Ludum Dare 35
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Thanks everyone for coming out! For the next 3 weeks, we’ll be Playing and Rating the games you created.
You NEED ratings to get a score at the end. Play and Rate games to help others find your game.
We’ll be announcing Ludum Dare 36’s August date alongside the results.

Frog and Crystals!

Posted by
13 hours ago | May 2nd, 2016 1:49 pm

Hello guys!

Did you play our game already?

Check out the web version of the game (needs to load a bit after clicking)
or Download the Windows Version Here!

PLAY HERE

 

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LD35 Mountain Updated More Levels

Posted by
14 hours ago | May 2nd, 2016 1:07 pm

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After two weeks, we managed to add two more levels.

We intended to put more love into this game!

Play our game here!

Spontaneously playing your games

Posted by
15 hours ago | May 2nd, 2016 12:05 pm

The ways you play your game and other people do is very different. So, watching other people playing your game will result in you getting game design experience.

I’ll be streaming and playing your games. Because why not. I did it the last LD and it turned out pretty fun.

http://www.twitch.tv/rodzos

If you suggest a game, I will probably play it.

You can play my game in return:

Also, thanks to everyone who already played my game. I didn’t expect to receive such heartwarming comments.

Expansion Pack for Theseus!

Posted by (twitter: @themeorch)
16 hours ago | May 2nd, 2016 11:44 am

I’ve created a challenging expansion pack for Theseus with 9 new levels that explore some twists on the existing mechanics. Most of the levels are at least as difficult as the hardest levels in the main game. There’s a fun little surprise at the end, so if you’re up for a challenge, try it out!

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If you haven’t played through the main game yet, I highly recommend completing that first, as the expansion pack expects you to understand all of the mechanics and techniques, and it increases the difficulty significantly.

You can play Theseus and its expansion pack HERE

Ludum Dare to Believe! S:7 EPISODE 6

Posted by (twitter: @ButtonMasherBro)
16 hours ago | May 2nd, 2016 11:05 am

Hey everyone! We are the Button Masher Bros!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! We hope that you all took the time to play and rate some games! Today we kick off the final week of this season’s LUDUM DARE TO BELIEVE! It’s Ludum Dare to Believe! It’s S:7 Ep. 6!

(May contain strong language)

With so many submissions, there was absolutely no way we could play them all.

Special thanks to our friends at Reddit, twitter, and youtube who all stepped up to give us suggestions – you guys are the BEST!

If you like the games you see, be sure to check them out on Ludumdare.com and let the developers know what you think!

Today we will be highlighting:

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Title: Powerbeat
Category: Compo Entry
Creator: Insality
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Title: Shieft
Category: Compo Entry
Creator: nicso

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Title: Neko Katadzukeru
Category: Compo Entry
Creator: mahalis

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Have a game you want us to check out? [SUBMIT HERE]

Finally, we’d love to hear what you think!
You can comment on the episode linked above, comment in this thread, or tweet us at:

@ButtonMasherBro – Show account

@MathBlasterRitz – Chris

@SuddenlyZach – Zach

or @jwowBMB – Josh

Thanks Everyone and HAPPY LUDUM DARE!

If you need votes, review….

Posted by
18 hours ago | May 2nd, 2016 8:51 am

Hello everyone.

Our game got like 20 votes and 6-7 comments. That’s great, thank you all for your votes 😉

If you want to check out the game, go ahead: http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-35/?action=preview&uid=49634

But that’s not the subject…

If you need some votes, if you need a comment, i’ll take the time on this week to test all the game i got on the comments section.

Surely, there is rescue chicken (a very good tool) but there are a lot of games, and somes wonderful game’s need more votes to go on the first page of rescue chicken or need to be highlighted.

With that said, have a good day 😉

Shameless plug! :P

Posted by
20 hours ago | May 2nd, 2016 7:10 am

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I would love the communities help to develop the game

Posted by
21 hours ago | May 2nd, 2016 6:17 am

If you would like to follow and help me on my journey click here.

