Warmup Weekend for Ludum Dare 36

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August 17th, 2016 12:33 pm

Hello everyone! Ludum Dare is fast approaching… Are you ready for it? 😀

Between now and the start, you’re encouraged to test your tools. We call this the Warmup Weekend Make some art, import it, and draw it on screen. Make some sounds, import them, and play them on cue. If you’re using a new development tool, figure out the development cycle. Learn how to make a release too!

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Bullet point summary:

  • No rules or limits. This is practice.
  • Learn your development tools! Write some code, run it.
  • Make some art, get it on screen, make it move.
  • Print some text to the screen. Print some text to a log (if applicable).
  • Make some sound, get it in game, make it play.
  • If you’re motivated enough, make your experiments in to a game!
  • Make something that should take “hours”, not 2 days.
  • Then package it up, put it online.
  • No time or day limit. But if you have no other plans this coming weekend, why not?

If you like what you’ve done, feel free to share it.

20 Responses to “Warmup Weekend for Ludum Dare 36”

  1. RadMcCool says:

    I have sketches and plans for an atypical gun I want to make for an fps. Anyone got some tutorials for executing this with firing and reload animations?
    I’ve got 3ds max and Maya licences and have experience with making/texturing models and animating other peoples rigs.

  2. I am learning godot 2.1 game engine this week end for 2d by making a small game “Lights Up”.
    to learn :
    view ports & camera & auto screen resize
    particle effect & shaders
    take android and html5 build for ludum dare main submission.

  3. DragonZBW (SparkLight Games) says:

    Really not up to practicing right now… Got my lower wisdom teeth out yesterday. Hopefully I’ll be feeling well enough by this weekend to make something decent. I feel pretty confident though considering my recent forays into making a space exploration game as an expirement.

  4. imogiagames says:

    Hi everyone , sorry for the delay, but I did a warmup game last week and here is the result:
    Cheers and good luck to everyone!

  5. Slamrarn says:

    Hey, just joined Ludum Dare! I make music and sfx primarily and am wondering where and how I can find people in need of my talents. I can also contribute writing, animation (though I’ve only worked in Blender) and voice work (not to mention design of course).

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