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WEEKLY: 05/18/2013 – 05/24/2013

1. ($250) … :D
Created by: Lorgh

“Use your hand(s) and brain(s) to beat all 24 levels. Good luck and have fun! This is a re-mastered version (new graphics, new levels) of my entry for Ludum Dare #26.”

Game Type: Puzzle, Pixel


2. ($150) Seeds
Created by: funstorm

“Send your seeds flying to the far edges of the Bird-king’s kingdom! Upgrade the seeds and plant them at the right spots, blooming beautiful flowers in your path.”

Game Type: Launch, Upgrades


3. ($150) Coaster Racer 3
Created by: LongAnimals

“Race your buggy, bike, and F3 car over crazy floating coaster tracks.”

Game Type: Racing, Upgrades



MONTHLY: 04/01/2013 – 04/30/2013

1. ($1500) The King’s League: Odyssey
Created by: kurechii

“The King’s League: Odyssey is a follow up to the well-received simulation strategy game The King’s League. Once again, the kingdom calls for warriors to join the royal league. With more unit classes, quests and events, this is one league you don’t want to miss!”

Game Type: Strategy, Army


2. ($1000) no one has to die
Created by: StuStutheBloo

“Choose who lives and who dies. Your decisions change everything.”

Game Type: Puzzle


3. ($700) Ghost Hacker 2
Created by: CoreSector

“The long awaited sequel is here! Break into the Ghost Quarantine to rescue a Ghost held captive. Battle your way through 35 new levels in another epic campaign. Collect Data Cores and permanently upgrade your programs. New programs, enemies, and challenges await!”

Game Type: Tower Defense


4. ($500) Live Puzzle
Created by: PipkinGames

“All fans of puzzles definitely will appreciate this game. Unlike common puzzle, elements form moving, but not static images. Not only patience, but also moving objects tracking skill required.”

Game Type: Puzzle


5. ($250) Ninja Slash
Created by: doopop

“Presented by Doopop An endless runner, ninja style. RUN like a ninja and SLASH the zombies!”

Game Type: Running, Unity


6. ($250) This is not a minimalist game
Created by: StormAlligator

“This game was made from scratch in 48 hours for the Ludum Dare 26. Theme : Minimalism. You’re a mighty warrior, and you spend your life doing quests for various NPC in a medieval fantastic setting. But what if your whole world disappeared and there were no more colors.”

Game Type: Platformer


7. ($250) Magnetized
Created by: rocky10529

“I think i was alone on the journey of chasing dreams, like always… so lonely and endless… but in the end…”

Game Type: Puzzle


8. ($250) ButtonX20
Created by: Ninjadoodle

“Push the button, deactivate the laser and get the key to unlock the door to the next level.”

Game Type: Platformer, Puzzle


9. ($250) Scene of the Crime: Dream of Murder
Created by: Pastelgames

“The third installment of the crime scene series takes us to another universe, as it drops the classic detective black and white fedora in favor of gritty realism of the horrific events that really happened.”

Game Type: Point and Click, Puzzle


 
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WEEKLY: 05/25/2013 – 05/31/2013

1. ($250) A Duck Has an Adventure
Created by: Stillmerlin

“A Duck Has An Adventure is unique hypercomic adventure game that challenges you to discover all the different possible lives one duck could live. From adventures on the high seas to the halls of academia and beyond, every choice you make builds a new pathway along which to explore. 16 unique endings to discover! 12 achievements to unlock! And 7 hats to collect! Yes! Hats! Wooo!”

Game Type: Mouse Only, Interactive Story


2. ($150) American Racing 2
Created by: turboNuke

“Improved sequel. 12 new courses, 45 more events, better handling upgrades. New and improved event types.”

Game Type: Racing, Upgrades


3. ($150) Monsterland 3. Junior Returns
Created by: AlexMykhailov

“Senior and Junior are back and Junior is causing more mischief than ever before! Try to keep Senior awake as he is a lazy block who just wants to sleep all day and we want to have FUN!”