How to comment like a jerk boss

Posted by (twitter: @Crefossus)
1 day ago | May 2nd, 2016 2:00 am

Yoho, get your mind numbing liquids ready for this PSA. Seeing crooked? Okay you’re ready for a crefossus rant.

Expand your mind.

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Chrome has a neat little feature that lets you expand the text box window. Horray. Don’t forget paragraphs with shift+enter. Other browsers may have expanding too.

Enhance your memory.

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Trapped in a fullscreen window or accidentally the page? Lazarus form recovery is there for you!

Good game. vs. “rewarding levels. I like the sfx, especially the yay [sound]…”

“…As others have said the eating hamburger sfx was maybe a little too long since it gets played a lot.”

Be specific! If the comment could literally apply to any ludum dare game, it’s not really too useful. Show us you played. You can argue that it might boost morale, but a bunch of “good games” and then landing in the bottom 20% of all ludum dare games feels like you’re all moms. I already have a mom, she’s nice. She also doesn’t throw cloaked daggers at me while advertising with a smile.

I don’t like this genre.  vs. “I usually don’t like maze games and…”

“…this game tends to make me feel lost and a little bored. Maybe there could be more landmarks or something else to do while figuring out where to go next.” (Not a real comment, :D)

This one doesn’t come up often, but what the fuck? It’s so short and doesn’t offer anything. Maybe you can tell us specifically what it is that you don’t like about the genre, how this game fails to address that, and how it could address that.

5+ paragraph essay that never ends  vs. Conciseness.

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I’m guilty of this. Sorry. If you’re looking for advice on avoiding this pitfall…uhhh… well.. sorry I’m pretty much camped out on the alligator.

Also, as it turns out, not everyone cares for detailed feedback and would be satisfied with a “good game I liked the sfx”.  At least one person has chosen that on my survey for rating games. I’m still looking for people who will let me play with their source.

The trend to avoid

So you skimmed through the comments and are about to write yours. OH crap, you said exactly what they said using the same exact words. While at least this can provide some useful knowledge, ie multiple people saying the same thing lets you know that issue is common, do try and add to the discussion if you can. Sometimes I fall for this too.. Watch out. Also keep this in mind when you’re actually rating/giving stars to a game.  Usually I *rate* without reading the comments unless I get really stuck, they can contain spoilers anyway, and then skim the comments before commenting.

Don’t be a jerk

Rarely I’ll see rude comments, or maybe I have thin skin. You don’t need to have an edgy personality that absolutely destroys a bad game like a game review looking for extra clicks. These comments might offer some constructive criticism but also come laced with near valueless harshness.

Surprise! your experience is subjective

The trick here is to realize and state that your experience is subjective. For example, “I’m sorry, but this game is trash there is no redeeming quality to it at all! It’s terrible because of …” vs. “I’m not really into the hyper realistic art style since it’s so common, but maybe if you…” (not a real example). If you have to apologize for being a jerk, see if you can not be one and still get your point across.

Realize these games are made by people with skill levels across the board and they’ve had varying amounts of time to dedicate to it. Considering that – what different choices they could have made that take the same amount of time to do and fit their skills? Maybe there are games that do it perfectly that you can refer them to. They probably already know a lot of the main problems that they didn’t have time to address, and hey let them know just in case they missed something, – but they aren’t jesus christ, ok?

Try to figure out their game before stating confusion and running

I’ve seen games where things literally tell you what they do when you click on them and some people are *only* saying that a tutorial would be nice. I just don’t understand this, please some one help me. Yes tutorials/instructions in game (if done smartly) usually would be nice and it’s good to know that you think the game needed one, but there has to be something more you can offer or in addition/more specifically than just this. When/where did you get stuck? What about the actual game Etc.

