Ludum Dare 34
Coming December 11th-14th Weekend

Ludum Dare 34 in 3.5 Weeks! Theme Selection micro-site is Live!

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
12 days ago | November 17th, 2015 12:11 pm | 55 love | 76 Comments »

Real World Gatherings for Ludum Dare 34 [18]

Posted by (twitter: @ludumdare)
12 days ago | November 17th, 2015 11:18 am

While Ludum Dare is typically an online event (make a game from the comfort of your home), many real world events happen around Ludum Dare. Most events have limited space, so RSVP ASAP! Here’s the list:

US and Canada

Rest of the World

If you want your event on the list, post a comment letting me know where your event is. Be sure to include a link to further details (either here on the blog, or elsewhere).

How I ended 2014, and plan to end 2015 (a hardware non-Jam)

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
24 days ago | November 5th, 2015 4:19 pm | 20 love | 16 Comments »

Mini Ludum Dare 63

Posted by (twitter: @jezzamonn)
24 days ago | November 5th, 2015 8:57 am | 61 love | 64 Comments »

I’m in.

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3 hours ago | November 29th, 2015 9:37 pm

Heey I’m Andrew Tollett, 18 years old, and this is the first time I’m participating in the game jam. I know a decent amount about alot of different languages as opposed to alot about one. for the competition, I’ll be using game maker studio. I mostly program and do very little art and sound, so that part is going to be a bit of an adventure for me, but I’ sure I’ll have fun regardless! Good luck everyone

Java Game Engine

Posted by (twitter: @gandalf1209)
3 hours ago | November 29th, 2015 9:22 pm


Before the last Ludum Dare, I was working on this engine I called “Ludum GL” because I made it with OpenGL and it was for Ludum Dare. However, I did not participate last time, and I actually forget why exactly that was, I think I had a crap ton of homework that weekend. This time, I doubt I’ll be able to participate either, but I’ve slaved away on this engine since the last competition, and now it’s way more fully featured. If someone is using Java, and they’d like an open source game engine of sorts, than here you go! Still a lot of things I could implement, but it’s all there, and it works pretty well. Much better than my last game engines. So below are the links of importance, and I’ll let you take it from there if you want! Have a good day!

Engine Website:

Source Code:

Tutorial Video:

im in for ld34!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by (twitter: @commanderstitch)
5 hours ago | November 29th, 2015 7:53 pm

Hi! It’s birthday time and what better way to celebrate than to do ld34?! :-)




Otter2d made by Kyle pulvr


Audacity and me making stuff up on the fly. Hee Hee.


Tiled with tiledsharp


A frontend lib made by me for displaying text and chars. Otherwise otters built-in text.


Chronolapse by keeyai.




I’m looking forward to a great ludumdare!!

Fruit juices, snacks, music, and fun.




Posted by (twitter: @gillenewnovo)
5 hours ago | November 29th, 2015 7:26 pm

Well, I’m in again!!
Come one jam, you delicious :3

Gille and the adventures on the Super game Jam

Experimenting With Voxel Game Optimization

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10 hours ago | November 29th, 2015 2:51 pm

Hey guys I was following a voxel tutorial that had no optimization. The terrain is generated with a Perlin Noise with one layer of grass, then dirt, then some stone. It is 128 x 15 x 128 generated voxels. Here is my optimization.

I’m in?

Posted by (twitter: @DerColorMan)
10 hours ago | November 29th, 2015 2:23 pm


It’s almost time for yet another Ludum Dare!

I have been participating in this since sophmore year in high school, but this is my first time doing it in college!

Unfortunately, Ludum Dare lands directly on the weekend before my first finals week. I will still try to participate, but I’m not going to put as much time into it,

I have always used Java and Javascript/HTML5 for my games, but I might decide to use Unity and Blender for a slick 3D game this time around. I attempted to do 3D modeling last time, but I got too ambitious and had to scrap everything, making a small game to replace it all.

Hype hype.

Dance Dance RPG MiniLD63

Posted by (twitter: @greg_and_a_duck)
11 hours ago | November 29th, 2015 1:53 pm

Hey all,

I just finished my first LD entry. It was a lot of fun and a hell of a lot of work to finish, but I think you’ll enjoy it! The concept is a fusion between the RPG Genre and Dance Dance Revolution, I’m calling it Dance Dance RPG. This is a MUST TRY entry!