Game Type: Puzzle, Physics


 
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WEEKLY: 06/01/2013 – 06/07/2013

1. ($250) Swarm Defender
Created by: violatorgames
Rating: 3.90398

“A throwback to the glory days of old-school Starcraft style tower defense! You control which towers you unlock! Defend against hundreds of enemies coming in massive waves!”

Game Type: Tower Defense


2. ($150) Moon Waltz
Created by: molkman
Rating: 3.80504

“As the clouds reveal the moon, an innocent stroll towards the cigs dispenser is endangered to go horribly awry. Help or unhelp one likeable dude on his trek to cigs in this ONE BUTTON GAME of moons and spoons.”

Game Type: One Button, Funny


3. ($150) Questopia
Created by: rustyFruit
Rating: 3.80083

“Questopia is a dungeon-driven third-person pixel fantasy action/shooter where you have to beat ancient evil with sword and magic. What secrets are hidden in the tombs and what will you find? Explore this rich rpg packed with lots of items and enemies to slay.”

Game Type: Pixel, RPG, Dungeon


 
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WEEKLY: 06/08/2013 – 06/14/2013

1. ($250) Don’t Escape
Created by: scriptwelder
Rating: 4.06471

“I woke up in a room… It is not locked and I remember everything. I’m a werewolf. Tonight I will turn and people will die, unless I find a way to prevent myself from escaping this place.”

Game Type: Escape, Point and Click


2. ($150) Mini Commando
Created by: BeGamerCon
Rating: 4.02205

“Action adventure game with nazi enemies in the second world war. Your task is to save your kidnapped family. Use your mouse to point and click causing a chain of actions and reactions.”

Game Type: War, Mouse Only


3. ($150) Bob the Robber 2
Created by: flazm
Rating: 3.90652

“Is the city in danger again? It looks like a job for our hero – robber Bob! Angry dogs, watchful securities and cameras, laser gratings and … zombies!!! Help Bob to save the city from Gamp corporation!”

Game Type: Stealth, Platformer


 
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WEEKLY: 06/15/2013 – 06/21/2013

1. ($250) Blob’s Story
Created by: AlexMykhailov
Rating: 3.76745

“Crack the puzzles and help our hero hook up with his sweetheart.”

Game Type: Puzzle, Gravity


2. ($150) Vex 2
Created by: amazingadam4
Rating: 3.75446

“Vex is back with bigger, larger and even harder levels. You can swim, slide, wall jump, use zip-lines, swing on poles, fire yourself out of cannons and even change the gravity to get through 11 of the best Vex stages yet!”

Game Type: Platformer, Action


3. ($150) Rolling Ghosts
Created by: fizzgear
Rating: 3.65817

“Ghosts aren’t scary once you bring them back to life. Except for evil ones which must die!”

Game Type: Puzzle, Physics



MONTHLY: 05/01/2013 – 05/31/2013

1. ($1500) Strike Force Heroes 2
Created by: JuiceTin

“Customize 5 unique soldiers with hundreds of weapons, attachments, armour upgrades and camouflages. Play the campaign for an action packed continuation of the Strike Force Heroes storyline or try your luck at the new slot machine to win rare weapons and hop into a custom game.”

Game Type: Shooter


2. ($1000) Verdun
Created by: M2Hgames

“Verdun is a squad based massive multiplayer first person shooter set in the first world war. Inspired by the infamous battle of Verdun in 1916 players are able to take part in never seen before WWI action. Made by 3 indie developers from BlackMill and M2H.”

Game Type: Multiplayer, Shooter, Unity


3. ($700) Caribbean Admiral
Created by: Vogd

“Rebuild a powerful fleet and destroy a strange ghost ship, which appeared from thin air out of the fog! Enjoy 12 different ships each with lots of upgrades. Loot pirates and slay their bosses. Visit 10 towns on your caribbean journey!”

