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Who Needs a Referee When You Can Have ‘Karate Basketball’?

After playing a few rounds of Karate Basketball, I'm left wondering if its creators are completely bonkers, brilliant, or a bit of both. Probably the latter, as mixing the two sports are surprisingly entertaining! I mean, why settle for playing by the rules to acquire the ball when you can punch and kick instead? Oh, and passing the ball doesn't mean you're safe from a beatdown either, even though… it kinda should. Or should it?
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At a Glance: The Gold Medalists of Ludum Dare 35

Not gonna lie, Ludum Dare 35's theme - Shapeshift - didn't really appeal to me, and I fully expected this round to be... well, kinda less. One glance at its victors across the sixteen categories sure proved me wrong though, which is obviously not a bad thing! So while we wait for the 36th 48-72 hour craziness that will be Ludum Dare 36, why not peruse the cream of the crop from the most recent outing?
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‘Bloodworm’ Will Crush Evildoers and Collect Coins While Making Silly Noises

Fear me, for I am the mighty Bloodworm! Or at least I will be, after eating half a dozen bad guys, at which point some might say that I've gotten a bit fat. But amongst my kin size (or length, I suppose) equals strength, and the more I consume, the more I grow; both in terms of size and power. One day, I shall consume EVERYTHING! Muahahahaha...
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‘A Knife Made Of Whispers’ Has You Raiding a Tomb to Save the Love of Your Life

What would you do if the love of your life was dying? How far would you go to save her? In the case of A Knife Made Of Whispers at least, the protagonist will stop at nothing to accomplish this task, braving the depths of a dangerous tomb in search of an ancient relic with which this poor soul may yet be restored. A soul which has been brought with him on this uncanny quest... in a lantern.
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Hit All the Right Keys In ‘Type Commander’ to Keep the Town Safe

Slaying a fire-breathing dragon or laying waste to a dangerous sorcerer, sure, those deeds are probably considered very heroic somewhere, to someone. But they both pale compared to the job of a typing hero - like the one in Type Commander - as these unique individuals are capable of destroying entire armies… with a keyboard! No blades, spellbooks or arrows. Just a keyboard and their knowledge of its layout. Fascinating stuff, really.
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‘Light of the Living Dead’ Has You Fighting Creepy Crawlers With a Flashlight

Most of us have fought on demons and ghastly ghouls in one video game or another at this point, and whether we survived the encounter or not, it was (probably) a glorious battle. But few have we taken on the hounds of hell, armed with a meager flashlight, which is the exact conundrum Lanny, protagonist in Light of the Living Dead, is facing! Oh and her weapon of choice is about to run out of batteries…
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‘The Collection’ (LD32): Unsew Dolls to Help Jimmy Recover His Belongings

Poor Jimmy. Not only has this doll (literally - he's an actual doll) lost his left eye, but also his hat, and most importantly, his heart. To make matters even worse, all three items are currently in the possession of some rather hostile dolls. Dolls which Jimmy must now fight, armed with but a sewing needle and buttons. Dolls in dire need of… unsewing!
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‘W4’ Gravitational Pull Platforms You Through Interconnected Worlds

Back in the day, platformers were easy to figure out. Your character could jump, maybe double jump, perhaps he/she had some sort of attack, but that was it. No fancy stuff. That was a long time ago though, and… well, W4 is definitely one genre entry that takes some getting used to, as gravity changes depending on which world you're in. Oh and there are deadly spikes, because, why not?
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‘Chipset-0’ Impressions: Time to Reconnect Humans as a Maintenance Robot

You are CHIPSET-0, a maintenance robot tasked with reconnecting humans to the system servers, so that they may once again be part of our... virtual worlds. Right. So basically, robots are evil, have taken control of humanity, and a bunch of humans managed to 'escape' by unplugging themselves. Time to fix that, in this futuristic puzzle platformer.
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