This was my first Ludum Dare, and I was really looking forward to it. Well, I did have fun making a game, but there’s one major problem: I don’t have Windows, I don’t have access to Windows, and I couldn’t find anyone to port my game to Windows. So I kind of feel left out. Not only can nobody play my game, but I can’t play most of the other people’s games.
I always have such a great time with PyWeek I thought for sure I’d like this too. But I really have to consider whether Ludum Dare is for me. If I needed Windows to participate, I would easily choose not to participate. But maybe that’s not necessary. I could write in C++ instead of Python, and maybe more people could run my source. Or I could learn Flash or something highly portable. I still couldn’t play most of the other games, but it’s a step up. We’ll see.
Anyway, it’s been enlightening. And at the very least, I enjoyed making something, so it’s not for nothing.