Ludum Dare virgins

Posted by (twitter: @azurenimbus)
September 7th, 2012 12:24 pm

UPDATE: The total now is 184!

So here’s a list of all the Ludum Dare first timers I could find!

There are currently 184 entries, which makes them over 13% of the total for LD 24!

If you know of someone else not included, let me know.

Some of these people are also entering a jam for the first time and some are making their first ever game!

I think it’s important to give newcomers a warm welcome and make sure they return next time, even if their first game was not to their liking.

I also included some quotes that I found either informative or just amusing 😀

Go ahead, play and comment on a few random ones!

3 Apples High – Dayko – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Here’s my entry for my first LD. Really happy with the final result.

Hope you enjoy !

A Story of a Tree – RB100 – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Abstract Legends – DragonDrumstick – 48 Hour Compo Entry

I had a great time rushing through my first Ludum Dare compo! Thanks for organizing this! :)

Acquire Tophat – SasoriDama – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is my first Ludum Dare entry and it was very fun to make. In this game you are being chased by a creature who initially is slightly more evolved than you. Can you surpass him?

Actinium the Wrought – Thomas Ingham – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Thanks so much for the positive criticisms! This was my first LD so obviously things are going to be choppy.

Age runners – balauru – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Alien Evolution – Avichal – Jam Entry

oh time owns all… :(

Alien Rockpool – DustyStylus – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Basic jist of the game is that you have no shortage of numbers, but no defence or means of attack against 3 baddies washed into the same rockpool as you. :(

ALLEL – rodrigomotta – Jam Entry

It was a fun work made by just two guys, that’s it.

Ancestry Haters – raver – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Its my first ludum dare, and I love it :).

ANT FIGHT CLUB – gamblore – 48 Hour Compo Entry

AntZ Evolution – thesentinelcat – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Could you help the sugar ants expel the invaders?

Apoptosis – TerribleWalrus – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is my first publicly shown game, and it isnt anything special, but you have to start somewhere right?

Artificial Selection – Quentin – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is one of the first games I’ve ever made, aswell, I’ve made a warmup game for this LD and that’s about it.

Assimilation – Merigrim – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Despite being unfinished and very buggy (especially when it comes to collision and sprites) I decided to submit it anyway.

Augment to advance – littleball – 48 Hour Compo Entry

There are 15 levels to frustrate you ( and yes is meant to be hard – it’s as unforgiving as old school gaming )

Bacteria Infection – LittleGreenFlame – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Ballvolution – cardeck – 48 Hour Compo Entry

In Ballvolution it’s your goal to eat smaller balls in order to get bigger and "evolve".

Bear Selection(Web) – darkshadow – Jam Entry

Please comment your thoughts along with your rating and I will do likewise! Thank you for playing my first ever LD game! :)

Biods – daydalus – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Was lots of fun, my first successful LD48 entry!

Blocks of Life – jayserp – 48 Hour Compo Entry

The ‘Cubes of Life’ uses the mechanics of Conway’s Game of Life to generate Cubes in a grid formation.

BLOCKVOLVE – 5n4k3 – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is my very first Game!!

Breeding Cubes – Florent – 48 Hour Compo Entry

You are a cube that likes cubes.

Build that tower! – surpy – Jam Entry

This is Build that tower! It is a strategy game where you must imagine your civilization building a tower.

Candevolution – commanderstitch – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Big fun. first time! It was neat to see what i could do in the time, even with all the things that came up. I’ll get a timelapse of it up soon.

Castle Defender – mad1231999 – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Didn’t have much time, so don’t expect the best game.

Cat Evolution! – Mamick – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Cat Evolution! A Cellular Automaton War Evolution God Strategy Game

Catching Life – Fadobo – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is a small arcade / puzzle mix I came up with for my first ever Ludum Dare 48.

Cellulae – mariscal – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Hi all! This is my first ludum dare!

