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Ludum Dare 29: April 25-28 Weekend

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First of all, what is Ludum Dare?

Ludum Dare is two similar events taking place over one weekend

The Competition is the familiar “make a game in 48 hours solo competition” that Ludum Dare is known for. Specific details can be found below. After the competition ends, participants are given 3 weeks to play and rate games created by their peers. After those 3 weeks, winners are announced.

The Jam is the new “relaxed” Ludum Dare. It was created to make Ludum Dare even more inclusive. You can work in a team, borrow assets from your other projects, or do things that would normally be against the rules. You also get one extra day, giving you up to 72 hours to submit an entry. This is helpful for those times real life gets in the way, or for games that need just a bit more time to become something great.

Ultimately, our goal with Ludum Dare is to encourage people to sit down and make something. Our hope is that the new structure continues to encourage more and more developers to join us and create a game in a weekend.-
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Ludum Dare 29 begins today. In about 6.5 hours from the time of this post. I'm planning on trying it out, which means before Monday comes to an end (in my timezone, at least) I should have a new game playable for all of you.

More details can be found here:

Join me (us)! Scrap your plans for this weekend and make a game!

See my previous DC posts about Ludum Dare:
Ludum Dare - Game Programming Challenges
Ludum Dare 23 - 1,000 New Games and Counting
Be Tiny, World! (The game I made two years ago during Ludum Dare 23, which I've continued to update to this day!)

Have fun, happy coding. I won't be joining though, not game-coding interested.  :huh:

You can also watch others as they stream their LD progress: Dare

What a weekend! I submitted my entry on Monday. I planned to write all about it on Tuesday but after going out to dinner on Monday to celebrate my success, I got super tired almost as soon as I got home, and that tiredness returned on Tuesday and I spent most of my free time just sleeping.

So today I finally wrote up a blog post about the experience, which you can read here:

Ludum Dare 29 Postpartum

A few quick links:

* My entry on the Ludum Dare website (view it, play it, rate it, if you please):
* All in all there were 2497 games submitted for LD29. You can view, play, and rate them here:
Here's a timelapse of the whole process it took me to make my entry:

I played the game and i thought it was very cool and fun.  Great work!
But i *really* enjoyed the writeup more than anything  :up: :up: :up:

I love reading about member projects.


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