Hi, we’ve had various Ludum Dare logos over the years, but I think it’s time we got something new and shiny!

So we’re doing a contest! Make your Ludum Dare logo and enter it. Be sure to include a link to a hi-res version of the logo. All logos submitted will be considered as public domain gifts to the community.

The winner of the contest will get the honor of seeing the logo used to help promote Ludum Dare!

The contest begins NOW and ends Jan 31th.

(Judging will be decided somehow, probably a combination of public vote and what I like. We suggest linking to a 2000px wide image, or something like that. To make the logo useful, it should have transparency, so it can be placed on various types of backgrounds. If you want to enter multiple logos, just create an extra user account.)

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by bluescrn - Competition Entry

Updated again 24 Jan @ 20:31pm - New render, hourglass mesh fixed a bit, bevels added

Updated 23 Jan @ 16:30pm - spent the afternoon learning a bit more about Blender, putting together a much shinier version of the concept, trying to take into account bits of feedback from IRC

Joystick idea shamelessly borrowed from a couple of the other entries...

(It's all done in Blender with minimal clean-up afterwards, so could be re-rendered against any background colour, or transparent)

Zip here with blender file, and a large render with alpha channel: http://www.bluescrn.net/projects/ldlogo.zip

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LegacyCrono says ...
Jan 22, 2011 @ 3:56pm

This is a very good idea, I like that!

pekuja says ...
Jan 22, 2011 @ 5:28pm

I love the idea but the execution is a bit bland perhaps. What's with the dithered "glow" around the letters? I do like that the grains of sand look like pixels. It's like the hourglass is arranging the grains into beautiful patterns.

PoV says ...
Jan 23, 2011 @ 4:33pm

The hourglass concept is so classy.

pekuja says ...
Jan 24, 2011 @ 12:49am

I love the new 3D one. Amazing.

pekuja says ...
Jan 24, 2011 @ 1:39am

Made a pixely variation for fun: http://pekuja.com/pixel_bluescrn_ld.png

tonic says ...
Jan 25, 2011 @ 12:52pm

What if the hourglass would spill outside from the "2D plane" the logo otherwise resides in?

I like the hourglass theme. Might be probably handy to keep both the 2D and 3D versions of the logo around for different purposes.

tonic says ...
Jan 25, 2011 @ 2:32pm

BTW. stRana's entry includes a 2D vector (SVG) take on the bluescrn's hourglass idea.

Danik says ...
Jan 25, 2011 @ 9:26pm

That 3D version looks really great. What if the perspecrive was more straight on? I think that would work better as a logo.

shrt says ...
Jan 27, 2011 @ 11:40am

This is cool as hell!

My only criticism is that, to me, it seems awkward how the M is just floating above the joystick. Perhaps the joystick could be slightly larger, allowing it to appear to be leaning on it somehow?

Feb 1, 2011 @ 7:31pm

blue one is really cool as well!

dock says ...
Feb 1, 2011 @ 8:18pm

Very nice! :)

pgil says ...
Feb 1, 2011 @ 9:29pm

hourglass idea is great, and this is well rendered.

Redbone says ...
Feb 1, 2011 @ 11:38pm

I love the idea with the hourglass.

dertom says ...
Feb 2, 2011 @ 12:17am

Just perfect!

ExciteMike says ...
Feb 2, 2011 @ 3:14am

I really dig the darker blue one! I'm not really sure how to vote when I don't like one of them, but really like another? I guess I did the same thing, though.

I will vote as though only the one I really like was there :)

LegacyCrono says ...
Feb 2, 2011 @ 4:53am

I'd LOVE a T-Shirt with this!! For the website, though, I don't think it works very well. =P

PsySal says ...
Feb 2, 2011 @ 5:04am

The rendering is really striking and the use of the hourglass is clever without affecting readability. Outstanding job!

siondream says ...
Feb 2, 2011 @ 10:05am

Great effect

Shifty says ...
Feb 2, 2011 @ 7:00pm

my favorite 3D logo

Feb 2, 2011 @ 8:08pm

Very professional! Wish it was wider, in a banner format to fill all that horizontal space.

jovoc says ...
Feb 2, 2011 @ 8:13pm

Excellent technical work, and nice design overall. The 3D version kind of upstages the 2D one somewhat, and the hourglass kind of breaks up the form.. to me it reads as "LD", "DUM RE 48hr"...

The website mockup is a nice touch.

Overall a nice design and I'd be pleased if this one wins it.

bluescrn says ...
Feb 3, 2011 @ 6:40pm

Meh, If you're going to vote someone as low as 2/1/1/1/1, it's just a little impolite not to post any comments (constructive criticism or otherwise)... And tactical voting isn't really in the spirit of LD

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