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    Post-Mortem: Mayor vs Aliens

    Posted by (twitter: @Sheepolution)
    April 25th, 2012 1:44 pm

    Wow, what a weekend! This was my second Ludum Dare, and it was awesome (as expected). I already rated 50 games, and some of them are amazing! I want to congratulate you all for making and finishing a game. Finishing a game is hard, and you did it!

    Allright, enough about you, let’s talk about me! (Hmm.. that doesn’t sound very nice). Anyways, I made a game as well. And to be fair, I think this is one of the best games I have ever made. I’m really happy with it, and of course it has some flaws, but I’m gonna change those in the future. Now, let’s start the post-mortem!

     

    What went right?

    Coming up with an idea – I have no idea how I got this idea, the whole story and gameplay  just popped up in my head.

    Making graphics – This went so much better than expected, I really underestimated my own pixelart skills!

    Programming the game properly – Maybe not the way of coding the game, but how I placed my codes and named my variables.

    Finishing the game – That is always something good, right?

     

    What went wrong?

    Bugs! So many bugs! – I had some serious bugs, but there was the IRC chat that helped me out of the trouble! Thank you IRC ♥

    Balancing the game – And I mean this programming based.  I needed a formula that makes the monsters spawn more quickly / more at once. SLiV helped me with this, thanks!

    It all went too easy, so I was slacking off – I didn’t had much of a big game. Since it’s a small arcade game, it wasn’t much work. Because of this I took things too easy, and slowed myself down instead of working with the full 100%

    Creating music – I suck at creating music. Thank god the “random 8-bit music maker code” showed up. It really helped me a lot, and I’m going to use it more in the future!

     

     

    I hope you all enjoyed this Ludum Dare as much as I did! Can’t wait for next Ludum Dare to make an even more awesomer game!

     

    Click here to play the game!

     

    http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-23/?action=preview&uid=5959

    One Response to “Post-Mortem: Mayor vs Aliens”

    1. Suese says:

      Good post-mortem. I find getting on camera and explaining things to the camera helps focus me and keep me on track and not hitting up facebook like a crack-pipe, etc.

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