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Ludum Dare 21

August 19th-22nd 2011 :: Theme: Escape
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1.

Web | Trailer | Source

Three characters have gotten themselves into very dire situations, and it's your job to guide them out... rapid-fire! The arrow keys is all ...
- Overall
- Fun
#5 - Theme
#17 - Innovation
#47 - Graphics
2.

Timelapse | Web | Source (haXe)

You must escape the terrifying Rainbow Jail island.
On you way you can rescue others prisoners or use them to protect yourself.

- Move y ...
- Overall
- Innovation
#9 - Fun
#25 - Graphics
#37 - Theme
#38 - Coolness
3.

Windows | Linux | Mac (contributed by mcc) | Mac (contributed by kosinus) | Source

epacse - an alternative physics platformer.

Controls not explained in the game:
F - toggle FPS display
Esc - exit the game instantly
E ...
- Overall
#4 - Innovation
#18 - Fun
#32 - Graphics
4.
TIE

Windows | OS/X | Web | Timelapse | Source

I decided to do this last minute so kept it kind of secret. Didn't tweet or update, just got my head down and made it!

The story goes som ...
- Graphics
#4 - Fun
#4 - Overall
#8 - Audio
#47 - Community
4.
TIE

Web | Source (music) | Source

Built in flixel + tiled + garageband + flashdevelop + photoshop. I wanted to build something that tries to explain why I would spend 48 hou ...
#4 - Overall
#11 - Audio
#21 - Humor
#24 - Graphics
#26 - Fun
#47 - Theme
6.

Windows | Source

Wow. Well that was a whole load of fun. It's finally finished.

"To Hell And Back" is a classic LucasArts-style point and click graphic ad ...
- Humor
#5 - Fun
#6 - Overall
#14 - Theme
#29 - Graphics
#49 - Audio
7.

Web | Source | Kongregate (deleted) | Video Walktrough

McPixel is a minimalistic point'n'click adventure.

There are 6 puzzles to solve, and you have 20 seconds to complete each. If you fail, i ...
- Humor
- Fun
#7 - Community
#7 - Overall
#25 - Audio
#28 - Graphics
#46 - Innovation
8.

Web | Source

Arrow Keys to move, X to jump, and C to dive.

Made in Flash with Flashpunk and Flashdevelop, as well as Noel Berry's "Advanced Platformi ...
#8 - Overall
#11 - Graphics
#21 - Audio
#28 - Fun
9.

Windows | Source

NOTE: I'm getting a few people saying mouse doesn't work, I think it might be its just not obvious what to do first: you're injured so need ...
- Graphics
#9 - Overall
#18 - Coolness
#44 - Fun
10.

Windows | Mirror | Source

Mindbane is a 2D action platform game. Manipulate physics and try to escape from the dangerous mind maze.
Developed with GameMaker Standard ...
#10 - Overall
#14 - Fun
#16 - Audio
#38 - Coolness
11.
TIE

Windows | OS/X | Web | Source

This is a rail shooter where the player must suppress a escaping prisoners with bullets. ...
#11 - Overall
#16 - Fun
#27 - Community
#27 - Graphics
#32 - Theme
11.
TIE

Web | Timelapse part one | Timelapse part two

A point and click game about saving people. JUST KIDDING. It's about escaping from a big mansion, or villa if you will. I'm really happy wit ...
#4 - Humor
#8 - Audio
#11 - Overall
#12 - Fun
#22 - Theme
13.

Windows | Web | Source

The web version will play immediately. If you want to play it offline, get the zip file and launch the html file locally.

You need java t ...
- Community
#13 - Overall
#35 - Graphics
#37 - Fun
14.

Windows | Source

A simple platformer. Arrow keys to run. Z to jump. Escape to exit. ...
#14 - Overall
#21 - Theme
#22 - Innovation
#32 - Humor
#37 - Audio
15.
TIE

Windows | Source

Alright, this is my first Ludum Dare entry and everything went smoothly.

The game is in XNA Reach, so any computer that has windows shoul ...
#8 - Fun
#15 - Overall
#25 - Audio
15.
TIE

All (web) | Source

Bug workaround
============
- If the screen is mostly black and you can only see small dots, simply wave your mouse cursor over the game a ...
#5 - Audio
#15 - Overall
#15 - Graphics
#24 - Fun
17.

