This is my first time I joined Ludumdare with my little game called “Magic House“. I have to say LDD is pretty good, challenging, hard, educational, and at the same time, fun as well.
Over 1400 people worked so hard in 2 days (or 3)to create a game base on a theme (“Tiny World”). This is what it’s all about. Have a little amount of time, and create something that entertains people. And, of course, no developer wants players to comment that his/her game is an absolute waste of time. That’s what make it Challenging!!!
Besides from challenging with yourself and participants to see who create the coolest game, it’s surely so educational that we can add up more ideas to our mind. It’s hard to think everything on something in such little time. So we might miss a spot here and there. However, by playing and judging other entries, we really can learn more cool things that we might not think of. Moreover, we absolutely can learn from our struggling that we had while we were creating game. Not only that, but also we all had players who play our game and give us some helpful comments to let us see what we are missing and what makes them happy. As a result from these, I’m sure some of you have learned some awesome things from this.
Overall, it is fun to join Ludumdare. We challenge the time, ourselves, and entries. We gain more knowledge, have great fun, and make us a better game developer. I had a blast with Ludumdare 23. And I’m looking forward to join this every single time.