Ludum Dare 31
Theme:
Entire Game on One Screen

Judging ends in:
It’s time to Play and Rate Games!

PlayRate80Star

At least !

Posted by (twitter: @@benjamin_soule_)
December 19th, 2010 7:35 pm

This was my first LD and my only post for the competition. It was too difficult for me to focus on the game and writing post in english… -_-

It was a very intense experience. Saturday was a lot of fun, Sunday was Hell, the last 15 minutes was above Hell. I could have killed anyone who would have stand between me and my keyboard…

I kept a log of my activity on Land Of Fodnal during the 48h :

3:00 –>  Discovery ( Containment is second :-/ ) –>THINK
4:00 –> go for minesweeper game with island progresive discovery –>THINK
5:00 –> ??? Inside the body cells discovery <vs> fantasy
7:00  –> go to bed
10:00 –> wake-up >>Brainstorming
11:00 –> have the CASTLE MANAGEMENT idea -> start to code + base GFX
14:00 –> lunch break
14:15 –> folks structure tracking
14:45 –> Danger zone + tower ( number in zone are killing my display :-/ )
16:30 –> structure selection + scroll
18:00 –> structure interface GFX + ergonomics
18:36 –> loosing huge ammount of times on interface ( have no field / buttons / whatever libs )
19:35 –> still crawling with buttons… -_-zZ
20:23 –> At least I can build things !! It seems fun to discover map buy building things to scroll.
21:00 –> lunch break
21:30 –> try too animate folks
22:00 –> Refactoring
23:20 –> GameOver sequence
00:00 –> Decide to cycle worldmap… Always late for this kind of decisions…
00:20 –> working on sight system
00:40 –> Debugging cycled coord
01:00 –> Trying Musagi :)
02:44 –> Sound session end –>  debug
04:00(?) –> Go to Bed
11:00 –> Wake Up
11:30 –> Work on Aborigines path
12:00 –> FX ans parts
13:00 –> new bads
13:10 –> try to make nice border for beach but fail -> goto difficulty generation
14:30 –> working on sight system visibility ( = headash )
15:15 –> Starting the science bonus system
19:15 –> Editing world map
19:30 –> adding some hints
20:15 –> correctings few bugs
20:40 –> starting minimap o_O
21:20 –> Intro artwork + intro coding
22:00 –> Title artwork
23:00 –> First serious test on the game…
23:15 –> implements new sciences
00:00 –> adding small elements
01:00 –> balancing ( ouch, a bit late for this )
01:20 –> adding difficulty level
02:30 –> adding hiscore local saving
02:45 –> Arrrrgh my first infinite loop NOW !!!
03:10 –> Version submited !

Now I will test the other games !


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