Ludum Dare 46 begins in less than 48 hours. The final round of theme voting is currently taking place. The contenders are:
- You are the power source
- Turn a violent genre non-violent
- An abandoned world
- 1 minute to prepare
- Side effects
- Outdated technology
- Keep it alive
As usual, none of the finalists are any that I would have chosen. It's kind of a cliche that the theme always sucks. But what I find puzzling is that if the popular opinion is that the theme sucks, how does the theme win the popular vote? Maybe there's just always a vocal minority who hate the theme?
Anyway, I'm gearing up, making sure all my tools are ready and working properly. I've suspended Windows Updates for 7 days to make sure I don't get any surprises or forced reboots in the middle of working on things. I've briefly chatted about potential game ideas for each of the themes, but not anything really specific or concrete.
I'll likely get caught up in the game jam and forgot to post back in this thread until after it's over, so... see you in about a week, maybe!