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Ludum dare started for me at LD23 – Tiny world. From then until now, I have learned a lot and my games have improved. For one, I was actually proud of what I had made and my game was actually kind of fun. Before I continue, let me show you a timelapse.
Although my game was better this time around, not everything went perfectly.
What didn’t go so well
Messing around – I spent a great deal of time just sitting there, looking at what I had done. I would get something done, and I would just keep looking at it instead of coding.
Important things last – I didn’t do things in the right order, I ran out of time to make more levels (which is mostly the fault of #1). I should have added sound sooner in, made more levels, etc. Then the other stuff would have been a breeze.
What went well
Code – In the past my code was really sloppy. I just did whatever worked. But this time I stopped to think about my code. The end result was much nicer.
Lighting – This was actually the first game I’ve made with lighting, so it’s kind of a good thing.
Game was hard and fun – In the past, my game were about as fun as coding a Graphics driver in Assembly, and they were never hard either. But this time I actually enjoyed playing it.
So that is how my Ludum Dare went.
Regarding time tomorrow… I expect 2+ hours of graphics (draw 1 version of everything in Inkscape and export art at 1 resolution), 1 hours of sounds (learn bxfr, generate sounds) & 2 of music (find & learn music program, write music – would be much easier if I had any working midi solution!), 4+ hours more code + faff. So that’s 9++ hours.
Today I lost time to cooking, wanting to do some nappy changes, the neighbourhood water going out directly after a messy one, learning (common intra-jam mistake) and chatting (wife & neighbours).
I’d estimate 10 optimal hours tomorrow but for safety, I reckon in order, I ought to allow 2 code, 1-2 graphics, all the sound and music then come back to code & extra art. Also check the rubric to ensure I’m maximizing what I have – probably before ought else!
Right, night, take 2!
Tired of a tetris that give you headaches ? tired of a tetris that show fancy pics as background ? tired of question ? play timeTris ! a tetris that clocks are the pieces, and in the hard mode … hummm not sure you can handle …
This was my first LD, but it sure won’t be the last. This was fun as hell.
You have 10 seconds to save everyone! GO GO GO GO GO!
Play in browser: link
Source:YouHaveToSaveEveryoneButThereIsntMuchTime_Source.rar (requires FlashDevelop and FlexSDK)
Allright, it’s final or as final as it can get. If you haven’t read my previous post, here’s the short description: You are a constructor who can travel through time with the only goal to make as much money as possible.
Download here: Stoney_MiniLD9_TimeTravelConstructor.zip (15,7 MB; Windows Binary + Source)
My idea: As a constructor/economic specialist something you need to gather resources in order to win the game. Unfortunately other citizens already build their houses on the best spots directly beside the wood you so desperately need. Now you need to gather time energy which allows you to jump back in time and build whereever you want to build before anyone else can.
What development tools am I using? The same as last Mini LD and last LD48, FreePascal with ElysionLegacy (a small wrapper around some functions of SDL + SDL_Image + SDL_TTF + SDLMixer)
How do I use the sound pack? I will use it for some background music.
Am I finishing in time? I sure hope so. There are still a few hours left.
Hi there. My name is Chris, I’m the guy responsible for this game, and this is my first Ludum Dare ever. I’m going to use a library which I haven’t touched for literally years (pygame), in a language which I hardly ever use (Python). I only decided to enter half an hour ago (after the contest started – yes, I’m that hardcore), so I’m completely unprepared.
No matter. I’ve probably got pygame installed… do I? Oh yeah, I do. That’s good. So… how does one use this, again? Meh. I’m sure there’s a tutorial on the net somewhere.
Did I mention that I’m going to a party tomorrow? That will take up pretty much the whole day, and mean that I probably won’t be up and functional before noon the day after, which is the deadline. So I only have tonight available, and it’s currently 6pm here. Factoring in an hour for dinner and assuming a responsible bedtime of 10pm, that means I have… three hours.
Hmm. Oh well. At least there’s crap-all on TV.
Maybe I should stop typing English and start typing code right about now.
Any second now….
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Right. Didn’t get any game done this time, but I give you a fabulous non-entry called Evening Journey.
Download Evening Journey. It’s for Windows and comes with source.
How to ‘play’
Get ship (red beacon) to the jump gate (strip of green/yellow dots). You can add a thrust with right mouse button. There’s a time line at the bottom where you can select what state to do an action in (only action is the thrust). There’s infinite random levels.
What would have existed
More kinds of actions.
Actions limited by pickups.
Increasing difficulty on levels.
Levels connected so you can go back to previous level and get different pickups.
Stay tuned for post mortem tomorrow.