The latest Ludum Dare
, a challenge to create free indie games in a short space of time (48 hours for the Compo, 72 hours for the Jam) is now finished. The theme was "minimalism". What follows is my list of the best games to emerge from it, obviously only counting the ones I played.Floating Point
. An atmospheric, surreal adventure game with a unique interface gimmick.Composition with Yellow, Red, and Blue
. An innovative puzzle game where you move your character around by activating magnet-like items.Gods Will Be Watching
. A management game in point-and-click form where you have to keep your exploration team alive on a distant planet until you can be rescued. Arguably tied with "Floating Point" as my favourite of the games. (Protip: keep the fire going, or your team will freeze to death overnight.)Drug Hunt
. A trippy rhythm game. CONTENT WARNING: Contains drug abuse. Probably shouldn't be played if you suffer from epilepsy.CHAMELEON RUN
. An "infinite runner" game with a twist. Simplistic but addictive.Deja Vu
. A 3D puzzle game. Tough but original.
Or check all the games out yourself
. There's bound to be at least a thousand more good ones that I've missed.
Night is now falling
So ends this day
The road is now calling
And I must away.
Over hill and under tree
Through lands where never light has shone
By silver streams that run down to the sea
To these memories I will hold
With your blessing I will go
To turn at last to paths that lead home.
- Billy Boyd, "The Last Goodbye"
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