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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Black Cave

by Redbone - Competition Entry

I lost motivation on this game, so it will suddenly end. :<

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Problem Machine says ...

I really like the aesthetic of this one, even if the graphics are super simple. It reminds me of the Gameboy Kirby game. Also that NPC creeps me out!

Endurion says ...

Looks stylish :)

Also I hoped that the NPC gave me something for that one weird wall piece. But suddenly my hero lost his motivation ;)

hroon says ...

The download doesn't seem to work for me - will check again later.

Hempuli says ...

Same here - download not working.

Tenoch says ...

Nice looking but a bit boring in the end. Maybe some ominous msic would have set the atmoshpere even more.

Noyb says ...

Trying to download in Firefox 2 just left me with a local copy of a Ludum Dare website. Worked in IE, though.

I like the monochrome aesthetic. With some more variety and ambient sounds, I can see this being genuinely creepy.

Entar says ...

Same problem as Noyb (brought me back to this page again) in Google Chrome.
Anyway, cool game, though that lightbulb could do without the flashing. Also, I agree with Kobel - that NPC is creepy! He just keeps watching me with those eyes, like "Wuuahhhh" - I can't do it. :P

jazmeister says ...

Couldn't seem to download it.

mjau says ...

Download doesn't work.

fydo says ...

Sorry, download was no worky. :/

sol_hsa says ...

Can't downlöoad =(

Jacob says ...

Download link is broken. :(

noonat says ...

Download isn't working. ;_;

jolle says ...

What they said ^, link broken.

sirGustav says ...

For thoose of you who have problems first go to and then download as (his) freewebs doesn't allow linking zip files from external pages.

For the actual game I had trouble navigating since there was no feedback whatsoever if I was walking or not, so circling the cursor around the avatar like a radar game some hint how your surrounding looked like. Then I found the light and got a headache.

ondrew says ...

Thanks sirGustav for pointing out the referrer catch. There are million hostings out there, that just work. Please choose next time one some other one.

The lightbuld was really epileptic :). I liked the exploring of the cave and the general feeling.

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