The Sun And Moon
www.bit.ly/1njr9GF Daniel Lissen’s Ludum Dare 29 winner is subversive in a way that screenshots just can’t show. Visually, it’s comfortably familiar, combining a mintgreen Luftrausers cloudscape with a design shorthand that’s evocative of Metanet’s N. Yet this is a platform game where making contact with the platform’s edge is only the beginning: hold down Ctrl and you’ll dip beneath any solid surface as if it were water, buoyed up like a balloon and plunged down into the level’s depths by your momentum. The result is a joyously fluid test of spatial planning and fine control as you guide the ebullient little blob hero to three tiny pixel moons and then the exit. Ludum Dare 29’s theme was ‘Beneath the surface’, and that fits TheSun
AndMoon both literally and in its collection of clever puzzles that transcend its presentation.