Ludum Dare 48h Game Programming Competition

The 48-Hour Game Programming Competition is a "mostly from scratch", timed, solo coding challenge where all willing game developers spend their allowed time making the best game they can under a common theme.

Please see the rules for complete information about how the competition is run. Any questions should be directed to the forums.

April 2005 Competition

Theme was "light & darkness"!

Competition is OVER, judging COMPLETE!

4 - mrfun 4.12 - Jolle 4.26 - bluescrn
3.65 - Jolle 3.95 - Hamumu 4.07 - Endurion
3.62 - Zaphos 3.83 - Factory 4.05 - Hamumu

The full results:

Game ratings.

Best game -- congratulations Jolle who's taken out the Best In Show prize for the second time running!


Other completed polls:

Discuss this competition in the Ludum Dare forums. During the competition, chat on IRC channel #ludumdare on

Problems? contact Richard either by email (see this site's root page for the address), or IRC during the competition. Note that's he's in Australia, which is in timezone UTC+10.

Past competitions still on this site: LD5, October 2004

Competition website built in Zope by Richard in his spare time :)