Up next: Indie Games Room!
14 July 2016
It's that time again. We'll be in the Indie Games room Saturday the 16th AND Sunday the 17th to show off some games from recent jams (plus some of your old favourites). Our new games this time around include some from Ludum Dare 34 (themes: two button controls, and growth), and some from last year's Adelaide Game Jam that truly had an extravaganza of themes. We'll also be bringing along some old favourites, so if you've been hankering to play indie games on a TV with your friends using our glorious PS4 controllers, we've got you covered (and I'm sure lots of the other indie teams do too)
Check out the Indie Games Room for more details
08 January 2016
This time around, Ludum Dare had TWO themes, and everyone was free to choose one or both. These themes were Growing and Two Button Controls, and we sure did get some diverse games out of this!
- Using all themes, Bouncing Buttons is a game about using two (mouse) buttons to grow some boxes to help a rolling button make it into the buttonhole. Made in Java, with some really good spinning/bouncing on that button.
- Taking both themes in a different direction, Torjborn created Treesim. Use two keys to select tiles to add to your tree, and choose carefully where you put them to make your tree as big as you can.
- Elevation is a game from the Jamalaide Committee (Finn, Sophie, and Jaime) that takes the idea of two button controls very seriously: you need to hold both buttons together for 1 second to reset a puzzle. In this game, you control all the elevators in the robot factory to get your robots to the goal. The only game from our jam site to get an official LD ranking, Elevation scores in the top 100 for Theme, Fun, and Innovation.
- Lastly, featuring a variety of local and international voice "talents", Button, Button, Who's Got the Button? is a team building game for a fictional group of office workers. Two key controls with two fictional buttons starring in the game.
Thanks of course to everyone who came to LD-34 or dropped in to say hello. A special mention to our guest from Canada who found us through the Ludum Dare website - it was great meeting you, and I hope you had a great time hanging out with us and working on your game. We'd also like to throw a quick mention to Chris Johnson and the Pokemon Twitter Bot he worked on during the jam, thanks for spending the weekend with us.
LD-34 up next
22 November 2015
We're hosting a quiet, chill venue for Ludum Dare 34 if anyone wants to come to a physical location instead of doing an online only comp/jam. BYO computer and food, but we'll supply some power, airconditioning, and game-planning supplies.
If LD-34 is too small for your big jam fix, maybe it's time to stary thinking about Global Game Jam, which is coming up in January. Excitingly, Global Game Jam is NOT on the Australia Day long weekend this year: your long weekend plans are safe from difficult social choices, from our end anyway.