Ludum Dare 42: Treasure Chest #80

What’s a “Treasure Chest” article?

It’s a short text and video compilation of three to five small jam games we really liked for some reason (like core concept, artwork, effort etc.).

Screenshot of "Overflow"

“Overflow” by Mors, Renhoek, Gaem, sooshy, CosmicGem, Darkonius Mavakar & Fira.

Four different dragons, all of which have different special abilities, are trying to flee a research facility. While one of the dragons can jump along walls, another one can dash into the air, another can fly and the last one – the ultimate form – can do all of it. However, the building gets flooded, so each level is about turning off the pipes as fast as possible. A fantastically pixelated puzzle platformer that will keep you playing thanks to a few tricky puzzles. And if you’re up for an extra challenge, then try to collect all the rubber ducks!

Screenshot of "LOÜJ"

“LOÜJ” by Thomas Lean, Enzo Regelan & Valérian Ferruit.

In this atmospheric endless runner, the walls move slowly but steadily towards you. However, if you collect a magical item, they move back a bit. As if this problem wasn’t already big enough, in addition, all the thorn bushes and rocks in your path will make it as hard as possible for you to progress.

Screenshot of "CAVEMAN"

“CAVEMAN” by Michael Widmer & Haiwei Hou.

A graphic highlight can be found in this game, because you do not just move around here as a caveman, but as a portrayed caveman in a cave drawing! Since your village is getting too small, you have to look for a new place. On your way you will encounter various wild animals and plant tendrils, but you can easily eliminate them with some spear throws. A short, but very creative exploration game.