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!
Pixel Day Logo
Logo for Pixel Day commissioned by Tom Fulp!! A big honor and a lot of fun to work on.
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- Pixel Art
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!
We're trying to get a bunch of big site updates out this month to celebrate the end of 2017, wish us luck! They've been a long-time coming and I think you'll like them.
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