Concrete Jungle www.bit.ly/ concretejungledare
ConcreteJungle, Robert Shenton’s Ludum Dare 34 entry, is far from fully formed after 48 hours in development. But as it stands, it’s a smart exploration of a vine-growing mechanic in which you must reach beyond the cool shelter of high-rise city buildings and into the sunlight beyond. You can move the bud at the top of your ever-growing plant left and right as you search for purchase on satellite dishes, fire escapes and washing lines. Touch this urban furniture and you’ll automatically form a new anchor point – but extend too far without support and the weight of the loose stem behind you will drag you back down. While levels randomly generate, ConcreteJungle is still the briefest of distractions, but it’s a promising base from which something more substantial will hopefully grow.