Ludum Dare 40 & Other Events

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Ludum Dare 40 is this weekend. If you've been wanting to take a stab at making a game, this is a good time to do it! The theme will be announced at 9pm EST after which you have the weekend to make something. Here's a keynote by Alex Rose, who made Super Rude Bear, we had an art contest for it once.

If you do make something that works on the web, be sure to share it on NG and tag it with "ludumdare40" to be featured in our own collection. Here are some resources for aspiring game devs.

No time for Ludum Dare? That's ok, there's more on the way!

December 10th is Robot Day, which is normally in July but I skipped it this year due to lack of interest then it got revived due to renewed interest. You can particiupate with robot-themed art, animation, games or music. Check out last year's winners for some examples.

January 23rd will be our third annual Pixel Day here on NG. You can participate with pixel art, animation, games or chiptunes! Here are last year's winners for that as well.

This year we've commissioned a killer logo by @puppiesandanime!

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We're using that to promote the event on Twitter and stuff, if you want to go re-tweet it.

The Dragonball Z Collab is also in progress but it's a bit late to join in on that. If you think you're super-talented you can still apply, though. The collab has a killer logo by @FuShark, you can go re-tweet that too if you like!

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Response to Ludum Dare 40 & Other Events 2017-12-01 17:54:01

Looking forward to it!


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Response to Ludum Dare 40 & Other Events 2017-12-01 18:01:30

At 12/1/17 05:52 PM, TomFulp wrote: July 23rd will be our third annual Pixel Day here on NG. You can participate with pixel art, animation, games or chiptunes! Here are last year's winners for that as well.

You mean January 23rd?


I'm probably supposed to pander hard to you so you would follow me on Twitter! :)

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LUDUM DARE HYPE looking forward to all the entries here on NG, I participated in Ludum Dare back in late June and it was a great time. Can't wait to get started on this Ludum Dare's game! Also that was a good ass keynote

At 12/1/17 06:01 PM, Mantis1 wrote:
At 12/1/17 05:52 PM, TomFulp wrote: July 23rd will be our third annual Pixel Day here on NG. You can participate with pixel art, animation, games or chiptunes! Here are last year's winners for that as well.
You mean January 23rd?

Tom you doofus


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Response to Ludum Dare 40 & Other Events 2017-12-01 19:44:39

At 12/1/17 06:01 PM, Mantis1 wrote:
At 12/1/17 05:52 PM, TomFulp wrote: July 23rd will be our third annual Pixel Day here on NG. You can participate with pixel art, animation, games or chiptunes! Here are last year's winners for that as well.
You mean January 23rd?

Ooooooops fixed!


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Response to Ludum Dare 40 & Other Events 2017-12-02 00:59:05

Robot Day is December 10th, now! Don't miss it!


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Intresting!!

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Response to Ludum Dare 40 & Other Events 2017-12-02 11:36:05

I Can't Wait for this and Robot Day! Newgrounds is becoming more awesome every year!

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Response to Ludum Dare 40 & Other Events 2017-12-02 12:11:58

Ludum Dare! Yeah! Looking forward to what creative stuffs people come up with this year, and considering it's the 40th maybe there'll be some pretty spectacular stuff...

Hope there's time for a doodle on the tenth too, considering it's been moved to a time when I'm actually here! Good choice reviving the robot, and Good Luck with them updates! Hyped!

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Response to Ludum Dare 40 & Other Events 2017-12-02 13:57:05

Robot day rules

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Response to Ludum Dare 40 & Other Events 2017-12-02 14:14:16

I'm finding free time to program again, so maybe I'll whip up something for Robot Day.

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Response to Ludum Dare 40 & Other Events 2017-12-03 10:49:52

Can't wait to see those updates! Tom, just curious, are they back-end things (I remember you guys spending some time a while back transferring to new servers and such, don't remember the technical terms), or are they going to be usable features?


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Response to Ludum Dare 40 & Other Events 2017-12-03 11:13:26

At 12/3/17 10:49 AM, LDAF wrote: Can't wait to see those updates! Tom, just curious, are they back-end things (I remember you guys spending some time a while back transferring to new servers and such, don't remember the technical terms), or are they going to be usable features?

The next batch of updates include new user pages, ability to do more directly in your feed, new audio listen page and new art view page.


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Response to Ludum Dare 40 & Other Events 2017-12-03 14:49:24

At 12/2/17 12:59 AM, Nekoyoujo wrote: Robot Day is December 10th, now! Don't miss it!

Im going to try my hardest to get at least a drawing up for this date..

The vid.me farewell post of insightful , they seemed to to have their hearts in the right place, wish them luck on their next venture.

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Response to Ludum Dare 40 & Other Events 2017-12-03 16:08:50

Ludum Dare always presents some great flashes. It will be fun checking them all out.


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Response to Ludum Dare 40 & Other Events 2017-12-03 16:12:28

God fucking damn it, I assume I won't be in the DBZ collab.


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Response to Ludum Dare 40 & Other Events 2017-12-03 16:32:12

Robot Day is December 10th this year. It will be an early Christmas present.


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At 12/1/17 05:52 PM, TomFulp wrote: wish us luck!

Good Luck :D

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Response to Ludum Dare 40 & Other Events 2017-12-06 17:50:31

At 12/3/17 11:13 AM, TomFulp wrote:
The next batch of updates include new user pages, ability to do more directly in your feed, new audio listen page and new art view page.

Holy shit, I am so pumped!!!

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Response to Ludum Dare 40 & Other Events 2017-12-06 23:07:50

Update: Just learned AOL AIM is shutting down
https://help.aol.com/articles/aim-discontinued


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At 12/6/17 11:07 PM, VicariousE wrote: Update: Just learned AOL AIM is shutting down
https://help.aol.com/articles/aim-discontinued

Hmm feels like that thing's been around forever. Been using it yourself?

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Response to Ludum Dare 40 & Other Events 2017-12-07 07:58:12

At 12/7/17 03:44 AM, Cyberdevil wrote:
At 12/6/17 11:07 PM, VicariousE wrote: Update: Just learned AOL AIM is shutting down
https://help.aol.com/articles/aim-discontinued
Hmm feels like that thing's been around forever. Been using it yourself?

Oh hell no, not even last century back when it was almost the same size as the OS it ran on


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Response to Ludum Dare 40 & Other Events 2017-12-07 08:23:13

At 12/7/17 07:58 AM, VicariousE wrote: Oh hell no, not even last century back when it was almost the same size as the OS it ran on

XD Surprised you're posting the news then! Is there some correlation between AIM and NG I'm not aware of?

Don't think I ever tried AIM either btw. I remember being peer pressured into MSN when everyone else had that, and then testing YIM, and a little gTalk, and envying the ICQ generation since their name was so much wittier, but never really stuck with any of those...