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I found out today that the last level was impossible in the game I submitted last night. This was due to some last minute changes that I thought were too small to merit testing.
Oh well! It is at least good to know that players made it that far in!
The leaderboards are growing, and I am both sad and happy to say I’ve been dethroned on all levels – except of course that last level on which hamburger holds the first and only score.
My game ‘Vault’ went into the submission morass about 45 minutes ago. CLICK HERE!
This is a game about a security system, a series of barriers you gotta hack your way through in grayscale rectangle land.
As is my wont, I spent more time doodling around with superficials (and lazing about) than working on the game proper, so the experience is rough and feels sort of cloudy. It’s consists of an odd game mechanic where optimization is the most interesting thing, yet the only push to optimization that I put in was points and leaderboards for finishing in X moves. Maybe ought to have added a fuel gauge limiting how many moves you can take. The game could use a lot more experimentation, level design and otherwise.
With leaderboards and that unique hamburger something or other, I hope this Flash game will mean something to someone.
Here’s two work in progress builds – one from yesterday evening when the site was dead, one from just now.
The game is called ‘Vault’ and it’s about a bankvault style prisonvault. The gameplay is iffy, really only interesting if you try to optimize your moves, which is why I decided to spend a really long time figuring out how to integrate Mochi leaderboards. Now I got to add a few new hazards and make levels…. and sound and music. Phew.
I think I better start working now. One way or another I aim to make a game about bank vault doors: door after door after door… and all we wanted was to go outside. It’s got to be all about fancy digital vault locks and their minimalistic inner workings.
Yeah I think I will be here this weekend! I will be using Flixel or maybe just plain Flex.
In this game, you entice block things to destroy each other, without destroying you. Use the arrow keys to move, and press Space to restart a level (which is sometimes necessary).
Enjoy, and please share your impressions!
The game is called “Leave me Alone.”
Game is called Leave Me Alone, is about when life is overwhelming and you just want to be left alone.
Sprites! Get ‘em while they’re hot!
Apologies in advance for any amateurishness you encounter… this is the first time I’ve done pixel art, really. It’s been pretty fun.
Included in zip file: A variety of props and animated sprite sheets; see readmes therein for explanation. I also included animated gifs and the original .ase files from “Allegro Sprite Creator,” a nifty paint app.
This is a real mixed bag, including everything from pretty flowers to an exploding cloud. Bonus points if you manage to fit all of this into your game.
This was a really strange LD for me. I had no Internet all weekend – it was like the eighties, except with Flixel. Without IRC and blogs, making a game by oneself is very lonely; I don’t recommend it.
I learned Flixel over the weekend, and I now know that my brain is the Flixel-compatible type. The whole thing makes very good sense to me and feels familiar. It’s interesting that everyone seems to fall distinctly into one of two camps, people who get Flixel and people who get FlashPunk. It would be interesting to investigate how these two classes of people are different, in ways other than programming. For instance, do we all like the same movies?
My game is called Intercontinental Drift, and it’s posted here. Please play it and come back here to leave comments. The game and I have been in isolation all weekend, and we both thirst for a little human contact.
I think the game is kind of interesting, though it is unpolished and pretty incomplete. I never got a chance to make music or expand the levels very much. As usual, I didn’t start actually churning out chunks of gameplay (levels) until the last few hours. I need to work on this for future LDs, because it’s the most important part.
What not to do in LD:
- Don’t put off thinking about your LD game till the weekend is 25% over.
- Don’t decide to learn Flixel over LD weekend.
- Don’t decide to also learn Musagi over LD weekend.
Doing what not to do is often a worthwhile experience, as you never know quite what will happen.
I do not know quite what will happen this weekend.
Hello! Is anybody here? We’ve got something real good for you here!
It’s called Slapstick!
Doches and I had a great time making this. This game is our take on Greek theater. You will be playing two games at the same time. The hero’s on top, the chorus is on the bottom. I made the hero, and Doches made the chorus. These are two separate games, guys. Two Ludum Dares in one pot.
WSAD = control the top game. Arrows = control the bottom game. Both games have a progression, and you win the whole conglomeration if you win either game. You cannot lose, but you will find yourself in trouble if you neglect either of the games.
This was a crazy experience for us. Lots of fun. Okay, it’s buggy and it’s rough! But that was part of the plan! These two games didn’t meet each other until a couple of short hours ago, and they are still getting to know each other!
I hope this variety of blindfolded parallel game development can be expanded into some larger events in the future, because it’s been a pleasure. We hope you will have as much fun trying to wrap your head around it as we did wrapping our arms around it.
Doches + Hamburger == Dochburger
Hello game developers!
My new friend Doches and I are teaming up to bring you some Greek drama. A double feature of it, in fact!
Doches has been most kind in sharing his encyclopedic knowledge of the classic dramatic form with me, and we’ve also talked a bit of game design. An epic email thread, currently 20 communications in length, sits even now in my gmail repository, where it shall remain for eternity (or until Google gets shut down by the DOJ, whichever comes first).
Our plan is to bring you two games that play in parallel, one by Doches and one by me. Two very different games, developed in separate vacuum chambers, which toward the end of the weekend shall be suddenly smacked together into an amalgamation of some kind. Our primary goal (or mine, at least) is to end up with something jarring and weird.
We have a really exciting plan for connecting the two games, and have spelled out in detail the exact set of 6 functions that each game must expose. I believe this is what real programmers call an INTERFACE! This is some serious OOP we’re doing here, my friends. Bjarne would be proud. As I put it, somewhere deep within our epic thread:
It’ll be like painting a beautiful work of art, then duct taping a light socket to one end and screwing it into somebody else’s painting. It’ll be like overlaying a corporate management structure onto an artistic endeavor. It’ll be like making the most of a bento box.
We look forward to it.
Doches + Hamburger == Dochburger
Here it is! Enjoy yourself!
For those of you who haven’t been keeping up with the progress of this, I won’t spoil it by telling you what it’s all about.
Coded in ActionScript 3.0 with Tweenlite, with art drawn in Flash CS3, and sound created in sfxr.
Good morning friends!
For anyone who feels like playing a very unfinished game, here’s the state of mine as of last night. The beginnings of the gameplay are there: notice now as you switch between your senses, sometimes you experience portions of the outside world. That’s what the deathbed experience is all about.
I have like 10 things on my list for the next 12 hours, so I better get to work.
Gosh, I’m moving really slow. I’m going to have to start working harder.
My game is sort of playable. The game is about being on your deathbed, and in this build you can experience yourself slowly dying. You can focus your energy on different parts of your body by clicking, which has no effect right now except clicking on the brain, which slows down your death.
I guess you guys are going to want me to make this more GAMEY now. Fine. I’ll add points and crap. That’s coming up next.