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    Ludum Dare 15

    Competition information for Ludum Dare 15, held August 28th-30th weekend in 2009.

    The theme for Ludum Dare 15 was Caverns. Ludum Dare 15 had 144 entries.

    For the announcement post (with keynote by Mike Hommel), click here. To see the results of theme voting see Round 1, Round 2, and Round 3. To see results of the user survey, click here.

    Historically speaking, this was our first competition with the brand new submission system, a rudimentary compo website redesign (with logo), as well as a keynote.

    Stay tuned for Ludum Dare 16, coming December 2009.

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    Top Entries - Coolness

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    Windows

    I wasn't satisfied with my earlier entry, so I did another.

    Excavatorrr is about a mono-colour adventurer who seeks for riches in undergr ...
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    Windows | Windows Fixed

    Very short game about being stuck in an underwater cave.

    Features:
    - falling rocks
    - skeletons
    - explosions
    - giant fish

    UPDATE: ...
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    Windows | Source

    UPDATE: For those experiencing bug(s) that make the game unplayable, the .zip's have been updated with (and only with) fixes for those game- ...
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    Windows | Source

    Includes source, should be portable to just about everything..

    and apologies. =) ...
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    win32 | source | linux

    *** I have fixed the bug that caused the game to crash on start-up. *shakes fist at MSVS*

    CAVE DANGEROUS!

    You need to find the prized ...
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    Windows | Source

    Cavern Chase - a game by DevlSoft.

    You can't quite see what's chasing you... it's off screen. But what you know is that you need to run. ...
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    TIE

    Source | OS X | Windows

    Couldn't get it done in time. Le sigh. Still, got some good progress!

    Windows and OS X builds are now up! Enjoy! Also, the windows build ...
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    #20 - Community
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    TIE

    Windows (original entry) | OS/X (original entry) | Windows v0.3 | OS/X v0.3 | Source

    You are a cave shaft jumper. Seeking the thrills of treasure and excitement you enter the shaft hoping to acquire treasure and reach the bot ...
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    Windows

    I'll probably call it a day. I've been quite down with the flu this weekend, I slept almost two days and only programmed during the little t ...
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    Web | Post-Compo Web | Source

    The world has been overrun by alien invaders, and humans have taken to the depths of the earth to escape the scourge. When the aliens find y ...
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    Windows | Web | Source

    A game about a ninja running through underground caverns. Controlled with just mouse movement. You Run! Fast! And Dodge! and Attack!

    ...
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    Windows | Web | Source

    EDIT-NOTE: M FOR MUTE, R TO GENERATE A NEW LEVEL. ALL LEVELS ARE RANDOM, A FEW ARE IMPOSSIBLE.

    Okay, game is done. Is not bad game, but y ...
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    Windows

    Ahhhh! I just want to get this in on time. :)

    It's been pretty good, actually! I got most of the gameplay finished that I wanted - the ga ...
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    Web | Source

    Here is my entry, not finished, but partly playable. Use the arrow keys to walk/climb, Space to jump. Enjoy!
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    Windows/Linux(AMD64)/Source | Dingoo A320 | GP2X-Wiz | Fixed Win32 Binary

    Moons of Subterrane - LD15
    --------------------------
    Steven "Stuckie" Campbell

    **IMPORTANT NOTE**
    If it runs too fast on Windows, PLE ...
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    #45 - Community
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    TIE

    Play on Web | SWF (Right-click Save-as)

    ANGRY CAVERNS - by HybridMind - August 28th-30th, 2009
    Created from scratch for Ludum Dare 15's 48hr game competition

    Concept:
    You are ...
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    Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web

    A tidal wave is approaching! Your only chance is to dig your way to safety! Enter the Cavern!

    Controls
    ---------------
    arrows to move
    ...
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    Windows and Source

    EDIT: Thanks for the comments everyone! Yeah, I know the game gets dull - I'd originally planned to have actual levels, then just bunged in ...
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    Web | Source

    Lead your team of stranded marines through the hostile caverns on an unknown planet. Left/Right arrow for movement, up makes you jump. Use m ...
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    Windows

    I'm sort of happy with this. It's definitely got some great potential. I wish I'd had more time to work on the level design and test for bug ...
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    Windows | Linux (in Wine)

    How to play: Follow the instructions in game.

    Best played on a 1280x1024 screen.

    In case you don't follow the mission texts very well, ...
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    Windows | Web

    aggh aggh aggh 2 minutes left ...
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    Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web | Source

    It's too late to do music or sound, but what's there is mostly playable. Use the wasd keys and the mouse to aim and shoot. Simple as that!
    ...
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    Windows

    This was submitted 13 minutes late.

    There was a lot of stuff I didn't have time to implement, so the help instructions are off. When you ...
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    #26 - Audio
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    Windows | OS/X | Linux | Source

    **Update: Now on OSX too!**

    Bugs fixed since v1.00: jumping bug; performance on 16bit displays; reflectors can no longer be placed on top ...
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    #16 - Audio
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    Windows | Source

    Controls:

    Fire: A
    Move: Cursor Keys

    ATTENTION:
    I realized the instructions for my entry were a little sparse. There are two levels w ...
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    #5 - Audio
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    Web | Source

    Into the Pit is a game heavily-inspired by level 2 of the original Battletoads for the NES. You play a cave explorer (who happens to look a ...
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    Windows | Web | Source

    I had a completely different game in my mind when beginning this, but this is what I ended up with. Fun for 30 seconds I'd say. :)

    So you ...
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    TIE

    Windows | OS/X | Web | Source

    Save the scientists from the rising flood. Use WASD or the arrow keys to fly your helicopter.

