What have I learned from Space Bear

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May 3rd, 2012 3:31 am

“Flying around a bear-head with 6 stars trailing behind it is quite a sight” Ergo

“nice to see something original come out of the now-cliche bear-head-in-space genre” LukeRissacher


I hate writing postmortems as it’s harder to judge your own work 😀 so I’m gonna keep this short. This was my second LD and in my opinion it went much better than the first one.

What went right:

+ this is my first game with a huge continuous space to explore – I’m pretty proud that I’ve managed to implement a chunk based level structure 😀

+ I drew everything by hand in GIMP and MS Paint (I’m usually awful at drawing stuff with my mouse and that’s why I took the challenge – I could have used InkScape to draw the geometric stuff but I feel that drawing it by hand gave it a more personal touch)

+ I accidentally made a funny game or at least that’s what people keep telling me

+ I finished with 6+ hours to spare…

What went not so right:

– I can’t upload sound files of any kind to blogger :( and therefore the game has no sound

– there aren’t a lot of interesting things in space… I should have added more space junk, more planets, satellites, clouds and stuff

– should have a map of some sort

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