Twinkle twinkle little star, how I wonder where one more quality Ludum Dare entry, um, are. Well, wouldn't you know? One happens to be right here: Stargazers, a minimalist puzzle production by Christina Pham and Mathias Giachino (Cake&Code) that's sure to have everyone watching the skies. In each level, players will be presented with a basic line drawing. You'll observe the night sky, and sketch out the given picture by tapping stars in order, forming connections. You can only use each star once, so you'll have to do a little planning to guarantee the picture you want. Watch the moon, too! When it goes from completely full to completely new, the level is over. After each level you'll be graded on accuracy. Getting 100% will open up the picture for viewing in the gallery, along with some cute commentary.
Stargazers is a relaxing kind of game that rewards methodical observation. The variation on Connect-The-Dots that forms the main gameplay is quite relaxing. It makes one think of how the ancient astronomers must have felt determining what group of stars represented what constellation (even if Ptolemy and his ilk tended more towards "Ram" and "Water-Bearer" instead of "Pac-Man" and "Finn the Human"). Stargazers shows its 48-hour development cycle in its length: at only ten levels it is over far too quickly, especially since things only get really challenging at level five. Still, it is an impressively polished work, and is definitely worthy of being the first game you play tonight.