Ahoy there, thanks so much for joining in the 10th Anniversary Ludum Dare! I gotta say, it was an amazing experience to see all 1400+ entries being submitted to the site!
The judging is pretty much the same as always. You judge entries, people judge you.
The big change this year is that now those who judge more entries will get more people judging their entry. I recommend starting judging a few entries now and keep judging them throughout the next three weeks to ensure your entry gets a good handful of ratings. Try to judge AT LEAST 25 entries. Please note that stuffing fake ratings is 100% uncool.
Also, coolness has changed: 50 ratings gets you bronze. 75 gets you silver. 100 gets you gold. Above that, you’re just awesome Be sure to make a post about your favorite entries to highlight the best-of-the-best!
Lastly, if you attempt to play an entry, but can’t, please just leave a comment to the user stating that you can’t judge their entry and explain why. “I don’t have a Mac” or “I can’t install Java” or whatever are all fine reasons. It will help them know how to create an entry that even more people can play next time!