First off, if you’re in or near Montpellier or Béziers in France (Hérault department in the sunny south), or willing to haul your way over for LD #23, please contact me.
Now that the dates for LD #23 have dropped, I’m starting the preparations for a friendly “jam” event to get people participating.
My grandmother has a house with a large garage, a nice little garden and a barbecue, I’m hoping to be able to invite a bunch of non-LD friends from my CompSci university course and spend the weekend making some juicy games for LD. I’ve spoken about LD to these friends, but most of the time they seem to react as if it’s some kind of impossible feat, but I know for a fact that LD is not only possible, it makes other “impossible” feats feel much more within reach.
If anybody wants to join in, I can look for accommodation options for some more people, and if there are other residents of the area willing to join in, we can possibly join our efforts and get some real action going.
Also, I want to urge all of you to try and get at least ONE person you know to join in for Ludum Dare. Choose somebody who is always talking about some idea they have but never get round to doing it, and get them to participate, even if it means strapping them to a computer and pumping them full of caffeine intra-veinously.
Also, if you have any ideas/suggestions/warnings on organising a DevJam at home, please drop me a comment, this is my first time organising such an event, so even if something seems obvious, it might just be something I’ll end up overlooking