Ludum Dare (games) repo?


#1

Why is there no Ludum Dare F-droid repository?

It seems like a better way to feed attention to game developers than trying to launch such games on play store.


#2

I think one reason is, that (in my experience) many Ludum Dare games are written using non-free frameworks like Unity. I haven’t seen a lot of truely free Ludum Dare games yet, but I’m also not very actively following the scene.

But sure, if you want to create a thirdparty repository for Ludum Dare games, go ahead :smiley:


#3

I have a question. Before being placed in the main F-Droid repository, apps are analyzed. Are apps in repositories (Izzy’s, the Gaurdian Project, etc) given the same study? I guess what I’m asking is, “Are they just as safe?”. Thanks.


#4

Depends, GUardian Projects builds them, and they’re their own apps.

Izzy just pulls APKs from Github, basically from the devs.


#5

So… (And I appreciate Izzy!) It’s all down to trusting the devs not to insert malicious code, spyware, etc. I have no way of knowing. Apps slip through the Play Store frequently. They can more readily fool me… Thanks for the education!