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Ludum Dare 29 — April 25th-28th Weekend [9 PM EST] — Theme: ??? (Slaughter Ends Soon!)
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    Mini LD 50: Xeldas Saga

    Posted by
    Saturday, March 29th, 2014 10:19 am

    This is my entry for Mini LD 50: Demakes inspired by The Legend of Zelda.

    Xeldas Saga – Play now!
    Xeldas Saga

    Play as Rink and save Xelda by finding a magical artifact in forgotten ruins. Jump, Shield and Attack. It is a web game – a real web game: You can play it right now in your browser without any plugins!

    Rink attacks an octoroc

    What went right

    • The graphics and the music were very easy to create :) I use GIMP and beepbox.co.
      Actually the sprite of Rink was done quite some time ago and i finally wanted to make a game with it.
    • Thanks to Tiled i did not have to write my own Map-Editor, instead i googled for a way to load Tiled maps to JS and display them on a canvas and found a tutorial at: http://hashrocket.com/blog/posts/using-tiled-and-canvas-to-render-game-screens
    • I used circles as a collision detection which is very easy to code and still very accurate. You can see the collision system at work by pressing [ENTER] ingame.

    What went wrong

    • I dont know if this qualifies as wrong, but it took me a little longer than 2 days, because i worked on the game during normal week days and not the weekend. I hope 3 week days equal 2 weekend days. Also working on the game reduced my preferred sleeping time by some hours, but that was already out of order and so i just slept as much as i did before the MiniLD.
    • The interaction mechanics are not introduced ingame, so you have to know from other Zelda games, that the electrically charged slimes should/can not be attacked, and you have to find out yourself, how to use the shield (Press down ;) ).
    • I did not have enough time to create a challenging boss ai :(
    • The Game is short.
    • Google Drive seems to have a hidden download limit, so i had to delete and reupload the audio files multiple times. Maybe that was because i reloaded the page too often during debugging. Is Dropbox better? – AHRG! It happend again. And again…

    Oh, look, someone wrote something about me :) I feel important
    Mini LD50: Xeldas Saga demakes Nintendo’s famous action adventure series

    Walkthrough LD48: “Stingtime for Hitler” – YouTube

    Posted by
    Wednesday, December 18th, 2013 9:53 am

    Walkthrough LD48: “Stingtime for Hitler” – YouTube.



    Jam Entry: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-28/?action=preview&uid=784

    This jam entry was probably the most complete project we made so far. We had a lot of fun coding this short puzzler over the weekend. If anyone is having trouble solving the levels – we have uploaded a quick walkthrough above. Note that there are multiple solutions to some of the levels.


    Keep on Living

    Posted by
    Monday, December 16th, 2013 7:59 pm

    We made it! :D


    You are a pirate, washed ashore on a deserted island after a shipwreck.  The island is infested with snakes and a sparse vegetation of variably nutritious or poisonous fruit.  Try to stay alive as many days as possible.  Sooner or later your shipmates will come and rescue you…  right?

    Go give it a try!

    Finished! Impoverished Starfighter

    Posted by (twitter: @__danbo)
    Monday, December 16th, 2013 6:04 pm

    My entry for the 72-hour Jam is now complete and up!


    love 2013-12-17 00-52-03-45

    Dinosaur Ranger Interview: Burrito Challenge SUPREME Done!

    Posted by (twitter: @udellgames)
    Monday, December 16th, 2013 5:19 pm

    Completely forgot to formally announce my Compo game, so here it is!

    Dinosaur Ranger Interview: Burrito Challenge SUPREME (DRIBCS) is a quirky, fast typing game made in Unity3D.

    It’s the job of your dreams: dinosaur ranger. You’re on step away from living your life to its fullest. You’ve trained for years for this moment and all you have to do is pass the interview.


    In a fit of foolishness, you snarfed down a huge burrito for breakfast, and now it’s trying to make its way out! Quickly type your responses, avoiding mistakes and try not to soil yourself!

    Go play it! (Web, Windows, Linux)


    Posted by (twitter: @patrickgh3)
    Sunday, December 15th, 2013 10:14 pm

    I think this is the most tired my brain has ever been. I’m exhausted. Yesterday was busy, and today was super busy and stressful, but it’s finally over. Last LD I worked really hard at the beginning and had little work to do at the end, while this time I didn’t get much done at the start and got busier and busier as time went on. But, somehow, I made it! And so did all of you. I’m looking forward to playing everyone’s games once I get some rest!

