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« on: July 23, 2018, 05:06:40 AM »




Was thinking it should be about time, and what do you know? PoV posted one hour ago that it's time to get ready for LD42 and that we can already join the event and suggest themes!



This time LD starts 3 hours early!
(and ends 3 hours early; you don't get extra time!)
More info here!



Semicopypasted explanation of LD from last thread:

LD is a game jam. You optionally vote for a theme in the days running up to the event, and then based on that theme or keyword you get 48 or 72 hours (plus a submission hour) to make a game! You need to go on the website, log in, and click 'join event' before it starts!

48 hours is referred to as "compo" and 72 as "jam" and they have different rules—jam is more relaxed and you're allowed to work in a team—so make sure you read the rules on the website first.

When the time is up, a couple of weeks of playing games and rating/commenting them (only people who submitted their own games can do this) commences, and if you want to get ratings/comments yourself you need to do this.

You don't win anything beyond good ratings/comments at best, but it's fun and you always grow a little bit as a developer, as does your portfolio!

Remember that you need to host your game yourself—the LD website does not provide this. The website has a guide for this. Also you need to make it work at least on web or Windows (I think?) to be allowed to submit your game.




Twitter hashtag: #LDJAM (even if you're doing the compo)

Great blog post from an earlier LD here on considering keyboard differences between countries and so on, and more to bear in mind!



LD42 keynote:



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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2018, 05:07:31 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2018, 05:14:49 AM »

Was waitin for this thread for a long time, thank you  Gentleman
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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2018, 11:48:22 AM »

Was waitin for this thread for a long time, thank you  Gentleman
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Oops, didn't see your PM until now, haha. Seems like everybody (you, me, PoV) was synchronised for LD at just about the same time!
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« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2018, 06:37:33 AM »

Was waitin for this thread for a long time, thank you  Gentleman
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Oops, didn't see your PM until now, haha. Seems like everybody (you, me, PoV) was synchronised for LD at just about the same time!
Had my theme suggestions already submitted for a while. But opening the LD thread here is yours, by tradition.
Mods should add that to your user title Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2018, 06:45:26 PM »

Yay, it's almost time again!
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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2018, 04:20:13 AM »

This time, I'm tempted to make some browser multiplayer game, just because I've never programmed in Java Script before. What could go wrong?

I'm open to game/genre suggestions  Beg
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2018, 05:12:41 AM »

This is the first LD that I might be actually able to participate in. Any tips for a first timer like me?
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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2018, 08:12:50 AM »

This is the first LD that I might be actually able to participate in. Any tips for a first timer like me?
I'd say, to start with, set your goal for ludum dare.  You cannot make a game with perfect story, gameplay, art, tech, cross platform etc. Don't be sad about what you cannot achieve on a weekend, decide early on what your goal is.

A lot of people want to create a game, from start to finish, be it whatever, as long as it's done. Some ppl want just to create something really pretty looking, some want to create that game they always wanted and LD is just a good excuse to drop everything else they're chained to... for me it's about having some fun. I don't expect to get it done, but I want to have something special at least some friends can try.

Whats your goal verdog? Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2018, 11:17:13 AM »

I suppose I'd want to create a proof of concept kind of thing for a mechanic that I come up with in line with the theme.
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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2018, 12:50:20 PM »

I suppose I'd want to create a proof of concept kind of thing for a mechanic that I come up with in line with the theme.
In that case, if I was you, I'd try to have a working version at all time and iterate iterate iterate. A lot of time, mechanics don't directly turn out as good as they are in our mind, but usually it just takes some tiny twist to make it super fun. Finding that twist is about 100 tries and 99errors.

if you are not skilled in art, you can use some of https://opengameart.org
to create sounds, a lot of people use http://ludumdare.com/compo/2007/12/13/sfxr-sound-effects-for-all/

have fun! Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2018, 12:57:52 PM »

Thanks for the tips Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2018, 03:27:23 AM »

come come and slaughter the themes with me Hand Fork Left
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« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2018, 01:37:44 AM »

Sam already said it, but out of tradition…

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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2018, 05:25:08 AM »

Sam already said it, but out of tradition…

Time to prune the themes!

https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/42/theme
Strangely enough, when I try to log in on this page, pressing the 'n' key triggers this message:



I can log in just fine on other pages...
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« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2018, 08:02:34 AM »

Oh, wow. Yeah, I think the N key can be pressed to vote 'no' for a theme and apparently the script that checks that also triggers when you try to type in your name/password? Tongue
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« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2018, 02:36:50 AM »

Since there seems to have been some confusion from people on the LD website I might as well clarify this here too: it also ends 3 hours earlier, you don't get 3 extra hours. Tongue
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« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2018, 12:27:09 AM »

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« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2018, 04:05:56 AM »

Someone should curate the themes before the slaughter round. WTF

I don't have time the whole saturday, so i'm i'm not in, probably.
Maybe i'll create a super short game (Unity or PuzzleScript) if i have a game idea for the picked theme.*


*Seeing the first page of themes who made it through the slaughter lets me expect the worst.
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« Reply #19 on: August 06, 2018, 05:05:06 AM »

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