I’ll try to attend this upcoming Ludum Dare, which will be my 5th time I believe.
This time I’m going to spice things up a little how ever and I am going to use tools unfamiliar to me.
I’ve been meaning to learn out Lua (only done some really small-scale embedded work with it) for a while and decided that LD would be perfect opportunity for this.
As for the framework I’m going with Löve (never used it before) as it seems suitable for LD type of development (==quick and dirty :P).
I’ll try to make a small game this weekend as a warmup to at least have some feel to the language/framework.
The so-called “art” will be handled with GIMP as usual and music will be created with TuxGuitar if I have time for it.
If Lua turns out a disaster I will probably revert back to the warmth and safety of C++, but hopefully I won’t have to.
Good luck everyone and lets have a blast!