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 - Overall

1.

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
2.

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.

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
4.

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
5.

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
6.
TIE

Windows

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#4 - Theme
#6 - Overall
#18 - Fun
#20 - Innovation
#40 - Humor
6.
TIE

Windows | OS/X | Web

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- Theme
#4 - Humor
#6 - Overall
#6 - Community
#8 - Graphics
#20 - Fun
8.

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
9.
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
9.
TIE

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
11.

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
12.
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
12.
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
14.

Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web | Source

So there it goes, the DiggR. Where do all gravel go? Down his pants, no? This is a gold-diggeresque adventure for the weak nerds. Flooding y ...
#12 - Innovation
#14 - Overall
#14 - Fun
#20 - Theme
15.

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
16.

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
17.

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
18.

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
19.
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
19.
TIE

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
21.

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
22.
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.
...
- Innovation
- Coolness
#12 - Fun
#22 - Overall
#48 - Theme
22.
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
24.

Windows

Here it is! 8mins to go! Have fun! Source, OS X build is coming...

Windows build is 666kb! :O

I am tired.

There is ingame help! Doe ...
#7 - Fun
#24 - Overall
#34 - Theme
25.

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
26.

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
27.
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
27.
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
27.
TIE

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
30.

Windows | Web

aggh aggh aggh 2 minutes left ...
- Coolness
#12 - Fun
#30 - Overall
#31 - Theme
#37 - Graphics
31.
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
31.
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
33.

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
34.
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
34.
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.
...
- Coolness
#22 - Graphics
#26 - Fun
#34 - Overall
#44 - Audio
36.
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
36.
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
38.
TIE

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
38.
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
40.
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!

...
- Coolness
#28 - Fun
#34 - Graphics
#40 - Overall
#44 - Humor
40.
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
42.

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
43.

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
44.
TIE

Windows | Web

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- Graphics
#20 - Theme
#27 - Humor
#44 - Overall
44.
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
46.

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
47.

Linux + Source | Windows

Escape from a cavern full of spiders.

It's puzzle-type game, it has 10 rooms to explore (can you find the way into the 10th? ;). The room ...
#24 - Innovation
#24 - Fun
#47 - Overall
48.
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
48.
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
50.

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

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