Ludum Dare 35
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Hi, guys! Beavl here.

So, Moveless Chess is coming along really nicely. We are working on a commercial release (iOs, Android and Web) so we’ve decided to make some changes. One of the bigger ones? NEW UI!

This was the landscape version (we’ve used this screen orientation for the jam and post-compo version):

And this is the new portrait version!

What do you think?

You can play the jam and post-compo version HERE.

Cheers from Buenos Aires!

Note: In the following days we’ll be uploading new versions with new levels and new UI. And iOS and Android versions in the upcoming weeks!

 

75+ votes

Posted by (twitter: @gamepopper)
Sunday, May 1st, 2016 9:30 am

First of all, thank you very much! It’s really great to see so many positive and constructive comments on Spinstar. It was a fun yet challenging 48 hours and it’s great to be able to make another compo entry after only managing to reach jam last time.

I’ve managed to play and vote on over 80 entries so far, and while there is still a week left of voting, I thought I’d show my five favourites thus far, as there have been many developers who have pulled off interesting and creative ideas based on the theme, and this LD had a really good theme.

2ShiftDrift by 01010111

Very well polished game that combines vertical space shooting with racing, while tracks can eventually get repetitive there is a really good challenge with multitasking between going along the track and shooting down enemy choppers and the like.

Statis Core by Eshford

One extremely good looking boss battle, I love my bullet hells and this one was both easy to jump into but hard to beat, but actually succeeding is very worthwhile!

windowframe by managore

As soon as I saw this gameplay gif, I was immediately reminded of an entry back in LD31 called Screen Mover. I definitely like to say this game definitely expands on the concept of your game window having an effect on the gameplay, and seeing a real window move around on the screen is captivating to me.

CYGLiDE by ocarson

Some really nice low-poly graphics at work, this game does an interesting job at controlling flight that takes some getting used to, but feels great once you get the hang of it.

BlobWall by Sophie Houlden

It’s a shame that it doesn’t look finished (and I cannot rate it on any category) but out of all the entries I’ve seen which imitates the “Hole in the Wall” game show formula, this is probably the best executed one by design. Not to mention the camera work is brilliant, showing the perfect angle for each wall and position of the player.

Now go do Ludum Dare proud and PLAY AND VOTE!

Moveless Chess update!

Posted by (twitter: @beavlgames)
Monday, April 25th, 2016 10:40 am

Moveless Chess

As some of you already know, we’ve decided to turn Moveless Chess into a full-fledged web/mobile game (we’ll still be hard working on Tail Wrestling, our JRPG with mermen nonetheless. Moveless Chess is going to be a side project with just part of the team and a much smaller scope).

So, Moveless Chess, our LDJAM #35 entry. It has now 8 levels and lots of fixes to bugs you’ve spotted! (Thanks for all the feedback, people!). Have you tried it?

You can play the new build HERE.

Note: Gif is from FreeGamePlanet.com. They’ve posted a really nice piece about the game.

Another note: We’re working on a site for the game, with devlog and stuff. We’ll be also playing lots of LDJAM games :)

Last note: Cheers and thanks for reading this!

Come play Escape from the Dungeon of Snor!

Posted by (twitter: @HeartLampGames)
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 6:00 pm

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Our submission is a side scrolling puzzle platformers meets old school point and click adventure game. Plus, it’s got a talking demon head!

There was alot more environmental story telling stuff in here but due to some trouble merging versions it’s pretty much just the puzzles themselves. We believe they are tough but fair. If you think you’re clever enough to embark on this adventure CLICK HERE! If your eye and mind are sharp enough you can finish this thing in under 10 minutes easy.

 

Also, I wish we had metrics on how many people are beating our little prototype here, so if you manage beat it please brag about it in a comment!

-Team Heartlamp-

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Puzzle Party Post Mortem

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Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 8:12 am

This was the first LudumDare where I did pretty much all of the work alone. That being said I had to take a serious look at the scope of my project to ensure that I would make something that I could finish in time.

If you haven’t done so already I would really love some feedback on my entry.
Even if it’s not your cup of tea, feedback always helps us developers improve and that’s what we are all here for right?

Play Puzzle Party Now

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For those that are interested I have tried to detail some of to progress that went into making this game down below.

