A game of life variation to relax

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December 15th, 2013 4:29 pm

It’s the first time I enter the Ludum Dare, and I’m quite satisfied with the result : my compo entry is submitted and everything looks fine.

 

The bad part was the theme that I really hated because it did not narrow the reflexion at all. I had to reboot from 0 on saturday afternoon, because my first proto was too far from the theme. And even my final entry seems quite far : you only get 1 cell to save them all.

 

The good part were: code, graph, sounds… everything else. It went smoothly on every topic.

I decided before the LD that I will try to make a game looking flat with no sprites (only code generated geometric forms), and that was really a good choice to speed things up and make it feel alive, because I’m so bad with graphics :-(

I had no major code issues, appart from some variables not being accessible where I needed them, but it’s the usual shit.

Sound was a major challenge as I did not use my drum machine for over 10 years, but it was like cycling : just 5 minutes and I remembered most basic features, and I just had like 1h of work overall to make an easy track + some sounds.

 

So, now have a look at my Game of Life and rate it please!

http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-28/?action=preview&uid=15006

Screen1 Screen3

 

PS : I might do an android export next week if someone wants it (just need to make sure sounds, buttons and screensizes are OK)..


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