You can find it here!


I’m in!

Posted by (twitter: @rjhelms)
11 hours ago | November 29th, 2015 1:41 pm

Aww yes, I’m in for my 4th Ludum Dare. After missing LD33 in the summer, I’m excited to get back to it.

This time, I’m really and truly going to try to go for the compo. My last three entries have all been for the jam, but followed all the compo rules except for the timeline. Maybe this time, I’m ready…

I’m not decided, but my current toolkit is:

  • Unity 5
  • Monodevelop for C#
  • GIMP and/or Photoshop
  • AutoTileGen, if the need arises
  • ChipTone for sound effects
  • iPad and a bunch of software on there for music
  • Audacity

I might snag some code from my previous entries if the need arises – they’re all on github. I’ve also got a lot of mileage out of Aron Granberg’s A* library, so that’s likely to show up in this project as well.

Of course, I’m somewhat tempted to throw this all away and spend the next two weeks learning an entirely different framework this time. That’s probably a bad idea, which just makes me want to do it more. We’ll see.

My game on MiniLD #63

Posted by
12 hours ago | November 29th, 2015 12:57 pm

Hello guys!

I have done my game for Mini LD and I submit it to.

If you want to play my game just click here.

When you play this game you play 15 mini-games.
Each of levels is unique. First, you are playing the game in the genre Runner and then you will drive the car.
Runner+Flappy Bird+Shooter+other 12 games.

whats that i am in stuff ?

Posted by
12 hours ago | November 29th, 2015 12:57 pm

I dont get it why should i write that i am in ?


ahhh i think we are in again

YUYUTSU: You Son of a B*tch (Platformer Game)

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12 hours ago | November 29th, 2015 12:57 pm


Hello! Its My Very first Game. In this game, You play as an College Badass who is also an undercover commando. You have to face terrorist attack scenario. And finish them all with being low profile.
Download : Click here (4 MB)

I’m in! (I hope!)

Posted by
12 hours ago | November 29th, 2015 12:57 pm

For the first time, I’ll be joining you in LD34!

I have yet to decide what engine I’ll be using but it will probably be Unity5

See you then!

I’m in

Posted by
12 hours ago | November 29th, 2015 12:37 pm

This time, I will actually be able to enter without any interruptions.

I will probably use HTML5+JS, Paint.NET and sfxr, but I will decide when I see the theme.

Download only game, good idea for Ludum Dare?

Posted by (twitter: @TajamSoft)
14 hours ago | November 29th, 2015 10:42 am

I have been thinking of making this LD game in C++ and SFML, instead of on Phaser.

The only problem is that SFML cannot be deployed into the web (I believe SDL can, but i prefer SFML), also, compiling to other platforms can be hard (I have a Linux machine, but it takes some time to set up the compiler, etc…), so what do you think?

Do you recommend making the game “offline” only?




Fusion: Business Sim + Platformer

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14 hours ago | November 29th, 2015 10:40 am

I often joked about how every game should be a platformer.


Now, this MiniLD was about a fusion of (possibly completely different) genres, and I decided to throw in my crazy idea. Here’s the result.

The game still needs some polishing, but I think I got mostly what I wanted to do. Is it fun to play? I dunno, but it’s a hectic gameplay like most other games I made.

Profile Issues and Game Links

Posted by (twitter: @dheadshot)
16 hours ago | November 29th, 2015 8:30 am

Hi all.  I appear to be having issues with my profile.  When people attempt to click on it, it says I’m “Not Found” as a user.  I’m hoping that adding this post will prompt some kind of “refresh” procedure and fix it but I don’t know, it’s just a guess.  If it doesn’t, see below for links to the games I’ve submitted so far.  At the very least, it should make it easier for people to see my submitted games.
[Edit]It appears to have worked! My profile page has come back![/Edit]

Ludum Dare 26
I entered this back in 2013 with PaperFlick – a ball of paper flicking game done as a text adventure, based loosely on those Paper Toss games for mobile.  LD26

Mini Ludum Dare 63
I entered this about a week ago with a text adventure version of Snake.  I’m not actually intending for all my games to be text adventure versions of mobile games, that’s just how it’s turned out so far.  MiniLD63

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