Ludum Dare 38 on the alpha website: ldjam.com

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55 days ago | April 4th, 2017 8:06 am | 45 love | 28 Comments »

Shipwreck it ralph for LowPoly Daily in twitter

Posted by (twitter: @doppelgunner)
8 hours ago | May 29th, 2017 11:39 am

My entry for LowPoly Daily with the theme: shipwreck Isn’t the title genius? – title: Shipwreck it ralph

Youtube process with fbx files (link included in the youtube video’s description). I even rig “wreck it ralph”.

My Ludum Dare entry is a game on Steam now!

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1 day ago | May 28th, 2017 12:26 pm

Several years ago I parcipiated in Ludum Dare 26 (“minimalism”) with simple turn-based strategy.
The game looks like this:
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The game didn’t have any guide or in-game tooltips and was kinda confusing. Later I started creation of a remake (because I thought that game is actually fun to play).
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This incarnation of the game had got some popularity on Kongregate, so I decided to publish it on Steam.

For the Steam version I’ve chaned graphis one more time (I work with an artist).
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I was a lot of work, but finally the game has been released! You can check it here: 50 years

Thanks Ludum Dare :)

3D modeler and beginner riggeranimator looking for a team!

Posted by
12 days ago | May 17th, 2017 3:23 pm

Hello I’m Ovidiu aka: Hamsterspit and I am a 3D modeler artist that also is learning how to rig and animate and I would like to get to know people who are interested in making small surreal games or games that I can relate to and where my skills can be handy.

Check out my style at: hamsterspit  to see if you can relate to what I do and will go from there!

Peace!

Ludum Dare to Believe! Season 9 : EPISODE 1

Posted by (twitter: @ButtonMasherBro)
12 days ago | May 17th, 2017 1:51 pm

Hey everyone! We are the Button Masher Bros!

We are back and ready to showcase more of your favorite Ludum Dare games!

It’s the season premiere of Ludum Dare to Believe! It’s S:9 Ep. 1!

(May contain strong language)

With so many submissions, there was absolutely no way we could play them all.

Special thanks to our friends at Reddit, twitter, and Youtube who all stepped up to give us suggestions – you guys are the BEST!

If you like the games you see, be sure to check them out on Ludumdare.com and let the developers know what you think!

Today we will be highlighting:

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Title: Holy Shit! A Spider !!!

Category: Jam Entry

Creator: Aurelien (@aurelien)

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Title: A Bombtastic World

Category: Jam Entry

Creator: dennyrocketdev (@dennyrocketdev)
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Title: EAT

Category: Jam Entry

Creator: Mr.McGibblets (@mr-mcgibblets), djfariel (@djfariel), and Sondrian (@sondrian)
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Finally, we’d love to hear what you think!
You can comment on the episode linked above, comment in this thread, or tweet us at:

@ButtonMasherBro – Show account

@MathBlasterRitz – Chris

@SuddenlyZach – Zach

or @jwowBMB – Josh

Thanks Everyone and HAPPY LUDUM DARE!

A Small World À la No Man’s Sky : New features !

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13 days ago | May 16th, 2017 6:57 pm

amw

The Armada release should be up this weekend adding new content :

+ Planets and sectors are now capturable and will generate ressources and ships

+ Armada Management: Manage a LOT of ship simultaneously, attacking or defending your territories

+ A LOT of new enemies to fight with !

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Please try and rate the original game here :

https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/38/a-small-world-in-a-big-universe

And make sure to bookmark it for the upcoming release :)

Battle Squad [Feedback]

Posted by
13 days ago | May 16th, 2017 1:25 pm

Battle Squad Screenshot

Recently launched my alpha for Battle Squad, it’s a retro Turn Based Strategy Game what do you think of it so far?

 

Try it here -> https://arowx.itch.io/battlesquad

The Adventures of Sam Carlisle: The Hunt for the Lost Treasure

Posted by (twitter: @givit_games)
13 days ago | May 16th, 2017 6:53 am

 

Microchip IO timelapse

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15 days ago | May 14th, 2017 11:25 am

Shameless Plug!

Posted by
15 days ago | May 14th, 2017 7:36 am

Hello!

It’s my 8th Ludum Dare, and I messed up this time. Life got distracting, and now I don’t have enough votes right now.
In fact, I only have 5 votes out of needed 20. ;_;
Your help would be much appreciated.

If you play my game and leave a comment, I’ll play your game in return.

Edit: I got just enough votes, thanks everyone. 😛

Link

Here’s a gif for your viewing pleasure:

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Still working on this

Posted by
16 days ago | May 13th, 2017 1:12 pm

Improved the look quite a lot with shading, detail texture generation, background generation and that shadow effect.
New are the moons and I also improved the AI.