Cellular Division 101 – MasterBaldwin – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Welcome to my first Ludum Dare entry game page!!!! It’s a wacky, wavy, inflatable, arm-flailing tube game page warehouse and imporium!!!

Cellvolution – MrOtton – Jam Entry

So, here’s our first "game" (ever)…

Challenge Evolve – Brodex – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is my first attempt at LD. I was going for a game where the challenge and player evolve. I only got 3 levels in. Regardless I’m proud I managed to get something done! Enjoy the..a…game. :)

Cocci – max.strater – 48 Hour Compo Entry

I ran the gamut of emotions while making this, from caffeine induced glee to frustration and anxiety that the whole thing would end up terrible. Overall, although it’s a bit janky, I’m really happy with how it ended up. Also, save yourself the headache and me the embarrassment and don’t look at the source code, it’s a tangled horrible mess. Thanks a lot for hosting Ludum Dare!

Colorlies – songman – Jam Entry

This is my first attempt in competition like Ludum Dare and the game doesn’t really look like I would wanted (mainly the goal is very limiting) but why not share it.

ContraEvolution – the.vaber – Jam Entry

A game based on the "Evolution" theme – though evolution is not exactly desirable in this one – basically, you need to prevent the creatures (bacteria or other nasty.. stuff) from breeding (and thus evolving) in order to survive – well, you won’t survive anyway, but the goal is to try it for as long as possible – time is your score.

Darwin Fitotherapy – Rorkien – 48 Hour Compo Entry

DARWIN MUST DIE! – mutuware – 48 Hour Compo Entry

My first game for my first Ludum Dare! Didn’t complete the finish screens, or do animations. Darwin looks like Obi Wan Kenobi. Didn’t have time to sneak in a kitten.
Still at least I got the awesome plot in there :)

Darwin’s Journey – TinyHat – 48 Hour Compo Entry

First participation to an actual ludumdare :)

It probably lacks an actual gameplay, and it’s very short, but I’m pretty satisfied with the way it looks!

Darwin’s Turtle Race Challenge – endermath – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Help Darwin prove his theory by breeding the perfect racing turtle.

Death Cell – fohx – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This was my first Ludum Dare ever, and reading your comments was perhaps the best part of the whole experience. Makes me want to do even better next time. Thank you.

Defend against Evolution – scorder – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is a "tower defense" game where you have a limited number of tower to place.

Delicious Idea! – photex – 48 Hour Compo Entry

First time participating and it’s been incredibly illuminating.

Devolution – x3zinja12 – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This was my first Dare and it was pretty fun!

Disgruntled Paddles VERSUS Evolution – djtjj – Jam Entry

A Pong / Breakout clone that evolves as you play.

Diverge – patrickgh3 – 48 Hour Compo Entry

I’m very happy I was able to finish my game on my first entry into the competition!

Don’t Stop Me (from Evolving), Bro! – SgtBlu3 – 48 Hour Compo Entry

First time. Had a lot of fun.

Doyle Kane and the Hat of Elements – Hackerpilot – Jam Entry

This does not currently work properly. Don’t bother rating it.

Dr. Helix – SecondDimension – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Thanks for playing, this is the first game I have ever finished and it has been a great experience

Dr. Ludum’s Evolving Androids – TechnoBulldog – 48 Hour Compo Entry

I realize this game isn’t that great, but I’m very proud of what I accomplished.

This is more than I’ve ever done before. Please rate this however you’d like,

good or bad will not bother me at all.

DrumBeat Evolution!!!! – Crushenator – 48 Hour Compo Entry

DrumBeat Evolution!!!!

Dungeon Thingy (Unfinished) – JosephLittle – 48 Hour Compo Entry

My game isn’t nearly as finished as I wanted it to be so I’ll give you a run down of what I wanted it to be, what it is and what it isn’t.

