Ludum Dare 35
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Welcome to Ludum Dare 34!

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 10:39 pm

Hi everyone, and Welcome to Ludum Dare 34! It’s almost time to kick-off the event, but before we do that, we need to pick our theme.


Click the image above to Vote for Ludum Dare 34’s Theme! The highest rated theme will be revealed on Friday December 11th at 9:00 PM EST (6:00 PM PDT, or Saturday 02:00 UTC).

Join us on IRC (#ludumdare on or Twitter (/ludumdare) for the Theme Announcement!

If you haven’t been around these past few weeks, you’ll notice something different when you click above. Some weeks ago, we kicked off part of the new Ludum Dare website, and we’ve been testing it along the way. Blogging and Submissions for Ludum Dare 34 will continue to use the WordPress powered Ludum Dare website (you are here now). However, the entire Theme Selection process was handled by the new website.

There were some hiccups and experiments along the way, but I hope those of you that got to use it liked what you saw. If you run in to any issues with the theme selection site, leave a comment below, or feel free to get in touch.

And before I go, if you’re having troubles activating your account, send me an e-mail with your username and I’ll help you when I can.

Keynote! Hosted by Crowbeak

Here to get you hyped is Lena “Crowbeak” LeRay. She’s one of our favourite people from, and she recently finished a post-compo (post-jam) version of a game Ultra Hat Dimension with fellow Ludum Dare 29 keynoter Emma “Eniko” Maassen. Here’s her story.

That’s it from me. Let’s get Ludum and Daring!

Welcome to Ludum Dare 33!

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
Wednesday, August 19th, 2015 5:45 pm

Hi everyone, and Welcome to Ludum Dare 33! Lets get down to business!


Click the image above to Vote for Ludum Dare 33’s Theme! The highest rated theme will be revealed on Friday August 21st at 9:00 PM EDT (6:00 PM PDT, or Saturday 01:00 UTC).

Results from Rounds 1-4 are here.

Future Stuff

If you caught the announcement 4 weeks ago, you’d know that I’ve been busy. We’re not ready to use the new site just yet, but the plan is to run December’s Ludum Dare event on the new site.

If you want to learn of the madness coming to a Ludum Dare near you, check this out:…/starship-the-new-ludum-dare-in-great-detail/

Keynote! Hosted by Ratking

FOR SCIENCE! Dr. Ratking is here to get you HYPED for the upcoming Ludum Dare:

That’s it from me. Let’s get this Ludum Dare ball rolling!

Welcome to Ludum Dare 32!

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 8:02 pm

Hello, and welcome to Ludum Dare 32! This is our first event of 2015, and our 13th year Ludum and Daring.

Without further ado, lets do what you came here to do:


Click the image above to Vote for Ludum Dare 32’s Theme! The highest rated theme will be revealed on Friday April 17th at 9:00 PM EDT (6:00 PM PDT, or Saturday 01:00 UTC). Don’t know when that is? Click this handy link here for your local timezone, or observe the countdown clock above.

Results from Rounds 1-4 are here.

(Over) 50 Real World Gatherings!!

There are A LOT of them this time. If you haven’t checked out the list, click here.

Live Streaming? You now have many choices!

By request, we’ve now added support for streaming newcomer Beam. That means you have 4 choices for places to share your development. Pick your favourite, and start broadcasting! Set your game to “Ludum Dare“.


Also! Mac and Linux users! OBS is now cross platform! Add cool borders layouts to your Live Streams!


PSA: Unity Player is no longer compatible with Chrome

As of Chrome 42 (released April 14th), Unity Player, Java, and Silverlight games will no longer work in Chrome (i.e. NPAPI plugins). There is a clumsy user workaround, but you might seriously want to take a look at the HTML5 export found in Unity 5 instead.

Also FYI: Unity Player has never worked on Linux. Just saying. 😉

PSA: You can embed your Ludum Dare web games on your game page

I actually added this last Ludum Dare, but didn’t mention it: You can now embed your web games on your game page. Embeds are currently limited to any size equal-to or below 900×600 pixels. The limit is due to the current website layout. If you need more than that, you should offer to full-screen your game.

And More!

Deals, Assets, Wallpapers and more! Click the buttons below the countdown clock for more.

Keynote! Hosted by Sol_HSA

We actually released the keynote early (last week). In case you missed it, Sol_HSA challenged you to try something new. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Here it is again:

Extra! A “History” of Ludum Dare

Our friends at the Button Masher Bros made this OUTRAGEOUS Ludum Dare themed comedy video… err… I mean Historically Accurate Documentary on Ludum Dare *cough*. Contains profanity.

That’s all for now. Go vote!!

It’s Ludum Dare 32! Why not try something new? KEYNOTE!

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
Thursday, April 9th, 2015 6:07 pm

Lets try something new! How about the keynote RIGHT NOW? A week early.


