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    Ludum Dare 15

    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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    1.

    Java, Original Upload | Java 6.0 | Java 5.0 | Source

    Inspired by the Kroz series of games. Move the hero through the monster hoards to the exit. Numpad moves the guy around, but the arrow key ...
    - Community
    #26 - Fun
    2.

    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 ...
    - Community
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    #12 - Overall
    #17 - Audio
    #19 - Humor
    #22 - Innovation
    #23 - Fun
    #48 - Graphics
    3.

    Youtube | Windows | Source

    You are a little monster that can fly and puke explosive bouncy goo, and you cannot die. Somewhere in the level there is a cake that you can ...
    - Coolness
    - Community
    #20 - Humor
    4.

    Windows | OS/X | Web | Source(Unity Project)

    I cant test the osx build so if its duff let me know plz ^_^

    instructions are in the game, thanks for checking/voting :) ...
    #4 - Community
    #5 - Overall
    #6 - Graphics
    #16 - Fun
    #19 - Theme
    #48 - Innovation
    5.

    Windows | Linux

    Mineral Miner

    Controls:
    - arrow keys to move
    - space to jump into and out of the front of the tank

    Object: Collect all minerals on l ...
    #5 - Community
    #31 - Theme
    #32 - Innovation
    6.

    Windows | OS/X | Web

    ...
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    #20 - Fun
    7.
    TIE

    Windows

    I wasn't satisfied with my earlier entry, so I did another.

    Excavatorrr is about a mono-colour adventurer who seeks for riches in undergr ...
    - Coolness
    #7 - Community
    #30 - Fun
    #34 - Theme
    #34 - Overall
    #35 - Humor
    7.
    TIE

    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
    9.
    TIE

    Windows | Linux

    Based the concept of the Allegory of the Cave, You control Glaucon around the cave to find old artifacts and leave the cavern.. but watch ou ...
    #9 - Community
    9.
    TIE

    Windows | Windows Fixed

    Very short game about being stuck in an underwater cave.

    Features:
    - falling rocks
    - skeletons
    - explosions
    - giant fish

    UPDATE: ...
    - Coolness
    #9 - Community
    #28 - Theme
    #37 - Humor
    11.

    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
    12.

    Web

    The Killbots of Cavern Station is a real time semi-tactical game. Use cover to kill the evil killbots.

    Check out the timelapse at: http:/ ...
    - Fun
    #7 - Innovation
    #12 - Community
    #16 - Overall
    13.
    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
    13.
    TIE

    Web | Source

    Here is my entry, not finished, but partly playable. Use the arrow keys to walk/climb, Space to jump. Enjoy!
    ...
    - Coolness
    #11 - Graphics
    #13 - Community
    #38 - Theme
    13.
    TIE

    Flash Version History | Direct Embed Link | Source Code

    The preloader will hang for a couple of seconds between 95-99%. I ddin't have time to fix that.

    The town was built over a cavern. Place y ...
    - Coolness
    #13 - Community
    #16 - Innovation
    16.

    Download Akin Revenge Mirror 1 | Download Akin Revenge Mirror2

    Akin's Revenge by Ariel Yust 2009
    =================================

    this game was made for the ludum dare 48h competition
    which is hos ...
    #4 - Graphics
    #16 - Community
    #19 - Overall
    #30 - Humor
    #37 - Fun
    17.

    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
    18.
    TIE

    Windows | OS/X | Source

    FLYING TIPS:
    It seems the controls have received a lot of criticism. They are pretty tricky to get a handle on. Sorry for that! Improving t ...
    #8 - Humor
    #18 - Community
    #34 - Innovation
    #41 - Graphics
    #45 - Theme
    18.
    TIE

    Windows and Source

    EDIT: Thanks for the comments everyone! Yeah, I know the game gets dull - I'd originally planned to have actual levels, then just bunged in ...
    - Coolness
    #18 - Community
    #43 - Theme
    #44 - Innovation
    #45 - Humor
    20.
    TIE

    Source | OS X | Windows

    Couldn't get it done in time. Le sigh. Still, got some good progress!

