Hello everybody! How are you today? We are feelin’ good! We are Datamosh (a small indie studio, from Argentina) and this is… frankly, I don’t remember. But it is not the first time we take part in a Ludum Dare jam.

intro

Our team consist of a 2D artist (me, Kaeru) and a programmer (Pablo). I think this time the idea stroke us by surprise and in a very organic way. In about an hour after the theme was announced, we had a very clear approach of what we wanted to achieve. The final result is far from perfect, but we feel that is nice, friendly and approachable. Our biggest concern is always to come up with something way over the top or “overworked”.

I want to share some quick tips in -what I think-, had a very good impact in our productivity:

  • We have better and much experience than previous jams (this is obvious, but I have to write it down)
  • We also took part of the LD32 a couple of months ago, so I think we were familiar with that “set of mind” required for a jam
  • So, we kept it “simple”. And focused on the original scope of the project.
  • Based upon experience, by taking a look at our previous games; we optimized the speed of the 2D art by sticking to a SMALL 32×32 tileset for characters.
  • Better time management AND good resting!
  • We took the theme in a less “abstract” way than previous jams. We were more “literal” this time.
  • Whisky -sorry, scratch that-

So, was this your first jam? How did you came up with your idea? Remember, you can play and rate our LD33 game!, leave yours in the comments below!

 

 

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