Ludum Dare 30 – Attack Plan

Posted by (twitter: @Sererena)
August 21st, 2014 1:04 pm

So now that Ludum Dare is getting closer, I’m starting to think about my attack plan.  I’m lucky to have my guy Kai assist me with life stuff (making sure I eat and sleep, maybe a coffee run or two).  He’s also a veteran game designer who is helping me with some more general design advice.


Day 1/Hours 1-3: Brainstorm and Planning

-Sleep (if that is even possible with all the excitement)-

Day 2/Hours 1-4: Build Prototype (aka the smallest amount of functionality for it still to be considered a game)

Day 2/Hours 4-8: Add Lots of Art and Shinies to game

-Break for an hour-

Day 2/Hours 12-16: Make some music. I’ve played around with a few music editors/generators.  I’m liking  iNudge and Abundant Music.  If I can find a way to turn  midi into something nicer sounding, I’ll be set. More experimenting tonight!

-Sleep (If I’m not dead by then)-

Day 3/Hours 1-4: More game content to flesh out the prototype.

Day 3/Hours 5-END: Polish Polish Polish!


Some of the things I’m gonna keep in mind:

  • Because my strength is art, my aim is to make the gameplay as simple as possible, and then polish the crap out of it.
  • Gonna focus on controls that uses only mouse.  That makes will make it a lot easier to port to mobile if it’s successful (one of the great parts of using Game Maker, it’d be so easy to throw it to iPhone and Android!)
  • I should probably walk around and do some quick exercises every hour so my muscles don’t atrophy, any tips with that?

Happy Luduming!

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5 Responses to “Ludum Dare 30 – Attack Plan”

  1. porglezomp says:

    If you want to be intense, aside from walking/running, the exercise I recommend is a few things for the core. I like to do a 1 minute plank, 1 minute of pushups, 1 minute of crunches, and 1 minute of ‘6 inches’ (lie on your back, hold your feet roughly six inches off the ground, feel the burn.)

  2. PoV says:

    Whoa hey! One of the other ex-BBB folks I never got a chance to meet. Hello! 😀

    • Serena says:

      Hey! I can’t remember if we were working there at the same time, lol. I had like a year break in between the times I was working there. BTW – You need to come to Game Dev Drink-up Night! ;P

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