Snake Zone: Cacing.io（APK v1.7.0）
<p>ESFLC (Entertainment Software for Lonely Children) is a game made for Ludum Dare 31 about playing two-player Pong by yourself.</p><p>Well, not necessarily you, but certainly its developer Folmer Kelly of the two-man studio Sets and Settings.</p><p>He used to be a bit of a lonely kid, and so two-player games would require that he try to command two controllers at once.</p><p>This is the challenge at the heart of ESFLC. You must try to reach as high a score as possible by performing a rally with the two paddles, playing Player 1 and Player 2.</p><p>This is deliberately made awkward - as it was for the young Kelly - through the game's controls.</p><p>Tapping the screen on one side moves one paddle up and the other down. While touching the other side screen inverts that movement.</p><p>Every time you miss the ball with the paddle the 2D court turns into a child's face. Sometimes it's happy, other times sad, or confused, or looks bored.</p><p>When that face appears, a message unravels along the bottom of the screen. According to Kelly, these messages are all things he wishes he could tell his younger, lonely self.</p><p>"Remember that most people are too worried about themselves to worry about your appearance or mistakes," reads one of these messages.</p><p>You get a sense of the social anxiety that the younger Kelly went through as a child. Presumably, it was this that led him to playing two-player games by himself in the first place, so it's all interconnected.</p><p>ESFLC is both a challenging high score chase and a more sombre exercise in nostalgia. There's plenty of the former on iOS but not much of the latter, making it an interesting game.</p><p>You can purchase ESFLC for 69p / 99c on the App Store.</p>.