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Ludum Dare 31 Theme Slaughter!

Posted by (twitter: @ludumdare)
Friday, November 21st, 2014 3:02 pm

No no! The theme isn’t Slaughter. We’re having a slaughter!

It’s like hot-or-not for Ludum Dare themes. Click the graphic above, and keep clicking until you can click no more! Every click helps, so click more and click often!

Special thanks again to Sorceress for preparing the theme list for me.

Changing the Hashtag (#LD48 to #LDJAM)

Posted by (twitter: @ludumdare)
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 1:28 pm

Hey folks! Mike here!

I was going to do a video for this, but it’s a lot faster for me to just write.

I’d like us to change the Hashtag (#LD48). It’s a common source of confusion for new participants (“I thought it was LD 31?”), which is about half of everyone participating in Ludum Dare events. And given all the other Ludum Dare numerics (72 hour jam, 48 hour compo, every past event), it’s helping nobody.

My proposed alternative is:

#LDJAM

When we started Ludum Dare 12 years ago, the term “Game Jam” hadn’t caught on. Instead, we took our inspirations from the Demoscene (i.e. “compo”). Nowadays though, Game Jams are what people call what we do. And even if you don’t know what a Game Jam is, you probably know the music term Jam/Jamming, or the sugary spread you put on your toast (arguably both are accurate descriptors of what we do). 😉

It’s unfortunately to change something we’ve been doing for 12 years (calling Ludum Dare LD48), but it’s a necessary step towards helping more people understand what we do.

This doesn’t solve the confusion between the Jam and Compo, but I think it’s still a better problem to have than having no idea what we do.

PLUS: ldj.am was available. Should make a good URL shortener. 😀

Share your thoughts in the comments.

Real World Gatherings for Ludum Dare 31 (34)

Posted by (twitter: @ludumdare)
Thursday, September 18th, 2014 7:05 am

While Ludum Dare is typically an online event (make a game from the comfort of your home), many real world events happen around Ludum Dare. Here’s the list:

If you want your event on the list, post a comment letting me know where your event is. Be sure to include a link to further details (either here on the blog, or elsewhere).

Results for Ludum Dare 30

Posted by (twitter: @ludumdare)
Monday, September 15th, 2014 7:56 pm

And with that, our 30th event has ended. Here are the results:

How did I do?

You can view your results here:

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Ludum Dare 30 Theme Voting Begins!

Posted by (twitter: @ludumdare)
Saturday, August 16th, 2014 10:53 am

Theme Voting has begun! Tune in every day this week for a new round of themes. *

[ ROUND 1 | ROUND 2 | ROUND 3 ]

[ ROUND 4 | FINAL ROUND ]

Thanks to Sorceress, rxi and Jiggawatt for helping out.

* Links above in Bold are still open. If you haven’t cast a vote yet, click the link to do it. End times for each round vary, and many cross over.

* If you get an error message about needing to log in to vote, and you are already logged in, then try refreshing your browser (CTRL+F5 in Firefox/IE), or in Chrome F12 then Right Click on Refresh and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”).

Results for Ludum Dare 29

Posted by (twitter: @ludumdare)
Monday, May 19th, 2014 6:53 pm

Finally, our 29th event has ended. Here are the results:

How did I do?

You can view your results here:

My Results: ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-29/?action=me

The individual category results are just above your comments.

Top 100 Games

Check out winning competition and jam games here:

Compo Top 100: ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-29/?action=top
Jam Top 100: ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-29/?action=top&cat=Overall(Jam)

Winners are decided by the Overall category.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Category Winners

Here at Ludum Dare, being the best overall game isn’t the only way to win. Games are rated in 7 additional categories, with a special “Coolness” category highlighting people that went above and beyond to be sure you got a vote.

Categorical Top 25’s: ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-29/

*NOTE*: You can click on the titles of the categories for Top 100 lists per category.

Ludum Dare 30 – Coming August 22nd-25th 2014!

2014 is off to a great start, and we’re doing it again in August! I’ve done what I can to avoid major gaming, indie, and demoscene events. Follow us on Twitter or join the mailing list to stay informed.

Thanks everyone for helping kick off our 2014 season and making Ludum Dare 29 another great event!

– Mike Kasprzak (PoV)

IndieCade Discount for Ludum Dare Participants

Posted by (twitter: @ludumdare)
Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 8:04 am

IndieCade has partnered with Ludum Dare to offer all LD games $32 off the submission fee for IndieCade 2014 (applicable to regular and late submissions) using this code.

ICLUDUM14

This code is only valid if your game was made during the Ludum Dare jam or competition in April ‘14, December ‘13 or August ‘13. Work can continue on the game after the event.

To use the code, enter it in the space at the bottom of the page during Step 7. “Submission Fee” of the submission process at judy.indiecade.com. Be sure to click the “Use Coupon” button before processing payment, as the discount is applied in advance.

If you have used this code during your submission you must also reference Ludum Dare in your game’s description and state that it was created during the jam/competition. If you use the code for the discount but omit this reference in your description the game will be disqualified from competition. (So pleeeeeease don’t forget to do it.)

Ludum Coupon

Ludum Dare 29 Theme Voting Begins!

Posted by (twitter: @ludumdare)
Saturday, April 19th, 2014 7:04 am

Theme Voting has begun! Tune in every day this week for a new round of themes. *

[ ROUND 1 | ROUND 2 | ROUND 3 ]

[ ROUND 4 | FINAL ROUND ]

Thanks again to Sorceress for helping out.

* Links above in Bold are still open. If you haven’t cast a vote yet, click the link to do it. End times for each round vary, and many cross over.

* If you get an error message about needing to log in to vote, and you are already logged in, then try refreshing your browser (CTRL+F5 in Firefox/IE), or in Chrome F12 then Right Click on Refresh and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”).

