It’s that time of the year again. So I welcome you all to the ho-ho-holy Ludum Dare gift exchange 2012, for the third time ever with merry cheerfullness and cookies.
Everyone who already knows the drill, just head down to the subscription link over here. Everyone else, do that too but keep reading.
So now 2 years ago a little fella called philhassey started this super cool ludum dare gift exchange. Some people might know this as “secret santa”. But we do it internationally throughout the whole community. It is super fun and all of you who have a little cash to spare should join these awesome festive activities.
So what you gotta do is, to keep around $50 (or €50, or whatever currency you have) to have ready to buy a present plus ship it overseas to your fellow ludumdarer.
Here is the quick timeline:
- subscribe to the event
- go shopping. Buy a present from your local area that you think other people overseas might like, because they can’t get something like that over where they live.
- Pack it all up
- Wait for your email with the address of the fellow person you will send the present to
- Go to the nearest post office and send the package overseas
- Wait until your very own overseas present arrives and be happy
Beware that the shipping can cost up to $30, though usually around $25 is okay, leaving you with another $25 for the present itself. But you can always spend more on the person, if you like so.
Pro Tipp: Maybe also add something you might consider just stuff from around. Old magazines that no one could get overseas, maybe some cool flyers and some postcards, maybe you even have an old programming book in your language to spare? I also like to add random local candy and teas, as it’s always fun for people to see what we do overseas.
Any questions? Just answer to the mails you get from the system, or just comment in here, so I will try to answer everything on time.
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