E.V.O.L.U.T.I.O.N – Tepuzquiquiztli – 48 Hour Compo Entry

here is my first LD game.

made with game maker (hard to hide…)

Ebosslution – HaxeR – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Ebosslution is a plataform game, my first game!. The player have the control of a rare slim who can shot bullets and grenades, but when he shot he goes into stress mode and loses health until he stop shotting.

Eden – BumpkinRich – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This was my first Ludum Dare and what an experience. I’m a little stressed and dazed as I write this but I think I’ve made one of my best pieces this weekend.

Egg or chicken ? – Supernours – 48 Hour Compo Entry

It’s a simple platform game with an egg =)

Egocell jam – Adbook – Jam Entry

My game for this entry (my first LD) is talking about a cell (wow!).

Escaping Ludum – MattySVN – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Please remember this was my first ever Ludumdare, I had alot of fun!

EscortBat – arcticleaf – Jam Entry

AH hi, this is my first time here, nice to meet you all..

EverWorld – KageToraNoTsume2 – 48 Hour Compo Entry

First time attempting this! Thank you all for playing!

Evo – GhostID – 48 Hour Compo Entry

The goal is to kill flies with a gun that might drop a pair of wings so that you can "evolve" to fly over the ocean to the next level… After on you have to kill beetles… They have a chance of them dropping claws which can be very effective against the final boss. (No spoilers shall be told about the boss! YOU MUST PLAY THE GAME to know what the boss is! MWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAA)

EVO-001 – kyyrma – 48 Hour Compo Entry

For me this year was about finishing an entry. This is actually the first game I’ve ever shared publicly!

EvoBit – Vennril – 48 Hour Compo Entry

My first Ludum Dare entry. Yay!

Evolution Assault – NovaX81 – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is my first LD and I DEFINITELY overplanned for how long the code took to get going. Not to mention I had never worked in this library before! Lots of fun though, and definitely a good learning experience for next time.

Evolution game – tmt_01 – 48 Hour Compo Entry

It’s my first LD, so I’ll listen to the advices, and I hope my next game will be better.

Evolution Game by legionth – legionth – 48 Hour Compo Entry

My first LD Game. To be honest one of my first games. It is not great game, but this wasn’t my goal. I wanted to improve my Skills and to see how much i can creat within 48 hours.

See you at next LD ^^

Evolution in HELL – shayl – Jam Entry

This is not only my first ever Ludum Dare entry, but it’s my first time programming a game – it was great.

This was one of the best experiences I’ve had in a long time, and while I am incredibly tired, I feel like I couldn’t have spent my weekend a better way than this.

Evolution is the Key – TastyOrange – Jam Entry

You are trapped in a maze that constantly evolves around you.

Evolution of Business – Matt – Jam Entry

Going to mention that this is my first LD ever.

First Jam for us. Another notch in the belt.

evolution of monsters – mohammad – Jam Entry

a game kina inspired by amnesia, also my last entry till next summer…bye!

Evolution of War – odrega – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This game is by no means ‘finished’, but it is to the best of my ability.

Evolution Redux – – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Shameless inspiration is the old Apple game Evolution.

Evolution Strategy (Web) – Kickerua – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Well, cells eat each other, big cells produce small cells. :)

Evolution Through Alchemy – D3zmodos – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Yay my first ludum dare entry! (Turned out prettier than I first imagined…but very different in terms of gameplay).

Evolution VS 1000 kittens – Citiral – 48 Hour Compo Entry


Evolve and Build to be Able to Code – cardboard – 48 Hour Compo Entry

I am happy that I successfully(?) entered and completed my first Ludum Dare.

evolving – pjchardt – 48 Hour Compo Entry

I appreciate all the feedback, it is a great way to see how others experience the game.

EvoR – KingCeleborn – Jam Entry

This is my first Ludum Dare. There’s probably a lot of bugs in this game. This is my first game using a moving figure and a keyboard.

Evoship – Punga – 48 Hour Compo Entry

I hope you will atleast a little bit enjoy playing it.

