Ludum Dare 30 — August 22nd-25th, 2014 — Theme: Connected Worlds

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Ludum Dare Metaverse

by Martoon - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Okay, the idea was this: a universe of worlds (spheres), where each world is a LD #30 entry with that entry's screenshot on it. You can select a "world", and show all the other worlds that that world's author commented on (i.e., the connected worlds). You can also visit that world's page (the entry page on So you continue to click, and expand the network of worlds.

Unfortunately, most of my time was taken up getting the PHP scripts working that scrape all the entries and comments from the LD website and serve up worlds and linked comments to the app. Those scripts work beautifully, and scrape the entries and comments at regular intervals through a cron job. But I had almost no time left at the end to make the actual app in Unity that uses it.

So here's the incomplete result. It shows a handful of randomly selected worlds (the more comments a world has given, the more likely it is to be selected). You can fly around with the mouse and WASD keys (and Q and E for up/down). Clicking a world visits its page. Esc exits.

It doesn't work as a Unity webplayer app because of the security sandbox restrictions (it's pulling screenshot thumbnails from, so you'll need to download and run the standalone build.

I can't test the OS/X or Linux builds, so I don't know if they work.

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mess110 says ...
Aug 25, 2014 @ 12:40pm

nice idea, can confirm linux runs smoothly

Mallot1 says ...
Aug 29, 2014 @ 8:14pm

Very cool! Well done! :D

jmf says ...
Sep 5, 2014 @ 12:53pm

Cool idea

Cash says ...
Sep 8, 2014 @ 12:04pm

That was an awesome idea,it would have been fantastic if I found my game

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