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Friday
Apr292011

Ludum Dare 20

I will probably be getting very little sleep this weekend as I am planning on participating in Ludum Dare for the second time.  Ludum Dareis a semi-annual 48-hour competition, kind of like a marathon for game development, where you make a game from beginning to end in one weekend.  Last time I participated I didnt quite finish since I fool heartedly decided to make a 3D game, but it was still a lot of fun.  This time around I will be working with Flashpunk, pixel art, and other timesavers.

From the website:

Ludum Dare is a regular accelerated game development Event. Participants develop games from scratch in a weekend, based on a theme suggested by community.

Ludum Dare was founded by Geoff Howland, and held it’s first competition in April of 2002. Since then the community has run more than 18 regular Events, dozens of practice competitions, collectively creating thousands of games in just a weekend each.

The event attracts developers from all sides of the industry. Students, hobbyists, industry professionals from many well respected game studios, as well as many independent game developers.

For many people, it can be difficult to find or make the time create a game or prototype for yourself. We’re here to be your excuse.

The Ludum Dare competition and website are currently maintained by Mike Kasprzak(PoV) acting as figurehead, and Phil Hassey(philhassey) handling most of the site administration and programming.

I'll be blogging progress on the compo site, be sure to look for my name on there throughout the weekend.  I'll most likely be writing another blog post on it after its over as well.  Wish me luck!

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