This game is a submission for Ludum Dare 45. View all gamesView submission

The Last Word puts you on a quest for Words. These Words have power: they can change the rules of the world around you and help you brave the harsh elements on your path. But beware: changing those rules might benefits your enemies! You’ll have to use the right Words, at the right time, to reach the end of your journey.

How to play

The Last Word is an infinite runner (with levels): you do not control the avatar that you see on the screen. Whatever you do, she will run. She might encounter obstacles, though, and that’s where you come in. Use your keyboard to change the rules of the world around her. Each rule has a key attached to it, displayed to its left in the UI: that is the key you need to press. As long as a key is pressed, the rule is changed. Once you release the key, the rule comes back to normal.

Goal of the game

You play an entity who has an interest in this little girl finding more Words. What is that entity looking for? Well, you’ll have to play to the end to find out…

Team

This game was made in 72 hours by Adrian Gaudebert (dev), Manon Halvadjian (3D artist), Staś Małolepszy (dev) and Caroline Vic (2D artist).

Tools

The game was made with Godot. Sources of the game are hosted on GitHub here: https://github.com/adngdb/the-last-word

External resources

Because of reasons, we’ve had to use a few assets that were not made by us. That includes all of the audio assets, as we did not have any sound designers for this Jam. Here are the credits to all (I hope?) external assets we used. Thanks to their creators for sharing them!

Graphic

Audio

Changelog

Version 1.0
This is the original build submitted in the 72nd hour of the jam.
Version 1.1
In this version we reordered the buttons to better match their actual positions on physical keyboard. Thanks to everyone who played the game and gave us feedback!

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TheLastWord_v1.1_Win.zip 27 MB
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TheLastWord_v1.1_Linux.zip 29 MB
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TheLastWord_v1.1_Mac.zip 30 MB
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TheLastWord_v1.0_Win.zip 28 MB
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TheLastWord_v1.0_Linux.zip 30 MB
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TheLastWord_v1.0_Mac.zip 31 MB

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