Ludum Dare 30 (Theme: Connected Worlds)

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Post » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:20 pm

Ludum Dare 30 (August 22nd - 25th)

Ludum Dare is an accelerated game development event held every 4 months. Thousands of developers create games for two concurrent competitions taking place over 1 weekend. Full competition rules can be viewed on Ludum Dare's webstite, but here's a summary:

    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 (e.g. Construct 2) are allowed
  • Source Code must be included when submitting

    Jam
  • 72 hours long
  • Work alone 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. Here are a few things you may find useful/interesting:

Previous Ludum Dare (LD29) info:

Ludum Dare Survival Guide - Great tips, especially if this is your first Ludum Dare.


Tools - A nice collection of popular tools used by many Ludum Dare participants.


Ludum Deals - Software discounts and offers specifically for Ludum Dare 30.


Rules and Guide Re-written for Maximum Clarity - The official rules can be ambiguous at times. This post does a great job clarifying things.


On a personal 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.
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Post » Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:52 pm

I'm in for the next Ludum Dare. Actually, I can't wait. I'm surprised I'm on that list. That's so cool!
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Post » Wed Aug 13, 2014 6:30 pm

I might give this a shot...gotta check the schedule
Phase 1: Collect Underpants.
Phase 2: ????
Phase 3: Profit!
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Post » Sat Aug 16, 2014 7:20 pm

Theme voting has begun.
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Post » Sun Aug 17, 2014 10:43 pm

I'm gonna do it
This will be my first game jam
I am excited

(Haiku'd!)
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Post » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:43 am

Sadly it falls right in the middle of my uni work for me, so I won't manage to join in on this one, but I should have plenty of free time for LD31 in December! Good luck to everyone planning to take part, and have fun!
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Post » Thu Aug 21, 2014 2:48 am

New to Construct ? Where to start

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Please attach a capx to any help request or bug report !
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Post » Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:34 am

My very special "I'm In" video:

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Good luck to everyone!
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Post » Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:45 am

@zatyka haha! love it!

Good luck!
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Post » Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:05 am

Hi there, are you as excited as me? :)
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