Dare to play - ludum dare - part 5

Flappy Beard

Flappy Beard

Entry Link. Review requested by Евгений Павлов via twitter.

In this little piece of entertainment softawre you controll, bearded hipster bartender serving bearded hipser lubmberjack customers with wide variety of food and beverages. You are doing that by finding and clicking on requested item on the shelf. Simple and fun concept. Strongest part of the game is art. Colorful and polished. Gameplay is simple and in a sense game seams to be rushed, but this is understandable given the art. In my opionon biggest downside of the game is lack of more elaborate animations, but yet again totally understandble. You should try it out. Game is availeble only as browser version but for such simple concept this is perfect.

Room 007

Room 007

Entry Link. Review requested by Gao Ming via twitter.

Fantastic puzzle game! You control secret agent's furniture in order to get rid of the bomb. It has very good graphis and gameplay. Puzzles are interesting and they do not seams to be impossible to solve. Their flow is also well made. As you progress each puzzle introduces new concept, new piece of furnitue to use, or the alternative way of using it. For example you can use secret door just to let bomb fall off from room or to push it in certain direction. Whats more- if bomb explodes in the room and you loose, you start from the same level, you don't have to start all over again. Again fantastic game! A must try! Game is avaiable on Windows and Mac OSX. It also runs on GNU/Linux under wine.

Cozy Taxi

Cozy Taxi

Entry Link. Review requested by Oliver Carson via twitter.

A toy taxi simulator. You control toy car, that picks up bunnies and drives them to their selected destiantion. Simple and fun concept! You drive around colorful eviroment, which resembles child's room, with many obstacles and ramps which allows you to do some crazy things. Game is fun, art is fantastic. But there are some things that really need to be improved. First and foremost is camera work. Sometimes you get stuck in some place and camera locks it's position in such way that you can't really see how to unblock yourself. Also in the same department, camera changes positions so it gets disorienting, like you turning left, camera changes and boom! Your brain tells you right, right, turn right! But hey, not even AAA titles sometimes can't get it right, not to mention game made over the weekend. Second thing is lack of some minimap and combine it with odd camera. You can easiely get lost. This game is tottaly worth trying! Game is available on Windows, Mac OSX and GNU/Linux.