Hello to all,
I’m really happy to be here and to have participated in this nice event, but most of all I am very pleased to have successfully completed something that even I had doubts finish. My game “Human Evolution” is simple, trivial and childish, but I did it and it is running at 100% XD
You can find the game here: HUMAN EVOLUTION
What went right:
IDE/Language: I used Construct 2 for my first ludum dare and it was a nice experience, is fast and easy, and I had little to think about as I designed the game.
Idea: The idea came to me on the morning of August 25, I woke up, had breakfast and I did not think about anything but just this guy running through the historical ages without the slightest explanation XD
KISS: The survival guide for the game jam has been very useful, I had on my smartphone my TO-DO list, I had it all planned and it helped me a lot .. even though I have not met exactly.
What went wrong:
Graphics: I’m not an artist, this is my biggest weakness .. maybe I should focus a bit ‘and seriously study the pixel art, I know something, but as you can see from the game at some point (with the time he was about to run out) I preferred to hurry, and I drew badly as a child of 3 years ..
Loosing Time: On the second day I lost quite a bit ‘of time that could be used to make better designs, but because of the many images that were created I became lazy .. and at one point I even started to play with the nerf guns in home with my brother .. losing one hour and a half XD
Calculation of the difficulty: In the rush to complete the game, I did not look at your increase in difficulty as the player continues through the ages, the increase in the speed of the character is much lower than I had thought and testing in the final stage no one has and I pointed out I did not mind because of my attention to the graphics to be completed.
Well now I just have to tell you something, do not let nothing and no one to stop you from doing what you like, do not expect pats on the shoulder or encouragement by the people beside you .. just do it.
Send them all to the hell if necessary, but do it.