Posts Tagged ‘brainstorming’
I wore my Fitbit to bed last night. Here’s is it analysis:
I expected to sleep longer, but I didn’t feel like I was dragging out of bed. I’m worried I’ll need to take a nap later. We’ll see.
Standard bacon, eggs, and tomatoes breakfast.
Now, to figure out how to best improve the game:
- Scoring mechanism
- Different types of seeds
- Change the way your seed bullets work
- Improve graphics
- Title Screen
- Sound Effects
- Pop-up tips
Use imgur.com (free) to host you food photos and screen-shots. It reduces the load on the Ludum Dare site and it is super easy to use. Just drag and drop to the “Upload” section or if you register and activate you email address, simply email photos from your smart phone directly. Then uses the “From URL” tab on the Insert Media screen. I’ve also found that if you remove the width and height attribute from html the “Insert Media” screen creates the pictures re-size themselves perfectly.
I’ve got a game idea and a plan. It’s basically a Pac Man with an interested style and a little twist.
It’s about 11:00 AM local time and I just now have some time to think about the theme.
I’m enjoying a late breakfast at my favorite fast food restaurant.
So, here’s my idea: It’s going a tower-defense style game, but instead of building towers the player has to drag the enemies from the field into one of a few designated zones to serve as a weapon.
Well I woke up not long ago and have spent some time brainstorming around the theme. I think it’s one of those themes where you either take it literally as intended or do something very clever with it. Not being clever enough, my current idea is simply a vertical shooter where you collect defeated enemies and fire them back. Something I’ve not considered yet is where that cycle begins – but I’m sure I’ll work something out.
Good luck everybody!
So! Woke up at half 7 this morning, took a peek at the theme, and then went back to bed for a while to think about it. Caverns, eh?
Eventually got up properly and made bovril toast and 200ml of orange juice for breakfast! Yum! Liquified cow.
Been doing some brainstorming on the pad you can see to the left there – I’ve got an idea I rather like:
Alternative Club Tycoon: The Cavern Club
You own and run “The Cavern Club” – a struggling nightclub for the goth/metal/rock community of your town/city. It’s up to you to choose the tracks, price the drinks, and get everyone happy (well, keep the goths poetic, at least).
- The graphics will be gravy. It’s going to be a number crunching game, or at least a number balancing game.
- Any graphics I do make for it will be heavily stylised and hopefully ‘cute’. Look forward to cubic metal heads moshing!
- Music. Huh. I’m going to see if I can get away with being sneaky here, because there’s no way I can create ‘generic goth track number 17′ and ‘generic metal anthem 8′.
Oh, and I discovered that I can’t use the ‘play and charge’ cable to make an XBOX 360 pad work on the PC. Doh! I’ll be getting a wired controller some time today – but if it’s a sim game, mouse control seems best anyway!