Another LD48 over, and I got some sleep in a warm cozy bed. Which is nice, especially because at the location where I was programming the game, the heating didn’t work o.O
So let’s do a final post for this LD: I was watching many Parodius videos on youtube a few weeks ago, simply because I like the music. Also:
Parody + Gradius = Parodius (awesome game)
Ludum Dare + Parodius = Ludum Darodius
What went well:
Graphics: I managed to make lots of animations in GraphicsGale (awesome program), and even though I was like laughing all the time because they looked so funny very close, I don’t regret spending so much time on them
Gameplay: I wanted to make a helicopter game for a long time, and I did!
Alternative challenge: Haha, did I really have a cat in there ?
What didn’t went well:
Theme: When the theme was announced, I made a draft. And didn’t like it. At all. Made me want to give up, because I like funny games. Kept drafting, but no. And that part alone took 4-5 hours already :/. So I scrapped it all, and scrolled through the posts on this site to get an idea. Until someone had a post with that skunk and the cat of the looney tunes, and then it made *ping* (thanks for that!). ‘Leave me alone’ rather than ‘alone’ alone. Plus, the kitten challenge kept me going
Sleep: Unbelievable, I felt like cr*p after the first night. Getting old ? At that time I was staring at the code, unable to do anything. So I kept animating and drawing more and more sprites + making concepts for new ones.
And that’s the ranting for this time. Always a nice experience to code and code and code and code