Ludum Dare 28

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Post » Sat Dec 07, 2013 6:55 am

We're less than 1 week away from Ludum Dare 28 (December 13th-16th). If you're not sure what Ludum Dare is, it's an accelerated game development event held every 4 months, with 2 concurrent competitions taking place over 1 weekend. Full rules can be viewed here, but here's a quick breakdown of the competitions:

Compo
  • 48 hours long
  • You must work alone
  • You must use the competition theme
  • All game content must be created within the 48 hours with a few exceptions (see full rules)
  • Publicly available libraries and middleware (i.e. Construct 2) are allowed
  • Source Code must be included when submitting
Jam
  • 72 hours long
  • Work along or in teams
  • All creation tools are allowed

At the end of the weekend, entrants rate each other's games for 3 weeks. Winners are announced at the end of the rating period. On a more person note, I've found these competitions to be a great experience. Testing my game creation abilities under tight conditions with a strict deadline is a wild ride. Making it to the end, and submitting a game provides a great sense of accomplishment. Also, the LD community is one of the friendliest I've seen. I hope to see many of you participate, and a lot of great C2 entries.

To give you a good idea of what's possible in Ludum Dare, check out entries from the last event listed below.

Ludum Dare 27
Theme: 10 Seconds
Top Compo Entries
Compo entries using Construct 2 (games rated in the top 10% overall are in bold/italics):

<-Saccade-> - Rave Radbury
10 10 Second Game Design Lessons - douglasv
10 Second Dragon Feeder - Wertle
10 Second Paths - laserbeam
10 Second Planet Destroyer - Latency
10 Second Tower Defense - DEFEND THE TESSERACT! - Sean Colombo
10 Seconds for Fish - Ooya
10 Seconds of Love and Anger - kcpunk666
10 Seconds of Plagues - carlsommer
10 seconds to open - junt74
10Sec Switch - Arrow-x
30 Second Olympics - vee41
Anti - Explosive Babies
Baldaquin - Marcellus
Balloon Rescue - andreyin
Choice Matters - donan
Clockblock - Mnemusyne
Color Shift - Sandcrawler
Defusing Emily - ydg
Escape Base 10 - Jayjay
Feisty Forest - Feisty Forest
Film Leader - aquilicoco
Fugit - jerombd
Gone in 10 Seconds - panurge
Hair Cop - PixelRebirth
Hot Potato - Tater_hater
Hungry Dragon - skyr
Hungry King - NorthernCrux
Inversion - mutuware
Just 10 secs - llamaguy
Killer - tchem
Kitty Force 10 - Raiyumi
LABYRINTH10 - Nizan
LagBird - leparlon
Maze of Kaboom - pcfernandesjr
Metriclick - GarrettMickley
No Time For Dungeons - PixelMonkey
Oxy - hbocao
Perfect Ten - Zoey Frost
Platformer Roulette - Phobos001
Routine decisions (in 10 seconds) - Yozz
Run, Panda, Run! - Erkberg
Sands of Time - ljock
Sequor - Laddo D
Ten 2nd's - Nights57
Ten Seconds - bateriadejogos
Ten seconds to doomsday - bizn355
Ten seconds to midnight - TimKaidem
Ten Sextillion Zeptoseconds - Oxydam
The Breacher - DrZanuff
The Hero's Journey (or get the treasure and run) - Ludipe
The Ones You Love - zatyka
Timed Ninjas - rujo
Timeline - Lancey
Wizard Battle - benjim
workhorse: it's my life - kayupla
You have 10 seconds - Gus

Top Jam Entries
Jam entries using Construct 2 (games rated in the top 10% overall are in bold/italics):

1 to 9 in 10 - blackhornet
10 Seciond Patriot - mscholz89
10 seconds to PLAY - evilDan
Legend of Troll - Christina Antoinette Neofotistou
Mebby - 7Soul
Mechanical Covert Espionage - EncryptedCow
OOO - heartvine
Poppy vs. the Night - SecondDimension
Rabbits farm - Kyatric
RimorD - Sushin
The Office Duty - MRLIGHT234

Best of luck to everyone who participates!zatyka2013-12-07 16:31:57
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Post » Mon Dec 09, 2013 10:40 pm

Not long now! Theme voting has started, and I am making preparations for the weekend so as to ensure I can make a game uninterrupted. Looking forward to participating again!
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Post » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:08 am

I may participate again :)
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Post » Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:58 am

Final round of theme voting is up.

If people vote the same as they did in the semi-finals, "Corruption" would win. Personally, I'm hoping that's not the case.
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Post » Fri Dec 13, 2013 5:18 am

I'm moving my parents to their new home tomorrow and chaperoning a regional church dance on Saturday. Welp, this LD won't be my entrance to the compos, either.
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Post » Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:00 am

And go! The theme is: You Only Get One.
Hmmmmmm.
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Post » Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:06 am

Thanks for posting it here, PixelMonkey. Can't access the LD page,probably due to traffic..

Interesting theme.. I'm considering to join, will need to think a bit for this one.
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Post » Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:17 am

Yeah the site always goes down once it's announced, best to look for the theme on irc or twitter.

I'm not sure what to make of this one! Lots and lots of possibilities, but nothing that's piqued my interest yet.
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Post » Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:12 am

Hi all, I'm in again. Doing the Compo this time as the rest of the team are busy. Not entirely thrilled about the theme, but we'll see how it goes.
Once again I'll pledge to play and rate every C2 game in this thread at some point, go team!
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Post » Sat Dec 14, 2013 9:55 pm

I love the theme! Not so sure about my game now though...!
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