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From top left, clockwise: Indecisive by Tune4Toons (6th place, 14.5/20), Quicksand Cave by zebtrestalala (4th place, 15.85/20), Sliverfall Cove / Marina Ruins by MessengerOfDreams (2nd place, 16.27/20), Deep Secret Paradise by lordpat (4th place in Cave, 7th place overall, 14.33), The Great Abyss by Volkove (3rd place, 15.93/20), Questions by Buff_ (5th place, 14.67/20).
Winner (centre): The Blind Experiment by ~MP3 Amplifier~ (16.83/20).

LDC DetailsEdit

  • Number: 21st LDC
  • Name: Storytelling / Cave (Chasm)
  • Thread link:: Story here and Cave here
  • Vault Link: Story here and Cave here
  • Awards post: here
  • Run by: MessengerOfDreams R and Buff_ (Buffooner) - awards by MessengerOfDreams R
  • Number of Entrants: 14 (6 Storytelling, 8 Cave)
  • Number of Pages of Posts: 33 (12 in Story, 18 in Cave, 3 in overall results)
  • Contest Started: August 30th, 2012
  • Final Overall Deadline: October 7th, 2012 (38 days)
  • Results Posted: November 12th, 2012 (36 days from overall deadline)
  • Judges: (almost all judgings in the results post)
    1. ~MP3 Amplifier~ R L - both for Storytelling and Cave - judgings for Cave
    2. MessengerOfDreams R - for Storytelling
    3. Volkove - for Storytelling
    4. Buff_ (Buffooner) - for Cave
    5. Nwolf - for Cave
    6. -BY (Blackyoshi) - backup for MP3

The backstory between this LDC being the first and only twin LDC is that it's quasi the outcome of the already longer-lasting rivalry of paradigms between story legend MoD and pure platformer master Buff. So, both of them hosted an LDC with their fondness as a theme, and both also were judges on their side, but: They were both forced to make an entry for the OPPOSITE site, Buff made a story entry and MoD made a platformer. Originally, MP3 was only supposed to judge only Story, but jumped in for Cave as Asterocrat and nin10mode both had to drop out.

Final Levels by ScoreEdit

Place Score Side Level Designer
1st 16.83 Story The Blind Experiment (miniseries) ~MP3 Amplifier~ R L
2nd 16.27 Cave Sliverfall Cove / Marina Ruins MessengerOfDreams R
3rd 15.93 Cave The Great Abyss Volkove
4th 15.85 Cave Quicksand Cave zebtrestalala
5th 14.67 Story Questions (miniseries) Buff_ (Buffooner)
6th 14.5 Story Indecisive Tune4Toons
7th 14.33 Cave Deep Secret Paradise (miniseries) lordpat
8th 13.83 Cave Kamikaze Chasm Karyete
9th 13.16 Story Autumn Valley (incomplete) -BY (Blackyoshi)
10th 12.83 Cave Craggy Grotto Triple J
11th 11.7 Cave Cavern Adventure CrazyMario
12th 11.43 Cave Chasm Cave CaptainAmerica2
13th 11.17 Story Shine Flower (miniseries) KABOOM
14th 7 Story Revenge of Dark Meta Knight (miniseries) Kirbologist (Themagikoopaguy)
15th  ??? who cares Alive (miniseries?) KevinOC


  • Of course, as this was the unique twin LDC, many comparisons and stats were made soon after the results. Cave was superior to Story with the overall better placements on top (getting 2nd to 4th), while Story had the grand ~MP3 Amplifier~ shining on Top. Both MoD and Buff_ were content with the outcome of their halves.
  • Though it was already clear at the beginning that no ribbons would be given out for the individual LDC's, it was debated if MoD was at 4 gold medals now and MP3 was at three. Officially only MP3's win counts, meaning that today both MP3 and MoD are the record winners with four golds each.
  • For all the following LDC's, we returned to the tradition of the host also announcing the results, after it has mostly been the cup defender before from the 12th until the 19th LDC.
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