- Humour #36
- Fun #239
- Mood #296
- Overall #417
- Graphics #600
- Innovation #603
- Audio #615
- Theme #672
There were 1006 entries in the 48 hour competition. I'd been hoping to finish in the top half of the rankings this time after a poor showing last time and that's what I managed: 417th overall.
The big surprise was the humour score: wow! I was worried that the humour might be a bit too straight-faced for people, or that I'd be the only one who found it funny. Being wrong has rarely been a happier experience!
I was also really pleased with the Fun score. To me that's the most important category after Overall. It means I made something that people enjoyed playing and that's a really rewarding feeling.
It was nice to get a decent score for the mood category too, but I've never really understood what it means exactly. The other scores were more or less what I expected, except for audio: I didn't have any, so ranking above 391 others was a bit of a surprise!
I think if these results tell me anything, it's not to give up. It's still possible to make a decent game, even when you're starting over with less than 24 hours remaining in the competition. Also: the Ludum Dare community is awesome!