Wikipedia and a few other sites around the Internet
will be going under a blackout on Wednesday to protest SOPA, PIPA, and any other legislation that threatens to shut down parts of the Internet for the interests of a few in power. But shutting down for the day is a less creative way to go about it, so Ludum Dare has a better idea: Why not make some indie games instead?
The famous indie game competition is hosting a virtual game jam throughout
the day, asking indie game developers (or anyone off from usual work) to make games inspired by the fight against SOPA. There are already a few submitted
, and you can make and add your own, or see what other developers have done throughout the day. It's just a freeform jam, so there aren't any real prizes to be had, except that we all get some fun (or crazy, or hastily designed) indie games to play afterwards.
hashtag is being used to follow the conversation on Twitter, and at least one major indie developer
has taken up the cause himself. Last time Notch jammed on a game it turned into a real Mojang release
, so who knows what we'll get this time?