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Ludum Dare 29 — April 25th-28th Weekend [9 PM EST] — Theme: ??? (Theme Voting!)
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    I'm a web developer by day and a gamer/developer at night! Like Batman, but I still have my parents.


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    Posted by (twitter: @menglish2451)
    Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 8:57 pm

    Game here

    This was my first Ludum Dare and it was awesome! Reading The Game Jam Survival Guide was a huge help and I recommend picking up a copy. This book unlocked the arcane art of game jamming once thought lost with the sinking of  the USS Gametantic, back during the dark age of 8-bit famine.

    What I learned to do better:

    Spend more time making sounds, music, and textures.

    Stay away from Reddit.

    Understand shaders and particle systems better.

    What I did right:

    I kept my idea simple, stayed hydrated, and spent some time outdoors.

    Got functionality working first then proceed to lipstick my piggy.

    Also I made sure to maintain my pregnant wife’s happiness.

    In the end it was a great success and I feel good about myself, just in time to realize I have to go back to work in the morning!


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