Greetings Ludum Darers,
PoV has said that if I want to take charge on this, then I should start a thread. So here we are…
I have prepared a voting form for people to give feedback on four options relating to whether we should host an LD in August or not.
I urge you all to first of all read the recent blog post by PoV, which should be stickied at the top of the front page. In this post, PoV has highlighted his reasons for wanting to cancel the LD in August.
Some people in the community believe it should go ahead regardless, in one form or another. Whatever the outcome, PoV has made it clear that he will not be hosting any event in August, so that task would become the responsibility of trusted others.
I’m in favour of polling the community, and seeing what you all think. Please try to understand the problems PoV has highlighted. Take time to weigh up the pros and cons of running an LD event anyway. Please try to take all things into consideration when voting.
The provisional date we have for an August LD is the weekend of August 26th-29th. But note that we have not yet decided if the game jam will go ahead at all. The purpose of the poll is gather community feedback, and help us decide what to do next.
The poll was closed Tuesday 14th June, at 20:00UTC.
Over 600 votes have been received.
- Overall, the community very much wants the August LD to go ahead, and to happen on this website, in one form or another.
- The community understand PoV’s concerns and is willing to forego the game rating phase after the event.
- The community is opposed to hosting the August LD elsewhere.
- The community is strongly opposed to cancelling August LD completely.
Also note: Even though option 1 isn’t the highest scoring, it is still quite positive. So on the whole, the community does not feel PoV’s concerns are sufficient reason to have anything but a normal LD.
The next step:
The next step is decide how we are going to make this happen. Several people have the necessary permissions to create jams, but there are things which we cannot do without some minimal cooperation by PoV. For example, we cannot make theme announcement using the @ludumdare twitter account, nor do we have access to the new theme hub.