C2 Compo Games:
- 100 Dollars Unicorns - by td2tl
- Adventure Lamp - by ryguydavis
- Bacannon - by donan
- BoxAttack - by drschizzo
- Do as I say - by Ludipe
- Dust Bunny Bounty Hunter - by jshaffer94247
- I don't feel like shooting right now! - by fragileannihilator
- It's dangerous to go alone... - by Hamsternator
- Just One Banana - by zakchaos
- Kitty Wings - by Buko-Studios
- L.O.V.E - by sputnik
- LOVE: An Unconventional Weapon - by Cherrymochi
- Monkey Business - by colludium
- Nail Gun Hero - by rujo
- Natural Weapon - by Manou
- Noodle Kombat - by Sandcrawler
- Pressure Wars - by skyr
- Ring Retorter - by zatyka
- Rotten Fruit of the death - by siryakko
- Silverware Smackdown - by tininsteelian
- Sirkles - by Kyatric
- Social Impact - by llamaguy
- Space Bug - by vicious_br
- Static Charge 'Cleaner' 5000 - by SeriouslyCrunchy
- Stoned Scarecrow - by gillenew
- Super Banana Bullet Hell - by helekopeter
- Super Cupid - by panurge
- Super Magiball Extreme Deluxe - by jordyadan
- Super Recoil Gun - by cleitoneldorn
- The Calcannon - by igorfelga
- The true Weapon - by ccglp
- Time School - by thebrobotic
- Transmogrify! - by Icelus
- When Planets Collide - by EncryptedCow
- You Are The Sun - by Crefossus
C2 Jam Games:
- Alien Death Run - by Boltz Interactive
- Banana Boomerang - by awmace5
- Boreocracy - by Sean Noonan
- Braids - by luizgama
- Dear Chancellor - by Ludonaut
- Ice Story ( koori monogatari 氷物語 ) - by Christina Antoinette Neofotistou
- Jar of Rainbows - by CrefossusJam
- lens saga - by retrophantom
- Loquacious Lepus - by Lacaranian
- Mechanically Enhanced Nano Unit - by Frosnite
- Miyu - by SecondDimension
- Parasite - by alpha_rat
- Pew Pew Club - by lowcade
- Safer in the Dark - by broknecho
- Scream(But not too much) - by Embalaje
- Shop 'Till They Drop - by ratheronfire
- The Karma Mongers - by Pavel M. Dlouhý
- Think Like a Pigeon - by PhilippeAnder
- Wild tales: enlightenment - by psychonull
(If my crawler missed your game, just let me know and I'll add it.)
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"What is Ludum Dare" you ask?
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:
- 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
- 72 hours long
- Work alone or in teams
- All creation tools are allowed
At the end of the weekend, entrants rate eachother's games for 3 weeks. Winners are announced at the end of the rating period.
Why should you participate?
Testing your game creation abilities under tight conditions, with a strict deadline, is like a game development adrenaline shot. It's a serious learning experience that will test your existing skills, and force you to rapidly develop new ones. Making it to the end, and submitting a game provides a great sense of accomplishment. Also, C2 is, in my opinion, perfectly suited for Ludum Dare.
Let's get the excuses out of the way
"But I can't afford to participate."
"But I don't know how to make a game."
Are you aware of the website you're on? Download C2, go through some tutorials, and play around with the software. You'll quickly realize that creating a game much more possible than you think.
"But 2 or 3 day is too short a time to create a good game."
Multi-hour, in-depth gaming masterpiece aren't possible, but you can absolutely create an awesome game. I dare you to play some of the winning Ludum Dare games (see below), and tell me they aren't awesome.
"But I already have plans that weekend."
Challenge yourself to create the best game possible in whatever time you have available. My LD29 entry was created in 2 hours. It's not particularly sexy, but I'm quite proud of what I created in 2 hours.
"But there aren't any prizes."
Monetary prizes... no. The prize is the experience and the game you produce. It's not uncommon for participants to further develop their entries into commercial products. Speaking from personal experience, professional opportunities have come my way both directly and indirectly from participating in Ludum Dare.
- 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 32.
Not hyped yet?
Go play some games from the previous Ludum Dare (LD31):
- Overall Compo Winners
- Overall top 5 highest scoring Compo games created in C2
- Overall Jam Winners
- Overall top 5 highest scoring Jam games created in C2
Alright, that's it from me. I hope I've convinced a few of you to participate. Best of luck to everyone.