Ludum Dare 20
Ludum Dare 17
The Truck Hugger Award
Awarded by JamesDM on December 8, 2008
The "We don't need no stinking options!" Award
Awarded by keeyai on April 24, 2008
I am actually amazed I somewhat finished a game. I only put about 10hr of work into this entry. I literally added all the enemies that you see in the game in the final hr of the competition. Hope you enjoy my game/timelapse
My Final Entry Link: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-20/?action=preview&uid=55
Today I had to do a few things other then work on my ld20 game. Luckily I still have about 22hr left. I did come up with the game I want to make and ate some of my friends good food.
I have done a few LD’s in the past. I have somehow always made the mistake of never really finishing a game. The last 3 years I have been working as a programmer doing transaction processing work with c/delphi/java/c# and I think I have picked up alot over the years that has made me a much better developer.
Tools I will use this time
- LOVE 2D LUA framework
- (Maybe near the end ill try to make some crappy music tracks with various tools)
I don’t really have many ideas as to what I will be developing. It will rely solely on the theme that ends up getting voted for. Lets see what I end up with
Wow, I wish I had about 10 hours left. I think I may have made a decent game. Unfortunately, Its not complete. The only thing you can do in the game is move your boats around from the original island to other islands on the map. You can also move the boats to the enemy island (red). That basically kills one of your boats and an enemy boat.
The game doesn’t need much to be functional though, so I am happy to at least get to this point.
- island factory upgrade so you can build boats on other islands
- enemy AI
- some sound
EDIT: I HAVE FIXED THE PY2EXE AND REDUCED THE DOWNLOAD SIZE. IT SHOULD WORK ON ALL WINDOWS MACHINES.
I got up about an hour ago. I think i have a good idea what my game will be now that I have slept on it.
I made some pizza for breakfast
I started pretty late. I am using Python Ogre for ld17. I decided on a sort of boat raiding game where there will be several islands on a map and the player has to move their boats to other islands. It will be a little bit like galagon except its going to be 3d and the game will have some upgrades to the islands and some other stuff I havent thought up yet which should keep it interesting.
Also, I moved into my own house about 3 months ago so I have a new setup
I realize the compo version had some bugs. One critical bug was I didnt set the frame delta float variable. So when the game loop updated the positions of the player the player was teleported 10 trillion light years away because the delta was so high.
With version 2, there are now 2 levels and a respawn feature. For anyone that had problems with the compo version, I don’t think it would be a problem to vote with this version if you only play level 1.
Ok, I am about 10 minutes late. I had to clean up everything bundle into a zip. I only had time for one level, BUT you CAN modify or replace the level. There is a level definition file named level1.txt if you want to peek at it.
arrow keys to move the character.
run across the road avoiding the trucks.
get close enough to the green box, and you win!
Well, it seems I almost have a fully functional “game”.
I wasted about 10 hours trying to figure out how to integrate the ragdoll physics into the Ogre engine. I broke down and tried using the OgreOde ragdoll example, but compiling is a nightmare with different versions of Ogre and ODE. So I decided to scrap that for now. Instead of ragdoll physics, the player basically lays down flat on the ground. Its good enough I guess.
Since I wasted alot of time on the physics I have to cut some of the features such as curved roads. I have to integrate sound into the game still and some sort of menu for game startup and death. Then ill try making at least 2 more levels. So I think a total of 3 levels will be good enough.
More apple pie and tangerines :D.
So, after a few hours of mucking around I have a basic scene with all the elements required for the game. I just need to add collision detection. Aligning the cars to the road normal directly under the car is probably sufficient enough. The player will just walk ontop of the level.
I would really like to add rag doll physics to make the event of the car hitting you a bit more dramatic then a game over screen. That is going to be my primary objective in the next day after adding the basic collision detection. That way I wont have to scrap my entry entirely just because i dont have physics implemented.
I should mention first that today is my 24th birthday !
I am starting a bit late. I had a problem with my computer and had to format.
This time I am using the Ogre3D engine. Language will be C++. My game idea to start with will be a frogger style game, except your a human. It will be 3D. All art assets will be made from scratch using gimp and blender.
I do already have a stripped down framework to run the Ogre engine. Its maybe 500 lines of code to just startup the core Ogre system and run a game loop.
I also recently got a new desk. I thought it might of been too big, but apparently I already managed to use all of it.
Food for today consists of apple pie, orange and birthday cake.
Ok, wtf I cant think of anything good it seems.
so the lame idea that I do have is you have to drop crates off the building at the owl that comes near the building. i have no idea why an owl would come near a building and why it wouldn’t just fly to it, but whatever. ill probably change the building into something that makes more sense like a tree with an owls nest that has gold in it.
so the thing is there will be a power bar that will determine the force to launch the crate off the building and you have to hit the dam bird really hard to push him back.
its not really too late to switch to something else like a suicide game? lol
Ok, I am quite disapointed in myself. I wanted to have a fairly complete game, but I ended up screwing myself again like last time. I have a design document that outlines the entire game if anyone wants to know what I really wanted to make.
Becides that, what you CAN do in the game is create an apartment and create workers. I wanted to at least get the factories into the game, but I ran out of time.
I guess my entry can be known now as a minimalist rts. Its just a framework for one.
april 21 1:30pm EST: I added the “.pyd” file so people can run the python source files with only python 2.5 installed. I am going to be making a playable version of this game this week, and I might compile a linux binary of my extension so linux users can run the game.