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 - Humor

1.

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
2.

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
- Humor
#26 - Theme
#38 - Innovation
3.

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
4.

Windows | OS/X | Web

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- Theme
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#20 - Fun
5.

Windows | Source

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

and apologies. =) ...
- Coolness
#5 - Humor
6.

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)
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#6 - Humor
#9 - Audio
7.

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
8.

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
9.

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
10.

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
11.
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
11.
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
11.
TIE

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
14.

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
15.

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
16.

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
17.

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
18.

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
19.

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
20.
TIE

Windows | Web

Explore the caverns which are not made of cheese. Brave dangerous hazards, break through walls, and blast hideous rectangular creatures into ...
#20 - Humor
#34 - Innovation
20.
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
22.

Windows | Windows mirror | Source

*EDIT* IF YOU'RE NOT GOING TO TAKE THE 20 SECONDS TO READ THE README.TXT (OR THIS POST, WHICH IS THE SAME THING), THEN KNOW THIS: IF IT DOES ...
#22 - Humor
#32 - Innovation
23.

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.

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#23 - Humor
#34 - Innovation
#49 - Audio
24.
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
24.
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
26.

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
27.

Windows | Web

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- Graphics
#20 - Theme
#27 - Humor
#44 - Overall
28.

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
29.

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
30.

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
31.
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
31.
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
33.
TIE

All Web Browsers

Rules:

Use your deadly Kung Fu abilities to explore deep, dark caverns and beat up the bears that live there!

Magic idols give you th ...
#33 - Humor
#37 - Fun
33.
TIE

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
35.
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
35.
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
37.

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
38.

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
39.

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
40.
TIE

Windows | Source

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#40 - Humor
#46 - Innovation
40.
TIE

Windows

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#4 - Theme
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#18 - Fun
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#40 - Humor
42.

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
43.

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
44.

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
45.

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
46.

Linux | Windows

X to jump, arrow keys to move. The rest seems pretty self explanatory :). ...
#34 - Fun
#46 - Humor
47.

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
48.

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
49.

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
50.

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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#50 - Humor

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