Ludum D are
Freeware A room with a view
The theme of the latest Ludum Dare game jam was simply “one room”. And even though the developers only had a weekend to put something together, the result was plenty of games that did wonderful things with such a wide-ranging brief. Here are some of the smartest of the entries: the ones that turn that one room into something special.
This innovative game is part platformer and part chat room. You leave messages in an online forum, before taking control of a little character and running and jumping atop the typed missives themselves. www.bit.ly/Ludum1
The Last Room
You wake up in a room that’s doing its best to murder you, but handily you can restart, and restart again, retrying as many times as necessary to Groundhog Day your way to eventual success. www.bit.ly/Ludum2
After walking around a simple maze in Nest, you’re asked to do it again, this time by controlling a character inside a screen (see above). Things only get more complicated from there. www.bit.ly/Ludum3