Windows Standalone | Cross-platform + Source (.love) | Timelapse

this short abstract exploration game is my first LD entry. i spent most of my time making sprites and music so there is not really much game ...
- Audio
#17 - Overall
#25 - Graphics
18.
TIE

Windows (.zip file) | Source (.gm81 file)

COMMENTS ARE BROKEN ON THIS PAGE (off and on).
If you can't leave a comment here, you can leave a comment on my blog at http://stozstudios. ...
- Humor
#9 - Fun
#14 - Theme
#18 - Overall
#29 - Graphics
#32 - Audio
18.
TIE

OS/X | Windows | Source (Linux)

*Note: If your resolution is too small to fit the game, press S.*

Windows: Run main.exe.

You are the greatest escape artist alive! Kil ...
- Innovation
#18 - Overall
#26 - Coolness
#31 - Fun
#36 - Audio
18.
TIE

Web (Flash) | Timelapse | Source

Run from the purple squares and collect coins as you go.
Buy upgrades to get further and submit you score to the leaderboard.

*** Note: ...
#6 - Fun
#8 - Community
#18 - Overall
#43 - Coolness
18.
TIE

Windows | Enhanced Post-Compo | YouTube (Spoilers) | Source

You are living on a spaceship, suddenly it is under attack. Enemies are boarding and blowing the place up. Get to an escape pod before it ...
#18 - Overall
#20 - Audio
22.
TIE

Windows

In Amke's Revenge II you play as an audacious explorer lost in a deep, deep cave. Filled with loot, monsters, lava, and Amke himself, the ca ...
#12 - Fun
#22 - Overall
22.
TIE

Windows - Compo Version (1.00) | Windows - Current Version (1.03) | Source (Game Maker 8.0)

CAPTIVE
A game by Nate Wiesel
for Ludum Dare 21


You awaken in a strange, unfamiliar place. All you know is that you need to escape.
...
#22 - Fun
#22 - Overall
#49 - Theme
24.

Windows | OS/X | Source

Wow. I literally just wrote code, 3d-modelled, composed music pretty much non-stop for 48 hours. I had some problems building the Windows ve ...
#6 - Audio
#11 - Theme
#14 - Graphics
#24 - Overall
25.

Web (Flash) | Source

Prisoners of a war of words, many women and men of letters need a guiding hand to escape from camps of genuine, physical terrors. Not every ...
- Theme
#25 - Overall
#33 - Fun
#34 - Innovation
#43 - Coolness
26.

Web | Source | Commentary | Postmortem

This game is somewhat of an adaptation of Flatland, by Edwin A. Abbot, though that wasn't really my intention going in.

My intention, ins ...
#6 - Innovation
#13 - Community
#22 - Coolness
#26 - Overall
#41 - Fun
27.

Web | Source | OSX | Windows

LD21 - Escape : Mountain above the clouds

*** Story ***

The legends say that each year, and for 3 minutes only, the great mountain abo ...
#4 - Graphics
#27 - Overall
#47 - Community
28.
TIE

Windows | Source

The sirens go off. There's been another jail break and they want you to find and kill the prisoners. You've done this countless times before ...
#4 - Theme
#15 - Fun
#28 - Overall
28.
TIE

Web | Source

Game made from scratch in 48h for Ludum Dare 21. All legit.

This was a weird theme for me since I've been working on a game (off and on) ...
- Audio
#7 - Theme
#20 - Innovation
#24 - Humor
#28 - Overall
#36 - Graphics
28.
TIE

Web | Source

Short abstract shooter. Help the creature reach Freedom from the depths of an alien planet. Arrow keys to move, X to shoot, C to strafe (hol ...
#15 - Graphics
#28 - Overall
#49 - Fun
31.

Windows | OS/X | Web | Source

Mostly a tech prototype, but it turned out surprisingly nice!

Use arrow keys / WASD for moving around. R for restart level. Shoot through ...
#12 - Innovation
#23 - Fun
#31 - Overall
32.
TIE

Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web | Source

*** DON'T READ COMMENTS! Until you've played the game! Thanks! ***

Instructions inside the game. Please play before reading comments in ...
- Theme
#7 - Graphics
#17 - Audio
#18 - Humor
#19 - Community
#32 - Overall
#50 - Innovation
32.
TIE

Web/Flash | Source

A (hopefully) challenging retro-style platformer. When fortune frees you from a dire predicament, you must make the most of the moment to es ...
#15 - Graphics
#32 - Overall
34.

