This weekend is yet another Ludum Dare weekend, which means there will be two intertwined internet gamemaking events: a 48-hour Competition in which the goal is to make a game from scratch* all by yourself, and a 72-hour Jam in which the goal is to make a game from whatever you want with whomever you want. They both start tomorrow, August 24, at 8:00 PM EST.
Here are the rules: ludumdare.com/compo/rules/
There have been text-based Ludum Dare games in the past (even aside from my own troll entry a few compos back…), and they are frequently well received, especially if they are web-playable. So if you find yourself with nothing else to do this weekend, you should check it out.
*“scratch” is somewhat vaguely defined, but basically the idea is that you have to create all assets (except fonts and sampled instruments) yourself, and any pre-written code you use has to have been available to everyone