Ludum Dare 32 Keynote, hosted by Sol_HSA


Welcome to Ludum Dare 31

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 5:22 pm


Hello everyone! It’s time to kick off the final countdown to Ludum Dare 31 (Europe pun).

Final Round Theme Voting has begun. The highest rated themes from Rounds 1-4 will now fight in an intense 2 day voting battle, and the winner will be our Ludum Dare 31 Theme.


I hope you like the site changes. Some layout tweaks here and there, improvements, and A LOT of optimization. We’re still bound by a lot of old WordPress code, code I’m hoping replace next year (well, if I can afford to anyway). Making a new website is going to take time though, and we need something to hold us over (i.e. this). You can read a bit about my plans here, as well as what I’ve been up to the past couple months.

I’ll have more to talk about in a few weeks, but for now let’s have a Ludum Dare!

Fun Stuff

I’m really excited to share this. A friend of the band reached out to me, and this is the result.


If you’re jamming, be sure to check out the assets page. A lot of great stuff in the comments.

We’ve got a HUGE library of Wallpapers for you this time, including several wallpapers of graffiti by Robert del Naja himself. Check them out!

Plenty of Ludum Deals to check out. For those waiting for them, we now have Unity Pro trial codes for grabs. About a thousand or so. Good until January 4th. Let me know if we run out.


*NEW* We’ve also got a whole bunch of Unreal Engine 4 codes, good for 90 days of Unreal Engine access! More details on the Ludum Deals page.


Time to continue with the festivities. Let’s get you hyped up with some videos!

Ludum Dare Keynote, hosted by Yotam (Patacorow)

We’ve got a great keynote lined up for you, an Animated Keynote at that! Check it out:

Big thanks to Yotam for pulling this together.

Music Video!

Okay, I just had to share this too. Joe Williamson (JoeCreates) put together this wonderfully catchy Ludum Dare song, backed by footage from Ludum Dare games.

Just watch it, you’ll understand:

That’s it for now. Ladies and Gentlemen, here comes The Dare!

Welcome to Ludum Dare 30!

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 4:11 pm

As the summer winds down, it’s time for more Ludum Dare!

Final Round Theme Voting has begun! The highest rated themes from Rounds 1-4 have been collected here for the Final Grand Theme Battl-stravaganza! What theme will be victorious? You decide!


This is the one that counts!



Welcome to Ludum Dare 29’er!

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014 3:57 pm

Hey! 2014! Year 12! It’s Ludum Dare time! Woo!

Final Round Theme Voting has begun! The highest rated themes from Rounds 1-4 have been collected here for the Final Grand Theme Battle! Who will be victorious? You decide!


Yeah! Final Round!


Keynoting Ludum Dare 29 is Eniko, telling her story of Ludum Dareness.


Welcome to Ludum Dare 28!

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 10:19 pm

October Challenge 2013

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
Friday, September 27th, 2013 2:46 pm

Well it looks like September is nearly gone, so it’s time to kick off for October Challenge 2013!

The October Challenge is a special Ludum Dare event I started three years ago. More and more people are making games today thanks to Game Jams and events like Ludum Dare. And more and more people talk about selling games, but don’t do it. Well, it’s time to start doing it. Put simply:

Finish a game — Take it to market — Earn $1

That is your goal. That is the October Challenge.


Welcome to Ludum Dare 27!

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 8:18 am

Hello and welcome to the 27th weekend game making extravaganza known as Ludum Dare!

Final Round Theme Voting has begun. This is the one that counts! The highest rated themes from Rounds 1-4 have been collected here to battle for theme voting supremacy. Which will you choose?


Without further ado, lets move on to the videos!


Keynoting Ludum Dare 27 is David S. Gallant, better known for his controversial Indie game “I Get This Call Every Day“. Check it out!

Welcome to Ludum Dare 26!

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 11:04 am

Welcome to Ludum Dare 25!

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
Saturday, December 8th, 2012 1:19 pm

Hello and welcome everyone to a very festive edition of Ludum Dare. It’s time to make games, eat food, and be merry… for it could be your last. 😉

Theme voting has begun. Every day this week we’ll begin a new round of voting. Wednesday we tally all the votes, and Thursday when we begin the Final Round. Lets do this!

[ ROUND 1 | ROUND 2 | ROUND 3 ]



Charity Game Jam Keynote Video

Posted by (twitter: @McFunkypants)
Wednesday, November 21st, 2012 2:00 pm

Announcing October Challenge 2012

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
Thursday, September 27th, 2012 4:02 pm

Welcome to Ludum Dare 24!

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 4:16 am

Welcome to Ludum Dare 23! 10 Years of LD!

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
Thursday, April 19th, 2012 12:43 pm

Hello and welcome everyone to Ludum Dare 23, celebrating our 10th year of the event!



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