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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Top Entries - Audio

1.

Windows | Source

first ludum dare I've ever done. apologies for the simplicity, but none for the subject matter. I decided to take a less literal interpretat ...
- Audio
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#26 - Theme
#38 - Innovation
2.

Windows

TOOLS USED:

- Game Maker 7
- Pro Motion 6
- Paint.NET
- SFXR
- Audacity

COMPATIBILITY:

- This game uses some video render ...
- Theme
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#4 - Fun
#31 - Humor
#46 - Community
3.

Windows

GAMEPLAY NOTE:

The in-game map is saved every time you play. So the next time you play you continue with the same map you drew last tim ...
- Fun
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- Coolness
- Audio
#5 - Theme
#14 - Humor
#15 - Innovation
#19 - Graphics
#33 - Community
4.

Windows EXE/Source

Linux users: Run the EXE in Wine!

Unfortunately, I was not able to complete my Ludumdare entry for LD15. I did, however, find time to go ...
#4 - Audio
#7 - Humor
#7 - Community
#28 - Fun
#33 - Graphics
#42 - Overall
5.
TIE

Windows | Web | Source

EDIT-NOTE: M FOR MUTE, R TO GENERATE A NEW LEVEL. ALL LEVELS ARE RANDOM, A FEW ARE IMPOSSIBLE.

Okay, game is done. Is not bad game, but y ...
- Coolness
#5 - Audio
#6 - Innovation
#10 - Graphics
#21 - Overall
#24 - Theme
#39 - Humor
#42 - Community
#43 - Fun
5.
TIE

Windows | Source

Controls:

Fire: A
Move: Cursor Keys

ATTENTION:
I realized the instructions for my entry were a little sparse. There are two levels w ...
- Coolness
#5 - Audio
#14 - Graphics
#26 - Humor
7.

Windows

Deep within the cave system monsters are hungry. Can you help guide the colored pellets to feed them? ...
- Coolness
#7 - Audio
#15 - Graphics
#20 - Community
#22 - Innovation
#24 - Humor
#36 - Overall
#42 - Theme
8.

Windows

An exploration platformer with lots of secret passages. Of course, I knew exactly where all of them were in testing, so I'm not really sure ...
- Overall
#5 - Fun
#8 - Audio
#10 - Humor
#11 - Theme
#46 - Graphics
9.

Windows | OS/X | Web

Can you survive,
The robot in the cave?
For how long?
How many of his monsters can you kill?

Made in unity. (web version is linked)
...
#6 - Humor
#9 - Audio
10.

Windows

Press and hold 's' to get the bat to drop down. Letting go of 's' will make him stop flying, and return to his "roosting" spot.

'a' and ' ...
#10 - Audio
11.

Windows | OS/X | Source

It is the year 20<near future>, and nuclear war is imminent. A shelter is constructed, deep in an underground cavern -- but you are not perm ...
- Coolness
#11 - Audio
#17 - Overall
#17 - Innovation
#22 - Community
#43 - Graphics
#45 - Theme
12.

Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web | Source

Fly through a cave, collecting the white crystals and avoiding or shooting the red ones.
Tip: always keep the nose of your ship pointed int ...
#5 - Theme
#9 - Overall
#12 - Audio
#13 - Graphics
#20 - Fun
#39 - Innovation
13.

Web | Source

The game is in Flash, play at the Web link above.

I made this in about 5 hours after scrapping my initial (and completely different) idea ...
#13 - Audio
14.

Windows | Source

Make sure you read the READ ME FIRST readme before you get started. It also needs to be extracted before running.
Made with Construct (for ...
#9 - Humor
#14 - Audio
#24 - Community
#26 - Innovation
#39 - Theme
15.

Windows | Web | Flash | Source

Tools:
- FlashDevelop (+Flex3), coded in ActionScript 3
- sfxr
- musagi
- Inkscape
- Gimp
- OpenCanvas + Wacom tablet

Librar ...
#11 - Community
#15 - Audio
#18 - Humor
#19 - Graphics
#22 - Overall
#37 - Fun
#42 - Innovation
16.

Windows | OS/X | Linux | Source

**Update: Now on OSX too!**

Bugs fixed since v1.00: jumping bug; performance on 16bit displays; reflectors can no longer be placed on top ...
- Coolness
#16 - Audio
#18 - Theme
#19 - Innovation
#23 - Community
#26 - Overall
#35 - Graphics
17.