    Here’s a link to Spirit Cave:


    Race The One

    Posted by
    Sunday, December 15th, 2013 8:14 pm



    I made a one button game using only ones in one hour.

    You can check it out here.

    Captain Spacebeard in: The Centauri Run

    Posted by (twitter: @dale_price)
    Sunday, December 15th, 2013 7:29 pm

    Finished in time for the compo: Captain Spacebeard (play here)

    It’s a vertical-scrolling space shooter, but with the option of nonviolence — you can only pick one ship out of your collection, and only one has weapons. But the others have their own useful abilities – use debris as a mobile shield with a tractor beam, or shove everything out of your way with a repulsor beam-equipped ship. Which will you pick?

    Screen Shot 2013-12-15 at 8.27.54 PM

    I’ll write a proper postmortem later on.

    Perfect Match game post-mortem

    Posted by
    Sunday, December 15th, 2013 6:19 pm

    Final game looks like this:

    day2_03 day2_04 day2_05

    It is an asymmetrical 2 player (one with a mouse and keyboard, the other with an Xbox 360 gamepad) 3D fire sim toy thing. You only get one match’s life (if you’re player 1). Water and fire interact in the usual way. Strike the match on the rough rock to start. Points are awarded for tree/ house voxels burnt to the ground. There’s no sound.





    This was my second ever game jam and I learned lots from this project – obviously fire simulation, but also the particulars of Unity’s particle systems and I’m sure lots of other things I can’t remember now.

    Obvious bugs include the match floating up at certain times, due to unity’s physics collider. The match probably shouldn’t float on the water either…

    I started lots of things that didn’t go into the final game – independent voxel fire grids that could interact, procedural generation of terrain. I guess the maths was a bit too difficult after nearly 28 hours of programming for my brain! I really shouldn’t have eaten so much sugar. Maybe next game jam I’ll remember!

    Super Sneaky Sample Stealer

    Posted by (twitter: @niksudan)
    Sunday, December 15th, 2013 5:51 pm


    A game about exploiting the usage of free samples by stealing clothes





    I have no idea what made me create the game in the style it is. I have never done anything in this style. Why did I do it. Probably the lack of lemon squash. Dangerous thing, lemon squash starvation.

    The game is available to download on Game Jolt, as well as the soundtrack too for those who have hungry ears. You might want to get your ears checked if they are hungry though because they shouldn’t have stomachs.


    Click this lovely link to see this game


    Problems uploading screenshots

    Posted by (twitter: @GameDevBenedikt)
    Sunday, December 15th, 2013 5:09 pm

    Hey, I tried uploading screenshots but the only time it worked was when I reduced it in quality and size to 1280×720.

    But now I can’t upload any new ones or replace them, even if they are only 800×450 px.

    Maybe know something that could help?


    Posted by (twitter: @TsumeiMeyren)
    Sunday, December 15th, 2013 4:44 pm

    Only one!

    Papaya is finished! Click the above link to Play!

    The game on Ludumdare.com

    This was my first entry into a Ludum Dare, And I had a lot of fun with it.
    I felt at the start that “You only get one.” Was a bit of a limiting factor, but decided to hop into tile-creation and general artwork for the game. A few hours in I still had no idea what I was making, or rather what the main plot or mechanics would be.

    I ended up deciding on my main character however; Batty, the Bat. But this was not enough, I needed motivation – And what better motivation is there than “Papaya!”. I swear the word carries no meaning for me anymore, I have uttered it so many times whilst creating my pixels and organizing my levels.

    Beware the Beaver

    The game was created in Construct2 and Photoshop to run natively in most new browsers. Since this was my first game I decided that working with a framework would be beneficial. Adding to that I mostly have experience in tileset design, so if I was going to get anything working in before 48 hours, I needed to rely on my strenghts and leave the coding to a framework.

    I hope you will play it, and I hope that you find it to be a mildly enjoying experience. It is a short game, it is a simple game. But I like to think it has atleast one decent joke in it.

    Thank you for your time! And to those of you still crunching towards the time limit; Go go go!

