What do you think about making MiniLD every week instead of every month? There will be exception for weeks of regular LD and week after.
Of course no one is forcing to be in every MiniLD but for some people gamemaking contests, even without prize is the only thing that can actually motivate them for making game. And besides – more contests, more fun.
Or maybe other idea: How about letting community members (not only admins) to set up contests at will? After all nobody is forcing nobody to participate so it certainly won’t hurt, even if there will be, say 2-4 submissions.
“Community contests”, as I’d call them would differ from MiniLD in that timeframe and all rules regarding specific contest would be adjustable by person who makes it. I think it’ll bring much more life to LD community and perhaps new developers too.
By the way, sorry for lousy English at times, but I’m not native English speaker and I am kinda tired (was up for last 36 hours), and it’s kinda adds up. Though spellchecker doesn’t underline me anything, there probably are grammar mistakes.
So what you think about idea presented in this post?