Ludum Dare 31
December 5th-8th, 2014

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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Top Entries - Coolness

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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
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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
1.
TIE

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
1.
TIE

Windows | Source

Includes source, should be portable to just about everything..

and apologies. =) ...
- Coolness
#5 - Humor
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TIE

win32 | source | linux

*** I have fixed the bug that caused the game to crash on start-up. *shakes fist at MSVS*

CAVE DANGEROUS!

You need to find the prized ...
- Coolness
#15 - Graphics
#29 - Theme
1.
TIE

Windows | Source

Cavern Chase - a game by DevlSoft.

You can't quite see what's chasing you... it's off screen. But what you know is that you need to run. ...
- Coolness
1.
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
1.
TIE

Windows (original entry) | OS/X (original entry) | Windows v0.3 | OS/X v0.3 | Source

You are a cave shaft jumper. Seeking the thrills of treasure and excitement you enter the shaft hoping to acquire treasure and reach the bot ...
- Coolness
#22 - Fun
#23 - Theme
#38 - Overall
#39 - Innovation
1.
TIE

Windows

I'll probably call it a day. I've been quite down with the flu this weekend, I slept almost two days and only programmed during the little t ...
- Coolness
#17 - Fun
#40 - Overall
1.
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
2.
TIE

Windows | Web | Source

A game about a ninja running through underground caverns. Controlled with just mouse movement. You Run! Fast! And Dodge! and Attack!

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- Coolness
#28 - Fun
#34 - Graphics
#40 - Overall
#44 - Humor
2.
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
2.
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
2.
TIE

Web | Source

Here is my entry, not finished, but partly playable. Use the arrow keys to walk/climb, Space to jump. Enjoy!
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- Coolness
#11 - Graphics
#13 - Community
#38 - Theme
2.
TIE

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

Moons of Subterrane - LD15
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Steven "Stuckie" Campbell

**IMPORTANT NOTE**
If it runs too fast on Windows, PLE ...
- Coolness
#45 - Community
2.
TIE

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
- Theme
- Coolness
#12 - Overall
#17 - Audio
#19 - Humor
#22 - Innovation
#23 - Fun
#48 - Graphics
2.
TIE

Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web

A tidal wave is approaching! Your only chance is to dig your way to safety! Enter the Cavern!

Controls
---------------
arrows to move
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- Coolness
2.
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
2.
TIE

Web | Source

Lead your team of stranded marines through the hostile caverns on an unknown planet. Left/Right arrow for movement, up makes you jump. Use m ...
- Coolness
#18 - Graphics
#33 - Theme
#37 - Innovation
#46 - Fun
#48 - Overall
3.
TIE

Windows

I'm sort of happy with this. It's definitely got some great potential. I wish I'd had more time to work on the level design and test for bug ...
- Coolness
#20 - Innovation
#48 - Fun
#49 - Humor
#49 - Theme
3.
TIE

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
3.
TIE

Windows | Web

aggh aggh aggh 2 minutes left ...
- Coolness
#12 - Fun
#30 - Overall
#31 - Theme
#37 - Graphics
3.
TIE

Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web | Source

It's too late to do music or sound, but what's there is mostly playable. Use the wasd keys and the mouse to aim and shoot. Simple as that!
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- Coolness
#50 - Humor
3.
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
3.
TIE

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
3.
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
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TIE

Web | Source

Into the Pit is a game heavily-inspired by level 2 of the original Battletoads for the NES. You play a cave explorer (who happens to look a ...
- Coolness
#24 - Graphics
#25 - Theme
#31 - Overall
#31 - Fun
3.
TIE

Windows | Web | Source

I had a completely different game in my mind when beginning this, but this is what I ended up with. Fun for 30 seconds I'd say. :)

So you ...
- Coolness
#8 - Innovation
#25 - Fun
#27 - Overall
3.
TIE

Windows | OS/X | Web | Source

Save the scientists from the rising flood. Use WASD or the arrow keys to fly your helicopter.

My best score with all scientists saved: 29 ...
- Coolness
3.
TIE

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
3.
TIE

Web | Source

Use the arrow or WASD keys to move.
Press Up/W to jump.


This is an adventure type game where you control a person trying to do stuff. ...
- Coolness
#47 - Humor
#49 - Innovation
3.
TIE

Windows | Linux

Here it is! I hope you like dark places and daring knights...

There's an updated version at my website if you'd rather play with better ...
- Coolness
#50 - Theme
3.
TIE

Windows | Source

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- Coolness
#40 - Humor
#46 - Innovation
3.
TIE

Windows | Web | Source

More of a 10 hour effort than a 48 hour one. Too bad Saturday was a total write off.

I hope you enjoy the game. There is something like ...
- Coolness
#32 - Fun
#39 - Theme
#50 - Innovation
3.
TIE

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
3.
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
3.
TIE

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.
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- Coolness
#22 - Graphics
#26 - Fun
#34 - Overall
#44 - Audio
3.
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
3.
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
3.
TIE

Windows | Source

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- Coolness
#33 - Community
#34 - Theme
#49 - Graphics
3.
TIE

Web (Flash)

Controls are arrow keys; space to zoom out.

Collect all of the gold, but beware... the gold in these caverns is not quite as it seems.
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- Innovation
- Coolness
#12 - Fun
#22 - Overall
#48 - Theme
3.
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
3.
TIE

Windows | Source

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

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TO RUN:
Worked out the problem I wa ...
- Coolness
#9 - Theme
#24 - Audio
#28 - Innovation
#32 - Graphics
#38 - Overall
#46 - Fun
3.
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
3.
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
3.
TIE

v1.1 Post Compo (Windows) | v1(Windows) | Source

Guide a bouncing ball through caves in this platformer, with a twist!

Due to the twisting nature of caves, you can go AROUND some obstacl ...
- Coolness
#10 - Innovation
#15 - Fun
#18 - Overall
3.
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
3.
TIE

Windows

by Tim Plummer (Lord Tim)

W, D to move.
Mouse to shoot. ...
- Coolness
3.
TIE

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
3.
TIE

Windows | Source

Sorry about the setup, link now points to just the release executable. I also uploaded the source. ...
- Coolness
3.
TIE

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
3.
TIE

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
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TIE

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
3.
TIE

Windows

This was meant to be a completed entry, in Rogue style. Alas, it did not turn out that way, mostly due to self-inflicted delays.

Features ...
- Coolness
#48 - Humor
3.
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
3.
TIE

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 ...
- Coolness
#14 - Theme
#25 - Audio
#45 - Graphics
3.
TIE

Windows | Source

EDIT: Some have said that there is no sound. There is sound and music, if you don't have any let me know. Also some people are having proble ...
- Coolness
#13 - Innovation
#37 - Graphics

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