EvoTD – akx – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Tower Defense… with evolution instead of a boring selection of premade towers! Woo!

Evu for life – dector – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Adapt for life! Evu to live!

Experiment X – XmmmX – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is the first time ever I created a game in under 48 hours so don’t expect anything special. :)

Extinction Evader – ollie – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is my first Ludum Dare Entry and my first foray into Game Development beyond lurking in Game Dev forums and reading blog posts.

F*** the evolution – mooew – Jam Entry

This is the story of a dinosaur, who stole Jules Verne’s Time Machine, travel to Russia to stole an AK47, got back to his time, and waited to fight against evolution. (And yes, he has arms! If not, how could he grab his kalash?)

Feesh. – Teejay5 – 48 Hour Compo Entry

If you find that the game is terribly imbalanced, that’s because I didn’t have much time to playtest. lol, ENJOY!

By the way, this is my first finished game.

Fend off waves of zombies with your evolving gun DELUXE – Ezzam – 48 Hour Compo Entry

It’s a tragic story about a girl whose OH WAIT

Finally done!! – Two Dice Game Studio – Jam Entry

Firefly – timtipgames – 48 Hour Compo Entry

It’s a game about the core concept of evolution – selection.

Future Rabbit – airdeck – Jam Entry

The game takes place in the future where rabbits have evolved into the dominant species. Almost every graphic is a unique, individual cross-stitch, except for one or two simulated UI pieces.

Galapagos – espekia – 48 Hour Compo Entry

My first Ludum Dare entry.

Gamma Ray Deflector – brookman32k – 48 Hour Compo Entry

The game could use some more work (especially the audio sucks), but I’m quite happy with what I achieved and I had tons of fun (and also a little frustration ^^’).

Gene Game – Split82 – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is my first LD entry and I’m really glad it went better than I expected.

Genesis – Cherno – 48 Hour Compo Entry

My first Ludum Dare, although the game was made in ~20 hours as I’m finishing my last year of school (Year 12) and had SACS (projects / tests) to finish and hand in the next day.

GenFight – staxx6 – Jam Entry

Warning: Far far away from finish! 😉

Geometry Evolution – monz – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Hi, this is my first jam and this is my game. Enjoy!

Germ Super Spy – LeetLeaf – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is my first full game ever.

Germa – kbdmaster – 48 Hour Compo Entry

A game I made for Ld 24 , My first LD !

Go Go Ninja Dinosaur – SpacialNinja – 48 Hour Compo Entry

The end of the world is coming!

Bravely get to the mammals and escort them to safety!

Golden Eggs – Joana – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is my first foray into both Ludum Dare and game jams in general. Had a lot of fun and learned a lot!

Goo – Cipher – 48 Hour Compo Entry

You play as a little slime ball protecting his planet from the evil Khitleers from planet Natzee!

Gr0wth – Colisan – 48 Hour Compo Entry

So, here’s finally my "game" for the 24th Ludum Dare Compo, For my first Ludum Dare ! (And not the last I hope)

Graphics are overrated – kiwi – 48 Hour Compo Entry

this was my first LD, learned alot in it. A bit bad timing, because 27aug is my birth day, so lost about 20h to that. but totally worth it 😛

Grow – kevincorrigan – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This was my First LudumDare and I enjoyed it!

Growing Tree – Devaki – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is the first time i did Ludum dare , and also this is my first actual game :) , so you might not like it, but anyway I’m looking for your feedback, and wish you all best luck!

Guardian of the Evolution – aare – 48 Hour Compo Entry

My first LD completed 😀 using the trustworthy, battle-tested framework libgdx <3

Guide Head – Kali Purr – Jam Entry

This is my first game jam, plus my first non-tutorial game! I had sooooo much fun making/playing this! I can’t wait for the next one!

Hard Life 3X – echa – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Helix – A DNA Editor / Creature Platformer – hirsch – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is my first compo submission for ludumdare – and my own first plattformer.

