LD25 – killCity postmortem

Posted by (twitter: @DusteDdk)
December 16th, 2012 11:22 am
So, I just finished (gave up) my first LudumDare 48 hour compo run (create a game in 48 hours, solo).
I used my pre-made game-engine (called Excessive Overkill), but had to hack quite a lot on it in order to actually make a game (I’ve only ever used it for one game, more than a year ago).

The game and objective?

My game is a reverse missile-command, you’re trying to destroy the villages, because you are the villain!
You target your satellites by clicking on a satellite, then click on a village.
When all your satellites are aimed at a target, you FIRE FIRE FIRE!
yes.. the game sucks.

Download the entry

The game is packaged for Linux 32/64 bit and Windows.
http://static.blogchan.dk/ld25/killCity_b31.tar.bz2 Everyones favourite package format.
Show me the source, you surely did NOT make that in 48 hours!
Yeah, it’s 700 lines of C, I did, and those 700 lines are filthy.
Here’s the source for both:
What went right:
  • More or less functional game.
  • I found something that was kind of related to the theme.
  • I got it to build and run on Linux/Windows.
  • It’s not randomly crashing..
  • I learnt a lot of things during this
  • My game engine matured a bit


What went wrong:
  • The mechanics are lame, and not that fun, given more time, I might have been able to extrapolate my initial idea into something better.
  • I overslept and had a cold which took the edge off of my concentration, and I decided to just hack.


What to improve:
  •   Next time I’ll try and have the engine in better condition, that’s the main limit, but I do want to use my own engine, that’s half the fun.



The main menu – Advanced stuff..
Cannon shot one of players bombs


You try to destroy the villages


Using your deathly SPACE SATELLITES!!


Oh, and one more thing:
Something wonderful happens when you destroy all the villages, but I will leave that as an exercise for the reader.
I guess this is the +1 goat?? xD

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