22hr Progress Update

December 15th, 2012 5:04 pm

We’re 22 hours in and since it’s currently midnight in the UK it felt like a good time to do my first progress update.

At first I had no idea what to do with the theme “You are the villain”, I was expecting something else to win the theme vote, but oh well. I initially decided to create a platformer where some children are trying to make it from the school bus to school by following various paths. The goal was to destroy the path and lay traps along it to kill the children and each level had a target of children you had to kill. Sounds pretty villainous right?

Well this was going great until around 4 hours ago (18 hours in) where I had made very little progress and I decided that I should start a completely new project, something a little more simple. I spent at least an hour brainstorming various ideas and devouring tubes of Pringles when I decided upon a simple arcade game with a Christmas theme!

My new project which I have now been working on for an hour or so is a game where you’re an elf who has been assigned the job of filling up Santa’s Sack ready to deliver presents to children. The twist is that you’re an evil elf! Various objects get thrown at you, presents, cookies, candy canes, guns. Since you’re an evil elf you have to try catch things like guns, grenades, drugs, poison, etc. in Santa’s Sack.

Below are the graphics I have so far. On the left are all the good things which are meant to be in the sack, the things you have to avoid. On the right are all the bad things which are not supposed to go into the sack, these are the things you have to catch.


Another thing I’ve done during one of my breaks is I’ve upgraded from working on my bed to working from an actual desk with two computers, one for the internet/networking and the other to work on my game!


I’ve also decided to upgrade from the boring blue mug from my previous post to this PacMan mug, as a means of boosting morale



Hopefully next time I publish a post it will be to show off my completed Ludum Dare entry!


-To-do List-

  • Add Scoring System
  • Draw Background
  • Draw Menu Buttons
  • Create Menu
  • Debug
  • Polish
  • Publish

One Response to “22hr Progress Update”

  1. Follett says:

    Who doesnt want drugs for Christmas!

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