I have had HaxePunk recommended to me by a few people here and there, and now that I’ve done enough to get it (seemingly) working, it seems like I should use it.
So, I’m going back to my roots of having no idea what I’m doing.
That’s right! I’m going in with minimal experience. Ludum Dare is at its best (for me at least) as a trial-by-fire. The struggle of learning under that kind of pressure keeps it fun for me.
I’m not completely without knowledge, though. I’ve done plenty of things with FlashPunk (which HaxePunk is a port of) and I’ve used Haxe a little bit before (though it’s certainly been a while since I last used it), so I kind of have some idea. Kind of.
As for the type of game…
I want to make a shmup. I love shmups. They are probably my favorite genre of game. Kenta Cho’s shmups are some of my favorites. I also like Danmaku (aka “bullet hell”) shmups since they are nice and challenging. I also love to destroy lots of stuff, and shmups are generally pretty good for that.
So, with all that said…
(Edit: Put some tags on this post, that’s all.)