During all of December and half of January, Esperantists around the world worked on making a game for the Esperanto gamejam, “Ludfesto” (Game-party).
We had five finished games submitted (which is pretty standard for many of the competitions I’ve organized), so I thought that I would highlight these games.
Right now I only have screenshots, I have not played any of them yet, but I plan on doing so tonight!
Also, voting is still open. If you would like to try out the games and vote for your favorite, go to the Google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HU4bObV5xBKsoTZXJ8Gmn_rn-FDmqV4WGDB5OqIgJKQ/viewform
The instructions are in Esperanto, but there are links to download each game.
Submitted Ludfesto Games
Cedis (Gave up)
by Enmanuel Toribio
Domeno 45 Korelativoj (Dominoes – 45 Correlatives)
de Frederiko Saŭmi kaj Vitor Mendes
de Neil Roberts
Rachel’s Notes: Like with anything, there are always politics. This game is to make fun of “Finvenkistoj” (People who believe in a “Final Victory” of Esperanto – where Esperanto becomes everybody’s second language). Not all Esperantists believe in a Final Victory, but some do, so other Esperantists make fun of them. 😉
Frenezurbeto (Crazy Village)
Invadantoj de Krokodilujo (Invaders from Crocodile Land)
de Rachel Morris
Like with Finvenkistoj, there is another concept in Esperantujo (Esperanto-land) called, Krokodilado. Krokodilo is a Crocodile, and the verb form Krokodili means “To Crocodile”, literally, but also means to be speaking your native language in a place where you should be speaking Esperanto. Therefore, sometimes people give others a hard time if they are not speaking Esperanto.
My game is also making fun of the idea of “To Crocodile”, where you’re defending your Esperanto bases from the invading Crocodiles. ;P