MiniLD 68 Announcement

Posted by (twitter: @tinyruin)
June 13th, 2016 4:52 pm

Hello everbody and welcome to MiniLD #68! The theme is:


Make a little game about something you connect with your childhood
Do you remember walking on the beach collecting sea shells? Did you build your own treehouse?
Did you build castles out of cardboard?

Whatever it is, show us a little something you loved about your childhood.
Feel free to keep it quick & crappy.


14th of June- 30th of June 2016

A Mini Ludum Dare is like a small, relaxed version of the big Ludum Dare.
No harsh rules on this MiniLD, but if you want, you can create your game in a forest, garden or coffeeshop as an extra challenge and inspiration!
Submissions are up until the end of the month – submit your game anytime you want :)

Oh, and tell everybody in the comments that you are joining! :)

EDIT: The jam is over! Congrats everybody! It’s time to play the other peoples games and leave some comments.

I’ll probably do a roundup blogpost after the weekend! :)

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63 Responses to “MiniLD 68 Announcement”

  1. Persimonn Pomelo says:

    Yay MiniLD time! Great theme. I’m in.

  2. CoderJoe says:

    Cool! Will try to make something… Last miniLD i didnt finish. But hopefully – Im in –

  3. neilcorre2k6 says:

    Nice! Another cool and challenging theme πŸ˜€ I’m super in πŸ˜€

    in the meantime, check my website out,

  4. Emerysfire says:

    I’m so in! I’ll be using JS + maybe WebGL for a 3D web game with an eclipse IDE, sfxr for sfx and a custom tool I designed myself for the soundtrack, can’t wait to see everyone’s submissions!

  5. dcRfj15 says:

    Is the Mini-LD July 14 – 30 or June 14 – 30?
    Anyway, I will try to make something small.

  6. McMutton says:

    Interessting theme, sounds like there will be a lot of fun games.
    Count me in!

  7. das_Kaesebrot says:

    Never did a Jam or LD before. Still I am in.

    Hope I will have something to submit πŸ˜€

  8. fsxbestpilot says:

    I don’t have much time during these 2 weeks, but it’s still going to be fun. I’m in.

  9. Syrapt0r says:

    I dont know yet how much freetime I’ll have, but count me in! πŸ˜€

    • tinyworlds says:

      Feel free to keep it quick & crappy! I designed the jam in a way so you can take as much time as you want or can.
      You can work 2 weeks everyday on it or make a tiny game on an afternoon … it really is up to you! :)

  10. B0pt1K says:

    First time I’ve done a MiniLD, summer’s here and this should be a blast.

  11. NeuralCoder says:

    This is my first LD, but I made some Minigames in between 3 to 24 hours before, so I will try to make a game, altough I have not much time in these weeks.
    The theme sounds interesting and leave space for many different ideas.

  12. Noro says:

    I really like the sound of this one.

  13. ARGames says:

    I’m in

  14. Steven Miller says:

    Quick and crappy? Sounds like my childhood.

  15. TehVulpez says:

    I’m in! I need something to do with myself this summer. πŸ˜›

  16. Ybalrid says:

    That’s interesting… Well, I need a pretet to get better with Unity, so let’s do this!

  17. icattamaranvk says:

    Mm, this is my first LD… I will try to make a finished game.
    good luck to everyone

  18. JFMK Desing says:

    Make mini LD with broken right arm? πŸ˜€ ThatΒ΄s a challenge πŸ˜› IΒ΄m in

  19. taten says:

    I’m in, this will be my first mini or real ludum dare

  20. eric777 says:

    We’re in!!!

    (Fantastic theme btw)

    First Mini LD here. My wife and I brainstormed a bit today, and I hope we can pull off what we’re thinking! I also like that the mini LD has more time. Every time I do LD proper, I end up wishing that I could have a few more days to really flesh the idea out more. This time, no need to wish :)

    (I’m assuming a 2-person team is ok for mini-LD – couldn’t find any official rules)

  21. kohreth says:

    I’m in! Sounds like fun.

  22. thebricco says:

    I’d really like to participate, this could be my first LD. Hope I’m going to make it :-)

  23. AidanC_GameDev says:

    Does MiniLD games need to be done in 48 hours? I’m joining.

  24. Palys Plays says:

    OK! We’re in! We have a couple of ideas, but one of them looks pretty good. Thanks for hosting this and good luck to all :)

  25. AlexL29 says:

    Nice! I’m in for my second MiniLD!

  26. Skynetgames says:

    Sounds Like Fun, I Am In!

  27. derpybunneh says:

    I’m in!

    First Mini LD. I’ll see how it goes.

