August 27, 2015 7:40 AM | Lena LeRay
Ludum Dare 33 was last weekend, which means there are now 2700 new game jam games gracing the internet. The theme this time around was You are the Monster. Here are ten entries you might wanna check out.
Windows | 72-hour Jam | by Magnesium Ninja Studios
This is a stealth action platformer in which you must avoid light, but have two forms with different abilities to use for avoiding it. The difficulty progression is amazingly well balanced and the controls are really good.
Web (Non-Unity), Windows | 48-hour Compo | by David Strachan
This is quite possibly my favorite of the games I've played so far. As the boss monster, you must swing your arms around to hit things. The fun comes from the fact that the arms require momentum and controlling them is interesting as a result.
Campaign Trail OF BODIES
Web (Non-Unity) | 48-hour Compo | by Caelyn Sandel
Death of a Lich
Windows | 48-hour Compo | by Daniel Linssen
This roguelike is about a lich who can't be killed. His enemies have put the crown in which he slumbers after defeat at the top of a tower so that they have a chance to put him back down before he can be unleashed upon the world again. The player dies pretty easily but can drop down a floor without taking harm, so looking ahead to the next couple of floors is key to success. This is probably my least favorite of Daniel Linssen's games that I've played thus far, but it's still good and a fresh concept that I would like to see developed further.
Windows, Mac, Linux | 48-hour Compo | by Evergreen Games
Windows, Web (Unity) | 48-hour Compo | by Joseph France
I don't know if this game ends because my tendonitis couldn't handle how mouse-heavy it is, but this is a great deal of fun. You control a hydra by dragging its neck around to chomp on the knights come to attack it. If they kill a head, it splits in two, which means you get some pretty gnarly snarls of hydra heads, all of which can be rearranged and controlled separately or all at once.
Web (Non-Unity) | 48-hour Compo | by Kcaze
This is a cross between Tetris and reversi. A simple concept well executed.
PokEscape: Magicrap's Stealthy Journey for Survival & Gyrodeuce
Windows, Mac, Linux, Web (Unity) | 48-hour Compo | by Steven Tu
WAKE UP! Spread the TRUTH
Windows | 48-hour Compo | by ActiveUp Games