Have fun and don’t forget to rate and comment :)

Icarus: the Evolution of Flight – Wanderlands – Jam Entry

Congratulations to Kircy, Sarah, Stephen, and Yi for completing their very first game jam!

Improv – benderbinary – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Not really sticking to the theme, but since this is my first entry I’m fully satisfied. Hopefully you’ll also be. Over and out (Too tired!)

Infestation – jwin – 48 Hour Compo Entry

I had a lot of fun at my first Ludum Dare. It was pretty hectic, but I think I made a pretty fun game with more polish than I was expecting for such a short development time. Hope you enjoy playing!

Inu No Ongaeshi – Shmarah – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is my first Ludum Dare at the age of 14. I hope you enjoy the game.

Involucion – elxris – 48 Hour Compo Entry

I can say that it is my first time and I’m pretty comfortable with it, but I could not get everything I expected.

And probably has many errors, but I think that is enough. It’s my first game!

IO VUOLE ZEN – Capro – 48 Hour Compo Entry

The game is a game.

It a disaster, hofally next time it will be better – bryonglass – 48 Hour Compo Entry

When I started the game I ran into a big problem. Windows stopped working.

It’s evolution, baby – Ithildin – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Well, this is my first entry. It’s been tiring, but really interesting.

Jim’s Quest – craio95 – Jam Entry

My first Ludum Dare ever and my first serious game project ever, so yeah… It’s not that good.

Lab Experiment Demo – Threef – 48 Hour Compo Entry

I think my game idea is not so good as i expected. It’s my first entry in Ludum Dare, so am exited to be part of compo. :)

The Lost Laboratory – Kayelgee – Jam Entry
You are one of the last survivors in a post-apocalyptic world.

LD48 Lavalution – mungoman1 – Jam Entry

Hello, folks! This is my first time entering the Ludum Dare Game Jam, but I think I did faily well (maybe)!

Life is Pietzsche – Rave Radbury – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Witness the inevitable demise of the strongest.

Live On Out – Ritzblues783 – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Please enjoy my first Ludum Dare game!

Martha Z. – Sachka – 48 Hour Compo Entry

I hope you’ll be able to enjoy it (and understand it!) in spite of the lack of finition.

Meatify – frcouceiro – Jam Entry

This is our first released project, and we are happy to show you all our game.

Mesh – SimianLogic – 48 Hour Compo Entry

you control a Mesh, kind of like a pixel-robot-organism that battles in an arena.

Monsieur Evolution – monsieur_nez – 48 Hour Compo Entry

My first entry! It went ok, but I have done only 50% of what I wanted. Some real-life stuff complicated my 48h. And I had a major problem with my Wacom Intuos. My next LD will be a more "serious" entry.

Moore’s Game – rwos – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This was my first Ludum Dare – I had so much fun! I’ll be doing that again, for sure! 😀

Mutate Now! – goerp – Jam Entry

I was too late for the regular competition (evolution takes a lot of time, right?), so I submitted it to the jam competition.

Mutating Scales – golex – 48 Hour Compo Entry

My first Ludum Dare entry! Had a ton of fun putting this together.

Myxolous – theomnis – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Guide your civilization of Myxos to victory and evolution!

Natural Selection – Nickolai51 – 48 Hour Compo Entry

In ‘Natural Selection’ you, a giant amoeba with a gun, must fight throughout the history of evolution in order to win natural selection!

Natural Selection: Travel Agency – lucasncv – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is my first time participating, the theme was quite a surprise! Shame the idea itself didn’t really evolve, the game ended up being very simple.

Neanderthalis – 16Skittles – 48 Hour Compo Entry

It’s not quite polished, but I’m proud of it for a first effort!

Neural Nodes – Kmad – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is Neural Nodes, my first LD entry.

