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Eplilogue–The Book of Lives
We made a game called Living Tales, where you write the book of evoloution. It’s a sandbox-like game where you add objects by writing their names; and you see them appear and move around and interact on one page while the story of them is written on the other page.
The Ludum Dare version: Living Tales on Ludum Dare
The Kongregate version: Living Tales on Kongregate
What went right:
I’m proud of the work i did and i feel like i worked hard and did my best
We had fun!
I enjoyed collaborating with kkednekadnez. It was my first collaboration and it was pretty fun
I was able to upload to Kongregate
While i loathe Stencyl, using it DOES mean we could enter the Kongregate contest…and i got all my kongregate freinds to play it!
What went wrong:
a 9-hour time difference can be a real pain in the ass when trying to collaborate with someone to make a game…
OMG dont get me started on Stencyl…it wouldnt let us share the file, it made the game lag, it made weird bugs…
Ludum Dare doesn’t allow collaboration credit…
…which means i don’t get to rate any games
Not enough time to add all the features we wanted
We were going to have giant mushrooms, dominating slug predators, and a giant pacman that ate everything, and more interactions among the objects that existed
We’re planning to make a post-compo version with a few more features
I’m not here to win: just to have fun.
I don’t plan to stay up all night or win any awards. I wonder: is it even worth it to write an “I’m In” post on Ludum Dare anymore? With thousands of participants, no one blog entry is visible on this page for more than a couple minutes. That said, tradition dictates that I enthusiastically declare my desire to be in this month’s LD48. I’m in! Woo!
Platform: web and mobile (android)
Language: either html5 (phonegap) or as3 (stage3d+air)
IDE: SublimeText or FlashDevelop
Tools: 3dsmax, photoshop, cooleditpro
Good luck, everybody! Have fun! Don’t forget to eat! I can’t wait to play your games.
P.S. Shameless plug to the left. If you want to make my day, check it out! =)
Update, April 15: Awesome! I just scored a 40% off discount code for Ludum Dare participants (it won’t last forever!): “gjttsgeb” at http://link.packtpub.com/31Eodu
Update, April 12: Apple just approved the book for the iTunes iBookstore! http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-game-jam-survival-guide/id516248330
WOO HOO! I’m excited to announce that my new book, The Game Jam Survival Guide has just been published! This book is essentially a love letter to the Ludum Dare community.
It includes interviews and advice from LD48 superstars such as PoV (Mike Kasprzak), Fydo (Chris Hopp), Phil Hassey, Pekuja (Pekka Kujansuu), and Chevy Ray Johnston (two time winner of LD48), as well as other game jam experts such as the people who run the Global Game Jam. (more…)
WOOT! CHECK OUT THIS AWESOMENESS! My book publisher just sent me this image. I’m very excited to announce that my latest book, The Game Jam Survival Guide is 100% done, edited, proofread, and laid out. It should appear on all online book stores the first week of April.
I’m listed on Amazon:
Here’s my page on the Adobe website:
Here is the product page at the publisher with more information:
Full table of contents with all topics listed:
The free sample chapter PDF, chapter 8:
Demos of each chapter including the final game I teach readers to make:
I’m so grateful for all the good luck I have. I could not have done it without +David Barnes +Maitreya Bhakal +Terry Paton +Thibault Imbert +Ryan Speets +Alejandro Santander +Mikko Haapoja +Evan Miller and so many more of my gamedev colleagues here, on g+ and twitter. There’s a bit of each of you in the book.
I must have saved the universe in a previous life since so many good things simply fall into my lap. Okay, a little hard work doesn’t hurt… but overall I feel like the luckiest guy in the world on a daily basis. Perhaps just believing that you’re lucky makes it so.
P.S. This is how I feel right now:
Hello Ludum Dare friends, I am writing a book on game jams. As part of the research I wanted to ask you if you had any anecdotes or advice you’d like to share for achieving game jam success! In particular, funny stuff is what I’d like to hear most. =) One liners, haiku, yoda-like wisdom… you name it. Update: I’m loving all the haiku (5-7-5 syllable poems) please submit more!