Archive for the ‘MiniLD #31’ Category
Every year, there’s a challenge to make a fully-functioning, playable roguelike game in seven days. For more information about this year’s Seven-Day Roguelike (7DRL) Challenge, you can check out “7DRL Contest 2012” at RogueBasin.
And check out the community blog, too!
The 7DRL Contest isn’t organisationally related to Ludum Dare in any way, but I thought you folks might be interested.
EPIC INTENTION POST WHICH IS not-so EPIC.
Library: SDL or SFML
Sucky graphics nobody wants to look at: Paint.NET
Randomized sounds of earcancer: BFXR
Quite a lot happened since the last Ludum Dare. I took a deep breath of C++, threw Game Maker into the corner, started looking at SDL and SFML (Comparison), wrote a multifunctional calculator with over 1000 lines of console-goodness, and also wrote a program which I use for learning new words for spanish class.
And that’s about it.
Bring it on, Ludum Dare #23, I’m ready for the 6th time!
Hello, if anyone will be in the Santa Cruz area (1 hour south of san francisco), 1 week after GDC, March 15 at 7pm, I’ll be giving a talk on game jams to the e-games gathering in downtown santa cruz. I’ll talk about my experiences at more than a dozen LD’s and 4 global game jams, and I’ll talk about organizing game jams with a focus on team building from helping with the santa cruz ggj 2012 and plans for the sc ggj 2013, which I am organizing.
So I’ve been looking back as far as October for this post for indie devs. It was a link to the ultimate list of resources from actually setting out your indie development company, legal info, sprite/code resources, and etc. I looked through it with glee all those months ago but forgot to bookmark it D: If anyone can point me in the direction of this magnificent post, please don’t hold back Thanks to anyone who helps or just reads this
Well we really didn’t have a lot of options (sorry vegetarians), and the survey said nearly everybody wanted to go see The Movie first. Our usual destination (Westfield Food Emporium) closes at 9:30, and with the movie going until 9:00 PM, seemed too close.
I’ve gone ahead and made a reservation for 20 at Tad’s Steakhouse for 9 PM (more are welcome), right after the movie. It’s a Caffeteria-like steakhouse where you can get a full steak meal for under $15 (crazy talk for SF). Yes, it’s not the best steak in the city, but it’s certainly the best bargain. You order, and get buzzed once your food is ready.
The reservation is under “Mike”, but we’ll be the obvious group of 20+. Tad’s is located on Powell Street, just look for the sign.
120 Powell Street
9:00 PM (right after the movie)
Just a few blocks from Moscone.
See you there! Bring your shirts!
PS: Sorry, we didn’t have the time to arrange a Jamming venue for ~60 people on Friday. I think Noise Bridge can only comfortable fit ~20. Maybe next time.
hall of fame
The winner of MiniLD #32 with ∞ games is kddekadenz!
You win a Golden Sos!
games by kddekadenz
68,719,476,744 games by digital_sorceress
32 games by Nolax Games
Congratulations everyone who took part! It was one crazy weekend! Read more for rest of the charts!
Hey guys, I made a game. Yes, only “one”. Because I’m a rebel, that’s why.
So here’s Vertical Void:
It’s a game about exploring a cave-system and trying to get as deep as possible.
- Immersive in-your-head ego-controls!
- Automatic procedural awesome level-generation!
- Highscores! To see how well/horribly you performed!
- Glowy stuff!
So… yesterday I woke up late. Then, I realized that I had planned to clean my room and I got started since it hadn’t occurred to me that I needed to do the MiniLD. Then, I had to do my HTML midterm and homework assignment. By the time I had done all of this, there was only about 10min left in the challenge.
I’m going to take the game I was going to make and develop it anyway. The idea is too fun to simply abandon.
I’ll share my progress on it both on Google+ and also in IRC.
So… yeah. That’s that.
Peace, love, and apologies,
First and last game from me this mini LD. Wasn’t really planning to make a pile so that’s O K.
But here it is! Circus 200! Help the acrobats build human towers through all the acts. Can you reach the finale?!?! Decided to also make it for that pirate kart thing so I went with a retro wide pixel look.
It is finished! The Adventures of Ghostie and Friends contains 30 games and is completely AWESOME in every way!
Highlights since last time include a series about a young Sorcerer growing in skills until he can totally kick ass.
Have fun everyone! Goodnight!
So I have an additional layer of challenge for myself.
I am only going to work for 24h out of the challenge.
I’m doing this mainly because I have homework that I intend to do tonight, such as a mid-term assignment for my HTML5 class.
So here’s the deal. I’m going to work between 10AM and 10PM EST. This ought to be good…
Also, changing up my coding music. Listening to classical music instead of my usual trance and metal.
Peace, love, and smiles,
Dear Game Jam Friends:
Going to GDC? Want to be interviewed for the Game Jam Documentary?
You just might be able to get into the film. Let me know (via EMAIL: breakdance at mcfunkypants dot com) and I’ll put you in touch with the producers.
They are going to bringing a film crew to GDC for some interviews and have asked me to help rally the troops.
Hello, I am stijnlovedwdd i make games in my spare time.
I program them in Java, and the graphics are being made with Adobe Photoshop CS5
(This is my last post about Pickle, I promise.)
Just wanted to let everyone know that Pickle 1.0 has been released!
Thanks to everyone who tried the alpha and helped with suggestions and feedback.
Try it out: www.pickleEditor.com
And be sure to let me know if you use it make anything cool.
Follow @pickleEditor for updates.
This is my first Blog post on this site
I’m an independent game developer from Germany. My current project is Kelgar, a first person RPG, which is currently in heavy development.
I did not entry a Ludum Dare competition yet, but I plan on join the MiniLD #32. To practice for this, I made a few games in Flash using Stencyl.
Last weekend I created: ‘I want to be famous’ (Iwtbf) a game based on a random theme (fame). It’s created from scratch and everything, except the samples, were created by me during the weekend. It hasn’t quite a goal and isn’t finished, but the development gave me a lot of experience.
You can play it on my website: http://kddekadenz.jimdo.com/apps-games/iwtbf/
Change of plans regarding my miniLD entry.
I recently rediscovered Love2D and have fallen in love with it again.
I’m going to use Love2D instead of Pygame. I just… like it more.
Because I can distribute a Love2D game with the Love2D binary, I’m not going to need help with packaging!
I… do know that Love2D can produce an exe, but since I’m on Linux it’d produce a Linux executable. I’ll provide a package with just the Love2D package for folks who already have it and then packages with the Love2D binaries for each platform. That way everybody’s happy (hopefully!)
Microgames, microgames, microgames.
Peace, love, and a simpler approach,
HELP ME! I have tried 20 times to log in to Ludum Dare and EVERY SINGLE TIME it reloads the page and DOES NOT REGISTER MY LOGIN!
What the hell?!
Um… hey, guys.
So… I’m using Python+Pygame for the Mini-LD, and I’m on Linux. py2exe apparently doesn’t work correctly in Wine.
So… I’d like to ask for help from a friend who has Windows, Pygame, and py2exe. I’m only going to have one game for you to port since I’m doing a microgame compilation.
Any help would be appreciated,
Peace, love, and something something something,