Indie Game Demake Contest Results
Posted On 7/17/2010 By KniteBlargh
Though quite a few seemed to be thrown off-track at first by my rather confusing description of what exactly an "indie game demake" is, things didn't turn out so badly after all; with the help of a little extra explanation, we still wound up getting lots of participation from many of the familiar faces here on Game Jolt, as well as some newcomers! To any of you that were confused at first by the theme, we'd like to thank you for giving us that chance to explain, and thanks goes out to everyone for helping yet another Game Jolt contest succeed.
Without further ado, let's roll out the winners of this competition!
A lot of people saw this one coming, and you can definitely see why. Everyone loves a good boss battle, and Warning Foregone isn't simply a copy of the original game, Warning Forever, with retro graphics. Through the process of devolution, Warning Foregone took on some of its own personality while still maintaining important qualities that are often necessary to enjoy arena shmups such as this one. Smooth controls, addictive gameplay, and attractively demade visuals and sounds make this a real treat.
Now, personally, Seiklus is one game I didn't really see being demade, but then Legendary Creations came along and showed us all how it's done. Once again, this entry was in no way a copy of the original; the story and goals of the original were still kept intact, but the puzzles and environments were the things most noticeably different in this demake. Although Sulkeis had these differences, the whole thing was presented in a way that made it rather believable as a demake, almost as if it had been the prototype of Seiklus no one knew about.
This is one of those games that takes us back in time to when games didn't need to tell us everything that was going on; they just told us what to do and we either obeyed, or it was "Game Over" for us! The original Saucelifter had a very polished feel to it with its vector graphics and smooth spacey stereo sounds, but Saucelifter 8-bit ditched all that paint/glitter and went down to the basics, and did so in a charming way I may add. Besides all that though, who in their right mind can resist the temptation of blowing the roof off of a building and watching tiny pixelized men scattering about?
Are you ready for the awards? Well, even if you aren't, the awards are ready for you!
Unnamed Lugaru Demake
Backstabbing Bunny Award
"Don't look back!" Award
Best Text Editor Award
"Make it stop! *slams keyboard*" Award
Forever Flying Award
Best Remake Award
Space Horseshoe Award
INNOQUOUS 3 - De-make
The Earth Doesn't Spin Award
Panic & Twirl Award
"You Died." x 50 Award
Plummeting Bird Fodder Award
PsychoPandomium Ripoff Award
Pocket-Sized Suicide Award
"I swear that falling stalactite has some kind of grudge against me." Award
"That's a lot of bug guts." Award
AAAAA Reckless Indie Demake
"I wish that bomb belonged to me." Award
The Mayan Ball
Pink Screen of Death Award
Plants vs Zombies Retro
No Rest For Farmers Award
Piggy Trapper Award
High-Tech LED Display Award
Life As The Hunted Award
Alone In The Dark Award
Specter Spelunker Resizes
Man in the Demade Moon Award
Stalking Box Gang Award
Gun Of Thunder
Funny Gun Award
Hold Off Brownish-Yellow
"The world would be a beautiful and happy place if everything were Brownish-Yellow." Award
Stilt-Legged Explorer Award
Innoqulously Innoqulous Award
Most Relaxing Minecraft Demake Award
"He jumped out the window in search of Above the Sky." Award
Wobble Wobble Shake Award
Follow My Lead And Die Award
Broth ver 0.45
KniteBlargh Is A Weirdo Award
Think Fast Act Faster Award
Spastic Wall Jumper Award
"This must be what it feels like to be stung by a hundred hornets at once." Award
"Thar be spikes undar them thar gold!" Award
Congratulations to our winners, and everyone else who entered! Any of you that have been waiting to update your entries may now do so freely with no worries, and we look forward to seeing such lively participation once again the next time a contest rolls around the corner!
Let's also end with a big thanks to the original developers of all the indie games we chose to demake during this competition!
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