On the weekend of 27th to 28th of April, the 44th edition of Ludum Dare took place. Ludum Dare is one of the longest running online Game Jams. All participants are tasked with creating a game relating to a community chosen theme within 48 hours in the “Compo” category or within 72 hours for the more relaxed “Jam” category.
Nowadays there are countless online game jams happening anytime. However, what makes Ludum Dare special, is its long history (and therefore higher visibility) and unique rating system. Only people who participated in the jam are allowed to rate other people’s games. By rating games (as well as leaving feedback on their game pages), your game gets more visibility on the main homepage, and is more likely be rated by other people too. This encourages people to play more games and leave more feedback, resulting in more feedback than at most smaller events.
A few days ago Sandra, Johannes, Anton and Klemens took part in one of the biggest game developer events worldwide: the Reboot Develop Blue in Dubrovnik, Croatia. We got the opportunity to meet a ton of people from all over the games industry and hear talks from industry legends like Patrice Désilets (Panache Digital Games), Warren Spector (OtherSide Entertainment) or Hidetaka Miyazaki (From Software)
Since 2004, the International Game Awards are given to the best mobile games in the business. Previous winners include hits like Monument Valley, Old Man’s Journey, The Witness and Pokemon Go. This year one of our very own projects, Subwords, is nominated for the 15th edition of this great award! Winners will be announced on the 19th of March in San Francisco! Fingers Crossed🤞
Please support us by voting for Subwords in the “Public Choice” category. Here are the links:
The Game Dev Students are a group that bring together people interested in all aspects of game development. We work on multiple game related projects, organize GameJams, educate interested people via workshops and attend international conferences to show off and compete with our projects. No matter if you already working or want to contribute in other projects – Come and join us!