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Although I finished this yesterday at the deadline, I’m posting it now because the site isn’t (as) super laggy.
Proudly presenting Wulcan:
Wulcan my second game made for Ludum Dare! You pilot a space ship through an ever narrowing chasm in space. As the walls slowly close in on you, enemies will also barrage you from above. You ship comes equipped with the Alpha and the Beta guns. The Alpha gun shoots a blue bolt that will destroy enemies. The Beta gun shoots a pink bolt that will cause the walls to push back when it hits an enemy. It’s your job to get as far as possible!
Please read the readme on the download page because there aren’t directions in the game.
Wulcan runs in LÖVE and is written in my own programming language, MoonScript. More about the development process in a later post!
Thanks and enjoy!
Source is hosted on github: https://github.com/leafo/ludum-dare-23
I’m back for my second Ludum Dare and I couldn’t be more excited. I learned a lot last time, finishing my first game called Volcanox. It was a great experiment for me because I wrote the game in my own programming language, MoonScript.
It was also very difficult because I was essentially started with nothing more than love2d. I spent a lot of time writing all of the game foundations from scratch. This time around I’m coming prepared. I extracted all the generic things I wrote for Volcanox (like collision detection, and rendering tiles) into a little library called LoveKit.
I’ve also got a few more tricks up my sleeve with LoveKit. I’ve written a nifty piece of code to hot-load game code and images as I edit them. This means that as soon as I save some file the changes are instantly reflected in the game without having to restart anything. I haven’t use this to make a game yet, but I think it will speed thing up considerably, I’ll post an update about how well it’s working once the comp has started.
Follow me on twitter as I post updates!