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What if I make an RTS without a GUI at all! Like a point and click RTS where you interact directly with object, where one object = one interaction. Like McPixel. Just imagine: ” McPixel, the RTS ” . Wait, McPixel *could* be considered an RTS, somehow. Oh God, why!
Is it okay if I work on the game beforehand, as long as I only have 7 days working?
I’m on holiday for the first two days, and will probably be too tired on the third.
So I need to work on the game for 3 days before I leave.
I don’t see why I can’t, but I’ll ask anyway.
That’s fine, if you can’t make the date.
I’m in then!
An RTS you say? I’m in. Even if I don’t get any truly creative ideas, making an RTS should be a nice warm up before the next LD48.
I’m in. First time on LD.
Is it against the rules/spirit of the competition to get started creating a paper prototype and work out the mechanics, maybe even graphics, to use for the game already?
You’re allowed to do preparation, and a paper prototype is that. And yes, you can do some bits in advance if you feel you’ll need that extra time.
But do try to save most of the work for the 22nd. Not only does that make things fairer, but it is more exciting when we all start together.
OK. I will focus on playing old RTS games the next few weeks then and daydream about what my ideal RTS game would look like. VirtualBox booted up already.
No old installer discs nearby for old favorites I was about to look at (eg Total Annihilation, Rise of Nations, Empires: Dawn of the Modern World, Age of Empires 1+2). Guess this is a good reason to try the RTS games I got on some gog sale last year but never installed (Empire Earth, Blitzkrieg, Cossacks, Stronghold Crusader). Actually knowing more games can’t be bad. Not that 7 days will allow for implementing many features, but it is a good excuse to play more.
Im in, probably, depends if I have time through my development schedule
I’m in! First time for me, so let’s see how this goes. I have a full time job as a game programmer though, so time will be my worst enemy.
I’ll be in, but i’m not sure how to go about this. I feel like doing a “War through time” sorta thing, but I also feeling like doing something from Tom Clancy Rainbow 6. Yet I also feel like doing a game that revolves trough the history of RTS, but most of those games I’ve never played, nor do I want to.
Working on another contest this month, but I’m not smart enough to let that stop me. I’m in.
Well.. I’ll see if I can do something for this. I haven’t even thought of attempting something like this before, and have very little experience programming to boot… and I’m awful at pretty much everything else.
I have a few ideas, though. I’ll think on it for a few days, then see if I can come up with some unique mechanic that will compensate for everything else being terrible.
Also, if I have something like a 2D steam animation strip that I really like and is very good (compared to the rest of my work), can I used that without having to remake it?
if I have something like a 2D steam animation strip that I really like and is very good (compared to the rest of my work), can I used that without having to remake it?
Yes you are allowed to use your own pre-made art.
Good luck with your game
Well… I’m in!
Probably doing all by myself… it’s gonna be fun!
I am probably in, want to talk to my coworkers to see if I can get time to work on it at the job. I am thinking of maybe doing a dota / moba style thing, but 3 player / 3 team rather than 10 player / 2 team. anyone else doing dota things?
interesting idea! I can imagine that working nicely over a hexagonal-grid map, because of it’s 120-degree symmetry.
oh goodness. now that you have pointed this out, I like this idea even more!!!
Count me in! If I finish the game I’m working on now before then
This is going to be SO much fun!!! I can’t wait!
Cool. Think I’ll give this a go.
Count me in! (Hopefully!) Gonna give LD a whirl for the first time, too.
I’m in. It’s really the first time for me doing something like this, but sometimes you got to run before you can walk.
I’m probably in. I feel like I should be.
I’m in. This looks like a fun challenge.
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It sounds like a very interesting jam ;).
Currently thinking about the game concept
You can count me in
Might just be in!
I’ve got a small RTS idea that I never got around to making, might just save it for this.
I decided after the last LD that I really wanted to participate in one for once!
I’m in for this, even though I won’t be able to do anything until 5pm for the first 5 days Sounds like a really interesting topic, looking forwards to this.
I’m in, this will be my first LD of any sort though.
So tempting! I love RTS games, and I would really enjoy the opportunity to make a simple one like this.
I’m in. Got this crazy n-dimensional game I just got to try to put to code, even though I really would have wished it was another week that the competition was.
I’m in, for the first time.
I’m in, this will be my first game in a long time (i’ve made little side experiments) also my first competition.
I’m working with my twin brother, pretty excited haha.
I am in. Somebody want to help me with the graphics?
We plan on taking on this challenge as well.
I could well be in this – although I won’t be able to work all 7 days. It would be my first jam from Austria, the major difference being that jams here tend to be apricot rather than strawberry.
Great to have you join!
Awesome!! Have to be a part of this.
I’ll try and do this with a friend!
You can count me in!
I’m in. I’ll be doing it in a bit non-standard way since I have a full-time job. I’ll be starting early but limiting my development time to 40 hours, and what I have on the 29th will be what I submit. You can follow my progress on my blog at http://www.gamedevdad.com. I’ll be grabbing graphics off the web and using SFXR/Musagi for sound.
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I’m in. This is my first time in a game jam, so I’m quite excited. The extended time period and the casual rules made it seem like a good place to start. If I can make this, I can even join the “compo” next month.
I’m in… if I can learn enough of the required programming in time.
Can we stream development as we go along for this competition?