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The games I am going to show on this post are focused on innovation. Maybe they are not perfect, we all know that innovation is risky but extremely gratificant.
However, it is interesting to see games like this. I personally love the innovation in videogames, even if they have flaws. It is a brave way to discover something new that may help other developers to improve their games, and who knows, maybe they inspire completely new mechanics.
So here they are: some entries of the LD35 that I consider higly innovative.
Just Roll With It (Try here)
This one is a classic move-rocks puzzle game, but with a twist: it is specially designed for playing it with Oculus DK2 and Omni. So, if you own both of these, go try it right now! I tried it on web since I don’t have Oculus neither Omni, but the game overall is funny and has good graphics, so it must be a great VR experience.
play (Try here)
A little arkanoid type game. Gameplay is a bit conventional, a classic breakout game, so, where is the innovation? It is on the “brick” animation. Their moves are based on a song, ANY song you import into the game. So yeah, mechanic it is not different from the original one, but the generated sound wave really amazed me.
Cloud Sculptor (Try here)
This one has not an objective, nor a conflict. So it is more a “toy” rather than a “game”. Nothing wrong with it! I enjoyed the experiment, maybe it needs to be a bit polished but i found it relaxing and interesting.
Snakoban (Try here)
Snakoban is a minimalistic game, with what I think it is a new point of view of the old Snake game. Your objective is to touch the green pixel of the level by growing yourself, but you have to be careful with all the “sand” bits of the puzzles. Its mechanic is really really original, so that is why I included it on this post.
Inner Maze (Try here)
One of my favourite entries of this Ludum Dare, here the scenario changes its shape depending on your heartbeat (well, not you real heartbeat, but the character’s). So you have to move if you want to keep things moving! More to the point, depending on the character’s emotions, some elements of the environment will reveal.
Here is where this post ends. I know there are more innovative entries, but I prefered to post some of those who aren’t as known as others. And, to say the truth, some of the other innovative games I found were promoted on other posts I wrote, and I didn’t want to repeat myself.
But maybe you know some more. Would you share them? Write on a comment!