Windows | Source

I set out to do a lot more with this project than I usually do. I pushed out of my comfort zones and went all out with it to try some new th ...
#7 - Fun
#20 - Community
#28 - Audio
#34 - Overall
35.
TIE

Windows + Source

Help your bird pals escape from bird jail through the power of beatboxing! I recommend having some musical experience before playing this ga ...
- Audio
#20 - Innovation
#26 - Fun
#35 - Overall
35.
TIE

Windows | Gameplay Video

Lost World Lucy and the Temple of the Swine Lord!

It's an arcadey-shooter where you try to outrun the clock while bustin' caps into float ...
#20 - Fun
#35 - Overall
#40 - Humor
#44 - Audio
#50 - Graphics
35.
TIE

Win - OS/X - Source | Web

My first entry!

Unlock is a easy puzzlegame (sadly I don't have the time to make complex levels)
I'll probably work on a post-mortem ve ...
#32 - Theme
#35 - Overall
35.
TIE

Web | Timelapse | Post-Mortem | Playthrough | Source

A simple puzzle/platformer that attempts to discuss the compulsion towards achievement, pressures of modern life and one's need for escape. ...
#35 - Overall
39.
TIE

Web (Flash) | Source

This is in some ways a 2d de-make of a 3d game idea that I'll probably never get round to actually making.

It's relatively typical flash ...
#14 - Theme
#22 - Community
#30 - Fun
#39 - Overall
39.
TIE

Windows | OS/X | Web | Source

As the first person to land on the forbidden Planet 21, the last unexplored Planet in Space, you are now faced with the less enjoyable task ...
#6 - Graphics
#39 - Overall
39.
TIE

Windows | Source

This one didn't go quite as planned, took forever to come up with an idea. I also cut most of the stuff I actually spent lots of time on, si ...
#34 - Fun
#39 - Overall
#47 - Graphics
42.

Web | Windows | Source | Timelapse | Soundtrack

Escape the evil Cuboids with your sneaky sphere in this adventurous physics-puzzler!

You are a Sphere, taken prisoner by the evil Cuboids ...
- Coolness
#5 - Community
#21 - Graphics
#42 - Overall
43.

Web | Source

You are a member of an elite team of ... dinosaur liberators. Seems like an awfully specialized group, but hey, it's your passion.
Infilit ...
- Fun
#9 - Humor
#43 - Overall
44.
TIE

Windows | Source (GMK)

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#35 - Fun
#44 - Overall
44.
TIE

Windows

My first XNA game. There's an installer version at http://mattmakesgames.com/games/ActionMonkeyInstall.zip if this doesn't work for you.

...
#24 - Fun
#44 - Overall
46.
TIE

Web | Source

Sometimes a man just has to get away from it all.




Some poorer documented things:

arrow keys do things too
sitting dodges bullet ...
#12 - Theme
#15 - Graphics
#19 - Humor
#42 - Audio
#44 - Fun
#46 - Overall
46.
TIE

Windows | Linux (ported by a third party, but identical source) | Source

You are a fireman trapped at the top of a burning skyscraper. You have only your axe and some water.
Get to the exit, taking as many helpl ...
#9 - Innovation
#14 - Theme
#46 - Overall
48.
TIE

Web | Web (Secondary) | Source

My first Ludum Dare entry! Only just made it in. It's a puzzle platformer about pushing blocks to climbs upwards and escape from a pit.

I ...
#14 - Innovation
#20 - Fun
#48 - Overall
48.
TIE

Source (7mb) | Windows (14mb) | timelapse

Source version requires python + pygame.

This is a platforming game about a self-reliant princess who decides to rescue *herself* from a ...
#13 - Humor
#28 - Fun
#47 - Coolness
#48 - Overall
50.

Web | Source

Slip Away is a ghost story platform game created in Flixel and FlashDevelop.

Instructions:
Arrow Keys: Walk or Fly (While Phasing)
Z: J ...
#27 - Audio
#32 - Graphics
#50 - Overall

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