❏♥❀ (Square Heart Flower)

by Jonathan Gover, Duncan Stead and Ricky Willis

April 2013

❏♥❀ was made in 72 hours for Ludum Dare #26, an international game jam.

The theme was Minimalism, so the game uses a minimalist yet attractive art style, and language and dialogue in the game is reduced down to symbols.

There are two parts to Ludum Dare:

  • The 48-hour Competition which has stricter rules and must be entered individually. In Ludum Dare #26 there were 1,610 entries!
  • The Game Jam which is more relaxed, allows team entries and has a 72-hour deadline. In Ludum Dare #26 there were 736 entries (including ours)!

How did we do?

20th prize!

See our entry page on the Ludum Dare website.

Category Rank Score (out of 5)
Overall 20th 4.02
Innovation 20th 4.02
Theme 25th 4.19
Mood 29th 3.87
Graphics 37th 4.30
Audio 55th 3.76
Fun 103rd 3.39
Humour 127th 2.83

How to play

Explore the island! Talk to the inhabitants, and find out what they need.

Use the WASD keys to move and the mouse to look around.

Click to interact.

Square Heart Flower screenshot

How we made it

Read a post-mortem!


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