Competition information for Ludum Dare 15, held August 28th-30th weekend in 2009.

The theme for Ludum Dare 15 was Caverns. Ludum Dare 15 had 144 entries.

For the announcement post (with keynote by Mike Hommel), click here. To see the results of theme voting see Round 1, Round 2, and Round 3. To see results of the user survey, click here.

Historically speaking, this was our first competition with the brand new submission system, a rudimentary compo website redesign (with logo), as well as a keynote.

Stay tuned for Ludum Dare 16, coming December 2009.

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Cavern Ghost

by sgstair - Competition Entry

This is my entry to LD15 - "Cavern Ghost"
It's not much of a game, but I hope you find it entertaining,
The goal is to escape the cave, but, it's much more interesting in my opinion to explore the random caverns.

Have fun :)
-sgstair (Stephen Stair /

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Jonny D says ...

I'd have to say that it reminds me of umm... Conception? (Though not as fun :P)

sol_hsa says ...

Nice shadows =)

Endurion says ...

Quite interesting read on the cave generation.

Graphic card related? I've got some sluggish movement and also scratching sound in the music.

doohan says ...

Shadows and lighting are really impressive

graner says ...

A very nice looking cave :). I loved chatting with the other guys haha

Osgeld says ...

Interesting (and loud)

Entar says ...

Cool graphics effects and pretty decent music.

Problem Machine says ...

Nice atmosphere. It would be fun to have a little story where you could discover why a ghost is haunting a cavern like this.

noonat says ...

Great rendering. I liked the feel of it overall. Just wish there was a bit more of a game there. :(

badlydrawnrod says ...

Nice ambience. I'd be intrigued to see what you would have made if you'd had more time.

philomory says ...

"If I were corporeal, I'd totally be eating a cookie right now."

Actually a pretty cute game, and a nice mechanic. I like the randomly generated caves, too. Is *is* a little sparse on the gameplay, but otherwise it's pretty cool. Nice and atmospheric.

jolle says ...

Why Hi! to you too! No, I'm not a ghost. Oh wait, perhaps I am! Anyway, just passing through, bye!

I like it. Very cute. Very soothing.

Sparky says ...

I got a bit of slowdown (my computer is aging) and a little popping in the music as well. I like the atmosphere of this entry, and the dialog was pretty nicely done.

Doches says ...

Great visuals, and strangely fitting audio.

sirGustav says ...

I liked the lightning and the speech-bubbles

HybridMind says ...

Creative and visually stimulating entry. I really enjoyed the feeling I got while playing this. The music and strange surreal encounters with humorous text made if fun to explore a few times and try to escape whilst ponder what I was and why I was there... ;)

SpaceManiac says ...

Very funny! The NPCs are hilarious as well.

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