Neurochronic Alien Fighter: Evolution! – Ken Reismann – 48 Hour Compo Entry

An arcade-style shmup! Get the powerups to evolve the gameplay, but watch out, because you’re not the only one getting stronger…

Oculus Battalion – Maxium – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Capture enemy slimes and eyeballs to use as your own soldiers in this wave based horde surivival game.

Oega – Geisselvongott – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is my first LD. I would say I have failed, but I am turning in a "game". Oh well, it has been a fun learning adventure.

On the Origin of Block – savethejets1 – Jam Entry

Any feedback is welcome!

Orbitary – HopHop – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This my first entry in the Ludum Dare Competition.

OS: Evolution – zatyka – 48 Hour Compo Entry

I most likely made a beginners mistake of making it too hard. I’d love to hear how far you got :)

Our FIRST Game, MiW – JPNETO – Jam Entry

Well, we tried to do our best, but this is our first "game", we spend many hours with simple things…

Out of the Sea – Uberi – Jam Entry

Speaking of the source, I’d recommend protective eyewear before gazing upon it. It’s quite messy and might be giving off low levels of radiation. Please see a doctor if symptoms persist.

Paradigm Shift – LuizHGMonclar – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Phew! I made it! I’m so happy with the final result of my first Ludum Dare!

(I really feel I evolved a lot during the jam. Yeah, pun intended :D)

Pimp my Rat ! – 90sml – Jam Entry

… Be careful ! This cage is full of traps !

Pixelomoeba – PickledBrain – Jam Entry

Any comments or critiques are welcome. Thanks for playing!

PixelVolution – darokin – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Anyway since it was my first Ludum Dare (or any other gamejam) ewperience, i’m really happy, good time !

Plague – tastelessnudes – Jam Entry

Started way too late, wasted time on stupid stuff and then ran out of time. I really wish I could’ve finished it. I think there’s an interesting game in here somewhere, but it was way too ambitious for LD (let alone my first LD). As it stands it’s barely a game: no win conditions, only one item, no sound, no level design to speak of.

Planetary_evolve – Pro_Ice – Jam Entry

// If you want to play a good game, don’t waste your time here. It’s an unfinished piece of sh*t, it’s not worth your time.

Praegressus Bellum (Evolution War) – thetyk1337 – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Hello hello helllloooooo developers, this is my first Ludum Dare. Also, my first heart attack.

Primordia – jozanovic – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Hello Everyone. I am new. Not only to the tool (Gamemaker Lite) I used to make this game, but also making games in general. I did this because I want to get into game design professionally and thought this would be a great experience.

Pursuit Of True Self – ReveLorenfield – Jam Entry

It’s my first time participating in this event so of course, I thought something too big for me so I couldn’t finished in time for the other LD48.

RedArmy – Loyalty – 48 Hour Compo Entry

The theme was evolution. There are 2 aspects: firts I became better myself because it was my first LD and the first game I created.

So I evolved myself. The other aspect is that, while I increased my skills, I also increased the AI.

Revolvolution – iandioch – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Revolvolution is a top-down shooter where as the player progresses they receive worse and worse weapons, until they’re left with a spoon.

Rings of Evolution – gbellgames – Jam Entry

Gbell Games is a team made of high-school students (and one teacher) from Colegio Graham Bell in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. It begun as a "after class" project with students learning the basics of game development. This is not only their first attempt at Ludum Dare, but it’s also the first attempt of making a game for most of them.

Robo Rancher – metadept – 48 Hour Compo Entry

My first LD submission, Robo Rancher is a game about breeding little robots for desirable characteristics, then feeding them into a hellish test course.

Robolution – mr_moeman – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Robolution is my first ever entry for ludum dare. It is an exciting platformer eqsue finding game and you job is simply to evolve a human in order to survive.

Rubicon’s LD24 Age of Defense game – Rubicon – 48 Hour Compo Entry

I am really new to making games and do not know that much. But while I was trying to make a game I learned a lot so I am not walking away empty handed….

