We’re runinng Ludum Dare 37 on LDJAM.com

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
9 days ago | November 28th, 2016 12:00 am

Hi everyone!


Hopefully that clears up some of the confusion.

We’re going to try and run Ludum Dare 37 on the new website. So we don’t break the internet (i.e. links), and in case something bad happens (an outage, crash, or some such), we’re doing the test on a different server: ldjam.com

The website is early alpha quality. I’ve disabled anything that’s unfinished or not ready, and will be rolling out additional features as they’re become ready. We’re doing a little bit at a time, and just enough to run an event. Have patience. :)

Visit ldjam.com to learn more, to create your account, and to take part in Theme Selection. Suggestions Open!

If you run in to any problems, you can contact me, or leave a comment below.

Previous Alpha Testing post: here

Warmup weekend for Ludum Dare 37

Posted by (twitter: @martijnfrazer)
9 days ago | November 27th, 2016 4:48 pm

Hello everyone! Ludum Dare is fast approaching… Are you ready for it? 😀

First of all: Ludum Dare 37 will be held in the weekend of December 9th on the new site! If you want to participate, you will need to make an account there. If you join now, you’ll still have time to slaughter some themes before theme voting starts next week.

Now, the weekend before a Ludum Dare, we traditionally organize something we like to call the Warmup Weekend. Since the new website is not quite ready yet, we will be doing the warmup weekend here on the old site.

So between this moment and the start of LD37, you’re encouraged to test your tools. Make some art, import it, and draw it on screen. Make some sounds, import them, and play them on cue. If you’re using a new development tool, figure out the development cycle. Learn how to make a release too!

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Wallpapers for Ludum Dare 37

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
9 days ago | November 27th, 2016 3:27 pm

Post your (or check for) Wallpapers in the comments below.

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Real World Gatherings for Ludum Dare 37

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
9 days ago | November 27th, 2016 3:24 pm

Post about (and check for) gatherings in the comments.

Sorry, I wont be able to make a list this time (busy busy). If you’re really lucky, magic fairies might turn up to do it anyway. (Thanks Magic Fairies!)

US and Canada

Rest of the World


I am in! (plus an open source workflow)

Posted by
10 minutes ago | December 7th, 2016 12:59 pm

I am so happy that I actually get to participate in Ludum Dare this year because I’ve been in school for almost a full four years now and its taken up so much time around exams that I haven’t had any time to compete…
BUT THIS YEAR IS DIFFERENT! Because I don’t have crazy exams, but a few projects that are already wrapping up.

Anyway, during school I’ve found my favourite workflow, which is all free open source software that runs on Windows Mac and Linux. Not much but its what I’ll be using.

  • Gimp: 2D Graphics
  • Blender: 3D Graphics + Cutscenes
  • Godot: Game Engine
  • BFXR: Sound Effects
  • Audacity: Audio Editing
  • Linux Multi-Media Studio: dank beats yo (Music)

Good luck and have fun everybody!

I’m in! But need someone.

Posted by
33 minutes ago | December 7th, 2016 12:36 pm

Hey all,

I’ll be brief, I’m looking for an artist/team to join up with to some something awesome and “relaxed” (as much as a jam can be). I’m a programmer and this’ll be my 4th ludum you can find my Games here. If someone is interested and around CET time, and want a chill weekend message me 😉

Developed some UI tools for Unity

Posted by
3 hours ago | December 7th, 2016 9:56 am

This will be the 5th time I participate in LD, so I thought it was time to arrive prepared at the starting line. Therefore I have made some small UI tools for Unity for something that I found myself needing over and over again. This small package can be found here on github. The .dll can be found in the release folder, the rest of the code in that other folder.

It contains two tools: first an InfoTable, that will quickly format some two column information, like stats (health : 5, ammo: 10, …). The other is called TabedWindow, and will allow you to make a window with tabs, so you can fit more menus or UI space on your screen. Finally there is a small helper function called Tuple, that InfoTable depends on.

I hope some of you find this useful. I will certainly be using these.

Happy Coding!

I’m in, once again.

Posted by
4 hours ago | December 7th, 2016 8:48 am

Hey ppl, I’m in for this LD. =)
I will be using:

Some random music generator (don’t know yet)
some random sfx generator

If you are an artist and is looking for someone to team-up, I’m up to. But I can only work for the compo dead line. Which means, that I need to finish it on Sunday.

Drop me a msg at, [email protected]
I can speak, English, Spanish and Portuguese

See you guys around.

I’m In

5 hours ago | December 7th, 2016 7:30 am

I didn’t even realize there was an LD coming up until yesterday, so… yeah. But I’m in anyway! I’ll be using my usual tools of Unity, GarageBand &/or famitracker, Sketchbook Pro, Blender?, BFXR, maybe some other stuff. I have a brunch to go to Sunday, so I’ll have to work quickly this time! Hoping to make something better than last time; tbh I was a little disappointed with last LD but the themes seem much better this time around! Will be doing some warmup stuff today and the days following. Good luck to everyone! Glad to see PoV is back at the wheel as well; hopefully everything will go well with the new site!

