I've certainly been away from the boards for a while! And I'm in an off year for my Ludum Dare interests, instead focusing on chess all this year.
But here's a topic just to keep it all alive. This is a one-quarter energy post kicked off by acouple of comments and a Linus Torvalds style "ream men use the DC Gamer Board as a backup"!
Ludum Dare and themes:
It's a running inside joke, that because each "episode" of Ludum Dare game making competition has a loose theme, sometimes some "bad" themes show up... 75% of the time! So everyone whines for an hour about the bad theme then gets down to work.
but I think we had a pretty good one for April's entry of "Small World", especially for my gaming style.
I retired from serious gaming right about the advent of 3d and multi-player. But "small world" seems to have a narrow enough mood to it that my "snap" strategy forming style can sometimes lock on.
I haven't yet made a serious dent in the April set. And I think they just finished the August event and I have NO idea what that one even was!
But a fun entry from April is so relaxing, because it's on a queue-idle system, and no lose condition. https://ldjam.com/ev...re/38/war-in-the-sky
So you can just set up your dirigibles to move your supplies, and it's actually so soothing for me it has potential as a sort of meditation!
Maybe ion a medium short while I'll do a full posit on it with pics and things.