December 22, 2011 3:00 PM | John Polson
Today's collection of independent game links includes more Ludum Dare links, indie game news, and reviews from around the 'net. (image source)
Starfruit Games: play 'Nyan Nyan Stack'
"Over the weekend I worked on a game for Ludumdare 22 on the theme of 'Alone'. The original upload had some critical bugs, but I've fixed that now and made it available on Mac and browser too."
Bryce Neal's Ludum Dare Entry: Take care of the trees
"It's sort of like a short and sweet nugget of a story-driven moody rogue-like [with two endings]. I think it comes off pretty polished for a 48 hour game. [It's rouge-like] because of the visual presentation: no animation, tile-based, flat front-on porfolio shots of characters, using lexiconic artwork rather than realistic artwork."
Chevy Ray: Ludum Dare 22 - FlashPunk Roundup!
"Here's a roundup of some of the FlashPunk games made in only 48 hours over last weekend. If you've never taken part in Ludum Dare before, and are interested in developing games, all the source code for these games is available to you!"
Gnome's Lair: A Bagfull of Wrong for Free!
"Just follow this link to the Bagfull of Wrong and grab some of the best arena shooters ever accompanied by a fantastically weird take on Pac-Man (only with pretty colours)."
Freidrich Hanisch's Ludum Dare Entry: Soliloquy
"In this game you are split. You are one person, alone in a lifeless world - but you have two souls, which have to work together."
TIG Tunes: Big Giant Christmas EP Review
"Yesterday (Dec 20th 2011) Big Giant Circles (aka Jimmy Hinson) release an EP called the Big Giant Christmas EP. It's all about Xmas tunes that have been converted into chip-tune/fakebit tossed into modern synths with the usual classic instruments for your listening pleasure."
ToastSoft: XOP Ultra Bundle
"The XOP Ultra Bundle is a collection of two awesome shoot-em-ups, XOP Ultra and XOP Black Ultra...As a bonus, you'll also get the soundtracks to both games, as well as two digital artbooks with selections of the original hand-drawn art used in the games, and never before seen art and enemy designs!"
Rock, Paper, Shotgun: Dungeon Defenders Delves DLC (For Free)
"[DLC] includes four new skins for the Apprentice, Monk, Squire and Huntress, new 'holiday-themed weapons' and a 'mission where you must deliver Christmas presents to random locations and defend them, ending in an epic boss fight with the evil Mega Snowman!'"