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Yet again I am happy to say I am in. This will be my fourth LD in a row, and I plan to keep the LD streak going. Again I am not entirely certain what I am using this time. It could be Dart again, but seeing as last LD was the first time I ever used it, and that went terrible, also the fact that I have not used it since, I doubt it. That means I will either use Java or c++, not certain. Seeing as I have done Java for the two entries before last I think c++ would seem like the more likely option. It is just so dang easy to get things going quick with java, and I want to do something multiplayer for the LD so Java is on par when it comes to likeliness with c++, again. You can count on my entry being made with nothing but standard library and openGL though.
Now for the obligatory “My desk is better than yours,” pictures… No really I got some new hardware and am proud to show off.
Just got three identical monitors, and what would a programming desk be without a jury rigged fourth monitor?
I am happy with my new setup, huge improvement from mismatched monitors(with one dead already) and a dying ati 6950. I know my keyboard looks like a brick, but it is a nice cherry mx blue mechanical keyboard from cooler master that I love.
So me and my girlfriend (roseninja) are in. I’m making my own game solo for the compo whilst she uses those 2 days to make art assets for her jam game. Then on the third day I will be quickly programming her game.
+1 for furby
Tools we’re using:
Unity3d, Photoshop CS4, BFXR, inudge,
This good people, is the height of food engineering and time management, coffee cake. No longer will our food and drink of choice be delegated to two separate states of being, where restocking used to take double the time. Now by fusing the two active fuels required to keep an artist alive, I can afford to spend twice as much time drawing this grim looking game over screen.
I almost finished the core of the game, but I´m going to use this extra hours to add new levels and a good end to the story of Jason and Ellen against the evil company Scorpio. I have implemented a lot of effects to encourage you to think fast and resolve the puzzles each level. Ah, I haven´t talked about this, but the colors of the blocks each level are totally random.
24h making a game!
Problems do not shake the ruthless adventurers. But make everything more stressful…
As I thought, pretty terrible theme. But I’m finally ready to get started anyway, waking up was hard and I’m already on my second Red Bull. I won’t worry too much about the theme, I get bad theme scores when I try to think of an original way to use the theme deep in my gameplay (people don’t seem to see the theme unless you make it obvious).
So finally we define the idea.
To develop the idea, we started a brainstorm where each one suggested a freely thought , without any questioning of the other participants. It could be a reference, or a scene, or a game, or the first thing that came to mind when thinking on the subject. Then the group sit down to discuss everything we thought, without regard to our limitations.
Then reduce everything to the simplest game we could think of.
Now it’s time to start creating a game.
This is my first Ludum Dare and I’ll be participating in the jam. I’ll be doing the art for the game and my boyfriend, JellyCakes, will be programming it.
For 48 hours I’ll be doing my idea solo, mainly the art assets and then for the last 24 hours JellyCakes will be joining me to put it all together.
As an artist I’ll be using:
Bamboo Graphics Tablet
Maybe hand drawn/ paints to be scanned in as art.
My White Furby Mascot: Squishy.
So yeah, should be fun. The themes this time are definitely a lot more interesting than the last. But again will probably met with the same moans and groans when it’s actually announced.
Also my setup:
And my tools:
-Autodesk Softimage XSI
I’m also participating in the game jam with my girlfriend who is doing the art for the jam submission; Roseninja. So I’m doing the Compo for 48 Hours then quickly programming my girlfriend’s idea for the remaining 24 of the Jam.
I’ll also be streaming as usual: www.twitch.tv/jellycakes1
See you all on the other side.
This is my ghetto-looking computer setup. New to the desk is the 27 inch iMac. EEK.
My humble workplace. PC, speakers, pen and some stuff for inspiration.