Posts Tagged ‘Ludum Dare 28’

LD28 Winner One Take Still Great, Getting Full Version

By Nathan Grayson on January 20th, 2014.

And then Nathan wept because there still hasn't been another Pokemon Snap

Game jams are marvelous things, truly. Constraints breed creativity, and the end result is a flood of (mostly interesting) games. Only problem is, even the standouts are typically itsy bitsy bundles of bits and bytes, mewling baby concepts rather than fully grown experiences. But some go on to do greater things. The most well-known recent example is Ludum Dare 26 darling Gods Will Be Watching, and now Ludum Dare 28 winner One Take is looking to follow in its footsteps. Adam quite liked the original version, and having played it I can see why.

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All The Fun Of The Dare: Ludum Dare 28

By Adam Smith on January 9th, 2014.

The Ludum Dare jams are splendid occasions, bringing designers together in person and across the strands of this electronic web. Every event throws out at least a handful of games (I can reliably carry seven games in one hand) that are either brilliant proofs of concept or miniature masterpieces in their own right. Now that the voting results for the Ludum Dare 28 are in, I’ve been playing through the crop’s creamier portions. The league tables are sorted into categories – Overall, Innovation, Fun, Theme, Graphics, Audio, Humour and Mood – and I’ve included the winning entry in each. There is a well of free gaming goodness below.

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Titan Souls Is Shadow Of The Colossus Meets Dark Souls

By Nathan Grayson on December 23rd, 2013.

Oh my, what an astounding little thing Titan Souls is, especially given that it was developed as part of Ludum Dare 28 in only a couple days. It’s open and sparse, but all the more powerful for it. A lilting piano melody beckons you into a world of giants with each come-hither note, and as A Videogame Character, it’s your job to slay them. The twist? In line with LD28′s theme of “you only get one,” you have just one arrow and one HP with which to bring down four titans. Also, you can dodge roll like a crazy person. I highly recommend it. Titan Souls is not an easy game.

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