Ludum Dare 31
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Ludum Dare 19

December 17th-20th, 2010
Theme: Discovery

More Info: /ludum-dare-19-has-begun/

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1.

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 ...
- Overall
- Theme
- Fun
- Humor
- Graphics
#5 - Innovation
#25 - Community
#40 - Coolness
2.

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
- Overall
- Theme
#7 - Graphics
#41 - Coolness
#49 - Audio
3.

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...
...
- Overall
#4 - Fun
#5 - Graphics
#39 - Theme
4.

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
5.

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
- Coolness
#5 - Overall
#9 - Audio
#11 - Fun
#44 - Graphics
6.

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 ...
- Theme
- Coolness
#5 - Fun
#6 - Overall
#23 - Innovation
#33 - Audio
#47 - Humor
#50 - Community
7.

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
#7 - Theme
#7 - Overall
#9 - Fun
8.
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
#8 - Overall
#10 - Humor
#12 - Audio
#16 - Theme
#27 - Innovation
#29 - Graphics
8.
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
- Coolness
- Humor
#5 - Community
#7 - Audio
#8 - Overall
#12 - Innovation
#19 - Fun
10.

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
#7 - Innovation
#7 - Fun
#10 - Overall
#27 - Coolness
#29 - Humor
11.

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 ...
- Graphics
#5 - Theme
#7 - Community
#11 - Overall
#18 - Innovation
#42 - Fun
12.

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
13.

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.

...
#13 - Overall
#14 - Graphics
#30 - Community
#31 - Fun
#39 - Audio
14.
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
#17 - Fun
#19 - Audio
#29 - Humor
#32 - Theme
#46 - Coolness
14.
TIE

Linux + Source | Linux + Source (fix) | Windows

Minesweeper with a very thin layer of roguelike (mainly the scroll ideas) sprinkled on top.

Start with an unidentified grail and an Ident ...
#9 - Innovation
#14 - Overall
#31 - Theme
#43 - Coolness
16.

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
17.

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
18.
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
18.
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
20.

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
21.

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
22.
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
22.
TIE

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
- Coolness
#16 - Humor
#22 - Overall
#26 - Graphics
#27 - Fun
#36 - Community
24.

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
#19 - Innovation
#24 - Overall
#31 - Coolness
#33 - Fun
25.

Windows | Linux | Source

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

Search this alien planet in your rover, search ...
#15 - Theme
#25 - Overall
#33 - Fun
26.
TIE

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
#26 - Overall
#40 - Fun
26.
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 ...
- Coolness
#10 - Community
#26 - Overall
#33 - Fun
#49 - Theme
28.
TIE

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
28.
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
30.

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
31.
TIE

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
#29 - Innovation
#31 - Overall
#36 - Graphics
#39 - Fun
31.
TIE

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
33.

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
34.

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
35.
TIE

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
#4 - Innovation
#35 - Overall
#47 - Fun
35.
TIE

Web

A very short but fun Point n' Click adventure game. Yay!

This was LOTS of fun to make, so I'm gonna expand this game dramatically. ...
- Audio
#8 - Humor
#15 - Graphics
#35 - Overall
35.
TIE

Windows (.exe) | Source (.gmk)

I had so much more planned for this but didn't have time to put everything in, so the game is pretty short unfortunately. I also didn't have ...
#20 - Graphics
#23 - Theme
#26 - Humor
#35 - Overall
#49 - Innovation
35.
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
35.
TIE

Windows (with source)

Case Closed is written in BlitzMax using an ASCII graphics engine of my own creation. Play the game and discover what really happened! ...
#10 - Graphics
#19 - Theme
#35 - Overall
#36 - Community
#37 - Humor
#43 - Innovation
40.

Play it! (in your browser, because I love you and consider your time a valuable resource) | Directly Transmit to Brain | Play via three-webcam setup (equilateral triangle suggested) | Source (1.5MB of INSTA-SPOILER goodness; this game is serious easy to spoil ... at least partially :3)

~ IF THE SCREEN GOES ALL BLACK, IT IS NOT INTENTIONAL. YOU WILL HAVE TO RESTART YOUR GAME I AM SO SORRY ):

If it does not seem to load, r ...
#17 - Audio
#24 - Theme
#40 - Overall
41.

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
42.

Windows | Web | Source

*PHEW* that was tight. ...
#4 - Graphics
#22 - Community
#23 - Coolness
#42 - Overall
43.

Windows | Source

PLEASE READ THE README - IMPORTANT STUFF IS IN THERE.

This is nowhere near as finished as i would like it to be, it is more of a proof of ...
#29 - Graphics
#34 - Theme
#37 - Innovation
#43 - Overall
44.

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
45.
TIE

Web

Command a fleet of ships and discover new islands.

Controls:
<arrows> move boat
<space> action (pick up / drop)

Quick start:
You be ...
#23 - Innovation
#34 - Theme
#35 - Graphics
#45 - Overall
45.
TIE

Web | Post Competition | Source

A moody (well slightly moody, say.. a kid who dropped his icecream but will probably be bought another one) anti-platformer. It has physics ...
#45 - Overall
45.
TIE

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
48.
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
48.
TIE

Windows | Source

New addition to the warrior series yet again...
meet Drill Warrior!

Controls:
Arrow keys - move player or adjust scanner
X - Switch it ...
#37 - Audio
#41 - Graphics
#42 - Theme
#44 - Community
#48 - Overall
48.
TIE

Windows | OS/X | Linux | Timelapse | Source

press [esc] to get instructions

known bugs:
- physics does not respond well to lag
- music sync might drift
- blue screen of love2d ...
#9 - Innovation
#16 - Audio
#17 - Graphics
#27 - Coolness
#48 - Overall
48.
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

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