With under 20 hours until the competition begins (I started writing this when it ticked over), I finally remembered I needed to make one of these posts. I have been planning ot do this competition since the last LD, where I made my first ‘game’ even though there where many glitches and bugs and it was unplayable on Macs due to me being silly when programming. But I did finish it, so this time I aim to do the same! Since the last LD I have started to learn Flashpunk with AS3. I do have some *limited* previous experience with flixel but thought that it was too platformer oriented, so I started to learn Flashpunk and have to say, I am loving it. So here is my post:
- Engine/Framework: Flashpunk
- Language: AS3
- Editor: Flashdevelop V4 (I think…)
- Audio: SFXR, or something of a similar kind..
- Music: FL Studio or Garage Band if I feel like my game needs it
- and finally Graphics: Now it either depends what I will be doing. Either Paint.Net (for pixel stuff) or Flash CS5 (if I decide to go with Vectors for characters)
- Tiled or Ogmo for Map Editing (or I might do some bitmap levels in Paint.NET or Photoshop CS5)
- Timelapse: Chronolapse
So I think that’s about all I need to say. I will be streaming over at http://twitch.tv/atomicmonkeypro so come by and watch me code and stuffs Hopefully I don’t get too distracted by talking to people on Skype or Youtube.
And after the compo I will be planning on releasing the timelapse on my YouTube Channel http://youtube.com/AtomicMonkeyPro along with an idea that another LD’er suggested to me. A documentary on the creation of it. I do not plan on doing it immediately after or during the competition, but I thought it could be a fun way to make a *different* Post-Mortem, even though I will still make the normal text entry on here.
Have fun and congratulations if you are still reading this! All of your have fun in your game making weekends!
Oh yeah, and there is no way I’m ever gonna make a 3D game for this comp 2D awesomeness all the way!
EDIT: Oh, I was going to write something, then just forgot it… a friend distracted me. WAIT, that’s what it was.
I did a warmup game last weekend to help me learn Flashpunk. It was very simple and easy but have a look: http://tinyurl.com/JaydenB