I have been entering ludum dare since LD23
About ahm99 (twitter: @piece_o_ham)
Ludum Dare 28
Ludum Dare 27
Ludum Dare 27 Warmup
Ludum Dare 26
Ludum Dare 26 Warmup
Ludum Dare 25
Ludum Dare 24
Ludum Dare 23
Ludum Dare 23 Warmup
I’m having one of those times where you have this bug and you just can’t track it down or figure out what on earth is causing it. But in this case I’ve got it to the point where it is fairly unnoticeable.
Anyways, here is a picture of what I have so far (or you can find the glitches yourself)
Yep, I’m in…again. I’m not sure what to write since I’m writing this on my phone, so here’s ma’ tools:
Graphics: Paint.NET (maybe gimp too)
Map editor: Tiled (if I can figure out how to use my engine)
Engine: JNitrig2D ()
Audio editor: Audacity
I ask that you don’t use my engine. Not because it’s an awesome engine, but because I myself don’t really know how to use it (and I wrote it!), because it was programmed in pasta (spaghetti code, well it’s not that bad but it isn’t documented so yeah). Because my engine sucks like Kirby, I’m going to polish it before the compo starts.
Well things are going ok. Unfortunately I have things do. Yo can play the current version or you can see a preview of the game here:
I will be using a few more tools! They are:
- My own game engine. I strongly discouraged you from using it as it is not documented
- Tiled map editor
I’ve been looking forward to this for a while, and last time I got 76th place for humor (of course the rating were screwed up but whatever), so I’m curious to see if I can again get in the top 100 for at least ONE thing. I’m also going to try to squeeze off a simple game engine before it starts, just to save some time. If/when I finish that, I will post it here.
Oh and here are ma’ toolz:
- Graphics: Paint.net
- Language: Java
- Editor: Eclipse
- SFX: BFXR
- Music (if I get around to it): LMMS
- Timelapse: Chronolapse
See y’all then;
I have been trying to work on a game engine. For the past…while. But that is really hard to do when you’re playing world of tanks Maybe I can finish.
I got in the top 100 for humor! I got #76. This is a lot better than my last LD. Below I have shown my rating improvements. However, there are things that made me mad about the ratings. Not so much my ratings but just ratings in general. So I have some tips for those who haven’t been here very long.
Use “n/a”. Very often people will rate as one star when they should really rate as “n/a”. For example, this text adventure. It got rated better in graphics than my game. It is a text adventure, graphics don’t matter in a text adventure. If it doesn’t have sound, rate it as “n/a”. Same goes for graphics.
Read the entire description. It seems as some people don’t read the entire description. There is sometimes some important info in there. For example, people didn’t seem to realize there were only two levels in my game. Or they said restarting was annoying even though I showed a way to restart faster. Please, JUST READ THE WHOLE THING.
Leave a comment. There is nothing more annoying than people who don’t leave comments. I like to hear what you think. How am I supposed to know how I’m doing if you don’t leave a comment. Please, LEAVE COMMENTS.
Also, here is a rating comparison:
And here is a timelapse:
I released a new version of my post compo! Here is a list of what has changed since release:
+ Added Music and Sound
* Changed player image
+ Added Easy, Medium, and INSANE difficulty (hard is what it was during the compo)
Click here for the entry page.
I also posted a video featuring the changes (note that the actual game looks much better) below. Oh and don’t forget to watch my timelapse.
And here is a GIF preview:
So far, I’ve played 50 games. On my first Ludum Dare, I only played about 15. So I’ve improved. Anyways, I’ve decided to give some of favorite games (in no particular order) to help you find some cool games to try out before judging ends.
A really cool puzzle game where you use magnets to solve puzzles.
I really enjoyed the gameplay of this game. It was very unique, and I think it is full-game material. I think this may be my favorite game.
A game where you have to find enough crystals to power your spaceship. But you can only turn left!
This was a simple but fun game. There were not really any enemies, but it was still challenging. I think NostraDamon could take this somewhere.
A game where you must get to the end of a cylinder/tunnel, and you get to turn the entire cylinder.
This one had unique gameplay. I would also like to see a full game from this one.
The game’s creators explain it best: “Each unit of your previous rounds adds up, replicating all the movements you made when you controlled it. Thusly, a massive army”.
I loved the graphics of this one as well as the unique, innovative gameplay. The sounds were also hilarious. Definitely worth making into a full game.
A multiplayer shooter/stealth game.
Unfortunately there were not many servers or players, but it sounds like it is still being worked on, which makes me happy.
A city builder.
Has room for expansion…
Words can’t describe this one.
Too innovative to skip.
A fighting game?
I don’t know what to say. I guess you will have to see for yourself
Well I’m too lazy to add anymore images, but some games you should definitely check out are:
My Mini Castle
And not to mention, my game XD.
So I finally did my post compo. The only thing left is to add the music that I made. But I’m lazy, so I think I’ll leave it.
What has been changed:
Added sounds (which mostly were created during the compo)
Changed version in about menu XD
Well that’s pretty much it. You can find the entry here.
You can also see a speedrun (of the original) here:
Or you can see the timelapse: