Dare Accepted

Posted by (twitter: @micahcowan)
August 20th, 2014 9:03 pm

Okay, here we go, gonna make my first attempt for the Ludum Dare!

My game-making experience is pretty minimal. The only one I have that I can point to is Volley, a Pong-like doodad written using SVG and JavaScript. I’ve written small toy games in the distant past, none of which I still have around in any form. I have lots of general programming experience, though, and at least some knowledge of how to make games.

Tools and tech I’ll likely use:

  • HTML5 Canvas + JavaScript
  • the CreateJS library
  • vim (for code editing)
  • the GIMP (art)
  • Inkscape (art)
  • Audacity for sound editing/generation
  • My Yamaha NU-1 piano
  • Propellerhead Reason music synthesis program

When it’s done, I’ll probably host it on the LD30 project page on my blog. I plan to provide versioned source code at github.

For what it’s worth, inspiration to give LD a try is thanks to my friend Rusty Moyher, who joined two others to create Retro Games Crunch, and a series of truly righteous games, all of which were originally LD jams.

Of course, I fully expect my first creation to pretty much suck. But I’ll try to make it not, and in the meantime it’ll certainly be fun, and a good learning experience. See you soon!

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