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Heloo again Ludum

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April 19th, 2011 2:22 am

If all goes according to plan, I will compete again this time.

I’d really like to use HTML5/canvas on top of node.js and mongodb to do something web based with persistent content and/or multiplayer. So I will be doing a blog post on the subject of using those things together to make games.

However, if the theme doesn’t suit that set-up, or I have a 3D idea that’s feasible in the timeframe I’ll probably default to OpenGL/Java.

Last time I entered, I used .NET with the SlimDX DirectX wrapper. But that alienated too many people who otherwise might have given it a try. I think I’ve learned my lesson that unless my screenshot looks awesome, people are not going to bother with a download. I probably downloaded only 10% of windows games last time, and played nearly all the web ones.

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2 Responses to “Heloo again Ludum”

  1. jovoc says:

    If you make a downloadable game, a good tactic is to put up a youtube video of it so that people can see how cool it is and that might give them the extra push to download it.

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