Finished my first Ludum Dare Game

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December 9th, 2014 11:55 am

Yeay, I  finished my first Ludum Dare :-)  and I was doing better than expected. Overall I had lots of fun and I will certainly participate in the next Ludum Dare.

I combined the snowman theme with the official theme “Entire Game on One Screen” by making a fixed camera. At first I wanted to let it snow snowballs, but this wasn’t working as I imagined it, because of the screen format there wasn’t so much vertical space, so I came up with the idea to place snowcannons in the world.

What went right:

  • Art style
  • Game idea
  • Sound and music  (my first time making music for a game)

What I could improve:

  • Build Size (I will build a version of UE4 without unneeded parts next time)
  • GUI – next LD I will add a proper menu with difficulty-selection,..
  • More variation in gameplay

What I will do different next time:

  • UE4 is a very fast toolkit for gamejams, so next time I will try something bigger, like a small RPG

Play Game – The Snowman and the Cannons

How to play:

Try to save the snowman by dodging the snowballs (Controlls: Left/Right or a/d and spacebar for jumping)

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