I decided to spend the last weekend in a bit of an unorthodox way - instead of celebrating May Day along with the rest of the country, it was game development time for me. I've been hanging out on the IRC channel of Ludum Dare for a long while now, so it was high time I finally gave the 48 hour game development competition a try.
Ludum Dare, which was organized for the 20th time, isn't quite as large of an event as the Global Game Jam, though the rules and 48 hour time limit are similar. And unlike the very social game jam, Ludum Dare's main event is a solo competition, a challenging test of individual skills. I think I managed okay overall, with an end result that can well be considered a complete game. I even composed a small piece of background music, something I've never done before. Oh, and don't worry, the music can also be turned off.
My game Lasers are Dangerous is in Flash, and can be played at http://oletus.fi/static/lasersaredangerous/. Read past the break for a short post mortem.