    Tumbling Towers: My Final Entry – Recap & What’s Next

    Posted by (twitter: @angryfacing)
    Sunday, December 15th, 2013 3:28 pm

    The last two days have been crazy. It’s been a while since I’ve worked on a game, and I was nervous about jumping into a game jam while my skills aren’t up to par, but I am extremely proud of myself and what I built.

    What did I build? 

    Well, I built a game called Tumbling Towers. I’ve come to call it a reverse Tetris/Jenga style game where you receive a random block and you must build up and try to not knock the tower down. The goal of the game is to build as high as you can and score as many points as you can.

    Where the theme “You Only Have One” came into play is where you can only build with one of the three materials in the game, and you can only build in one direction (up); (yes, for some reason I instinctively ended my sentence with a semi colon there… the two days of heavy coding must’ve drilled that into my head much, much more.)

    Sounds cool, where can I play it? 

    There’s a web version hosted on my web server, here. It has links to download the desktop versions. Those links are also on the game page here on the Ludum Dare website.

    Who Helped?

    It wasn’t just me who worked on the game, I got some late assistance from a good friend of mine, who did some of the art last night. (Just the building blocks). Also, I used a friend’s music he made for the game.

    What’s next? 

    I’m not really sure. I really want to continue the project and make it more clean, pretty, polished, etc. and maybe release it on iOS/Android. A few of my friends have been playing it pretty often and have been enjoying the builds I was sending them, and I think it can be a pretty fun game to play on tablets. It needs some optimization for them, but it can be done. :)

    When I decide to jump into doing that has yet to be decided, but maybe early January once I’m done with my One Game a Month project for this month.

    If anything, I might use this as a base for a Physics based puzzle game I had an idea for a few weeks ago. It could go hand in-hand with it.

    What did I learn?

    This is something I want to write down to allow myself to reflect on my skills and learn how to improve next time I work on a game.

    Art - Art isn’t my strong suit. I should have found an artist at the beginning. The artist I worked with mid-way through only had enough time to do work for a small bit of the game.

    Scope - I applied a rule I made for myself long ago, which was to keep it simple and not go out of scope. For once, I followed the idea of just creating a simple mechanic and working from there. For game jams, this works wonderfully well. Definitely something I’ll consider again next time.

    Testers - This was the first time I actively put out builds during a game jam. Twitter friends as well as my personal friends were more than willing to test out the game in it’s early phases, which helped me discover a bug that wasn’t showing on any of my 3 computers. Test early, and test often!

    Programming - Holy crap, I programmed this entire thing?! I still don’t believe it. I know C# and Unity, and have made things before, but never completed anything. I consider what I did a completed product, even though it has it’s obvious flaws. This has boosted my morale and while I know I can’t take on a super crazy, out of scope project just yet, I do know I can create simplistic games in Unity 3D.

    Unity’s 2D is Really Easy - Oh yeah, Unity has a really easy 2D system. I thought it’d be a bit challenging, but it works extremely well and is easy to pick up. Definitely using Unity’s 2D development tools from now on.

    Until next time…

    Well, that’s all. Thank you Ludum Dare, and the Ludum Dare community. I made some good friends during this jam that I didn’t expect to make. It’s been fun chatting in the chat rooms, checking out everyone’s live stream, and tweeting with you all while I took breaks and relaxed. I can’t wait for the next one and am happy I finally have a completed project for the Ludum Dare/Jam. :)

    Time for me to shameless plug myself: 

    If you’d like, please follow me on Twitter. My handel is @AngryFacing.
    You can also check out my website, http://mudry.me, which I’ll be updating with game development blogs, and so forth. If you want, you can also check out some of my shipped games and other projects.

    Thanks again everyone and see you all next jam! :)

    Oh, I recorded myself doing a lot of the development. If I can pull the videos from my Twitch stream, I’ll post a time lapse. :)

    Ludum Done, Mom

    Posted by (twitter: @heyiolo)
    Saturday, December 14th, 2013 2:53 pm

    YOGOMom117YOGO Mom! is done; thanks for the support that everyone has offered on Twitter and here. I’ll continue to support you all in return, after I’ve had some well earned rest!

    I’ve decided to release early; minimum viable product is the trendy phrase, but the truth is that I’ve been rather ill all week and I would rather release something than throw in the towel. #YOGO and #NOKILL were a great combination to get the creative ideas flowing; it has been a great experience!

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