For this Ludum Dare, I’m going to try using my newly repaired laptop. I installed the release preview of Windows 8 on it (it’s free and runs Unity, so good enough for me). I’m in the process of setting it up with tools that I may use over the weekend.
Definitely (90-100% of using):
-Unity3D – looking around at 2D frameworks to use if i decide to go that direction. otherwise I’ll just default to full 3D using either Blender or 3DS Max
-Sublime Text 2 with Unity3D plugins
-Blender for 3D stuff (will revert to 3DS Max on my main machine if this becomes too much hassle) – haven’t used this before, so I’ll be reserving a bit of time between now and Friday to find my way around
-Bamboo tablet – new gadget arriving in the mail soon. will also have to figure out how to use it. hopefully will not be too difficult.
-Inkscape – vector graphics tool – i less than three me some vector graphics. spent a good semester in college learning all about how to draw curves and write code to draw them, so i’m guessing this should just be a matter of taking a couple of hours to learn the UI. would be awesome if this works with the bamboo tablet.