What’s up guys! Today I have something really cool for you. As I mentioned before, I played and watched several hundred LD30 entries. There are tons of cool games, but I want to share with you my personal Top15 of Ludum Dare 30. It contains entries from both 48 hours Compo and Jam. If you didn’t play some this games yet, then you definitely should. They’re all worth it. Btw, I don’t insist and don’t try to convince you. I just want to share my personal opinion and I hope you will find something interesting here. All entries unsorted and appear in (almost) random order.
So, enough talking, let’s check and play some cool games! Theme – Connected worlds.
Mansion on the hill
On the edge of Earth: 5000
Description: You’re the sole operator of a space ship assigned for Project Connected Worlds.
It’s YOUR duty to search for dead planets and revitalize them for the use of New Earth Federation!
Description: You are Chipset-0, mechanized maintenance unit. You have a mission: plug disconnected humans back into the System. Chipset-0 is a puzzle platformer: you have to connect power sources with mechanisms in order to progress throughout the level.
Notes from a Mad Mage
Description: While rotting away in prison for over a millenia the Mad Mage has discovered the secret of connecting life with death. Only through the help of past lives will the mage be able to escape the dungeon forever. Notes from a Mad Mage is a short, action packed puzzle game that may leave your mouse in ruin by the end.
Description: Two friends want to reach the same place together but they have a little problem: They live in completely different worlds! Help the friends reach the common goal while swapping between the red and blue world. While the friends might not be able to see each others worlds, they can still interact by serving as a platform or carrying each other.
Press Enter in the menus to just jump straight to 1st level
- Use Arrow Keys or WASD to move and jump
- Press Spacebar to swap worlds
- Press Esc to return to stage select
- Press R to restart current room
- Press M to mute and unmute the game
Close Your Eyes
Description: Close your eyes is simple game in which you have to (surprise surprise) close your eyes. You close your eyes by hitting Space. As for the Theme – you are connecting two different worlds – one is considered normal, second is a closed eyes world in which you see imagined things. The worlds differ and to succeed you have to switch between them with good timings ;).
by CJ K
Description: You are the EAS Indomitable. The first human vessel explore deep space. However, you are not alone and are required to request an emergency evacuation. It’ll take 100 days for the request to make it home… Interact with the game using the mouse. Hover over elements to get help descriptions on the left side.
The World Within
Description: In child’s imagination real world and world of dreams connect. If you can’t get past lava but want to see what’s next, play Web 2 post-jam version. Original version stays intact.
- WASD or ARROWS
by Jakub Koziol
Description: As usual… I wanted to make a “normal” game and I ended up with this experiment. ;) To experience this experiment you’ll need at least 8-10 minutes, so plan accordingly. Sound is highly recommended.
- Click to interact with things.
- Click and drag space to pan the camera.
- Scroll or use the +/- keys to zoom.
- Collect all 4 artifacts
- maintain energy cells
- maintain shield battery
Alien Gift Exchange
Description: It’s the 1950’s and The Agency has just made first contact. First contact did not go well and they are launching a full scale assault. It’s up to you, agent, to befriend other alien races in hopes to acquire advanced alien technology to survive the attack.
- Select a gift and press send gift, if you match them up with the right gift you will get a better item. Match poorly and they may turn against you.
- Clicking on aliens gives you additional text.
- Refill your earthly gifts by clicking Restock, but it costs a day to do.
Thank you for reading! I hope you found something interesting and enjoyable. Feel free to share you favorite entries in comments below. It’s almost impossible for one man to play all ~2500 entries and I’m pretty sure that I missed some hidden gems there. So, if you have some, please let me know.
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