A game jam is a hack-a-thon for video games. It is a gathering of people for the purpose of planning, designing, and creating one or more games within a short span of time.
Ludum Dare is one of the world's largest and longest running Game Jam events held every four months to challenge creators to make a game from scratch in a weekend.
Ultimately, our goal with Ludum Dare is to encourage people to sit down and make something. Our hope is that the new structure continues to encourage more and more people interested in making games to join us and create a game in a weekend.
Whether you do art, code, music, storytelling, or any other creative practice you can have a valuable place on a game jam team!
===== Schedule =====
--- Pre Jam Dinner at Pho Ba Luu (optional) ---
Friday at 5:30 pm
Great noodle soups, rice dishes, banh mi sandwiches, iced coffees
1019 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40206 (Behind Feast and a few blocks down)
--- Friday (space open 7 pm - 2 am) ---
7 pm - Introductions, the theme is announced, team forming, brainstorming, and start working on games!
(this year the theme is being announced globally at 6 pm EST but our event starts at 7 pm so people have time to get off of work and grab dinner beforehand)
--- Saturday (space open 10 am - 2 am) ---
Work on games
--- Sunday (space open 10 am - 8 pm) ---
Work on games until 6 pm
6 pm - 7 pm *NEW* Presentation prep time
(get the space looking good, relax a few minutes before the public arrives)
7 pm - Presentations (open to the public)
To participate in the official Ludum Dare 42 jam, participants may choose to work solo or in a team. More information on the rules of the official jam are found here: https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/rules
After your game is submitted to the jam, all participants are encouraged to play and vote on other entries over the next three weeks and then a winner will be announced in categories such as Innovation, Fun, Theme, Mood, etc. You can also find more information on judging here: https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/rules