The gist of it

Leave meaningful comments that are specific to the game you’re playing. Ideally add constructive feedback and anticipate questions the creator might have.  “I got stuck.” vs “I got stuck on level 3 and couldn’t figure out how to use the schwarzenegger tears move.” Avoid short comments that leave the creator with no idea how to alleviate an issue. “I don’t like it.”

The flip side

I guess sometimes even a few vague words is better than nothing (it sure is nice some one played it!) and as creators we need to learn how to divorce ourselves from our creations and handle criticism gracefully. Also, I love ludum dare as a jam because of the feedback period!

my entry

From Eggplant with love #8

Posted by (twitter: @konhhit)
1 day ago | May 2nd, 2016 12:53 am

Hi there!

12mszv

My expert recommendations for those who is interested in what to play:

Slicer

Interesting puzzle about box slicing.
http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-35/?action=preview&uid=29135

SHEEPSHIFT

Great interpretation of the theme, you need to shift sheeps.
http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-35/?action=preview&uid=25748

Morphomancer

Nice potion usage puzzle.
http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-35/?action=preview&uid=56069

Elemental Shifters

Great combination of genres, very innovate game.
http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-35/?action=preview&uid=92905

Chrysalide

Interesting platformer about insect metamorphoses.
http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-35/?action=preview&uid=72404

If you want to show your game to me, post the link in comments.

12mszv

And here is the game about me:

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-35/?action=preview&uid=56318

Walkthrough of The Monster and the Mouse

Posted by
1 day ago | May 1st, 2016 11:08 pm

Since a lot of people have found this game insanely difficult I decided to create a walkthrough to show how it ends as well as the best techniques for making it to the final boss.


 

 


 

and if you haven’t already, play my game here and give it a vote 😀

Pallet Swap

Posted by
1 day ago | May 1st, 2016 10:38 pm

Hello, today I had some free time so I decided to do a pallet swap for my game and was wondering what you all thought.

New Pallet

Runner 2016-05-01 23-28-00-65

Old Pallet

Runner 2016-05-01 23-28-59-24

VOTE FOR PALLET

and if you have not please play my game here.

Help Develop the game

Posted by
1 day ago | May 1st, 2016 9:30 pm

If you would like to follow and help me on my journey click here.

 

My first 3 hours of LD35

Posted by (twitter: @luquio)
1 day ago | May 1st, 2016 9:22 pm

My first 3 hours of LD35 compo!

13119883_1716639555281073_402876435217245054_ofirst 3 hours of the compo i spent drawing simple stuff, taking notes, sketching ideas, and drawing on ipad

13087063_1716639548614407_3098286333553680636_o And the next day , about 15 hours after LD35 began, I went to UnityRoadshow. More than 26 hours left to finish the compo :O :O :O13087120_1716639541947741_8329096160011039308_o checking twitter 😛13131670_1716639545281074_1005396629582870216_o unity certificate (just for attending to the roadshow)13147804_1716639551947740_7947079130789987475_othis is me, my little messy room, cheap notebook and oldschool mac mini, wacom pen Tablet, stufff

imageand this is the game itself! 😀

We love developers, we love Ludum dare, and we love your games. We’re on a giant couch bed excitedly playing them. Join us  on twitch here https://www.twitch.tv/onlyslightly and send your games our way!

 

 

Rescue Chicken

Posted by (twitter: @LiamLimeGames)
1 day ago | May 1st, 2016 7:46 pm

My fellow LudumDarians! We may be the lucky ones, who got enough votes for our game to get a rating! But not everyone is quite so lucky – Sure, some may be lazy! Others may be busy! Their reasons matter not! What matters is that…

Every game deserves a rating!

Join me! Let’s make this happen!

To help, I made:

 -> Rescue Chicken <- 

Using this tool, you can see which games are close to receiving the required bare minimum of 17 votes. Let’s help our fellow participants get a rank. Let’s not judge why they have not yet voted for enough games to get a rating themselves, let’s just help them out.

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