Hello and welcome everyone to Ludum Dare 23, celebrating our 10th year of the event!
Final round theme voting is
on done. This is your last chance to help decide what theme we will all be creating our games based on. If you haven’t already, go vote for your favorite themes now! Prior round results can be found here.
We will be announcing the theme FIRST on both IRC and Twitter. irc.afternet.org in the #ludumdare channel, or twitter.com/ludumdare. Also, as an experiment, we will be posting it to Reddit as well. Keep an eye out for a post by povrazor, that’s me. Also, be sure to check out the Ludum Dare section of Reddit at /r/ludumdare.
We have a huge list of real-world jams going on alongside Ludum Dare 23. You can check out the list here. In addition, many people are live streaming the development of their games. Check those out over here.
PlayTomic is offering 500 codes for their PREMIUM analytics service, and your premium service is good for ALL OF 2012! More details can be found here.
Ansca is offering a FREE 2 Month Corona SDK Pro license, and it’s a Commercial license too (sell iOS/Android games)! More details can be found here.
BrashMoney, the folks behind Spriter, have released a brand new Beta version of Spriter just in time for Ludum Dare. Grab it here. Spriter is a 2D component based/skeletal animation editor built by some fellow game industry veterans. If you’re like me, you’ve either always wanted, or started but never finished your own 2D component animator. It’s something that should exist, but for whatever reason dosen’t (Flash and ToonBoom do this, but don’t generate minimal assets). They’re seeking funding on Kickstarter, so help them out if you can.
Enough chatter. On with the festivities!
Headlining the big 10 year event is the original Flash Punk himself, Chevy Ray Johnston! He went all out for us this year, creating the very first INTERACTIVE KEYNOTE!
Click below to check it out! Flash is required to watch and play!
Last time we had a record 891 entries. A great way to celebrate our 10th year would be to make over 1000! Lets make it happen!
That’s all for now. Good luck, and may the best theme win.