LUDUM DARE 44 SITE @ MFF UK

WHAT?

Ludum Dare is a competition in development of games, especially computer ones. Season veterans, juniors even people with no prior experince but eager to make games can sign up and compete for honor and fun. However, the competition is not important, what is important is the fact that Ludum Dare brings together many people of various skills at 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 44 post specifically. Rules as summarized here Ludum Dare Rules.

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 44!

Our site is opened for everybody! Everyone who is interested in game development can come and join a group of people of a good-ol’-game-makers 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!

WHEN, WHERE?

27.-30.4.2019 (Friday – Sunday)

Profesní důmMalostranské náměstí 2/25, Praha 2

The site opens on Friday 26.11.2018 at 04:00 PM (GMT+2 == UCT+2 == CEST).
The theme will be announced Saturday morning 03:00 AM.
The jam then runs 48-72 hours depending on whether you enter Compo or Jam.

The site closes on Sunday 28.4.2019 at 8:00 PM.


FOR WHOM?

The jam site is opened for everybody and is completely free! Everyone who is interested in game development can come and join a group of people of a good-ol’-game-makers that will fight through the 48 hours to create a 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!

HOW TO SIGN UP?

If you want to sign up, please book a ticket. Tickets are completely free, it is just a way for us to track who is coming to the jam.  The site can back up to 40 people, so the number of tickets is limited!

HOW TO SHARE?

We have a Facebook event opened, let people know your coming, invite your friends! If you’re a Twitter fan, please retweet!

HISTORY

We are seasoned organizers, we already run sites for LD32, LD34LD35, LD37, LD38, LD40, LD41GDS Jam 2018 in the past.

GAMES CREATED

LD44 Theme: Life is Currency

Coin War – Jan Joneš, Martin Vejbora, Tomáš Jakubec

Cowry – Jozef Lelič, Michal Ďurovec

I D E N T I F T Y – Andrea Hubertová, Lída Hrnčířová

Phantom of the Malá Strana – Karel Vlachovský, Cyril Chudáček, Stanislav Šindler, Vojtěch Milota

Piggy the Bank  – Regina Urazajeva, Tomáš Helmich, Merve Tuncel, Jiří Houžvička

Polar Delivery – Martin Vlach

Rent is Life [CZE only] – Tom Barsweik, Viktorie Rystonová, František Bayer

Precious is life – Yulia Malkova, Helena Kalaninova, Jan Kocur, Denis Judin

Selloutpunk – Jakub Eremiáš, Jan Holan, Mikuláš Hrdlička, Sterling Tuttle


ORGANIZATION

The theme for the game jam will be announced 27.4.2019 03:00 AM so you might be wondering what will be happening on 26.4., 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 😉 … Beat Saber and Super Hot available!

The site is available till 28.4.2019 06:00 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 main 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 the organizers at +420 776 323 819 if you have troubles entering the site.

We will have both Wi-Fi and Wired internet connection prepared (yeah, good ol’ switches all around the place) as well as a kettle, microwave, toaster, induction heater, shower, cups, glasses, cutlery.

We provide free refreshments! Yourself-cooked meals (pasta, Sat and Sun only), pop-corn, toasts (salami / cheese), fruits, vegetables, coffee, tea, still and sparkling water.

You can sleep over at the site (there is also a shower free of charge in the building). We have 28 floating mattresses to lend (book appropriate ticket). Just be sure to bring your own blanket / sleeping bag. In case all the mattresses are booked, you can bring your own, the floor capacity is rather large 😉

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 29.4.2019 03:00 AM while The Jam (teams) deadline is 30.4.2019 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.


SITE PROGRAM

All times are local time == GMT+2 == UCT+2 == CEST (Czech Republic).

26.4.2019 (Fri)
27.4.2019 (Sat)
28.4.2019 (Sun)
29.4.2019 (Mon)
30.4.2019 (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
05:00 PM – 06:00 PM
– Workshop: Ideation Board Game
06:00 PM – 06:30 PM
– Tutorial: Adventure Plugin in UE4
06:30 PM – 07:00 PM
– Tutorial: Charles Engine:
Tool for Narrative Games
in Unity
08:00 PM – 00:00 AM
– Free program
– Setting up project templates,
repos
– Playing board games
– Having fun with HTC Vive
– Svoboda 1945 game preview
– Jam games from GDS2018
00:00 AM – 03:00 AM
– Warmup
03:00 AM
– LD44 Theme Announced
03:00 AM – 06:00 PM
– Coding
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
– We encourage you
to play test other people
prototypes
07:00 PM – 12:00 AM
– Coding
00:00 AM – 06:00 PM
– Coding
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM
– Game Presentations
07:00 PM – 08:00 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 44 ends

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