Play on Web | SWF (Right-click Save-as)

ANGRY CAVERNS - by HybridMind - August 28th-30th, 2009
Created from scratch for Ludum Dare 15's 48hr game competition

Concept:
You are ...
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#12 - Overall
#17 - Audio
#19 - Humor
#22 - Innovation
#23 - Fun
#48 - Graphics
18.
TIE

Web (Flash) | Source code

This is unfinished. Progress was a little slow, and then I kinda got carried away making the music, and now I'm too tired to do anything els ...
- Coolness
#18 - Audio
#23 - Graphics
18.
TIE

Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web

After a nice rip you head out to pick some shrooms until something awful happens! Now you have to gather your herb and chase the devil! Use ...
#18 - Audio
20.

v1.1 (POST COMPO) | Web v1.0 | Source

UPDATE: Making serious plans for a bigger, better, and MORE! version of this game. Started on the art already, and started uncommenting a l ...
- Coolness
- Humor
#20 - Audio
#30 - Innovation
#32 - Fun
#36 - Overall
#46 - Graphics
21.

Windows | Source

(38kb .exe single file) UPDATED due to major bug,. caused a crash, unforutunatly it worked fine here,. anyway, is fixed? now.., (slight grap ...
#15 - Theme
#21 - Audio
#42 - Community
22.
TIE

Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web

IMPORTANT:

Freezed v0.6 compo version: http://www.tbam.com.ar/play--caverns-ld48.php

Latest version (WITH HINTS SYSTEM): http://www.tb ...
#4 - Innovation
#9 - Overall
#22 - Audio
#22 - Theme
#24 - Graphics
22.
TIE

Windows

A short game that takes any file that you drop on it (any file under 10MB, at least) and creates a cavern from it. You then guide a bat thr ...
#9 - Innovation
#15 - Overall
#22 - Audio
#29 - Theme
#49 - Fun
24.

Windows | Source

You're a person with a torch in a dark place looking for a way out. And you're not alone.

------

TO RUN:
Worked out the problem I wa ...
- Coolness
#9 - Theme
#24 - Audio
#28 - Innovation
#32 - Graphics
#38 - Overall
#46 - Fun
25.

Windows | Debug (Updated)

Ride your mine cart through a random generated cave, standing up to get points and collect gems and ducking to avoid stalactites.

Made wi ...
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#14 - Theme
#25 - Audio
#45 - Graphics
26.
TIE

Windows

This was submitted 13 minutes late.

There was a lot of stuff I didn't have time to implement, so the help instructions are off. When you ...
- Coolness
#26 - Audio
26.
TIE

OS/X | Source | Windows

You control Mr Monocle riding on his Penny-Farthing inside a large and dangerous cavern. For more info check the intro "movie" after you sta ...
- Humor
#18 - Fun
#26 - Audio
#27 - Overall
#27 - Community
28.

Web | Source

It's a side-scrolling shooter. Set in a cave. There's no story.

Arrow keys move. X shoots.

The game was programmed in Actionscript usi ...
#28 - Audio
29.

Windows

Ahhhh! I just want to get this in on time. :)

It's been pretty good, actually! I got most of the gameplay finished that I wanted - the ga ...
- Coolness
#29 - Audio
#46 - Community
30.

Windows

Game is simple - Swim around and munch things. The thingies will scream when they see you or sense you are close, and run away - persue them ...
#12 - Graphics
#29 - Innovation
#30 - Audio
#33 - Humor
#43 - Theme
#44 - Overall
31.
TIE

Windows | Linux | Mac OS X | Source (.love = .zip)

The game with moles, mushrooms, and velociraptors.
By Noé Falzon <firstname.lastname(a)aliceadsl.fr>

You are a mole. You want to get al ...
#17 - Community
#24 - Humor
#31 - Audio
31.
TIE

Windows | Windows Mirror

A jumper clone... jumper was made by Matt Thorson (mattmakesgames.com)

Almost got the engine glitch free(?) and it has an awesome ending. ...
#31 - Audio
#34 - Fun
#43 - Humor
33.

Windows | Source

Obtain the key and open the treasure chest to win!
Arrow keys move. Avoid the Red Dragon and Bat.

11:58am Sat. Power reset before I sa ...
#15 - Humor
#33 - Audio
34.

Windows | OS/X | Source

== INSTALL
* WIN32: the_eternally_grey.exe
* MAC: ld15-ippa-mac.zip
* Linux/Other: Ruby source available!