Game Type: Pirate, Upgrades


4. ($500) Snail Bob 4 Space
Created by: PITon_

“Put on your space suit and join Snail Bob on another crazy mission to save the planet!”

Game Type: Puzzle, Mouse Only


5. ($250) GrindQuest Censored
Created by: Abra24

“Grindquest has been censored by an entity that shall remain nameless! Enjoy all the same game play with none of the visuals or sound! Saves should transfer, details on Game instructions page.”

Game Type: Idle, RPG


6. ($250) Giants and Dwarves TD
Created by: LabuGames

“The kingdom is under the attack of huge devastating giants and relentless waves of enemies. Build multistoried towers to defend against the attack and take advantage of the environment by dropping boulders on the enemies or burning the hay on their path. Command your champion and cast powerful spells to destroy the invaders and lead your people to victory.”

Game Type: Tower Defense, Fantasy


7. ($250) …:D
Created by: Lorgh

“Use your hand(s) and brain(s) to beat all 24 levels. Good luck and have fun!”

Game Type: Pixel, Puzzle


8. ($250) Disaster Will Strike 2
Created by: AntonK

“The power of destruction is in your hands! Create earthquakes, landslides, viruses and other crazy disasters to destroy all the eggs in each level.”

Game Type: Puzzle, Physics


9. ($250) Alien Anarchy
Created by: GeneralVimes

“The group of brave space voyagers made a crash landing on a distant planet. They’ve encountered hostile inhabitants who claimed to cut the invaders’ heads off. So, now you have to defend your crew as long as possible while repairing the ship.”

Game Type: Alien, Shooter, Upgrades


 
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WEEKLY: 06/22/2013 – 06/28/2013

1. ($250) Incursion 2: The Artifact
Created by: booblycCom
Rating: 4.43622

“Dark forces come again. The kingdom calls upon you to fight against this forces. Our lands needs a hero! Lead your brave squad at the battlefield and save the realm.”

Game Type: Tower Defense, Upgrades


2. ($150) The Last Door: Chapter 1 The Letter
Created by: TheGameKitchen
Rating: 4.36359

“Free episodic horror game, with original pixel-art visuals and a gorgeous orchestral music score. Surrounded by a thrilling sound atmosphere, player’s will experience a really immersive environment thought the stimulation of their imagination, just like classic horror writers like Poe and Lovecraft used to.”

Game Type: Point and Click, Adventure, Pixel


3. ($150) Daymare Cat
Created by: MateuszSkutnik
Rating: 3.91012

“Help the little girl get out of this nightmarish town…”

Game Type: Keyboard Only, Puzzle


 
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WEEKLY: 06/29/2013 – 07/05/2013

1. ($250) 3LIND game
Created by: spyker562
Rating: 3.73284

“Philosophical puzzle game.”

Game Type: Puzzle


2. ($150) Endless War 7
Created by: Vitaly
Rating: 3.67143

“Next part of the Endless War series brings you behind the enemy lines of World War 2. No, you don’t have to sneak in the bushes like a commando. This time you’re on the bad guys side.”

Game Type: Tank, Upgrades


3. ($150) Kingdom of Liars 2
Created by: Hyptosis
Rating: 3.51094

“Plays the same as the first, you are to search the city and find the assassin. This is not the final game, it is just closing the first ‘case’. A lot of players seem confused thinking I’m not making any more of these, but I wanted to do different ‘cases’ as the player grows in the game. It’s an experiment.”

Game Type: Point and Click, Adventure


 
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WEEKLY: 07/06/2013 – 07/12/2013

1. ($250) The Peacekeeper
Created by: BerzerkStudio
Rating: 4.20062

“In a distant-near future where Global Peace is attained, perceptions of reality can become muddled.”