Ludum Dare 28 Results!

Posted by (twitter: @ludumdare)
Monday, January 6th, 2014 7:57 pm

Ludum Dare 28 Theme Voting Begins!

Posted by (twitter: @ludumdare)
Sunday, December 8th, 2013 2:31 pm

Theme Voting has begun! Tune in every day this week for a new round of themes. *

[ ROUND 1 | ROUND 2 | ROUND 3 ]

[ ROUND 4 | FINAL ROUND ]

Thanks again to Sorceress for helping out.

* Links above in Bold are still open. If you haven’t cast a vote yet, click the link to do it. End times for each round vary, and many cross over.

* If you get an error message about needing to log in to vote, and you are already logged in, then try refreshing your browser (CTRL+F5).

Ludum Dare 27 Theme Voting Begins!

Posted by (twitter: @ludumdare)
Sunday, August 18th, 2013 12:36 pm

Theme Voting has begun! Tune in every day this week for a new round of themes. *

[ ROUND 1 | ROUND 2 | ROUND 3 ]

[ ROUND 4 | FINAL ROUND ]

Special thanks to Sorceress for helping out.

* Links above in Bold are still open. If you haven’t cast a vote yet, click the link to do it. End times for each round vary, and many cross over.

* If you get an error message about needing to log in to vote, and you are already logged in, then try refreshing your browser (CTRL+F5).

Ludum Dare 26 Theme Voting Begins!

Posted by (twitter: @ludumdare)
Saturday, April 20th, 2013 9:08 pm

Theme voting has begun! Tune in every day this week for a new round of themes. *

[ ROUND 1 | ROUND 2 | ROUND 3 ]

[ ROUND 4 | FINAL ROUND ]

Patacorow made this fun comic on voting. Harsay then made this comic. Dezzles literally redefines the PSA. Vinull has revealed evidence of an anti-potato movement. Maverick Programmer has discovered a rare breed of Potato. Voxel fights back against the Potato agenda. Dir3kt is recommending a different set of tools. Hatscat offers a look at the uses of potato. Oh Potato!

McFunkyPants wants you to join the Potato Challenge.

Special thanks to Sorceress for helping out.

* Links above in Bold are still open. If you haven’t cast a vote yet, click the link to do it. End times for each round vary, and many cross over.

* If you get an error message about needing to log in to vote, and you are already logged in, then try refreshing your browser (CTRL+F5).

Ludum Dare 24 Results!

Posted by (twitter: @ludumdare)
Monday, September 17th, 2012 7:15 pm

Ludum Dare 24 Theme Voting Begins!

Posted by (twitter: @ludumdare)
Saturday, August 18th, 2012 2:41 pm

Theme voting has begun! Tune in every day this week for a new round of themes. *

[ ROUND 1 | ROUND 2 | ROUND 3 ]
[ ROUND 4 | FINAL ROUND ]

Special thanks to Sos for helping us run the Theme Slaughter, and Sorceress for helping prune duplicates and repeat themes.

* Links above in Bold are still open. If you haven’t cast a vote yet, click the link to do it. End times for each round vary, and many cross over. Due to PoV being away all day Thursday, Final Round will begin sometime Wednesday Evening (EST). (Old Links)

* If you get an error message about needing to log in to vote, and you are already logged in, then try refreshing your browser (CTRL+F5).

Ludum Dare 23 Results!

Posted by (twitter: @ludumdare)
Sunday, May 13th, 2012 6:11 pm

Well it looks like our 10 year anniversary event is over. I am soooo full of cake! Here are the results:

How did I do?

You can view your results here:

My Results: ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-23/?action=me

The individual category results are just above your comments.

Top 50 Games

Check out winning competition and jam games here:

Compo Top 50: ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-23/?action=top
Jam Top 50: ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-23/?action=top&cat=Overall(Jam)

Winners are decided by the Overall category.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Categorical Top 25s

Here at Ludum Dare, being the best game isn’t the only way to win. Games are rated in 7 additional categories, with a special “Coolness” category highlighting people that went above and beyond to be sure you got a vote.

Categorical Top 25s: ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-23/?more=1

(And for the press, a shorter Top 5’s is available here)

*NOTE*: You can click on the titles of the categories for Top 50 style lists per category.

Ludum Dare 24 – August 2012

You had a good time right? Great! We’re doing it again in August! We don’t have a specific date chosen yet, but here’s some facts:

  • We will avoid scheduling it the same weekend as PAX and Assembly
  • Mike likes to schedule things later in the month
  • 24 is an interesting number… VERY interesting, and I don’t mean that it’s a Friday 😉

Stay tuned for that. Follow us on Twitter or join the mailing list to stay informed.

May Mini LD, hosted by The Sophie Houlden

August not soon enough?

Tune in this weekend for a brand new Mini LD event hosted by Sophie Houlden. Unfamiliar with Mini LDs? It’s like a regular LD without the weeks of voting (and waiting).

Suggestions

If you have any suggestions for us (website, observations, etc), we continue to collect them in the comments here:

http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/2012/01/09/suggestion-post-2/

Thanks everyone for coming out and making Ludum Dare 23, our 10 year anniversary, an INCREDIBLE success! We hope to see you again in August!

– Mike Kasprzak (PoV)

Ludum Dare 23 Theme Voting Begins!

Posted by (twitter: @ludumdare)
Sunday, April 15th, 2012 12:49 pm

Theme voting has begun! Tune in every day this week for a new round of themes.

[ ROUND 1 | ROUND 2 | ROUND 3 ]
[ ROUND 4 | FINAL ROUND! ]

Special thanks to Sos for building and running the theme pruning site.

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