1. Ludum Dare 23

Ludum Dare is a regular accelerated game development Event. Participants develop games from scratch in a weekend, based on a theme suggested by the community. The event attracts developers from all sides of the industry. Students, hobbyists, industry professionals from many well respected game studios, as well as many independent game developers. For many people, it can be difficult to find or make the time create a game or prototype for yourself. Ludum Dare is your excuse.

I used to make flash games really rapidly as a hobby but slowed down a lot recently when I started focusing on a bigger project, but now that that’s done I want to get back into it and spend some more time on smaller stuff, but was really demotivated lately, so this whole event really helped out with that.

Check all the games here: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/

Read more devblogs after the break…

2.  Vlambeer: announced Luftrausers

Luftrausers is basically Luftrauser redone from scratch, with everything ten times as spectacular. The biggest difference is that you’ll be able to build your own Rauser.

Just last week during the Utrecht Indie Meetup Jan Willem and I discussed that something felt slightly off about how things were going recently. Basically, Vlambeer has been focusing on earning money for a really big project that we want to do. We’ve been doing talks, events and a lot of other, great things. But we feel that we should put the focus back it where should be: making games.

Read post here: http://www.vlambeer.com/2012/04/23/just-casually-releasing-an-ancient-prototype-announcing-a-game-discussing-the-future-letting-you-know-whats-up/

3. Lone Survivor on Steam

Lone Survivor is the result of 4 years of a single person working on a very personal game. Jasper Byrne, creator of Soul Brother has already managed to create one of the best indie games of the year with this oldschool psychological survival horror gem. Go buy the game now!

It’s done. It’s finished. It’s complete. It’s available to buy. It has every drop of my heart and soul in it.It’s taken its toll on my health and family life… But most importantly it’s here.

Thanks for supporting me along the way, and I hope you enjoy the game!

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