Life after Ludum Dare

Posted by (twitter: @AlwaysGeeky)
May 3rd, 2012 7:14 am

It’s been a couple of weeks now since Ludum Dare 23 and I wonder what everyone has been up to… I know a lot of people have been updating and improving their games that they entered into LD23 and that is great! It’s super awesome to see people actively keeping up the interest in their game development.

I thought long and hard about what I should do with my entry, post-LD, and finally came to the conclusion that I wouldn’t directly be making modifications to my game or adding stuff/making it better. Since I didn’t really have a grand design plan for my game as I was creating it and most of the gameplay ideas came about quite abruptly during the 2nd day, I decided to let it stand as it is and move onto other things.

So…. I have been spending the time since the competition making my voxel engine even better!! :)

I have been doing a lot of the core voxel engine related programming that I didn’t get a chance to do while I rushed to get something playable during LD:

  • Octree support
  • Culling
  • Rendering optimizations
  • Player movement
  • *Proper* collision detection
  • Loading/unloading scenes
  • Editor ^_^
  • Terrain generation
  • Etc..

I am going to be keeping a dev vlog diary of progress I make and uploading a daily video of features to my YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3899B2CEE4CD4687&feature=plcp

If anyone wants to keep track of my progress, or see my videos on general game development, and if you like my YouTube channel then feel free to subscribe, I have lots of cool gamedev stuff planned and could really do with more subscribers. 😛

I’ve also been thinking also that I might make a public release of my voxel engine (with all the improvements), if anyone would be interested in that…? I am probably going to be using it to make something for the next LD competition, but I haven’t fully committed to that yet, we shall see how things go.

Anyway, it’s so nice to see all the activity from the Ludum Dare community still going.

Cheers.
AlwaysGeeky

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