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Jam entry: SQUIGGLES

Posted by (twitter: @RoyalRailway)
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 7:10 am

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Click here to go and play the game!

Hello! Ava, Marte and Morten once again teamed up for the jam. This time we ended up following the theme both mechanically (squishy, deformable octopus) and narratively (tadpole growing up into a frog). Help them help each other through this puzzly maze!

The game ended up having to be somewhat experimental in nature; emulating a squishy octopus in a rigid body physics engine was a bit difficult! It’s not entirely bug free when it comes to said cephalopod, but it was fun and worth trying.

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Two thirds of us weren’t really feeling well this weekend, but we marched on! This did however mean that some of the details from our previous entries, like dynamic camera, little cutscenes and sound effects all had to go this time around, so it does feel unpolished there, but music alone actually sort of fits the mood of this game, so…

Have a play, will you? c:

Henkan Pachinko

Monday, April 18th, 2016 5:35 am

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We managed to finish our games! If you try it, you will help us a lot!

Just click here to play

 

Progress and checking if GIF still breaks~

Posted by (twitter: @RoyalRailway)
Sunday, April 17th, 2016 6:36 pm

Trying a .gifv rather than a .gif this time. Gets an ugly border but hopefully at least it doesn’t stop working after the first two or so views of the post like GIF’s have been doing lately…

Here’s the current progress of the game by Ava, Marte and Morten!

(actually it’s from a few hours ago and some more progress has been made since)

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We’re following the theme both narratively and mechanically.

The octopus is the dynamic shapeshifter of the game, which is a mechanic. The tadpole gradually grows into a frog during the game, which is a narrative. You swap between them and use their respective abilities to solve puzzles and clear the way.

Friends tho they become, they cannot stay here together! :’c An octopus belongs in the salty sea water and the frog must stick to freshwater. Some nasty punk threw the bottle with octopus into this puddle.

Marte and Morten have already gone to sleep. Ava just wanted to do some final work on the frog, but now thinks it’s for the best that she too go to sleep not to fall out of sync with the others for the final day of the jam. Good night and good luck to all jammers!

Being on the other end of a virus can be fun

Posted by
Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 10:39 am

Hi guys,

If you would like to play a simple puzzle game where you are the computer virus, please take a second to check out our game. We hope you like it 😉

Play it here!

 

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GUILLOTINE a game made in 72 hours

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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 4:37 pm
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Click HERE to play!
(click on the game in Newgrounds)
Last weekend me, Iñaki and Gonzalo made our second game for Ludum Dare 33. The theme of this Game Jam was “You are the Monster“.
Iñaki and me went to the jam and Gonzalo worked at home. This time the place was superb, a class of Area school in Donostia.
At the beginning we were quite lost after the first brainstorming. We had some vague ideas about a Frankenstein and angry villagers. The next day, we decided that we were going to make a platformer with puzzles with a headless guy as the protagonist. The headless guy could steal heads and abilities. We mixed that idea with Hammer Films and classic horror films aesthetic.
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YES, YOU CAN USE DOUBLE JUMP TO GO LEFT!!!!!!!!

I like the decision we made about the color… to remove it! I worked faster this way. I Added and “old film” filter too (just 4 frames of darker corners and dust like spots).

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In general I am really proud of the executioner. The story is that after the firts guillotine the citizens no longer need an executioner, so they chop his head and someone steals it. Help the poor executioner to find his head!
I LOVE the chicken head!!
Blazing Skull head. (or Ghost Rider head)
Key head. For some reason we couldn´t add the attack animation.
 
Piromaniac Skeleton.
I made every pixel you can see, Iñaki Vazquez programmed everything using Construct 2 and made 90% of the mechanics and puzzles, and Gonzalo Sardón created the amazing music and sounds.
I have to say that the game is better that I thought. May be is not an awesome game, but we made it in less than 72 hours! (I had to work). I think the ideas and mechanics have some potential. When we added the music, the game gained a LOT of atmosphere. Now the game shows a crazy, dark humor and horror setting.
It was a really hard weekend but we met a lot of new awesome friends, and we learned a lot!
Special thanks to Edu Verzinski, who gave as the idea of the introduction scene at the beginning the game, and to PINTXO DEVEPOPERS for organizing an incredible game jam and making possible the best weekend of this year.
Ibai Aizpurua and Iñaki Vazquez

Ibai Aizpurua and Iñaki Vazquez

 

We plan to make a better version of GUILLOTINE! So if you like Kirby and Metroidvania games, wait to see a better, bigger and longer game, with TONS OF NEW CRAZY HEADS!!!

