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TheMonsterOfTheDeep
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Ludum Dare 40

Ludum Dare 40 is fast approaching!

For the uninitiated, Ludum Dare is a triannually held “game jam” – a competition where contestants attempt to make a video game in a short period of time. Ludum Dare hosts two events: one that runs for 48 hours (2 days), and one that runs for 72 hours (3 days). There is a single “theme” voted on by participants before the jam starts, which is revealed by the event organizers once the jam has started. The theme can be interpreted as loosely as one pleases, and often results in very creative and interesting results.

Ludum Dare 40, which is the next event, is taking place on December 1st. Right now, theme voting is in the “suggestion” round – participants can suggest up to three themes each, which will be pruned down in the following theme voting rounds. Theme suggestion ends this weekend.
I should have put up this post sooner–two days left for theme suggestion is not exactly a lot.

As always, I hope others here will join in–it's a lot of fun!

You can also view the topic I made for the previous event here.

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TheMonsterOfTheDeep
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Ludum Dare 40

Update: theme voting has now moved on to the first round, called the “theme slaughter.”

You can vote on themes here.

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Jonathan50
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Ludum Dare 40

Should I feel bad that I'm slaughtering most of these theme ideas? So far I've rejected 338 and have spared only 42 Although a lot of these ideas are the same thing over and over again.

Also, this time I'll have MS Windows so I'll be able to get coolness points and make sure the game works well on Windows so I can get more ratings

Last edited by Jonathan50 (Nov. 20, 2017 07:13:53)

TheMonsterOfTheDeep
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Ludum Dare 40

Jonathan50 wrote:

Should I feel bad that I'm slaughtering most of these theme ideas? So far I've rejected 338 and have spared only 42 Although a lot of these ideas are the same thing over and over again.
No, I don't think so. I've only kept a pretty small number so far. I almost slaughtered a theme I submitted.

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bobbybee
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Ludum Dare 40

TheMonsterOfTheDeep wrote:

Jonathan50 wrote:

Should I feel bad that I'm slaughtering most of these theme ideas? So far I've rejected 338 and have spared only 42 Although a lot of these ideas are the same thing over and over again.
No, I don't think so. I've only kept a pretty small number so far. I almost slaughtered a theme I submitted.
Nicely done

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TheMonsterOfTheDeep
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Ludum Dare 40

Theme slaughter is over! The first theme voting round is open.

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frodewin
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Ludum Dare 40

Looking forward to LD40! I had to skip LD39 because of a camping trip. I voted already, hope we get a good theme.



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Jonathan50
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Ludum Dare 40

None of the themes I liked got through D: Oh well.
TheMonsterOfTheDeep
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Ludum Dare 40

Jonathan50 wrote:

None of the themes I liked got through D: Oh well.
Well, you don't actually know that for sure yet, because the Round 3 themes aren't visible yet. (Right? If they are somewhere, please correct me. )

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TheMonsterOfTheDeep
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Ludum Dare 40

Round 3 of voting is open.

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TheMonsterOfTheDeep
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Ludum Dare 40

(important-ish): The final round of theme voting is open. It's the final chance to have a say in the theme.

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Sigton
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Ludum Dare 40

I'm always busy on these weekend ;-;

Sigton


Jonathan50
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Ludum Dare 40

It's starting in 5hr37min!!!
TheMonsterOfTheDeep
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Ludum Dare 40

Made an I'm in post. I'll try to post the theme here as soon as it's announced, unless somebody beats me to the punch.

EDIT: also, for whatever reason, I'm not receiving messages from this thread, even though I'm following it.

Last edited by TheMonsterOfTheDeep (Dec. 1, 2017 23:28:10)


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TheMonsterOfTheDeep
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Ludum Dare 40

Theme: The more you have, the worse it is.

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Jonathan50
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Ludum Dare 40

Ahhhh, I totally forgot about it for half an hour! Alright, now I have to decide how I'm going to go about this, which is probably going to take longer than actually making the game itself

Edit: Wait, WHAT!?

TheMonsterOfTheDeep wrote:

Perhaps somebody I’ll eat well during Ludum Dare, but that day remains to be seen.

Last edited by Jonathan50 (Dec. 2, 2017 02:40:48)

TheMonsterOfTheDeep
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Ludum Dare 40

Jonathan50 wrote:

Ahhhh, I totally forgot about it for half an hour! Alright, now I have to decide how I'm going to go about this, which is probably going to take longer than actually making the game itself

Edit: Wait, WHAT!?

TheMonsterOfTheDeep wrote:

Perhaps somebody I’ll eat well during Ludum Dare, but that day remains to be seen.
Gosh darn it. I simply can't understand why I make typos like that sometimes.

Ideas that I had that might be interesting:
- Cold War / Arms race
- (Related) Advancement of technology -> more intense weapons to deal with
- Botnets

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bobbybee
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Ludum Dare 40

TheMonsterOfTheDeep wrote:

Jonathan50 wrote:

Ahhhh, I totally forgot about it for half an hour! Alright, now I have to decide how I'm going to go about this, which is probably going to take longer than actually making the game itself

Edit: Wait, WHAT!?

TheMonsterOfTheDeep wrote:

Perhaps somebody I’ll eat well during Ludum Dare, but that day remains to be seen.
Gosh darn it. I simply can't understand why I make typos like that sometimes.

Ideas that I had that might be interesting:
- Cold War / Arms race
- (Related) Advancement of technology -> more intense weapons to deal with
- Botnets
Aww, you have real ideas, nice! Mine has to do with a world where rainbows are incredibly valuable (more than gold) but incredibly neurotoxic. Don't ask.

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TheMonsterOfTheDeep
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Ludum Dare 40

bobbybee wrote:

TheMonsterOfTheDeep wrote:

Jonathan50 wrote:

Ahhhh, I totally forgot about it for half an hour! Alright, now I have to decide how I'm going to go about this, which is probably going to take longer than actually making the game itself

Edit: Wait, WHAT!?

TheMonsterOfTheDeep wrote:

Perhaps somebody I’ll eat well during Ludum Dare, but that day remains to be seen.
Gosh darn it. I simply can't understand why I make typos like that sometimes.

Ideas that I had that might be interesting:
- Cold War / Arms race
- (Related) Advancement of technology -> more intense weapons to deal with
- Botnets
Aww, you have real ideas, nice! Mine has to do with a world where rainbows are incredibly valuable (more than gold) but incredibly neurotoxic. Don't ask.
Sounds good.

Sadly I'm not using any of those ideas, because I couldn't think of gameplay that would appeal to me. So instead I'm doing a tower-defense game where the enemies will steal the abilities of your towers.

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Jonathan50
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Ludum Dare 40

I was slowed down by dinner a bit, but I am making some progress Here's a screenshot

(Of course the player sprite is going to be replaced when I have something better.)

Last edited by Jonathan50 (Dec. 2, 2017 07:13:39)

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