Finally, the post mortem!
This was my third Ludum Dare and I think it was the best one!
Let’s start at the night of the theme announcement, I was really excited for this Ludum Dare (as always) and I decided that I should go sleep early (23:00). I went to sleep and for some reasons I woke up at 3:50 AM just ten minutes before the theme announcement. I saw that the theme was finally evolution (All of this while I’m in bed :P), I tried to get back to sleep but I wasn’t able to, so I already started to plan my game!
My idea was to make a game where you are a life form which evolve by adding new cells to it. Each cell will cost a different amount of DNA which you collect by killing other life forms and will have a different ability like power, defense, speed etc.
When I woke up I started my live stream and created a new project in FlashDevelop. The first thing that I did was to write my idea down.
Later, I started the programming and added the basic life form entity and cells.
Than, I programmed the life form editor/store.
Later on, I added some parallax scrolling background and some DNA.
And I completed the GUI.
Finally I added some nice random generated life forms.
This was my best Ludum Dare ever! It was the first time which I used the whole 48 hours till the end, The game came out perfectly as I wanted it to be and the live stream was super fun! (Thanks for everyone who watched it :-))
The gameplay is really fun, I really like the graphics and the music and the most important part, I had a lot of fun!
I really worked until the last minutes and it was dangerous, some instructions are missing and sometimes enemies spawn right on you and instant kills you.
And once again, I made a game in 48 hours for Ludum Dare!