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There I was thinking with my list of things to do I’d not finish in time, well with literally 3 minutes to spare my last bug fix was in, and ‘Evolve or GTFO!’ is real.
It’s a simple game where you change your house to match the evolving town around you. It’s not perfect, and there are a lot of things I would have prefered to tweak, but unfortunately playtesting was not high on my list, must have been down to those sneaky 13 hours sleep I put in over the weekend.
Good luck to all of those that didn’t manage to submit to the compo and will take up tomorrow to work a little more on their game.
Oh my! only 5 and a half hours left, guess its time for my last meal, and time to crack on with my list of points left to finish.. not doing anywhere near as badly as I though, and I’ve only 5 art issues, 4 code issues and 3 bugs left to sort out, hopefully I get a little time for polish eh!
I’m quite pleased with my game so far, who knows maybe a screenshot will work its way onto here!
Decided to get most of my sprites out of the way, and any sounds I may want, I usually leave all this to the last minute, but at the moment its a bit silly trying to code when the placeholders I’m using really aren’t helping. So I had some Ryvita, along with some spread, soft cheese and chocolate philadelphia… not all at the same time
Ok, so after trying to tell myself I was thinking for about 2 hours, of my brain coming up ideas that sounded good, that then immediately turned into Spore! *shakes fist at Will Wright*
I can now safely say I’ve come up with a goodun, which potentially could be very nice, and hopefully very easy *fingers crossed* unfortunately the idea isn’t as ‘different’ as I’m used to, but hopefully not too many LD’ers will be thinking up the same one!
So now that I’m finally underway, and planned everything I need to code out, I shall post my obligatory desk photo! Complete with my fuel for LD24; Ryvita Sesame crispbreads that taste a little of mould :/ and some fantastic rocky road rice krispy squares! Thanks Fultons Foods!
Going on my seventh LD, can’t wait!
As per usual I’ll be using Game Maker (HTML5) and all my lovely lovely art will be created in Paint!
I’ve actually been sent away from home for work, so it’ll be interesting sweating it away in a third floor flat, hopefully I’ve not forgotten to bring anything, may dual screen if I can grab me a HDMI cable from somewhere.
Here’s hoping for 1000 kittens
My coolness factor is definitely going to be lower than it should be, but I am actually in, who could pass up the 10th Anniversary. So despite having to fix my PC for the whole of Saturday, and get back to living in the UK after 2 months abroad.
So I’m going super simple, and here’s a screenshot of my Bacteria fun game.
Never before have I finished so close! I think I’m getting a bit too old for all this, or I’m not getting as much sugar intake as I used to when doing LD.
My game is called Run Justin, Run
Run Justin, Run was one of two ideas I had for LD22, the other involved a meditating monk which I think I should have gone with after finding out that my concept and that of tacograveyard were very similar which makes me sad; I like to be the weird idea that no one thinks of. However Run Justin, Run was the most fun, and I like my humorous games, so here goes.
As a very famous popstar; we’ll call him Justin you’ve just come back from a very successful gig, however he’s got a bit of the lergy, and
he’s feeling particularly disgusting.
He knows that if a fan gets too close then they won’t be able to make it to his concert tonight, so he’s only one option; get to the public toilets at the end of town so he can be alone and away from his adoring fans.
It’s basically track and field with screaming girls, so press the left and right arrow keys like a nut to run away from the crowds.
Occasionally crazed fans will launch themselves at you, you’ll need to kick or punch them away unless you want to lose a particularly
die hard fan!
It’s missing a lot of animations that I wanted to do, as well as a few sounds that wouldn’t loop.
It also marks my first forary into GM HTML5, which was interesting to the say the least, no custom loading bar or icon sucks! However it means my game can be played on the web yay
Unfortunately I’ve got problems with the backgrounds popping in a bit late, don’t judge
@tacograveyard please understand that i have not copied your idea, we must just be on the same wavelength
Well there’s just over 5 hours left, game is getting there, yet I’ve still not posted any screenshots. Last ludum dinner is leftover chilli from last night on top of two lovely jacket potatoes.
Here’s hoping that my game is ready in the next 3 hours so I can have some sleep tonight rather than stay up super duper late like I usually do.
So I had a little nap, was planning to wake up at 2am and get cracking on finalising the code behind the cutscene that introduces you to the game, so I could start nice and fresh tomorrow on all of the art and sound assets.
The nap for an hour lasted 6, my day has already been wasted! No time for waffles this morning, hopefully when my boyfriend gets up he’ll make me some bacon and eggs.
I’d show a shot of my game, but it is still all placeholder, when some graphics get in I’ll manage, and then everyone can see how me and tacograveyard have literally come up with the same concept, there is no copying involved I swear, I came up with two ideas on Saturday morning, and ‘Run Justin, Run’ was the idea I rolled with.
The game is going well so far, 17 hours is a bit of a stretch for finishing, but I’m sure I will, I always seem to manage, after all drawing pictures doesn’t take hours
So my game isn’t going as well as usual. I do however have an awesome idea, it will never look as cool as it does in my head, but my paint skills can only go so far! When I get a bit of art done I may post a few sneaky shots. However I’ve still not got the full gameplay nailed down so no point in starting the art yet!
After a hearty lunch of waffles, we’ve got homemade Chilli for tea, been cooking these past 6 hours, and tastes yummy!
Only Ludum Dare can justify a lunch of waffles, so I’m a very happy bunny! Chocolate and peanut butter chip waffles, the lunch of winners!
So after getting back from my Christmas Party pretty much fell asleep in my bed, my boyfriend was kind enough to stay up and find out the theme for me. However I just could not be bothered to get up, so almost 6 hours in eek! I’ve decided to get up and do this. No real thoughts on the theme yet. I’ll do a bit of brain storming though.
Gonna do a live feed maybe, I usually LD with my sister, but she’s moved away so we were gonna live stream together, currently I look terrible and since I’m brainstorming I don’t see much merit in a stream of me sat looking at Wikipedia looking like the walking dead.
Oh, as usual I’m using Game Maker, only just realised that I no longer have photoshop with Catmoo gone so my game make look even worse than usual :/
I do not believe I’ve failed to submit to a LD yet since I started on LD 17…. oh, apart from LD20.
I’ve submitted after working the same weekend as the LD, however this Winter LD will be my biggest challenge; surviving my work Christmas Party on the Friday night (GMT) and managing to create a game after getting hideously drunk on free alcohol!
Oh well, Ive got a few weeks to ready myself
LD 21 has been going far too fast so far. After an attempt at using Flixel, and failing due to too little knowledge I’ve slid back to GM8. I hope to use Flixel for the next LD after I’ve had a proper look at it.
Like a few others on here I’ve opted for a Tower Defence, I didn’t stretch the boat like I usually do with my interpretation of the theme, but it was 3am and I was tired.
The base game is there with placeholders, just gotta flesh it out, do my graphics and make more gameplay, so should be finished as usual 10 minutes before submission!
Until then, Sackboy is helping me eat some awesome Garden of Eatin’ Sesame Blues, yum!
Around 6 hours in now and my idea is going swimmingly, here’s a little teaser, wonder if anyone knows what on earth its about
Of course these are just placeholders at the moment.
As always simple has won through and my idea is lovely and simple, the most important question is, what should I have for breakfast…
Side note… IE9 does not like WordPress >_>
Currently 3am, and am working through my idea process. As usual I’ve decided to choose something a little imaginative with the theme, which I’m very excited about.
I’m sat waiting for my stomach to feel like food, although I’ve been watching the Food Network for little over an hour, and I’m getting hungry…