Game Type: Shooter, Defense


2. ($150) Icarus Needs
Created by: Stillmerlin
Rating: 4.16356

“Icarus Needs is a hypercomic adventure game starring everyone’s favourite mentally unhinged cartoonist, Icarus Creeps. Icarus has fallen asleep playing videogames and become trapped inside a surreal dream world that’s part videogame and part comic strip. What’s worse, somehow his girlfriend Kit has got trapped inside the same dream.”

Game Type: Adventure, Philosophical


3. ($150) Ripple Dot Zero
Created by: salomonssonDOTse
Rating: 3.61171

“Ripple Dot Zero is a classic action platformer heavily influenced by the aestethics of the 16-bit era of the early 90′s.”

Game Type: Action, Platform


 
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WEEKLY: 07/13/2013 – 07/19/2013

1. ($250) Pretentious Game 3
Created by: keybol
Rating: 3.76691

“The finale to the series. Explore more of the story from each of the characters point of view.”

Game Type: Platform, Minimalism


2. ($150) World Ends: Chapter 1
Created by: MezzanineStairs
Rating: 3.69906

“Darkly comedic turn-based strategy RPG. Learn skills to improve strength and unlock special attacks and abilities. Buy, find and plunder items and equipment. Use terrain, traps, obstacles and even foes’ corpses to gain the tactical advantage as you lead Tevoran and Company to questionable victory.”

Game Type: Turn Based, RPG


3. ($150) Yepi’s Journey
Created by: BGamesSite
Rating: 3.52475

“Overcome baddies, asteroids and gravity as you launch your way out of the hostile planet. Use your friends and awesome upgrades.”

Game Type: Launch, Upgrades



WEEKLY: 07/20/2013 – 07/26/2013

1. ($250) Min Hero: Tower of Sages
Created by: ToyChestGames
Rating: 4.20173

“Train and collect over 100 minions as you fight to prove yourself in the Tower of Sages.”

Game Type: RPG, Turn Based


2. ($150) Heroes of the Realm
Created by: heroesoftherealm
Rating: 3.76902

“An award-winning game that blends key elements from simulation, card battle/collection, and strategic RPG genres into one of the most fun and addictive games you will ever play!”

Game Type: Multiplayer, CCG


3. ($150) Symbiosis: Greenland
Created by: jarofed
Rating: 3.73441

“We thought, that we destroyed crystals last time. But one of them hid on the lands of Greenland. And the only hope is to use the power of plants against space invaders again.”

Game Type: Strategy, Upgrades


 
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MONTHLY: 06/01/2013 – 06/30/2013

1. ($1500) Incursion 2: The Artifact
Created by: booblycCom
Rating: 4.43352

“Dark forces come again. The kingdom calls upon you to fight against this forces. Our lands needs a hero! Lead your brave squad at the battlefield and save the realm.”

Game Type: Tower Defense, Upgrades


2. ($1000) The Last Door: Chapter 1 The Letter
Created by: TheGameKitchen
Rating: 4.33648

“Free episodic horror game, with original pixel-art visuals and a gorgeous orchestral music score. Surrounded by a thrilling sound atmostphere, player’s will experience a really inmersive environment thought the stimulation of their imagination, just like classic horror writers like Poe and Lovecraft used to.”

Game Type: Point and Click, Adventure, Pixel


3. ($700) Mini Commando
Created by: BeGamerCom
Rating: 3.99974

“Action adventure game with nazi enemies in the second world war. Your task is to save your kidnapped family. Use your mouse to point and click causing a chain of actions and reactions.”

Game Type: Mouse Only, War


4. ($500) Don’t Escape
Created by: scriptwelder
Rating: 3.94798

“I woke up in a room… It is not locked and I remember everything. I’m a werewolf. Tonight I will turn and people will die, unless I find a way to prevent myself from escaping this place.”

Game Type: Point and Click, Escape


5. ($250) Daymare Cat
Created by: MateuszSkutnik
Rating: 3.90884

“Help the little girl get out of this nightmarish town…”

Game Type: Keyboard Only, Puzzle


6. ($250) JellyGo!
Created by: avoxgames
Rating: 3.88559

“Defend the Jelly Kingdom against powerful enemies. Conquer enemy buildings, create superweapons or hold defensive forts, choose your own way to victory!”

