Not My Panties! Post-Mortem

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April 22nd, 2015 10:20 am

I decided to team up with shakesoda for our first Ludum Dare entry. Below are some key points we took away from this experience.

The Good

  • We had a blast! It was the most fun, stressful, challenging, and rewarding experience we’ve had in a good long time.
  • We finished the game! With not even a second to spare, we pulled through and completed the game in time for submission.
  • We were able to snag a few random assets we had kicking around to work with, improving the general visuals of the game.
  • We were able to include a third person to do a vocal track for our main character. This ended up being a lot of fun in and of itself, and adding a lot to the game.
  • Our lack of polish ended up making the game more hilarious.
  • Reception so far has been quite positive!

The Bad

  • Our tools sucked. Every tool we included in our project had serious flaws that we had to fight and work around which ate up a significant portion of our time.
  • We had to fast-track a lot of our visuals to meet the deadline which put polish far to the side.
  • Since we used a lot of random assets we already had, there was no clear visual style.
  • We ended up shipping with a few notable bugs such as having a controller plugged in may crash the game randomly. Your guess is as good as mine.
  • We expanded the game from 2 levels to 6 near the end and we didn’t have enough time to add more vocal tracks.

The Ugly

  • There was a moment in Day Two where my morale dropped and if I didn’t have a partner depending on me, I may have given up. Shortly afterwards, we had a huge breakthrough and that fixed all of our morale issues for the rest of the jam.

Overall, participating in Ludum Dare was a very positive experience. Now that we know what to expect, we can be more prepared for the LD33!

I wrote a more detailed post about our experience on my development blog if you’d like to read more about our project!

Please take a few minutes to download and try our game! <3

See you at LD33!

One Response to “Not My Panties! Post-Mortem”

  1. lorenzo456 says:

    Thank you for sharing this :D. I’ll be reading your detailed post and I’ll play your game. It’s always so nice to read about the experiences of other people.

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