    My best score with all scientists saved: 29 ...
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    TIE

    Windows

    A 2-human game.

    Player 1 crawls the dungeon... I mean, caverns.
    His experience is all up to Player 2 (he who wields the mouse), who des ...
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    #31 - Overall
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    Web | Source

    Use the arrow or WASD keys to move.
    Press Up/W to jump.


    This is an adventure type game where you control a person trying to do stuff. ...
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    TIE

    Windows | Linux

    Here it is! I hope you like dark places and daring knights...

    There's an updated version at my website if you'd rather play with better ...
    - Coolness
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    Windows | Source

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    Windows | Web | Source

    More of a 10 hour effort than a 48 hour one. Too bad Saturday was a total write off.

    I hope you enjoy the game. There is something like ...
    - Coolness
    #32 - Fun
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    TIE

    Windows | OS/X | Source

    It is the year 20<near future>, and nuclear war is imminent. A shelter is constructed, deep in an underground cavern -- but you are not perm ...
    - Coolness
    #11 - Audio
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    #17 - Innovation
    #22 - Community
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    #45 - Theme
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    Windows and Source | Post Compo Version

    By Comtemno
    For Ludum Dare 15

    Edit 2: I updated the post-compo version, which fixes many bugs (again) and adds new content; however, the ...
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    #11 - Humor
    #25 - Overall
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    #39 - Community
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    Windows | OS/X | Linux | Web | Source

    And... I'm done! Cavernous Shooter! is a top-down shooter set in a cave environment. Try to fight your way through the entire cave system.
    ...
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    Source (python + pygame) | Windows

    When asses need to be kicked, Lex is the man for the job.
    Keys:
    arrows to move around, up to jump
    space bar to shoot
    m to mute the ho ...
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    Web (Flash) | Source code

    This is unfinished. Progress was a little slow, and then I kinda got carried away making the music, and now I'm too tired to do anything els ...
    - Coolness
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    Windows | Source

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    Web (Flash)

    Controls are arrow keys; space to zoom out.

    Collect all of the gold, but beware... the gold in these caverns is not quite as it seems.
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    Windows | Linux (Source)

    Journey deep into a cavern in search of fame and fortune!

    Edit: Don't worry guys, it's not crashing or anything. The end is the end. In r ...
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    #45 - Audio
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    TIE

    Windows | Source

    You're a person with a torch in a dark place looking for a way out. And you're not alone.

    ------

    TO RUN:
    Worked out the problem I wa ...
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    Windows

    GAMEPLAY NOTE:

    The in-game map is saved every time you play. So the next time you play you continue with the same map you drew last tim ...
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    Windows | OS/X | Web | Source

    I posted a video on youtube that shows the development proccess, I made some mistakes with CamStudio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NH42SkS ...
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    #50 - Audio
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    v1.1 Post Compo (Windows) | v1(Windows) | Source

    Guide a bouncing ball through caves in this platformer, with a twist!

    Due to the twisting nature of caves, you can go AROUND some obstacl ...
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    Flash Version History | Direct Embed Link | Source Code

    The preloader will hang for a couple of seconds between 95-99%. I ddin't have time to fix that.

    The town was built over a cavern. Place y ...
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    Windows

    by Tim Plummer (Lord Tim)

    W, D to move.
    Mouse to shoot. ...
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    v1.1 (POST COMPO) | Web v1.0 | Source

    UPDATE: Making serious plans for a bigger, better, and MORE! version of this game. Started on the art already, and started uncommenting a l ...
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    Windows | Source

    Sorry about the setup, link now points to just the release executable. I also uploaded the source. ...
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    Youtube | Windows | Source

    You are a little monster that can fly and puke explosive bouncy goo, and you cannot die. Somewhere in the level there is a cake that you can ...
    - Coolness
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    Windows

    IMPORTANT NOTES based on comments I've seen below:
    1. Thanks a lot for trying the game even though I didnt finish it! Yes it's lacking by ...
    - Coolness
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    #35 - Community
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    Web | Source | Web v1.2

    update:
    Please try version 1.2; I have made the game much easier in response to feedback.

    (If you are judging, you should base your scor ...
    - Coolness
    #50 - Community
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    Windows

    This was meant to be a completed entry, in Rogue style. Alas, it did not turn out that way, mostly due to self-inflicted delays.

    Features ...
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    Windows

    Deep within the cave system monsters are hungry. Can you help guide the colored pellets to feed them? ...
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    Windows | Debug (Updated)

    Ride your mine cart through a random generated cave, standing up to get points and collect gems and ducking to avoid stalactites.

    Made wi ...
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    #25 - Audio
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    Windows | Source

    EDIT: Some have said that there is no sound. There is sound and music, if you don't have any let me know. Also some people are having proble ...
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    #13 - Innovation
    #37 - Graphics

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