Ludum Dare 30 — August 22nd-25th, 2014 — Theme: Connected Worlds

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Connected Words

by Sophie Houlden - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Sort of a typing game; you're given bubbles of random letters.

Make words, and your own rules :)

(personally, I like to try and get the longest legible sentence I can. but it's always fun to be as rude as possible too)

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xhunterko says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:32am

Good simple fun! Cool idea!

Aug 25, 2014 @ 3:05am

Ha, lovely idea. Feels quite punchy ;P

Ysty says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:36pm

Nice. Very smooth and I like the effect for when you type a letter that isn't there.

bazld says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:24pm

Nice concept, very cool presentation and feedback. Sneaky title too :)

goffmog says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 9:01pm

Disgraceful misappropriation of the theme, and quite fun! Lots of potential for different game modes, you should get on the phone to the producers of Countdown.

Literal Games says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 1:43pm

Cool little thing with very nice effects! Love it.

Njord says ...
Aug 26, 2014 @ 4:35pm

I like the twist on the theme. I did the same :D Nice and simple idea !

Aug 29, 2014 @ 6:35pm

Suck no Triffid God Fish bowl tickled pips sax crashed ole!
Craig gets evil doc to let phils sis tug gods whip.

Fun nonsense.

Aug 30, 2014 @ 5:39pm

A neat little toy. I like the "explore what you can spell" nature of it with the nebulous letter-bubbles floating around. It'd be cool to see some game mechanics explored with this type of input.

Rage Paint says ...
Sep 12, 2014 @ 1:37am

Interesting idea, but kinda wish I was trying to unscramble actual words.

Teesquared says ...
Sep 15, 2014 @ 10:46am

Very innovative. Just needs more game. I like the word play on the theme :)

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