I managed to complete the Ludum Dare! Amazing!
I didn´t quite know what to expect when I decided to join this LD, two weeks ago. I had never made a game from start to finish. But the time limit pressure, and watching other people do the same thing as me gave me a lot of motivation.
Also, I learned a LOT. In my job I have to make java programs to solve optimization problems, and they never involve things such as states, interfaces, resource management, etc. If nothing else, Ludum dare was worth it just for the learning experience alone.
That said, I´m actually rather proud of the game I´ve submitted. Granted, there are a lot of planned things that are missing (just note the huge blank space in the bottom of the playing area). But it went much much farther that I would have guessed. It has half-decent old school graphics! It is multi-platform! It has levels! And I can even add more levels easily in the future.
So, to celebrate, here is the obligatory time lapse. Sorry for the lack of sound!
A shout to MME, who did the dare in parallel with me. We shared a lot of ideas, questions and lols in these 48 hours.
And make sure you find the secret kitten in the game!