RUN DINO RUN ! – Grouflon – 48 Hour Compo Entry

That’s it ! It’s the end of your world, you have to run !

Kitten Farts – scoots – 48 Hour Compo Entry
Help the citizens of Kitterton limit the number of feral kittens so that they can feel safe again.

Screaming Fish Growing Appendages – nevercare – Jam Entry

This is the collaborative effort of 6 people it was a learning experience for all of us. Whether or not we met our expections, we learned a lot about game devlopment and how to work together.

Shapelution – TuxedoFish – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is my first LD entry and im kind of happy i finished something having procrastinated most of this summer

Silent Game of Death – everchanger – 48 Hour Compo Entry

I felt it went okey until 4 hours to the end when I realized I totally forgot about the audio! At that point I still had some major features left to fix so the game simply had a change of name, from "Game of Death" to "Silent Game of Death"

Simplex Evolution Tabulae Ludus – raohmaru – 48 Hour Compo Entry

A strategy board game resembling Go.

Slime LifeTime – ItsSacraficed – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Slime LifeTime, slime needs to protect him self else he will die :(


Slowly – Angelbait – 48 Hour Compo Entry

A game about living your life as a tree. Nothing more. Enjoy the weather collecting sun and water to grow yourself to new heights!

Slug evolution – Jogy34 – Jam Entry

The basic Idea is that you have a family of slugs that you try to evolve into better slugs.

Soul Jar – farmergnome – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Hi guys, first time Ludum Dare entry, hope you like it, its about evolving AI.

spacerace – chlukem – 48 Hour Compo Entry

The game consists of 3 planets whose lifeforms compete for supremacy.

Stop Evolution Tower Defense – Teknik – Jam Entry

This was my first LD entry. and my first time in a gamejam by myself. I did a gamejam with some friends at school but doing this alone is so much harder, but still fun.

Super Robocade – VoEC – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This was my first ever participation in Ludum Dare, but I hope you still like my entry.

These past two days have been really fun and also really exhausting!

Any kind of feedback, bug reports and criticism is very welcome.

SURV: Evolve to Survive! – Siegfur – Jam Entry

My first try in the LD Compo. A top-down abstract pixel shoot ’em up with an upgrading system.

survival of the fittest – omgnoseat – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This was my first ludum dare, and unfortunately I was not able to finish the game. I was using python for the first time, and I think my inexperience killed it for me. Still was a great learning experience though!

Survival Of The Tastiest – zeh – 48 Hour Compo Entry

The game is in the form of an Android APK. It was made for multi-touch devices, although there’s a version you can play online (press CTRL/CMD to simulate multi-touch).

Sustenance – pardue – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This was my first Ludum Dare and I am glad I was able to get something done to show. I didn’t complete all that I would of liked but I learned a lot and I’m looking forward to Ludum Dare 25!!!

The Sky in the Room – Porpentine – 48 Hour Compo Entry


Tiger Tail – Rokashi – Jam Entry

So this is Tiger Tail. I’m Royel and this is the first game Jonathan and I made. I hope you guys like it!

Ugg’s Travels – SciBerC – Jam Entry

this is our first Ludum Dare and we are pretty happy with what we have by our next Ludum Dare we should be alot more wiser.

Ulovetion – Colapsydo – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This first LD was really instructive. Hope to be more efficient next time.

Unlikely Companion – Lucariatias – 48 Hour Compo Entry

First LD! Woo!

UPix – Xaychru04 – 48 Hour Compo Entry

I forgot a lot of things in my first LD, and I hope it will be better for the LD #25 :)

viviDNA – Gama11 – Jam Entry

A mad scientist has put you, the rainbow virus, into a cage in outer space to test your adaptability. Survive as long as you can by outleveling your enemies to you can to show him that you are the master of evolution.

Survivalism – Walt – 48 Hour Compo Entry
Survivalism is about assimilation and confrontation. Adapt your arsenal to the enemies you are facing, stay on the tip of your toes and be quick or be dead.

