Ludum Dare 38 on the alpha website:

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
21 days ago | April 4th, 2017 8:06 am

Sorry for the late post!

Some of you have been following my low-key announcements, but it’s time to go public.

We’ll be using for Ludum Dare 38 (i.e. the new website).

I’m on the cusp of pushing out many key features to the new website (posts and comments). That and a slew of other key features (signing up for events, creating teams, editing your teams game, editing user pages, adding gatherings). These features are all directly related, so when the first one finally drops, the rest should become available soon after.

What you can (and should) do right now:

  • Register an account (If you haven’t registered on the new site yet, you need to do this)
  • Login and Suggest Themes

NOTE: We will be migrating the data from this website later. Assuming everything goes according to plan (hehe), that should be around our August event.

What you will be able to do soon:

  • Slaughter Themes (starts Friday)
  • Following users. When you mutually follow each other, you are considered “Friends”
  • Sign up for the event (each team member should make an account)
  • Make teams (you need to be “Friends” to make a team)
  • Edit your Game Submission (Publishing is disabled until the event starts)
  • Edit your User page
  • Make blog posts
  • Make comments! OMG!
  • View the Rules

What is running late, but is still coming:

  • Adding Meetups and Gatherings
  • Uploading images
  • Changing your avatar
  • Improved support for strict office Firewalls
  • Improved security via a standalone login page
  • A logout button 😉
  • Notifications

I do regret I really dropped the ball on Real World Gatherings this time. Gatherings are a native feature of the new site, but until that feature is finished, add the details of your event as a comment here:


I will temporarily link to this page from the new site, at least until the feature is up and running. If you are an organizer of a gathering, I would recommend that you create an account on the new website.

Real World Gatherings for Ludum Dare 38 (Placeholder)

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
21 days ago | April 4th, 2017 7:53 am

Hey folks! If you’re the organizer of a gathering, please leave a comment below. Please include:

  • What Country?
  • What City/State/Province
  • Name of where it is (i.e. an office, coffee shop, etc)
  • Any relevant details (i.e. capacity)
  • A link to more information

This post is a placeholder until we launch the gatherings feature on the new website. I would highly recommend you also create an account on for when this feature goes live.

Petty Puny Planet 38

Posted by (twitter: @JorgeGameDev)
1 hour ago | April 25th, 2017 2:04 pm

Another Ludum Dare, another game done! It’s been awhile since our team worked so thoroughly on one of these. Even with different timezones, blackouts and time displaced samurai-themed cartoon breaks, we somehow managed to put it together.

Let’s keep it tidy and simple, after creating and developing Colossorama (LD36) and Hyper Holomayhem (LD37) on past events, we would like to present you **Petty Puny Planet 38**!


Why have a pet rock when you can have a pet planet? (Technically the same. The planet is just a bigger and cosmic rock). As some bigger-than-life entity, it’s your job to take care of a tiny small world – and the tiny people that live on it – and take it for a spin. Decide every century on how to further develop it. Give the people reaches! Teach them about fire! Mutate them if you must!


However, take in mind that being in charge of a planet is hard work, so you’ll have to take a hundred years long break after every choice. Just hope that the tiny people are still around when you’re back. They’re smart people. They’ll figure something out.

And of course, there wouldn’t be choices without consequences! Take the right decisions and your people can be prepared for the worst. Certain decisions branch into others. Some could make them richer and happier, while others can have the opposite effects! With 8 endings, it’s up to you to put the Plan in Planet and take the people onto a new era!


Or if you don’t want the responsibility, then just go and make the wildest planet that you can. Most choices and events have a visual impact on the planet, making this one of the most outlandish dress up games you’ve probably ever played. If you decide to player the desktop version of the game, at any point, feel free to press the snapshot button and a screenshot of your planet will be saved on the game’s data folder.


In case you don’t really like desktop versions, you can also play it on your browser, or download it for Android devices! We hope that you like it, and that your feedback can help us add more features in the future! Hopefully, any post-jam updates will take less than a hundred years to be developed! We’ll update you with a post-mortem in the coming days, so I hope you keep us in your sights for a while.

Well then, what are you waiting for? We’re looking forward to see what kind of small world you’re going to have in the end, and we hope you share your screenshots with us! Go on now, you can create your own planets over on, and don’t forget to leave us a comment over at our Ludum Dare page!

