By Eric Gerlach
Ludum Dare is a 48-hour solo video game making competition held three times every year. I’ve wanted to participate ever since Ludum Dare 2 or 3, and I’ve followed it with interest for a long time. This month is the 10th Anniversary of Ludum Dare, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to finally throw my hat in the ring. Alex and Darcy have decided to join me.
You can too! If you’re of the video-game making persuasion (or if like me you’re of the wannabe-video-game making persuasion) you can come and join us and take on the Ludum Dare. We’ll be working away at KwartzLab, where there will be others like you making games, which should make for a good time. The competition is:
April 20th @ 8 PM (theme announced at 9) until April 22nd at 9PM.
If you’re interested in joining us, you can register here. There’s a very limited number of spaces at the lab, as we want everyone to feel comfortable and not be crowded. By signing up you’ll also get a spot at Warmup Weekend (the 14th and 15th) reserved for you, where you can practice with your tools before the competition weekend.
Some food and energy drinks will be provided to the developers thanks to our initial two sponsors, CCJ Clearline and TribeHR. If you’re interested in buying some crazy game devs some pizza, chinese food, or energy drinks, hop over to the registration page and sign up as a sponsor! We don’t ask for much, and we’ll link to you!
Finally, if you’re not interested in making a game, but you want to watch, we’ll have the KwartzLab stream on all weekend and we’ll be in the #kwartzlab IRC channel on freenode. We might also take some time on Sunday night to demo the games, if you want to come out and see them.
It’ll be a crazy 48-hours, and thanks to KwartzLab for making it happen!