== PLAY
The Eternally Grey, ...
#8 - Theme
#25 - Innovation
#34 - Audio
#42 - Humor
#46 - Overall
35.

Windows | Source

UPDATE: For those experiencing bug(s) that make the game unplayable, the .zip's have been updated with (and only with) fixes for those game- ...
- Coolness
#16 - Theme
#21 - Graphics
#26 - Community
#35 - Audio
#48 - Overall
36.
TIE

Windows and Source | Post Compo Version

By Comtemno
For Ludum Dare 15

Edit 2: I updated the post-compo version, which fixes many bugs (again) and adds new content; however, the ...
- Coolness
#5 - Fun
#10 - Theme
#11 - Humor
#25 - Overall
#36 - Audio
#39 - Community
36.
TIE

Windows + Source | Mac OS X (Just binary) | Linux (Just binary)

Cavern Defense is a turn-based strategy game for two players.

If you like the game and rated it but are annoyed by the bugs, check out th ...
#36 - Audio
#42 - Community
38.

Windows With Source

With 4 more hours, I would have had it working well. :(
The Following is the readme, by the way:

W, A, S, and D keys for movement (alter ...
#38 - Audio
39.

Windows | Source

Cavern Crawler (Final)
Posted by Osgeld
August 30th, 2009 7:58 pm

Well after many, many set backs I managed to cough up a finished "gam ...
#37 - Community
#39 - Audio
40.
TIE

Windows | Source

Loot the gold! Beware lava.

Move ship with cursor keys.
Ship automatically digs when moving slowly.

Windows+DX9 ...
#9 - Graphics
#13 - Community
#17 - Innovation
#19 - Overall
#34 - Theme
#40 - Audio
#40 - Fun
40.
TIE

Windows | Source

Win32 only, required DX9 and a Shader 2.0 card

See LavaCavernsOfDoom.txt in the .zip for more info ...
- Graphics
#4 - Overall
#11 - Fun
#30 - Community
#40 - Audio
40.
TIE

Windows | Source

Finally got it done. First time doing LD, it was great fun. Used Game Maker 6.1(I hate unregistered) and put in roughly 18 hours. Wish I cou ...
#40 - Fun
#40 - Audio
#50 - Overall
40.
TIE

Windows | Linux | Source

Yet Another Cave Flyer is a cave flyer for 1-8 players on one computer. The game was created in approximately 12 hours, because my time was ...
#40 - Fun
#40 - Audio
44.

Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web | Source

And... I'm done! Cavernous Shooter! is a top-down shooter set in a cave environment. Try to fight your way through the entire cave system.
...
- Coolness
#22 - Graphics
#26 - Fun
#34 - Overall
#44 - Audio
45.
TIE

Windows | Linux (Source)

Journey deep into a cavern in search of fame and fortune!

Edit: Don't worry guys, it's not crashing or anything. The end is the end. In r ...
- Coolness
#7 - Theme
#11 - Overall
#17 - Humor
#42 - Graphics
#45 - Audio
#45 - Fun
#47 - Innovation
45.
TIE

Web | Post-Compo Web | Source

The world has been overrun by alien invaders, and humans have taken to the depths of the earth to escape the scourge. When the aliens find y ...
- Coolness
#8 - Fun
#12 - Overall
#17 - Graphics
#30 - Innovation
#39 - Community
#45 - Audio
47.

Windows | Linux

An emotional and deep experiences, in an underwater cave somewhere below the surface. Guide a little narwhal trough his journey and meet int ...
#11 - Humor
#47 - Audio
48.

Windows | Source

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, bu ...
#24 - Community
#26 - Theme
#35 - Humor
#48 - Audio
#49 - Graphics
49.

Windows and Source

This is my first Ludum Dare entry. It was written in python and pygame with geany as an IDE. For the graphics I used gimp and inkscape.

...
#23 - Humor
#34 - Innovation
#49 - Audio
50.
TIE

Windows | OS/X | Web | Source

I posted a video on youtube that shows the development proccess, I made some mistakes with CamStudio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH42SkS ...
- Coolness
#50 - Audio
50.
TIE

Web | Windows | Source

My first entry into LD48.

Take control of a Dwarf and smash up some rocks!

There are little tips at the start of each round. Don't ig ...
- Fun
#28 - Humor
#33 - Overall
#44 - Innovation
#50 - Audio

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