    Windows and OS X builds are now up! Enjoy! Also, the windows build ...
    - Coolness
    #20 - Community
    20.
    TIE

    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
    22.

    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
    23.

    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
    24.
    TIE

    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
    24.
    TIE

    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
    26.

    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
    27.

    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.

    Windows | Source

    Arrow keys to move, z to mine. Explore the cave to gain points. A mining a wall gets 1 point, a stalagmite 10 points, and finding a mushro ...
    #16 - Theme
    #28 - Community
    29.

    Source | Linux | Windows

    Windows Version Now Available! Yeah!

    This is the tale of a courageous, but tiny robot and her quest to defeat the evil group GNOME. (GNOM ...
    #29 - Community
    30.
    TIE

    Source (python + pygame) | Windows

    When asses need to be kicked, Lex is the man for the job.
    Keys:
    arrows to move around, up to jump
    space bar to shoot
    m to mute the ho ...
    - Coolness
    #16 - Humor
    #30 - Community
    #45 - Theme
    #49 - Fun
    30.
    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
    32.

    Windows

    A 2-human game.

    Player 1 crawls the dungeon... I mean, caverns.
    His experience is all up to Player 2 (he who wields the mouse), who des ...
    - Innovation
    - Coolness
    #31 - Overall
    #32 - Community
    #35 - Graphics
    #43 - Fun
    33.
    TIE

    Windows | Source

    ...
    - Coolness
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    #34 - Theme
    #49 - Graphics
    33.
    TIE

    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
    - Overall
    - Coolness
    - Audio
    #5 - Theme
    #14 - Humor
    #15 - Innovation
    #19 - Graphics
    #33 - Community
    35.

    Windows

    IMPORTANT NOTES based on comments I've seen below:
    1. Thanks a lot for trying the game even though I didnt finish it! Yes it's lacking by ...
    - Coolness
    #27 - Graphics
    #35 - Community
    36.

    Windows | Linux (in Wine)

    How to play: Follow the instructions in game.

    Best played on a 1280x1024 screen.

    In case you don't follow the mission texts very well, ...
    - Coolness
    #8 - Overall
    #10 - Fun
    #12 - Theme
    #13 - Innovation
    #31 - Humor
    #36 - Community
    #37 - Graphics
    37.
    TIE

    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
    37.
    TIE

    Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web | Source

    My goal was to make a game using a language I had never tried, Processing, using no art or sound that wasn't procedurally created. Well, tha ...
    #37 - Community
    #42 - Innovation
    39.
    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
    39.
    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
    41.

    Windows | Source

    Incomplete. But nifty level editor. :( ...
    #7 - Graphics
    #41 - Community
    42.
    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
    42.
    TIE

    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
    42.
    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
    45.

    Windows/Linux(AMD64)/Source | Dingoo A320 | GP2X-Wiz | Fixed Win32 Binary

    Moons of Subterrane - LD15
    --------------------------
    Steven "Stuckie" Campbell

    **IMPORTANT NOTE**
    If it runs too fast on Windows, PLE ...
    - Coolness
    #45 - Community
    46.
    TIE

    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
    46.
    TIE

    Windows

    TOOLS USED:

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

    COMPATIBILITY:

    - This game uses some video render ...
    - Theme
    - Overall
    - Graphics
    - Audio
    - Innovation
    #4 - Fun
    #31 - Humor
    #46 - Community
    48.

    Windows

    Here's my unfinished entry. The game logic barely works, but there's only one level and it doesn't detect the end of the game itself, so it' ...
    #5 - Graphics
    #48 - Community
    49.

    Windows | OS/X | Linux | Source

    simple shooter game like those on atari 2600 etc.

    ...
    #49 - Community
    50.

    Web | Source | Web v1.2

    update:
    Please try version 1.2; I have made the game much easier in response to feedback.

    (If you are judging, you should base your scor ...
    - Coolness
    #50 - Community

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