Ludum Dare 24: a self-referential Zelda-style game

It’s been fun digesting the fruits of the latest Ludum Dare, a competition/celebration where contestants develop a video game within a single weekend. This time’s winner, Evoland, is a cleverly self-referential Zelda-style game that mirrors the development of gaming itself. You start in a silent, monochromatic state of limited mobility and grab practical and aesthetic powerups until you can move and battle freely through a hi-res 256-color world replete with ambient music and SFX.