Game Type: Strategy, Mouse Only


7. ($250) Swarm Defender
Created by: violatorgames
Rating: 3.87871

“A throwback to the glory days of old-school Starcraft style tower defense! You control which towers you unlock! Defend against hundreds of enemies coming in massive waves!”

Game Type: Tower Defense, Strategy


8. ($250) Moon Waltz
Created by: molkman
Rating: 3.82592

“As the clouds reveal the moon, an innocent stroll towards the cigs dispenser is endangered to go horribly awry. Help or unhelp one likeable dude on his trek to cigs in this ONE BUTTON GAME of moons and spoons.”

Game Type: One Button, Funny


9. ($250) Bob the Robber 2
Created by: Flazm
Rating: 3.79532

“Is the city in danger again? It looks like a job for our hero robber Bob! Angry dogs, watchful securities and cameras, laser gratings and … zombies!!! Help Bob to save the city from Gamp corporation!”

Game Type: Stealth, Puzzle


 
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WEEKLY: 07/27/2013 – 08/02/2013

1. ($250) BattleCry
Created by: BerzerkStudio
Rating: 4.17987

“Immerse yourself in the world of Battle Cry! Command your very own army to battles against all who oppose you. Includes a 3 act single player campaign, a player versus player ladder system and an intricate army management system.”

Game Type: Army, Multiplayer


2. ($150) Goggleyeyes 2
Created by: PipkinGames
Rating: 3.48569

“Double click to pop three or more bubbles. Drag bubbles to increase group of same color. You can swap bubbles if only they form a group of three or more. You can’t move sleeping bubbles.”

Game Type: Puzzle, Mouse Only


3. ($150) Sirtet
Created by: MrGRaff34
Rating: 3.43195

“Sirtet is a new skill game with unique gameplay. Your mission is to select and turn the shapes to place them on top of the red blocks. Click the shapes at the left hand side to place them in the play field. The sleeping blocks in later levels can be removed by blowing them up with TNT. A brain tester game with 25 challenging levels.”

Game Type: Bomb, Puzzle


 
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WEEKLY: 08/03/2013 – 08/09/2013

1. ($250) An Epic Minimal Adventure
Created by: monsterkillu
Rating: 3.66985

“An Experimental Adventure Game made entirely using the GUI components (a minimal UI library called Minimal Comps), filled with Puzzles and several interesting experimental game play.”

Game Type: Minimalism, Puzzle


2. ($150) Arcane Weapon
Created by: box10Guys
Rating: 3.62886

“When a lonely man comes across the unknown Arcane Weapon he unleashed beast from the Netherworld! Fight your way through these beasts by learning new moves and building up your rage to throw down a mega special attacks.”

Game Type: Upgrades, Arena


3. ($150) PicTune
Created by: IcyLime
Rating: 3.59431

“How well can you see sounds?”

Game Type: Music, Puzzle


 
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WEEKLY: 08/10/2013 – 08/16/2013

1. ($250) Spectromancer: Gathering of Power
Created by: fighter106
Rating: 3.79816

“In Spectromancer, a fantasy card game, players participate in a magical duel against other mages by strategically summoning creatures and casting spells. Each mage uses five magical elements during a duel – Fire, Water, Air and Earth, plus a fifth related to the specific mage type. Players are able to duel against the computer or against other online players live.”

Game Type: Card, Strategy


2. ($150) Experimental Shooter 2
Created by: iLegendary
Rating: 3.79368

“Experimental Shooter is back! And now it got a brand new set of wheels along with new rooms to challenge. Have fun!”

Game Type: Puzzle, Shooter


3. ($150) Once in the Cave
Created by: AnienaGames
Rating: 3.55845

“Exciting and dangerous journey in search of the evil wizard are waiting for you.”

Game Type: Platformer, Adventure