Yay I’m finally participating!
Yes, after observing for a few times I decided to participate in Ludum Dare myself this time. I had quite a few ideas based on the themes up for voting when I went to bed last night, I just kept wishing that the theme would not be “Companion”. I woke up in terror seeing that the theme was “Evolution”. My first few ideas weren’t even ideas, they were just memories. “Oh, right, that’s Osmos… Yeah that’s Spore, dammit…”. No original / plausible ideas whatsoever.
Hype The Markup Language
HTML5 is the new shiny thing, and there’s a lot of evangelism going on about it. The improvement process is rapid (too much so? that’s another blog post), and browser vendors are trying to get the game makers in bed with them, some with means of money, some with fame. The web is evolving, so is the documentation of related technologies, but it’s hard to keep up with everything that’s going on, and developer tools for JS are still a bit in their infancy. However, HTML5 games keep popping out like mushrooms on rain. Not.