Fear Me! – Post-mortem (pun not intended)

Posted by (twitter: @JustSomeNikola)
Friday, August 28th, 2015 1:58 pm

In Fear Me! you play as a happy-go-lucky ghost who has recently breached the veil of the damned in pursuit of his favorite leaisure activity – scaring children. A sort of action-puzzle blend, check it out if you dig that sort of stuff.

One of the more action oriented levels.

One of the more action oriented levels.

Short disclaimer: I’ll be writing like I know everything about everything, but in fact I just have approximate knowledge of many things.

How it went:

After being rudely awoken somewhere in the early afternoon by a combination of my dogs yelping and my neighbours drill-and-hammer work, I came to the realisation that Ludum Dare was going strong for about 11 hours. After a couple of sobering slaps, cups of java and some sandwiches I was ready for some gamedev on PC action. It was time for…

Brainstorming! (1-2 hours)

I put some depressing music on – Steve von Till – and pulled out my notebook and pen. A list of wild ideas came torrenting from the weird places of my brain.
It includes a Through the eyes of a dictator – Painting Simulator where you’re a painter. But you’re also Hitler.

Pictured: Game design document.

Pictured: Game design document.

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TURN ON THE LIGHT

Posted by (twitter: @RoyalRailway)
Monday, August 24th, 2015 8:19 pm

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Ava and Marte reporting in as usual. This time accompanied by two others: Morten and Ida.

We took on a grim theme dear to the four of us, and our hopes is that something will come out of it for those who play it.

Turn on the lights and discover monstrosities in the comfort of your own chair! “Turn on the light” is a psychological feelbad game in 2.5D, with a hint of puzzles.

Perhaps you will discover something about yourself.

LINK TO THE ENTRY IS HERE:

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-33/?action=preview&uid=6155

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My first entry to ludum dare; Monster Twins!

Posted by (twitter: @jukepoks1)
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 4:26 pm

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This is a puzzle platformer with it own kinky twist. One of the twins defies physics and hangs around ceiling like it’s nobody’s problem. :) It was fun to make. I wish I had started making it earlier so it would be much longer. But anyway you take what you get. 😉

Monster Twins

Postmortem: ChromaGun

Posted by (twitter: @pixel_maniacs)
Friday, July 24th, 2015 7:48 am

ChromaGun preview

ChromaGun was our entry to Ludum Dare #32. The concept’s inception came late at night after a few (ahem) beers. The theme was “an unconventional weapon”, and we decided to go with color. The player’s objective is to paint walls and enemies with the “ChromaGun”. Enemies are attracted to walls of the same color and float towards them. This core mechanic, paired with elements such as button-triggered doors, deadly electrified tiles and particle grids which only allow bullets to pass through, created some seriously entertaining gameplay, even in the early stages of development.

Get it on the AppStore

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Great LD 32 Games

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Monday, May 11th, 2015 4:29 pm

I had a really good time with these games.  Ld32 is about to finish, if you still have time don´t forget to rate them. 😉

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B • Scott

by TridecimalJam Entry

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One of my favourites, it´s a whole short game. Very well programmed and challenging. People say that it’s to hard, I say is as hard as it should.

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Operation H.A.N.D.s

by The Capitalist CrayfishJam Entry

Strage shoot’em up,: Your weapon is a hand…. with five fingers. It’s a crazy idea, and I love it. The game has the funniest power up I’ve ever seen.

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Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark

by RomixalJam Entry

I wasn´t afraid of the dark, but I was afraid of this little red thing up to the right. Play it and you´ll see what I mean. Great game, great mood.

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A Knife Made Of Whispers

by ManagoreCompo Entry

A lot of people is speaking about this game, and they are right, it´s a very good one. Great mood, beautiful story, cool aesthetics.

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Eye Rush

by asobi techJam Entry

Hey hey! Fast gameplay, cool music, great gameboy like aesthetics. It´s addicitive, I had a great time with it.

One… More… Self… Promotion… Post…

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 5:21 am

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