Posted by (twitter: @McFunkypants)
December 16th, 2011 10:11 am

This is an officialย challenge to all Ludum Dare gamedevs.

This weekend, your quest is to put a KITTEN somewhere in your game as an “easter egg”.

This “kitten challange” will be like a meta game in which everyone tries to find the kittens in each game they play. You know you want to.

Do it – for the love of kittens. For the love of meta. For the love of all things LD48.

Edit: Dock was cool enough to make an icon that you should put in your game title screen or game thumbnail screenshots so we know to look for your kitten:

Finally,ย be sure to post to the blog using the “kitten-challenge” and “easter-egg” tags.

Here are the tragic results of theme voting. Where’s the kitten love?

1. Alone+227
2. Randomly generated+206
3. Evolution+41
4. Parallel dimension+14
5. Forgotten places-29
6. Falling-77
7. Moon-105
8. Tunnels-108
9. Consequences-113
10. Decay-116
11. Dreams-118
12. Underground-125
13. Time-travel-133
14. Teleportation-148
15. Self-replication-170
16. Territory-284
17. Mechanisms-291
18. Antihero-325
19. Reflection-417
20. Shape-shifting-477
21. Kittens-481

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44 Responses to “KITTEN CHALLENGE”

  1. ericdpitts says:

    I will definitely do this.

  2. Spread the word, everyone!
    Please TWEET the url to this post so everyone can join in the fun.

  3. dock says:

    I approve this notion. All games should do this, not just LD games.

  4. PaulSB says:

    Can’t really say no to that challenge.

  5. fydo says:


    I approve of this challenge!

  6. Sheep says:

    Haha, great plan! ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. digital_sorceress says:

    Nice idea.

    But what if kittens wins? How would we spot a hidden kitten in a game about kittens? ๐Ÿ˜›

    It’d like playing “where’s wally” in a room of wallys.

  8. callidus says:

    hell yeah, secret kitten it is, why yes indeed

  9. iFred_QC says:

    Totally doing it. People should write in their submission that they participated in the kitten challenge, just so we don’t search for kittens in games that don’t have any.

    Also, this should TOTALLY be recuring and become a LD tradition!

  10. SLiV says:

    Secret kittens are awsem!

  11. UP_Kevin says:

    I guess if we must… :)

  12. Jiggawatt says:

    I hope this means we’ll ignore the kitten theme if it actually wins.

  13. Why the KITTEN CHALLENGE? Because in round one kittens got -403 votes.
    So we know it is unlikely to win. Hence, the easter-egg challenge, just for fun. =)

  14. edwardoka says:

    Kittens better win. Jus’ sayin.

  15. dock says:

    Let us know there’s a kitten in your LD game! Use the +1 Kitten Badge!

  16. EdgarAllen says:

    I’m in. It’ll be like the Perfect Dark cheese hunt.

  17. invaderJim says:

    If Kittens wins, I will have an evolution easter egg.

    Can you spot the evolution??

  18. Vilborg says:

    Hold on, this means Kittens isn’t going to win. We can’t have a theme where every game outs it in as an easter egg.

    Shame. I wanted to make a kitten-killing game.

  19. Permanent7 says:

    There shall be a kitten somewhere in my game.

  20. Jacic says:

    I’m in! ๐Ÿ˜€

  21. JoeCool says:

    Kittent ftw! I love this!

  22. Zutty says:

    Genius! Definitely doing this!

  23. neilogd says:

    Was already going to be doing something like this :)

  24. nuria says:

    Why the heck not, I’m so happy kittens didn’t win that I’ll do it. (I like kittens but not as the main theme for a compo) ๐Ÿ˜›

  25. Deza says:

    Did this ๐Ÿ˜€

  26. elektron says:

    Definitely doing this.

  27. altoid says:

    Definitely doing this for 23 ๐Ÿ˜€

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