Way to Change – yetanother – 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is my first LD. I don’t want to push myself to hard for a first time so I decide not to spend too much time on it.

I’m Happy with the result.

Xelution – Game of Time – tryzor – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Yeah, this was my first Ludum Dare and it was nice. I had a few time problems at the end but it was funny. There are some bugs in my game but i had not time to fix them.

Hope you will enjoy!

Zombie Evolution – Shadow30 – 48 Hour Compo Entry

Here is my first Game, I created for LD :)

I hope you enjoy it.

37 Responses to “Ludum Dare virgins”

  1. Nice work compiling this!

    I wonder: How exactly did you figure out which devs are newcomers?

    • azurenimbus says:

      I literally went through all of them and saw if they said anything about it being their first time. Plus a couple of others I knew about. That’s why I said “all that I could find” 😀

      • sorceress says:

        I thought you might have looked at the user numbers (uid).

        Those accounts registered after the last LD would all have uid greater than a certain minimum. So any submissions in august that have uid greater than that minimum, would have to be a first timer. :)

        • azurenimbus says:

          That is a much more intelligent way, that I had no idea of 😀 But that would still create problems, as I suspect there are a number of members that have registered before and didn’t or couldn’t take part yet.

  2. Kayelgee says:

    this was my first ludum dare also ^^

  3. Walt says:

    my first time as well, hope you enjoyed it as much as i did 😉

  4. Porpentine says:

    Thanks! Just a note, your link to my game The Sky in the Room goes to another game. The true link is

    • azurenimbus says:

      D’oh. Yours was the last one I did, I just remembered you were also a first timer and added it, but was probably too tired to think right. Will fix now.

  5. reismann says:

    This was also my first time in a game compo, so feel free to add mine to the list! This will also not be my last time, because I have enjoyed this very much. :-)

  6. Nickolai51 says:

    First time for me here aswell!
    Brilliant list, and I worried that I’d be judged by people who’d been doing this for years!

  7. darkshadow says:

    Thanks for taking the time to compile this, I was not expecting to be in any of these lists :)

    I will definitely be back in December, the community here is fantastic. I think nobody wants to be too critical as everyone understands what a challenge it is to create a game in such a short time so offer constructive advice instead.

  8. timtipgames says:

    hey there, thanks for compiling the list! For me it was also the first time:
    Looking forward to participate in december!

  9. Cool.

    Takin’ up the whole front page though XD

  10. iandioch says:

    Great list there! Unless the last miniLD counts, this was my first ludum too, with Revolvolution:
    And i thought I was special… Just another of over 150 D:

  11. Gama11 says:

    You forgot me as well. :)

    Thx for putting this list together though!

  12. Puzzlem00n says:

    Woah, dude, you’re insane for doing this! Nice job. Now I have another list of games to randomly click from. =D

    P.S.- Some first timers I recall that aren’t on the list:

  13. echa says:

    #24 is my first LD also =)

  14. azurenimbus says:

    Whoa a lot of people that I missed. Will add you all shortly.

  15. theomnis says:

    My first, too!

  16. azurenimbus says:

    Added 18 new people! Should all be okay now. Will check again before I go to sleep if there’s anyone new :)

  17. Threef says:

    So, am also was a virgin here! 😀 Ludum Dare was great fun and I’am waiting for LD25!
    My game:

  18. berareu says:

    First timer here! 😀
    It was lots of fun, at first I thought I wouldn’t make it for the deadline but I managed somehow 😀
    I’ll partecipate in the next one for sure!

  19. SiENcE says:

    I’m also a compo newcommer.


  20. Xaychru04 says:

    Wow, thanks for all that work 😀

  21. Holy WORK my friend! I just saw this post while looking for my own game from LD24… Really, amazing job making this compilation! I think LD should have something like a checkbox for users to sign if they’re participating for the first time ;}

    Awesome job, congratulations again!

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