I’ve been following Ludum dare for a year now. I found out about Ludum dare by watching Notch’s live stream of him making prelude of the chambered. I watched it from beginning to end and was so intrigued with it that I decided to start learning Java. I learnt in small doses over a period of 9 months until june when I really picked it up. 2 or 3 weeks ago I started programming a game : ).
I talked to a guy last night who said it takes years of experience to make a game and doing it alone is worse. Thinking that was true I went to lay down. Laying there I questioned If I am ready to make a game… and I came to the conclusion…
Hell Yes!!! I have a year of on and off Experience. I have been making so much progress in the last two months and my game is doing fine. If I get stuck I work my ass off to find the problem, and when I find it I learn how to fix it and make it better. I’m not saying that I don’t have SO MUCH MUCH MORE to learn. What I am saying is that YOU DO NOT need a lot of experience to make a game.
To those participating in the compo and the jam, do your best and give it your all, I cant wait to play your games. Have a Good day and will see you all At the compo.
I am making a small game in 12 – 18 hours to practice for the Compo at 1 AM PST which is in less than 50 minutes. I’ll see you there! http://www.twitch.tv/skyllartor (viewers decide the theme)