Well, I had never even touched Java until the beginning of the last Ludum Dare, I hope I fare a little better in this one! I might be attending the Ludum Dare meetup in Manchester if a spot opens up
There’s also a chance I’ll have to halt development, my Wife is due on May 7th, so could give birth any time! (they say 2 weeks either end, which puts it at 22nd, but still)
What’ll I be using?
Language: Java again!
Music: Sfxr for sound effects, I’ve not decided for actual sound. Time to learn MilkyTracker I think!
I’ll be livestreaming, of course!
I’ll be recording my desktop too, so I can put up a timelapse on youtube when I’m done.
I made a platformer last time, and I looked to the code of Notch’s metagun when I got stuck (which was often). While it helped me learn a lot about java, and game development, I can’t help but feel like I took a shortcut.
Unless the theme is very specific, I want to stray away from a platforming game, if possible, really put myself out of my comfort zone, both genre-wise and mechanics-wise. Isn’t that what Ludum dare is about? For me, it’s certainly a learning experience.
I’m curious as to how well I do. I like to think my java skill has improved somewhat in the past 4 months (I’ve been coding pretty much non-stop in that time, being unemployed).
I wish all of you the best of luck in your endeavours!