Yeah, I’ll download your framework.

Posted by (twitter: @thedayturns)
August 30th, 2012 8:09 pm

After all, Ludum Dare is a rare time for you to get constructive criticism on your game, no matter what weird platform or framework you build it on. Heck, I see people building stuff for Android, iPhone, and even assembler. I wouldn’t want to hamper their creativity by telling them I’m going to pass over their game without even trying.

I can switch browsers, no problem. I’ll even compile it from source if necessary!

I’ll try as hard as I can to play your game.



(note: although this is a response to a previous post, it is not an attack or anything of the sort. I just wanted people to know that there are people like me who are willing to put in the extra effort to see what kinds of cool things you did. :) )

7 Responses to “Yeah, I’ll download your framework.”

  1. mohammad says:

    so this is referring to me?
    lol i expected, need help removing this douche or need a program better than his?
    lol i dont know WHAT im saying

    • johnfn says:

      Nah, a previous post by Raptor85.

      • Raptor85 says:

        I think you misunderstand my post based on the title, you should read the one I linked as well that I wrote last time. The point is if you want feedback on your game and you used a framework or interpreter there are very simple steps you can take, most take under a minute or two for you as the developer to do, that make your game playable by effectively everyone without requiring dependency juggling and installing a bunch of extra things you don’t really need onto your machine to get it running, a step the vast majority of players either will not or CAN NOT do. 9/10 a game will be unplayable to most people only due to a simple packaging error that can be corrected with a copy and paste.

        • johnfn says:

          I agree that with a bit of work on the packaging side, a game can be a lot easier to play, and I like that part of your post. However, I certainly will never say that I won’t switch to Chrome if the author cites compatibility issues with Firefox. And I’ll probably install Java too, since I know I’ll need to install it eventually. I’m a reasonable man.

  2. My two cents – run, rate and comment on their game, that’s fine.

    …but it’s also really useful to tell them – “yo, you *should* do something about X to get most players. I worked around X no problem, but others might not be able/willing to do it”

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