Monday, May 2, 2011
Ludum Dare: Game Creation in a Weekend
Just this past weekend, a community known as Ludum Dare held their twentieth game creation competition, all in the span of 48 hours. Over the weekend, each game was created by a single programmer who generated each and every asset to the game based around a central theme: graphics, sounds, and player interactions from scratch and pulls it all together for the competition. There are no prizes for winning but it gives a great reason for people to come together and just create some small, quirky, hopefully fun games. Over 350 games were created over the weekend. If you have the time during these last few weeks of school, fire one or two up and give them a shot (some may require some special compilation to work, but others run through flash in your web browser). You may be pleasantly surprised.