A tale of ice and orcas

Posted by (twitter: @miltage)
April 28th, 2014 10:25 am

Finished my 6th LD entry with 30 minutes to spare, which is a first for me. Usually I’m scrambling in the last 15 minutes to add sound or buttons, but not this time. Perhaps I’m learning to manage my time better.

I will say this though: the last 6 hours of the competition pass far quicker than the rest. They feel more like one hour.

Now that I’ve had some sleep, I’ll write a post about my entry.

Arctic Antics

A game about ice-skating, paper collecting and orca avoiding!

Man the harpoons!

You play an arctic researcher who has clumsily lost their life’s work, it’s pages blowing across the frozen sea. You take to the ice in an effort to recover your research, but the orcas you study have different plans though…

My original idea was to have many different sea creatures breaking through the ice, but upon realising how time consuming drawing all those would be, I decided to limit the scope and adjust the story to fit. I also wanted to add bits of ice flying around when an orca smashes through, and lots of blood when an orca does manage to eat you.

I probably spent a third of the competition working on the ice alone, which is all procedurally drawn. The other third was drawing and animating the 8 directions of the skater, yikes…

Overall, I’m very happy with how it turned out, even if I wasn’t able to add all the nice things I wanted.

I had a whale of a time making this one, and can’t wait to try some of the other entries I’ve had my ice on. (Okay, that’s pun’s a bit of a stretch, but I’m keeping it.)

Here’s a link to the game, give it a go!


2 Responses to “A tale of ice and orcas”

  1. ambi says:

    Very neat game. I like the graphics, idea and how the outline of ice forms.

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