Ludum Dare is a competition in game development, especially computer ones. Anybody can sign up and compete for honor and fun. However, the competition is not important, what IS important is the fact that it brings many people of various skills together in the same time; an opportunity to meet new friends, acquire new skills, try out new ideas, be creative. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned game developer, Ludum Dare is for you. Details are available at the competition website Ludum Dare and Ludum Dare 40 post specifically.

As we (MFF UK) have a course on Practical Game Development, we are organizing at least one real game jam site every semester. So now, it’s Ludum Dare 40!

However, the site is opened for everybody! Everyone who is interested in game development can come and join a group of geeky people that will fight through the 48 hours to create a fun game. You can create a game alone or in a team. You can come with a team already formed or find teammates at the site!

Note that Ludum Dare is not limited to computer games, you can design board games as well!

We are seasoned organizers, we already run sites for LD32, LD34LD35, LD37, LD38 in the past.


Ludum Dare 40 is running during 2.– 5. 12. 2017. The site is opened during 1.-3.12. 2017.The site is located in the S building of the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics. Event will take place at rooms S8-S11.The site opens at 1.12.2017 04:00 PM. (All times are local time == GMT+1).The theme for the game jam will be announced 2.12.2017 03:00 AM at Ludum Dare 40 webpage. Site location

Google maps


LD40 ThemeThe more you have, the worse it is

Site’s hall of fame.

Greedy Balloon (Jam) – Karel Vlachovský, Jan Brýda

Hit the Blocks (Jam) – Jakub Mifek (for HTC Vive!)

Cubee (Jam) – Ondřej Paška

Saving Crying Bryan (Jam) – Petr Bělohlávek, Tomáš Hromada, Martin Tesař, Andrej Hoos

Space War Never Ends (Jam) – Michal Fibich

El Centro Comercial with Sweatheart (Jam) – Tomáš Kremel, David Samuel, Tomáš Nekvinda, Štěpán Procházka

Hungry Birds (Jam) – Lubomír Ohman, Lucie Magurová

Space Birds (Jam) – Jakub Gemrot

Cat Savious: The Rain is Coming (Jam) – Pavel Šmejkal, Romana Kapustová

Dutazem (Jam) – sci:CZECH

Welcome to Mars (Jam) – Dominika Kubániová, Filip Hauptfleisch

The Real War (Jam) – Petr Šimůnek

Inky Pinky Square (Jam) – Andrea Hubertová, Alexandru Buhai, ?

More Memory (Jam) – Merve Tuncle

Pac Jumper (Jam) – Josephine Ortgies


Joining Ludum dare 40
Look for the button Join event! For singles (compo) or team leaders only! If you are a member of the team, asks your team leader to add you into the team.

Site Information
You do not have to register anywhere to come ;-), but you will find some extra infos there regarding the site.

Site Facebook event
But you can tell people you’re coming by signing-up here and/or inviting others!

Site Tweet
If you’re a Twitter fan, we will appreciate your retweet.


The theme for the game jam will be announced 2.12.2017 03:00 AM so you might be wondering what will be happening on 1.12., right?

We are preparing a Unity/GameJam CrashCourse for all jammers where you can learn very basics of game development with Unity and setup your project in advance!

And we will have HTC Vive installed there accessible for free 😉

The site is available till 3.12.2017 10:00 PM.

There will also be an on-site play-testing sessions organized during the weekend!

We will be entering and leaving the building using the side entrance. You can find it inside the passage at the left side of the building (the same passage you would use to enter the restaurant Profesní dům). Again, call Jakub Gemrot at +420 724 508 170 when you arrive.

We will have Wi-Fi with internet connection prepared as well as a kettle, microwave and shower. You can sleep on the floor if you bring the necessary equipment.

Of course, bring anything you may need for game development (laptop, gamepads, joysticks, cell phones, pencils, papers, scissors, etc.) and also something to eat and drink!

The Compo (solo) deadline is 4.12.2017 03:00 AM while The Jam (teams) deadline is 5.12.2017 03:00 AM. We kindly ask all teams to secure another place for Monday and Tuesday if you wish to continue working on your game after the site closes.


All times are GMT+1 (Czech Republic).

1.12.2017 (Fri)
2.12.2017 (Sat)
3.12.2017 (Sun)
4.12.2017 (Mon)
5.12.2017 (Tue)
Site opens 04:00 PM Site opened whole day Site opened till 10:00 PM Site closed Site closed
04:00 PM
– Site opened
04:00 PM – 04:30 PM
– People coming in
04:30 PM – 05:00 PM
– HTC Vive installation
05:00 PM – 08:00 PM
– Workshop
08:00 PM – 00:00 AM
– Free program
– Setting up project templates,
– Playing board games
– Having fun with HTC Vive
00:00 AM – 03:00 AM
– Warmup
03:00 AM
– LD40 Theme Announced
03:00 AM – 06:00 PM
– Coding
06:00 AM – 07:00 PM
– Playtesting
07:00 PM – 12:00 AM
– Coding
00:00 AM – 09:00 PM
– Coding
09:00 PM – 10:00 PM
– Game Presentations
10:00 PM – 11:00 PM
– site is closing
02:00 AM – 03:00 AM
The Compo (solo) finishing
03:00 AM
The Compo (solo) submission
02:00 AM – 03:00 AM
The Jam (teams) finishing
03:00 AM – 04:00 AM
The Jam (teams) submission
04:00 AM
– Ludum Dare 40 ends