I'm a level designer in the games industry in the UK :)
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Ludum Dare 26
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Ludum Dare 16
So I’ve almost finished all the background stuff to get the game working, meaning I may be able to start on the art for it all soon *yay*
After feeling a bit peckish though I decided to heat up the left over beans and hot dogs from last night and have some yummy beans on toast.
From the sounds of it, it isn’t as epic as Cptalbertwesker’s incoming breakfast, but you can’t beat some good beans on buttery toast
I still don’t have a huge amount to show, I’m still getting the game all working properly and then I look forward to getting on with all the art for it
Just made my dinner though so I’m having a short break with a lovely garlic & coriander pizza naan with beans and mini hot dogs as a sauce and cheese with some shredded ham hock on top. All brought together with a bottle of No17 Bullmers
So it’s come to another short snack break, I decided as Cptalbertwesker had made Waffles, I’d do the closet thing that I could.
So I made pancakes, there’s even a pretty evil looking pancake clearly visible on the pile of them. I made them from a scotch pancake recipe so the batter was very thick and they turned out very tasty and sweet.
The game’s coming along ok, I only went for a simple idea and haven’t gone for anything hugely different. But after not completing my game for LD21 I need to make sure to do something simpler and easy to finish for LD22
So I’m taking part again, hopefully this time round I will finish my game as I was a little unsuccessful last time
Coming up with an idea now, I was going to do a livestream but then realized my xbox live vision cam doesn’t have a mic, and then I tried to do a stream of my webcam off my laptop along with a stream of my desktop’s second screen. But it didn’t work out, plus Game Maker HTML5 doesn’t seem to allow itself it be streamed.
On with the thinking up ideas, once I’ve got one narrowed down and started working on it I’ll allow myself some food
So I was well annoyed for not taking part back in April due to not having the weekend free. However this time round I’m ready…ish
So I had a nice sleep before waking up to the announced theme (I actually had more sleep than I should have) which seems pretty cool.
Once again as usual I’m going with GM8 to make the game in, perhaps by the next LD I’ll have grown more code skills and can get on with a different program. But for now it’ll do for me!
No images of work in progress yet, plus it’s going to be a pretty simple game anyway, so I hope it all works out.
For now you can see my breakfast, raspberries with vanilla yogurt, yummy!
I’ve been slightly worried recently on if my game will be allowed as it’s based on copyrighted stuff. I’ll find out soon if it is or not I suppose.
All menus are done and now I’m getting the final pieces finished and then I need to remember audio!
I’ve got work tomorrow but I won’t be giving up 5 hours left!
So I’m now deep in art land as well as front end flow county, as I just realised how many screens I’m going to need, hopefully it’ll all be in there in the end, maybe these mousse’s will help me keep going
I also woke up a bit late today which I’m not happy about but then I did go to bed late.
Only another 15 hours to go!
Duck and Hoisin sauce pizza with curly fries and garlic bread along with some yummy apple and elderflower juice
Finally got the collision working how I wanted, although now I’ve gotta make sure the collision then works the same for the opponents AI too. Really need to get started on the graphics for the game though.
While waiting for the Tesco man to deliver this week’s food (was at the cinema watching Tron last night so couldn’t do the shopping) and hoping he doesn’t get stuck in the snow I thought I’d have the only breakfast type thing I could find. Especially as I was starving hungry, which Nigella on the TV isn’t helping with while she’s making a yummy cake.
Game is coming along ok, I’m worried maybe it’s a little too simple, but I’ll keep on with it
Can’t wait for dinner of some take-away variety, although worried nowhere will be delivering
I believe I’ve nailed my idea As usual I’m trying to keep it nice and simple. Which is a shame as I had some really great ideas, but I wouldn’t be able to pull them off. So hopefully I’ll create something quite polished and nice this time round, even if it is quite simple
Bac-Attack is a little action based game, where you assume the role of a virally infected bacterium, and you have the ability to spread your virus among the healthy bacteria, from simply coming in contact with them helps spread the virus which can then spread even further.
So your main enemy is the antibacterial spray which a clean freak is spraying in order to make sure their house is clean, now be careful not to get in the line of the spray as it’s deadly to bacteria, which generally results in your demise.
Healthy bacteria also harms you when coming in contact with it, only slightly though as they aren’t a major threat, also when hurt you will slowly regenerate your health back.
So LD18 is now my 3rd Ludum Dare that I’ve taken part with and I swear it’s my best yet, it’s the most finished a game I’ve developed has been (excluding games I make outside of LD of course) and for that I’m happy. Of course there are lots of things I would change now looking at the game, but that will always happen when working on a game, especially when in a little time frame.
I made the game in Game Maker 8 as some may have guessed, I’m not an excellent coder like most of you on here, but I love the fact that I can take part in this competition thanks to Game Maker, games are my life and I’m happy I can spend spare time making games in 48 hours.
I will be writing up a post mortem for the LD blog, which I will attempt to write in my little spare time that I’m not at work.
I hope you enjoy my game, and I look forward to playing everyone else’s games!
So decided to have a little snack of some yummy mushrooms, they were great
Then had to record my weekly podcast, and now I’m back onto working on the art for my game, it’s going alright
I guess that looks a little weird though
So I managed to get around the big issue I was having with my game *yay* so now I think it’s just polishing up everything art wise and recording some sfx and making some music!
I’m having a late lunch, but then my breakfast was around lunch time anyway but my teeth have been hurting like crazy, I’ve got a couple being sensitive and playing up, and it’s not helping with my concentration, hope they feel better soon Hopefully the cheesy beans will get my mind off them
So having quite a late breakfast this morning, I woke up hours ago but I had to do a load of housework so got that sorted now I can get back onto working (although I did a little earlier as well)
Yummy bowl of fruit and yoghurt again, although only raspberries and blueberries today, didn’t feel like a peach as well, maybe I’ll have one later
Here’s to some good hours of work
So I had my yummy dinner of homemade wedges, little cheeseburger and salad which was yummy of course
I had fun watching Archimedes defy gravity by hanging on with his tiny feet
And I’ve been toying about with the main menu, however this is totally work in progress
Got a few more hours of work in me at least, so I hope to get as much done as possible