Good news for fans of 48-hour game developer jams with Latin titles: Ludum Dare have opened up theme voting before their next event, Ludum Dare 34. Users who sign up to their website will be able to suggest themes and ‘slaughter’ other suggestions through four rounds of voting. The last theme standing will become the focus of every game created at the event, which will take place between the 11th and 14th of December.
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Judging from the themes featured on the site, which range from the incredibly meta to the frustratingly vague, dev teams in attendance will have to be at their creative best. Whereas in previous events it was those taking part that got to vote on themes suggested by the organisers, this time around the devs are at the mercy of the Ludum Dare faithful.
So far over 3,600 themes have been suggested by users, with entries such as “useless superpowers” and “you are your own enemy” making the shortlist for the final round of voting. Ludum Dare has been responsible for a number of brilliant indies to have made it big in recent years, including Broforce, Mini Metro, Evoland, Gods Will be Watching and Titan Souls.