines ) | Source

Kill the Aborigines. Discover their secrets, steal their land.
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- Scouts can sense monster : one will see the danger zone, two ...
- Coolness
#7 - Graphics
#10 - Theme
#18 - Overall
#29 - Fun
29.
TIE

Windows | OS/X | Windows (Post comp) | OS/X (Post Comp) | Source

Enter a world of excitement and danger as you help a lonely janitor with back problems save the world from an army of evil robots.

TIPS: ...
#29 - Fun
#37 - Humor
31.

Windows

In this game you are a Ghost Hunter and you must explore a mansion to find the ghost who is responsable for the other ghosts appearance.

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#13 - Overall
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#30 - Community
#31 - Fun
#39 - Audio
32.

Windows | OS/X | Web | Source

Try and get to the flashing ball. Each colour of ball does something different; and what colour does what changes each game. ...
#22 - Innovation
#32 - Fun
33.
TIE

Web (Jam) | Web (Compo) | Win (Compo)

Ok! I've updated the web version of the game to a "jam" build. It's pretty much exactly the same, except it now properly eliminates players ...
#32 - Innovation
#33 - Fun
#48 - Overall
33.
TIE

Windows | Linux | Source

Disco Five: The Adventures of Discovery-5; Interplanetary Exploration & Prospecting Vessel

Search this alien planet in your rover, search ...
#15 - Theme
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#33 - Fun
33.
TIE

Web | Source

HERE BE MONSTERS
Sail the world and map the monsters

CONTROLS
Arrow key: Move your ship
After you find the cannon:
X or Space: Shoo ...
#18 - Theme
#33 - Fun
#41 - Overall
33.
TIE

Universal Applet | Source | Windows | Mac OSX

Explore Space, gather resources, escape!
Beware of your health, it does not regenerate. Make sure you don't bump into too many aliens.

E ...
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#10 - Community
#26 - Overall
#33 - Fun
#49 - Theme
33.
TIE

Web | Non-compo Non-jam version | Source

**I added a non-compo non-jam version that has some sound effects and a flashing warning when there's less than 10 seconds left.**

terra ...
#11 - Theme
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TIE

Web (Unity) | Windows | OS/X | Source | Post-Compo

You are the captain of the SPACEBRICK - Smashology research vessel. Your mission is to discover new things to smash, new ways to smash them ...
#21 - Community
#33 - Overall
#33 - Fun
#34 - Humor
#38 - Graphics
39.

Play | Source

Final sprint 15 min before deadline !!

These 2 days were very funny but now it's time to stop.
Need to sleep...

More impressions late ...
#13 - Theme
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#31 - Overall
#36 - Graphics
#39 - Fun
40.

Web | OS/X | Windows | Source

Adventuring around dungeons may be the most exciting way to discover something new, but it's possibly not the most practical. Who's really b ...
#5 - Humor
#13 - Theme
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#40 - Fun
41.

Windows

Lurker is a top down stealth action game. Avoid being discovered by the guards using your sword, shurikens, and teleporting skill!
Source a ...
#41 - Fun
#47 - Humor
42.
TIE

Windows

The attached game (BedBug) was made using GameMaker8, source is included along with a .txt file and the .exe within a .zip

Although I ran ...
#8 - Innovation
#42 - Fun
#49 - Graphics
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TIE

Windows | Timelapse | Sensitivity Update

NOTE: The last download above is updated (post compo, but a very slight change, like 5 lines of code) to include a sensitivity option, edit ...
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#11 - Overall
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44.

Web | Source

Alternate name: DINO-MIGHT

A very unpolished game, unfortunately. But due to sleeping badly last night, I have to submit the game in its ...
#31 - Graphics
#37 - Humor
#44 - Fun
45.
TIE

Download (Zip - Windows only - Source included)

Well, I was short on time so I made a little maze / exploration game. Of course, since the theme is discovery, finding your way out of the m ...
#24 - Theme
#37 - Humor
#45 - Fun
#48 - Overall
45.
TIE

Source (700k) | Windows (8mb) | Jam (16mb)

Hey, if you win this game, can you post whether you figured out the great secret on your own, or if you had to purchase it? I'm just curious ...
#12 - Theme
#37 - Humor
#45 - Fun
47.

Web | Seahorseasaurus wants to challenge you to a dance-off! | Source

Build up your dinosaur and then challenge other people to a dance-off!

I would like to eventually add some bonuses for challenging others ...
#4 - Humor
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#35 - Overall
#47 - Fun
48.
TIE

Windows | Source

Volatile

This is an experimental real time strategy game developed in 48 hours for my first Ludum Dare.

It's a little rough around the ...
#6 - Graphics
#27 - Community
#34 - Overall
#48 - Fun
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TIE

Windows

A stealth game inspired by "They Live" by John Carpenter. I have not played it myself (too busy!), so the game mechanics might not work. We' ...
#48 - Fun
50.

Web | Source | Latest (Post-Compo)

Click to discover the galaxy! Gather resources and upgrade your ship. Try not to run out of fuel and be stranded forever and avoid being obl ...
#17 - Theme
#49 - Coolness
#50 - Fun

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