In behalf of Whales and Games, enjoy your pet planets!

If you want, you can also read and comment on this entry over at the new website. But since there is still people using this site, we also wanted to leave a mark here. :)

C_NFINEMENT R__M, our little game thing!

Posted by (twitter: @tselmek)
1 hour ago | April 25th, 2017 1:45 pm

Despite our team not being that inspired by the theme, we managed to make a little thing.

We hope you enjoy it 😀

>> Play it here <<

title screen

JAM ENTRY: Blomst 🌻

Posted by (twitter: @avaskoog)
4 hours ago | April 25th, 2017 11:07 am

Help the little astronaut give life to a barren rock by planting, harvesting, buying and selling seeds and building up an atmosphere! ♥︎

Ava and Marte made an LD jam game for the 9th time in a row! Woah!


Skjermbilde 2017-04-25 kl. 05.03.06-kopi

Crossposting because unsure where people hang out now! Hope that’s OK!

Syrian Makes Syrian Game! More After 11!

Posted by (twitter: @@_AlexanderClay)
7 hours ago | April 25th, 2017 7:13 am
I’m Alex Clay (Not my real name), I made a game about Syria! It’s a semi-biographical!

I’d love to hear your thoughts on it because I want to expand it! Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

Ludum Page

My Name Is Bunny - web game about Syria


Bunny Carrot Farm Simulator 2k17

Posted by
7 hours ago | April 25th, 2017 7:13 am

This is our first entry, We conceived it as some sort of vague tamagotchi meets farming sim -type deal, and it ended up as Bunny Carrot Farm Simulator 2k17.

It’s a “small world” because the map is just a 70×70 tile circle. (¯\_(ツ)_/¯)

glorious carrot farm

You can dig holes.
You can plant carrots.
You can harvest the carrots.
And you can do it all over again.

There’s actually a lot more stuff under the hood ready to go (I promise), but this is all that’s actually up and running!

full code and win64 .exe:

(Can anyone tell me if I did this correctly? Are we “in”? we posted literally at the last minute I think.)

LDJam38. My game. Your Small World.

Posted by
7 hours ago | April 25th, 2017 7:13 am

Hello! ld.jam is VERY down. Posting my game here for now.


It’s about our inner world and 6 different peoples responsible for different aspects of our life. Did not manage to implement everything I wanted, but you’ll get the idea :)

This is mac version. Will be ported to WebGL soon. Have troubles and it’s 5AM in my country…


Posted by
7 hours ago | April 25th, 2017 7:12 am



W: Fly




My First Game

Posted by
7 hours ago | April 25th, 2017 7:12 am

So I decided to leave myself very little time to procrastinate and did this all including learning the very very basics of unity in a night, either way let me know what you think, not a whole lot in terms of game play more of like a walk around game test than a real game. More or less looking for criticism on the models of the mountains and trees than anything else.



Just finished my entry, YOUR EARTH!

Posted by
7 hours ago | April 25th, 2017 7:12 am

gameplay gif

Check it out!
My twitter:

I’m in!

Posted by
7 hours ago | April 25th, 2017 7:12 am


Small World

Posted by
7 hours ago | April 25th, 2017 7:12 am

My LD 38 Entry!!! Tiny Game

Posted by
7 hours ago | April 25th, 2017 7:12 am

First time entry!

Forme Sauvage – waiting to submit

Posted by
7 hours ago | April 25th, 2017 7:12 am



Glad to say Naughty Gnomes made it :)

Posted by (twitter: @gurkenlabs)
8 hours ago | April 25th, 2017 6:57 am


We’re pround to announce that our game has finished in time for the jam. If you like challenging puzzle games, this game is for you!

Help the clown get his nose back from the naughty gnomes

Check out our game here:

Have fun with our game! Feedback would be much appriciated.


Naughty Gnomes Screenshot Gameplay 2  Naughty Gnomes Screenshot Gameplay 2

Galaxen (Jam)

Posted by
11 hours ago | April 25th, 2017 3:29 am

Protolife (Jam)

13 hours ago | April 25th, 2017 1:19 am


Volcanic Giraffe Protolife

Volcanic Giraffe LD38 Protolife

Remember, this is not a tower defense game… this is something more.

Will be glad to hear your feedback and see you on Friday (Judgment Day :) )

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