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 - Graphics

1.

Windows

TOOLS USED:

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

COMPATIBILITY:

- This game uses some video render ...
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2.

Windows | Source

Win32 only, required DX9 and a Shader 2.0 card

See LavaCavernsOfDoom.txt in the .zip for more info ...
- Graphics
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#11 - Fun
#30 - Community
#40 - Audio
3.

Windows | Web

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#20 - Theme
#27 - Humor
#44 - Overall
4.

Download Akin Revenge Mirror 1 | Download Akin Revenge Mirror2

Akin's Revenge by Ariel Yust 2009
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this game was made for the ludum dare 48h competition
which is hos ...
#4 - Graphics
#16 - Community
#19 - Overall
#30 - Humor
#37 - Fun
5.

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
6.

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
7.

Windows | Source

Incomplete. But nifty level editor. :( ...
#7 - Graphics
#41 - Community
8.

Windows | OS/X | Web

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#4 - Humor
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#20 - Fun
9.

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
10.

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
11.

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
12.

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
13.

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
14.

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
15.
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
15.
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
17.

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
18.

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

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
21.

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
22.

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
23.

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
24.
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
24.
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
26.

Windows | Linux | Source

You found some mushrooms in a cave. You ate them.

Controls:
* WASD + mouse to move/shoot
* ESC to pause
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#26 - Graphics
27.

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
28.

Windows

Greetings.

This is a Metroidvania style game made in Game Maker. Explore the inner cavities of a constantly rotating planet until you rea ...
#5 - Innovation
#27 - Overall
#28 - Graphics
#36 - Fun
#38 - Humor
#39 - Theme
29.
TIE

Windows | Linux | Source

Well It's something. Absolute minimal gameplay though. I won't be getting any Pellies this time. I really wanted to get a Raptor in ther ...
#29 - Graphics
29.
TIE

Web | Source

Cursors to move, Z for jump/jetboots.
Collect 5 artifacts and then fly into space.
Due to scheduling issues, I could only work on this gam ...
#8 - Fun
#29 - Humor
#29 - Graphics
#43 - Overall
31.

Windows

**EDIT - Updated link to version that fixes the crash bug and a large memory leak.

GoblinHome is about a goblin clan who set out to make ...
#31 - Graphics
32.

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
33.

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
34.

Windows | Web | Source

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

...
- Coolness
#28 - Fun
#34 - Graphics
#40 - Overall
#44 - Humor
35.
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
35.
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
37.
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
37.
TIE

Windows | Web

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

Web | Source

Well, it's not nearly as "finished" as I wish it was, and it's still buggy and rough all over, but there's enough here that you can fly arou ...
#37 - Graphics
37.
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
41.

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
42.

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
43.

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
44.

Mac OS X

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#44 - Graphics
45.

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
46.
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
46.
TIE

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
48.

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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#17 - Audio
#19 - Humor
#22 - Innovation
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49.
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
49.
TIE

Windows | Source

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

Windows | Windows (Mirror) | OS/X

Enter the world of the future dentist!

This is a game about miniature, laser-shooting dentists who operate within the cavern of your mout ...
#11 - Innovation
#11 - Humor
#49 - Graphics

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