picture of himself from ’87 while at Lincoln Junior High. He thought you would get a kick out it. The mustache is amazing (especially for a junior high student).
If you were wondering, Spence was nice enough to star in my most recent LD entry Slime Groove. I really don’t have much to say about my effort here other than thanks to everyone who left a comment, played my game, and of course participated this round. I now hand the rest of this post over to Spence.
“Thanks Chris. It was a blessing to work with you. Your professionalism, your insight, your trust in me to execute a scene and experiment; all of this really helped me tap into my character and make Slime Groove I truly think a great game. I also want to thank my co-star Sandy. She is a master of the acting craft.”
To tell you the truth acting is easy in a game like Slime Groove. The set, the props, our costumes–all of it really makes it easy to immerse yourself into the story. It really is amazing the effort that went in to all that. Some of the props and sets took hours to make, I mean the whole game took 48 hours to make! That is a long time, but well worth the wait.
Chris told me something very interesting once while on the set. He said that unlike his previous Ludum Dare entry he was going to build this game from the outside in. Meaning I think he started with the art and animation and put a lot of time there. Once he had the art down only then did he move to the gameplay and other items. I don’t know if this works for other game makers, but Chris seemed happy with the results, even though he wanted to do so much more if the time allowed.
I look forward to the next Ludum Dare and I hope to once again work with Chris. Until then you can follow his work on twitter @cacciatc and www.dullahansoft.com”