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Some prep code

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Thursday, August 20th, 2015 11:53 am

Still not sure I’m in for this weekend, but I posted some prep code to Github. It’s just a short set of functions that help me write visual-novel style scenes in the browser without worrying about async, as well as a scene selector that allows me to create a “deck” of scenes and randomly select one after another that meets preconditions based on game state.


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Saturday, May 9th, 2015 8:17 am

Do you have ten minutes? Do you like strategic card games? Do you have strong feelings about BINGO, positive or negative? Are you breathing? If you answered yes to any of those questions you may find my effort for the most recent compo interesting!


Click here to play! Make sure to read the rules in the text section – they’re not long.

Now that the shameless self-promotion is over, some thoughts…

This is the most polished and complete game I’ve ever turned out in an LD; that was partly due to the nature of the game (one-screen, turn-based), partly due to the environment (the pico-8 fantasy console is great!), and maybe a little due to more practice from past LDs and other efforts.

Besides that I’m also happy with the results as a strategic game. I think it has enough depth now to make it genuinely interesting, and with a few more complications it’ll actually be something I’d be willing to spend a lot of time playing. I’m not in any rush to do that but I’m fiddling with a few ideas.

If you enjoy the game or think it has promise, I wrote up a some notes on strategy and playing in person you might enjoy.

Have fun, and tell me what you think!


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Sunday, December 15th, 2013 11:55 am

I had an idea about fragile flowers being transported for the pleasure of the mad gods who ruled an island, but it was turning out kind of boring, so I scrapped it. Instead you get Everything Explodes.

I hope you enjoy.

I’m In!

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Thursday, December 12th, 2013 7:01 am

Giving it another go – hopefully this time I’ll be able to plan smaller.

Base code is on Github and consists of a pair of projects, one abandoned and one very early, using Livescript to manipulate an HTML Canvas. There’s most of a game in there, though I only expect to re-use the sprite and scene management parts.

I’ll be going with the “No Violence” theme too, whatever the main theme is. Should be interesting.

I’m in!

Posted by (twitter: @polm23)
Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 7:39 am

It’s been a while, but I’m ready to give this one another go. Base code is up on Github; I’ll be going with EnchantJS again. Good luck to everyone!


Posted by (twitter: @polm23)
Sunday, December 18th, 2011 10:45 pm

Howdy folks! I finished my game, and while it’s not the most polished piece of work out there, I’d encourage you to give it a shot. You can play through in probably ten minutes.

Will you be able to avoid being caught by the shrimp in their darkness?

LD entry here.

I also recommend New Game+.


Posted by (twitter: @polm23)
Monday, December 12th, 2011 7:26 pm

Things I’m doing this weekend:

– Moving into a new apartment (with the above view)
– Going to a friend’s all-you-can-drink birthday party
– Competing in LD22 (almost the right number!)

I plan to use the Akihabara javascript library, and if I’m feeling daring with my limited amount of time I might get some server-side stuff with Node and… redis? We’ll see. No idea what I’m doing for graphics, so I might make some new square friends.

Anyone else in Tokyo taking part?

M. Mieux – As Entered, If Not As Envisioned

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Sunday, June 26th, 2011 9:44 pm

So I didn’t finish, but I do have the lion’s share of the structure in what I’ve managed to get done in two days. Turns out it takes longer to find and clean engravings than one might suspect. Anyway, you can see my entry for the contest here.


And rest assured I’ll be finishing this up. I can’t say exactly when, but inside this week seems like a safe bet.

It’s also worth noting that mine was the twenty-third submission to this miniLD… Ψ


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