Ludum Dare Theme is "Connected Worlds"

Hectate

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Photon

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Wow, it wasn't even close. :o

Hmm... I've already been firing blanks. What to do...
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letmethink

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Well, I just woke up at three AM to check the theme so I can sleep over it. Here are my thoughts. I like the idea of connected worlds but I can't see many different ways to implement it in a platformer so I will probably end up avoiding that genre.
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Natrium

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2 hours of thinking, it was difficult at first, but ideas begin to come. Going now on stencyl to bed. Better sleep on it. I hope I am not thinking of something too big...

Photon

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but I can't see many different ways to implement it in a platformer so I will probably end up avoiding that genre.
Heh, not me! Although the idea I'm thinking I'm going to run with isn't necessarily quite that simple or straightforward.
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ceosol

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I'm pretty lost on this one. Here's the ideas I am toying with:

1. Most obvious is parallel dimensions  or space travel between planets

2. In a modern sense, it is talking about something like the internet connecting the world

3. In business it also refers to people and organizations being connected - via something like the internet

4. I'm also thinking about connecting so called "different worlds" together, for example genders or nations

I have no clue what to make out of those four. Hopefully it will help someone else come up with a game idea. I might go with a more abstract view on the theme like connecting the world of music with the world of poetry. Not like that is any easier :)

ICLHStudios

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Meh, I'm not a huge fan of this one (though I really loved several of the rejected ones), I've got a couple vague ideas but nothing really stands out to me in terms of gameplay, at least not on a small enough scale to be useful for LD...

We'll see, one of my vague ideas is starting to grow on me (as in, as I type this; I'm probably going to decide to try it), but it'll really rest on the strength of design for individual moments (moments which may have some tricky programming/asset creation associated with them) rather than single central element, so I have no idea if there'll be enough time to make it really worth it.
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MiscEtc

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Not a fan of this theme. I have a few ideas though

Blob

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I'm still in this, but if I do finish I'll be submitting for the Jam as this project ended up taking longer than expected. This theme sparked an idea for me which I now see is a bit too ambitious for LD, but that won't stop me from trying to hobble something together.

Raiyumi

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Nice! And good luck to all still in the jam!

Unfortunately I won't be able to make the deadline.
The problem I faced was half the jam I kept scrapping different game mechanics and just when I found something; I wouldn't have enough time to make gameplay elements to compliment it. 

but hey.. I made a really nice framework to build a full game off of. :)

Photon

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I realized I was burned out from stuff in real life and made the right call by not piledriving myself over the weekend. Maybe next time. :P
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snake13

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My game for my Ludum Dare entry is called Connected Worlds, I know, I know, bad title, but hey, I had nothing else to call it.
Well please rate this game at http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-30/?action=preview&uid=40863.
 Thanks!
URL to my game: http://www.stencyl.com/game/play/27958




Ludum Dare Game: Connected Worlds
URL:http://www.stencyl.com/game/play/27958

Jon

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Congrats to all who participated. As usual, I've collected all the games into a single page.
http://www.stencyl.com/jams/ld30/

Natrium

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I uploaded my game on stencyl today, and it would be very nice to update its logo. Sorry for the trouble!  :-[

I'll play to the other stencyl games tomorrow.
Congratulations to all!