  28. arcticwhite says:

    Count me in. Super stoked about this one!

  29. HearPcGaming says:

    I am in! Is my first ludum dare

  30. InReality says:

    First MiniLD Or LD Count Me In .

  31. smbrossard says:

    Nice! I’m an aspiring game audio engineer and would love to offer my services to any developers for this Mini LD. This would be my first LD but I have credits on a couple student projects, demos, and a Global game Jam. Shoot me a message if you want to collaborate or if you need any music/sound effects.

    Portfolio Work:

  32. Jason200101 says:

    Do I need to record it all, make a timelapse and then send it with the game, or do I just make the game and send it?

  33. SnorkySnark says:

    Just registered here. I’m in!

  34. drt_t1gg3r says:

    I’m in.. I think… hope to have the whole concept finished by then.
    Background: back when I was a kid there were 2 things I distinctly remember, playing scrolling shooters like 1941 and commando on my commodore 64, and secondly I remember Saddam Hussein and the Gulf War so Concept
    – 1982: Iran Strikes Back –
    The game is played in 3 parts and has a backstory of Operation: Fath ol-Mobin The offensive Iran used in the Iran/Iraq war to start the retaking of Iran back from Saddam and his Iraqi invaders.

    part 1 is a a helicopter attack similar to 1941 where Iran fights it’s way across enemy lines while shooting down Iraqi airplanes and trying not to get hit.
    part 2 is a tactical shooter like commando where you destroy grounds units by exploiting their weakness
    part 3 f-4 phantom run similar to the helicopter one but much faster and ground units are involved

    That’s the basic of it so far. Don’t do art well so don’t expect a whole lot of flash in the pan.
    The game will be 8 or 16 bit retro because other than the VIC20 or an oscilloscope you can’t get more retro than the commodore 64. And some of my best childhood memories were playing those games on it.

    What I hope to make different so it’s just not a clone of a clone of a clone is to speed it up to as fast as it can go before either the player or the game breaks because it’s too fast. and secondly give unique puzzles in each of the 3 ‘parts’ for the player enjoy. Haven’t figured out any of the level design so I don’t know exactly what those puzzles will be or how they will flesh themselves out.

    Let me know what you think. Good concept? Bad taste? Would you play it? Will it win? All good questions that will hopefully answered by the community.

  35. das_Kaesebrot says:

    Stupid question here. How does submitting work exactly. Deadline is 30th of June. So if I submit my project on this date at 00:00 CET will there be any issues because of time difference to whereever “tinyworlds” is? If he is in the states I am ahead in time I guess?

    • McMutton says:

      Don’t worry about it. At the miniLDs there normally aren’t any “enforced” deadlines. It’s just a rough guideline, when you should be finished.
      At the “main”-LD there is an announcement for the exact time (including timezone) plus you get an additional submission hour after the deadline.

  36. SuperMC123 says:

    I’m in! Joined a little late, but that’s chill

  37. vaxinc says:

    I’m in aswell! So excited for my first Ludum Dare πŸ˜€

  38. robocos123 says:

    I’ll join too. First LD as well!

  39. ButtonDown says:

    I’m all in, this is gonna be fun

  40. Brastin3 says:

    I’m IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIN! I have some great Ideas for you guys. πŸ˜€

  41. DerTraveler says:

    I’m in! I will do a small super simple hack and slash game with an enemy inspired by an SNES Game that probably had the biggest influence on me in my childhood πŸ˜€

  42. atechdad says:

    I think I’m late– but I’m in for my first game.

  43. tjxx says:

    I’m a little late in, but I will try to whip something up quick for this Mini LD. Already have a few ideas :)

  44. fedor2612 says:

    I’m in!

  45. Vanja says:

    I’m in ! That will be my first LD !

  46. keenjikun says:

    I’m in. I’ll do my best to finish in time.

  47. NeuralCoder says:

    Can I upload two games, I made in this time period in 5 and 10hours for the ludum dare?

  48. PhiPhi72 says:

    And I found out about this…today -.-” I failed yet again.
    Don’t worry lads, I’m writing an email to my boss as we speak to get Aug. 29-30 for holiday xD
    LD 36 here I come…

  49. LaputanMachine says:

    Hi ! As a beginner in LD, I like that the event lasted 2 weeks, so I could take my time. Too bad I discovered it 4 days ago ! πŸ˜€
    So much for “relaxed”… It’s been pretty intense ! Actually I still seen lines of code when I close my eyes.
    Well, it’s not quite what I envisioned, it’s not even quite finished, but that’ll be my first submission of a game online ! Cheers !

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