The first thing you need to know is that it’s pronounced “Loo-dum D-ar-re” Ludum Dare is a 48 or 72 hour game jam that takes place every 4 months. Here’s an excerpt from the “About Page” on there website.
“During a Ludum Dare, developers from around the world spend a weekend creating games based on a theme suggested by the community.”
Game jams are an incredible challenge, and Ludum Dare is the longest running and largest online game jam in the world.
There are only two rules for the 72 hour jam we’ll be doing.
1- Work alone or in a team.
2- Create a game in 72 hours.
We cannot create any assets before the jam starts, and we don’t know what the theme is until it’s announced at the start of the contest. While ludum dare is a competition, developers aren’t competing to make a better game than each other, they compete to make the best game they possibly can. Ludum Dare is always exciting, and always a new experience, we can’t wait to take on this challenge as a team.