Ludum Dare 29 Trophies!

Posted by (twitter: @theupgradezone)
April 10th, 2014 8:35 am

This Ludum Dare, I will be giving trophies to the winners of each category.

Which made me think, why not make it a regular thing? Why not automatically give people trophies if they win a category? So that people can see what other people won at a glance.

I think it’s a suggestion worth thinking about. I know it may take time to code but I think it’s a neat idea :)

They also look good. So, they will be a cool thing to have :)

These are the ones I have done so far:

Trophy_Innovation Innovation: A gear, because it is supposed to represent the inner workings of the code

Trophy_FunFun: Balloons and streamers! (Thanks to The4thCircle for the idea)

Trophy_ThemeTheme: A star. Because, I thought that would represent it best

Trophy_GraphicsGraphics: A paint brush and pallet, obviously

Trophy_AudioAudio: A golden record

Trophy_HumorHumor: A jester’s hat (Thanks to PoV for the idea)

Trophy_MoodMood: The iconic happy and sad face from theater

Trophy_OverallOverall: The Ludum Dare Joystick!

Trophy_CommunityCommunity: A globe, because the community is worldwide

Trophy_CoolnessCoolness: Some cool shades (Thanks to Junber for the idea)


For each LD challenge, there will be a number on each trophy:

Trophy Number


If it is a Jam category, it will have ‘Jam’ on it:

Trophy Jam

So what do you think? A cool idea? Could it be a permanent thing?

Plus, please message me or leave a comment if you have any suggestions!

Thanks :)

16 Responses to “Ludum Dare 29 Trophies!”

  1. Junber says:

    Nice Idea. Coolness could be sunglasses.

  2. PoV says:

    Ya, it’s a good idea. We really should acknowledge what people have won in their user profiles.

  3. The4thCircle says:

    humour could be like coolness but the glasses are a comedy pair with a nose, moustache and googly eyes.

    Fun could be balloons ans streamers.

  4. sorceress says:

    For humour: a clown face
    For fun: a dog

  5. sol_hsa says:

    For iconic fun, how about comedy mask (from comedy/tragedy) ?

  6. PoV says:

    These are very cool man. I’m tempted to take some time after the event to build a new trophy system for these. Like a virtual trophy shelf, graphics one one side, and a tall list of the achievements on the other. Of course, this means populating it with old data too. Lots of coolness trophies to be handed out. :)

  7. eemmbbeerr says:

    This is cool beyond awesome beyond amazingly bafflingly extremely marvelous idea!

  8. Liens says:

    These are super great

  9. Tim Bumpus says:

    Good call. Although giving EVERYONE who gets 100% coolness a trophy seems a bit over the top. =)

  10. ashdnazg says:

    (I hope you still check this post for comments)

    If you want any help with the coding, I already have python scripts that scrape statistics from past LDs.

    Checking who won, and trophying them shouldn’t be too hard to implement.

    You can contact me here or at

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

[cache: storing page]