It’s official. Ludum Dare 19 has finally ended. Here are your results:
Top 20 Competition Games
You can check out the top 20 competition games here (including ties):
Winners are decided by the Overall category. To see the complete list, hit the “Show All Entries” link at the bottom.
Categorical Top 5′s
Here at Ludum Dare, being the best game isn’t the only way to win. Games are rated in 7 additional categories, with a special “Coolness” category highlighting people that went above and beyond to be sure you got a vote.
*NOTE*: You can click on the titles of the categories for Top 20 style lists per category.
Ludum Dare 19 Jam Games!
Ludum Dare 19 was our 2nd run of the new combined Competition and Jam event, and the results do not disappoint. So in addition to the 242 entries created by individuals for competition, there are 43 more games created teams or individuals that decided to take an extra day to polish their game. Be sure to check those out here:
So THAT was Ludum Dare 19
We are keeping score here, and again, the latest event managed to annihilate our prior best … IN DECEMBER of all months too (our historically lowest month). Back in August, we were impressed that we inched 10 ahead of our prior best, with 213. This time, we were just 15 entries shy of 300! And if you look at the theme voting, more than 600 people cast a vote for the final theme!
And THAT was Ludum Dare in 2010
Lets crunch some numbers…
Event Games: 203+213+285 = 701
Mini LD Games: 2+21+2+6+14+24+9+7 = 85
October Challenge: 24
Total Games for 2010: 701+85+24 = 810
Thanks to Sos for helping me with the math.
Seriously, every single one of you that participated, whether you finished a game or not, you’re awesome. Phil and I (Mike/PoV) took over running Ludum Dare in 2007, and every event since we’ve been constantly impressed at how much it’s grown, and continue to be amazed that it keeps growing so much. What will 2011 bring? Will we break 1000 games?
A big thanks to all of you for helping us make 2010 such a fantastic year.
More Ludum Dare 19 links
Lots of timelapse videos to dig through. I still haven’t had a chance to watch them all, but I’ll give them a browse soon. I’ll try to do that this week.
- Keynote!, starring Some Bear Thing — With Special Guest Mjau
- Ludum Dare 19 Timelapse Videos, list assembled by Fififox
- Entry counts in the final minutes, by me
- LD Census, by demize
- Wallpaper of all entries, by ExciteMike
Ludum Dare at the Game Developers Conference
Attending GDC? Stay tuned! Like last year, Phil and I want to get a whole bunch of us together somewhere, perhaps more than just once!
Ludum Dare 20 – Coming April 2011!!
Like always, stop by again in April for our next regularly scheduled event. We’ll try to have a date nailed down before GDC (Feb 28th), so we can brag about it at the conference. Again, don’t forget the mailing list, and Twitter.
January Mini LD #23, hosted by Jonny D
Fans of LD19′s Silly Themes, take note! Jonny D has a surprised planned just for you. Tune in this month for a very special Mini LD.
If you have any suggestions for us (website, observations, etc), we continue to collect them in the comments here:
Thanks everyone for coming out and making 2010 such an incredible year for Ludum Dare! We’ll see you again in April!
- Mike Kasprzak (PoV)