Count me in!

Posted by
5 hours ago | December 7th, 2016 7:20 am

Hello beautyful gaming comunity! I’m Lucas Arruda(on the new site, my nick is viralexploit), a guy from Brazil, and the LD 37 will be my FIRST GAME JAM EVER!

I’ll try to enter the Jam, because of my lack of experience, and I’ll definately try to surprise you guys!
Oh, by the way, I’ll stream my work on my twitch on Friday and Sunday (will not stream Saturday), so for me it will be something like a Compo xD

I’ll work with Gamemaker Studio + PyxelEdit + a lot of criativity (Lol) , soooo … if any of you guys want to go and watch me tear my hair off, be welcomed o/

Cheers, and have a nice LD#37 o
… and christmas … of course.


I’m in!

Posted by
5 hours ago | December 7th, 2016 7:20 am

This will be my first ludum dare and also my first game creation contest too!

my tools will be:

  • GameMaker
  • Paint.Net
  • Audacity

During the next days, I think, I’ll try to develop something, that is provided with somekind of AI … I’m quite excited about how to manage this in 72h.

I’m in!

5 hours ago | December 7th, 2016 7:19 am

This is my very first LD. I’ll try to make something


  • NWJS
  • Self-made JS game engine
  • Geany, GIMP, Audacity
  • A lot of free time, hands

Composer and sound designer

Posted by
7 hours ago | December 7th, 2016 5:35 am

Hello everyone!

My name is Rodrigo Faleiros, but to make it easier, just call me Rod. I’m a composer, orchestra conductor and arranger, sound designer and music producer from Brazil.

I’d really like to participate in this jam and if anyone needs a hand with songs and sounds, feel free to contact me through here or by e-mail – [email protected].

If you need to see any of my productions, there’s a few over my website – www.waggingtail.com.br (sorry, only in portuguese for now) – or in my YouTube channel – www.youtube.com/rodfaleiros

Thanks, hugs and let’s jam!

I’m in

Posted by
7 hours ago | December 7th, 2016 5:35 am

Hey, i’m a chiptune composer/producer, but i can also switch styles a bit to fit other members of a team.
I’m looking for a team to join, since games without code and art are pretty rare. I’d gladly help you with your game idea, and maybe even make it even better with my ideas/music/sfx.

You can check out my works here: https://soundcloud.com/deoduckla
If you’re interested, leave me a message at [email protected]
GL&HF all

I’m in – but am a composer/sound designer looking for a team

Posted by
7 hours ago | December 7th, 2016 5:35 am


This’ll be my first Game Jam (but not my first game), and I’m a composer/sound designer looking to join a team (or 2) this coming weekend. I work quickly and am comfortable writing in most styles/geners. Music demo below:


Comment or message me ([email protected]) if you want to team up!


I’m in!

Posted by
11 hours ago | December 7th, 2016 1:17 am

Its my 4th ludum dare and I hope I have enough time to finish the game.

These are my weapons of choice:

Engine: Unity3D
3D Modeling: Blender or maybe Maya
2D Art: Adobe Photoshop or paint.net
Social Media: Twitter
Entertainment: Spotify
Coding Language: C# (of course)
IDE: Visual Studio 2017 (maybe just 15)

I just got my HTC Vive so maybe I do a VR game or just a normal game withe VR support, I have to think about that.

So…. let’s hope we get a good theme!
Have fun everybody and don’t forget to sleep!

I’m In 2nd time entering.

Posted by
12 hours ago | December 7th, 2016 12:41 am

2D Unity this time depending on the theme, I will focus more on graphics this time. Looking forward to making some weird fun creation this time :). Adobe Flash for 2D Artwork / Animations. Gimp2 – Textures /Pixel Art. BFXR – Sound Effects. Pulseboy – Music (if you can call it that :)). Coding – MonoDevelop /C#, Unity 5.4.2f2. /Game Engine.

All my games can be played for free at http://www.kongregate.com/games/mrwillowb




I’m In

13 hours ago | December 6th, 2016 11:18 pm

Each time you compete you get a little better! So go for it everyone and have fun!

This will be my 3rd LD Compo.

My Tools:

Unity 5.5


Substance Designer

Substance Painter

Adobe Illustrator

Garage Band


I’m In, 5th Time

Posted by (twitter: @PowerSparkGames)
19 hours ago | December 6th, 2016 5:45 pm

I can participate this time around, only I’m not prepared at all… 😮 I’ll be brief

Tools – Unity, Blender, Gimp, Aseprite? (considering 2D in Unity), paper and such
Lots of work to do! I’m curious to see how the new website will run the event. Good luck everyone.

I’m In !

Posted by (twitter: @h4ru17)
21 hours ago | December 6th, 2016 3:27 pm

Hi people !

I am for my third participation after a break of a few years.
I am a french programmer (De Nantes if there are neighbors here ^^)


Tools : 

Programming : Libgdx, Eclipse, Java

Graphism : Photoshop

Sound : maybe bfxr

Music : probably bosca ceoil

Other : Tiled if needed


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