Posts Tagged ‘workspace’
I thought I would take the time to show off my little game dev workspace. I had to take two pictures to show it off. Forgot to get my keyboard and trackball in sadly xD
I’ve got my laptop, Acer iconia Tab A500 tablet, Nintendo DSi for when I need a break. Tux the penguin, Water bottle, notebook for concept art, Logitech headphones with mic, portable hard drive for backing up my work, a Tiny Game Design Tool booklet, and a few reference books if needed. I’m now officially ready for Ludum Dare #24!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!
- CNIAngel aka Magical Mister Angel
So, my setup for LD22 involves using my Laptop as my windows build testbed, and my main PC with a triple monitor setup for development, running Arch Linux with KDE4 and PyCharm as my IDE.
I’m going to be listening to my normal String Quartet playlist (link for spotify users) which is a variety of tracks (mainly Rock, given my taste in music) done by a string quartet. It’s enjoyable, but also doesn’t distract you too much while coding.
Finally done with finals and getting set up!
Here’s the obligatory workspace photo (I think I need some more screens…):
I’ll be hacking up some quick basis code over the next couple hours (it’ll be on my github here). I’ll probably be using SDL this time (I usually do 3D stuff, but I’d like to give something 2D a try).
Good luck everyone!
One of my 2011 goals is to participate at least once in Ludum Dare. I couldn’t make the other ones this year, so I’m not skipping this! I’m totally in!
Workspace is ready… with the help of one of my 11 kids:
- Unity 3D with C#. Also iTween and 2D Toolkit if going the 2D route.
- Inkscape/Photoshop/Flash (as a non artist, when it comes down to drawing, I use whatever I think it feels easier to do the task, depending on what I want to draw)
So, I’m in the UK, only just heard about it, why not. Let’s see how it goes.
I’m planning Python, probably with pysfml or pygame, probably pygame as the new bindings for pysfml are not particularly stable at the moment. Not much in the way of plans as I only decided to do this a very short time ago!
Not sure how much I’ll post during – or even if I’ll finish something, but we’ll see.
So yeah… now I wait.
Edit: I’ll also be using PyCharm as my IDE. Great bit of kit. Running atop my Arch Linux/KDE setup.
I dunno what to do, I have some ideas but none of them are convincing, and for now the project’s codename is Taken (no, I mean, that’s the codename)
Anyways, I am preparing my workspace and all necessary stuff for my project, here a photo of the first one:
The competition started 04:00 local time and it’s now 08:15 – I’m still half asleep and I have no idea what kind of game to make out of this theme… going to go have breakfast somewhere and stock up on supplies while I try to come up with an idea…
In the meanwhile here’s picture of my chaotic little workspace:
If i have 8 seconds lying around, i might try throw something together.If so, here is my workspace.
I’m all done for today and I still have enough caffeine in my system to keep my dreams strange. I goofed off a lot during these first few hours and didn’t get any real work done. I did come to the conclusion that my favorite audio sequencer available for Linux is now Renoise. It’s not open source, but damn if it’s not a cool piece of software. It’s not Ableton Live, but then, Live doesn’t run on Linux, and it costs three times as much. I feel a little silly sticking myself with a new tool to learn in the middle of the contest, but I’m determined to get some music in my entry, and also work completely in Linux while I do it. Good night!
Framework: This Stego AS3 framework thing that I’ve accumulated over the last several months: http://bitbucket.org/excitemike/stego/
IDE: FlashDevelop. compiling with mxmlc.
Graphics: A copy of Photoshop CS 1 which as far as you know was obtained completely legitimately.
Sound Effects: I bet you can guess this one.
For timelapse: I will be using Keeyai’s Chronolapse on account of it’s awesomeness.
Sauce Control: Mercurial, which I love.
Favorite Dinosaur: Microraptor gui
And actually I may use Unity, depending on what kind of ideas I get once the theme is announced, but the above is most likely.
I need to get a decent camera. The webcam built into the cheap laptop is kind of a pain to use.
So I had a bit of a curve ball thrown at me earlier in the week, my computer finally up and died. So I’ll be working in at my space at the uni here. Luckily I’ve been throwing everything needed for development onto my portable HD, so I should be good as long as I don’t need to actually install anything.
Tools will probably be:
-Flash Develop, because it can run off a portable HD.
-Flixel, with the base code JonothanW threw out there… which I should probably look at before we start.
-sfxr and musagi, because DrPetter is King.
-Graphics Gale for graphics, because it does pixels.
I cleaned off my desk and bought some provisions for the weekend (Lorenz chips, Shark energy drinks, OJ). Here a pic of it, although it’s not impressive, or really tidy for that matter.
In the picture the OJ has been replaced with an orange+coke soft drink.
Thats it for today. I’m going to distance myself from the digital world, and try to relax, maybe do some stuff around the house. Go to bed early, and wake up when the compo starts. Then I plan to burn through the 48 hours with my 8 cans of energy drink. I have the next week off (no collage lectures) so I can afford to get sleep deprived and zombified. Hope it will give me the edge I need.
Well, Im in. This is my first LD, and as of such, my intention is to be amazing and do better then everyone, on account of how amazing I am.
I plan to use Flash Develop for my ide, along with Flixel, graphics gale for art, some combination of fruity loops and all my physical gear for music, my mic, sfxr, more of fruity, maybe maxmsp, maybe soundforge for sound effects, mappy if I use tilemaps…. Thats probably plenty.
I should probably go buy more smokes before this starts, I seem to be down to one, and Im pretty sure the girlfriend is going to smoke some too….
Well Im out picking up addictive drugs, I should probably make sure I have an ample supply of coffee… that might be important.
I seem to have my music gear all assembled. I should probably get myself a chair though….
Yeah… I think Im in, I got nothing to do the next couple days. I think Im sposed to grab a beer with an old friend, but I can just make him come to me, and be kinda crazy (hell, he may actually be participating in this, didnt think to ask him… he probably isnt if he plans to bring me beer tho…)
Anyhow. Should be fun, I already have some cool ideas.
I cleaned up my workspace in preparations for LD. If you think It’s a mess, you should have seen it before.
Actually I should have posted a before and after image. I guess now all I can do is post a pre-compo and post-compo image of the desk. Should a good enough shocker as well.
Well here is my breakfast some Solomon sandwiches, Cola and few peaces of Melo
…if my game colors are off I can always blame that horrendous peppermint striped covering I’m using to hide the splintered sheet of 3/4″ plywood. I’ll probably remove the bucket hat from my left speaker if I have to do any audio too…