Day: <span>April 18, 2008</span>

And the winner is…

Minimalist.

And it won by a huge margin.

What the heck? A Ludum Dare game is pretty much “minimalist” by default!


Ludum Dare 11 Starts Tonight!

At 9 PM local time, actually. Which means that I’ll have to resist the temptation to stay up real late.

Here’s the list of final theme candidates:

Anti-Gravity
Backwards
Bleeding / Leaking
Bumper Cars
Cooperation
Defense
Endless
Escape
Flood
Icicles
Minimalist
Morph
Slowed Time
Turn Based

The final theme will be one of these, although we won’t find out which one until time begins. The current favorite appears to be “Endless” which I’m not a huge fan of. I’m also not a huge fan of “Bleeding/Leaking”, “Morph” or “Slowed Time” because I think it would be hard to write a game using those mechanics in 48 hours.

I’m going to be doing a lot of blogging over the next 48 hours. I will try to mirror all posts here, but most of it will be at the official Ludum Dare site. And of course I’ll be hanging out in the official IRC channel – #ludumdare on irc.afternet.org.