Ludum Dare is a regular accelerated game development Event. Participants develop games from scratch in a weekend, based on a theme suggested by the community. The event attracts developers from all sides of the industry. Students, hobbyists, industry professionals from many well respected game studios, as well as many independent game developers. For many people, it can be difficult to find or make the time create a game or prototype for yourself. Ludum Dare is your excuse.
I used to make flash games really rapidly as a hobby but slowed down a lot recently when I started focusing on a bigger project, but now that that’s done I want to get back into it and spend some more time on smaller stuff, but was really demotivated lately, so this whole event really helped out with that.
Check all the games here: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/