Also new is this game mode in which you have destroy planets for precious debris:

Furthermore there will be actual levels where you play against the AI in various scenarious.

LD#38 entry – To Do List –

Posted by
17 days ago | May 12th, 2017 4:30 pm

Hey Ludum! Our “Small World” game is here!

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This was our 9th LudumDare. The theme was “Small World”, and we used a little island with hero home on it as a little world.

mLiY1dF-Srk.jpgIt’s an adventure during 7 days with to-do list for each day.

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Have a nice play!

Game page

Get the world record in W.R.L.D: World Reconnaissance eLite Defense, and win this beautiful trophy!

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From the description:

It is the year 2060. Your world has faced all manner of threats. Climate change, plagues, and meteor strikes have left it desperate.

Now, another threat looms.

ALIENS.

They have placed your world in a giant metal cube, as ALIENS do.

The ALIENS may outnumber you /1, but you feel confident in your ability to fend them off!

 

In other news, if you have any idea of the whereabouts of the mysterious figure only known as “G,” please let me know!

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G is the score to beat!

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Play Now!

Star Traveller Post Mortem

Posted by (twitter: @seconddimension)
20 days ago | May 9th, 2017 5:53 pm

Star Traveller 10.1

Hi all, just wanted to point you in the direction of our Post-Mortem. We’ve done it a little differently this time, so a quick explanation on that first…

At the end of last year we decided to make a change to how we do post-mortems, as we found that we never did a proper one on-time. We think the main reason was our tendency to always write them as very long dry documents that everybody hated doing, so we decided we were going about it all wrong. We were trying to write something for other people, almost like an article, but in reality there are very few people who actually care smile

So we went back to basics… a post-mortem is designed to help us analyse what went right and wrong with the game, and although it could potentially be interesting to others, its primary purpose is to help us understand how we can get better. Our solution was to do it as an informal chat, through an instant messaging app, and just talk to each other honestly about the game. We’ve done this for the last 3 games and published the results on our blog. It has worked really well for us, it’s easier and more enjoyable to do, and we get some good feedback from each other.

We did one for Star Traveller earlier in the week, so if you’re interested you can check it out HERE

The Ludum Dare Game page is HERE

MF100 – Post-Mortem

Posted by
20 days ago | May 9th, 2017 3:07 am

If you are bored with gamedev or programming, game jams is a thing you need to try. In october 2016 I found my self bored with c++ madness. Suddenly, I found a blog post about great game jam, that will help you to re-think your skills.

Ludum dare is one of the worlds largest and longest running Game Jam events. Every 4 months, people make a game from scratch in a weekend.

Sounds neat right?

I though, I will have a try. My first LD (37), I wrote an RPG-kind of game:

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It was my first experience of java game development, I was completely to game jams. Any way, I did a great job, and I was proud of my self, because I did compo first try. Things I noticed:

  • Ascii art is great, but doen’t fit game jams
  • My java framework was buggy
  • I did not have any clue, how to make music

But, what I enjoyed a lot, that I got new inspiration from the jam and the positive feedback from people. It was so lovely, to hear great words about your game!

Streaming

Till the LD, there is always a few streamers, that stream their development. When I saw that on LD 37, I thought, that it would be nice to try this. I wrote a small plugin, witch can be found here. Not the best code ever, and the idea is taken from Drunk Devs on twitch.

The plugin it self is a twitch chat bot, that displays all of the users, that had typed something in the chat, on the screen. And every 7-10 minutes happens a random event, that users can vote for.

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The truth

My stream got 0 viewers :) Strange, isn’t it? Also, my PC was not powerful enough. When the chat bot was active, my PC was lagging so much…

Another way to do this

Next LD (it will be in summer 2017), I will record a time lapse, and post it on youtube. Hope, that it will go better.

Wait, but what about LD 38?

Ah.. it was a complete fail.. First of all, in a few hours before jam, i found pico-8. I thought: “Well, I write a game-emulator, this can fit almost every theme..”. I created a prototype console, and got to bed.

When the theme was announced (it was Small World), I though, that this theme is great for writing an emulator.

The first day went alright. But on the second day, I just did not know, what to do.. I mean, I run out of ideas. My game was not playable enough. There was not enough time to start another game.

I just failed.

By the way, game is here: https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/38/mf100-hack-the-jam

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Never start a brain storming before LD. Otherwise, you will fail.. Trust me. Next time, I will use lua + love2d for my game. And no ascii art!!

What’s behind the Wall?

Posted by
22 days ago | May 7th, 2017 1:56 pm

And why wouldn’t they let you go out? Play Until Tomorrow to find out!

When the next Ludem dare 39

Posted by
22 days ago | May 7th, 2017 4:32 am

When the next Ludem dare 39 does any one know when the version 39 will take place

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