Ludum Dare 32
April 17th, 2015 @ 6:00 PM PDT/9:00 PM EDT (01:00 UTC)

Theme Suggestions!
Now open!

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Posted by (twitter: @alexandervrs)
Friday, August 22nd, 2014 6:05 pm

There are a few gems in the theme list, but also a lot of generic and repetitive ones. So as long as the theme is decent, I am in. :) Most likely will go for the Jam. Tools: GameMaker Studio PaintTool SAI Anime Studio Pro A few free extensions I created for GameMaker Studio along with my ProjectTemplate to start things off quickly.

Perhaps I will join for this one

Posted by (twitter: @alexandervrs)
Friday, April 25th, 2014 3:33 pm

Two conditions for me to join, one if I feel the theme inspires me enough and secondly if my plans for the weekend with my friends are postponed, and have some extra free time. :)

Tools for the job:

GameMaker Studio
PaintTool SAI
Anime Studio
FL Studio

Any scripting help, as always from the GameMaker Community and

Also will be using my GameMaker Studio project template & extensions which all can be found in my Wuala drive

Good luck to everyone who’s participating!

Discouraged by the Theme

Posted by (twitter: @alexandervrs)
Saturday, December 14th, 2013 8:45 pm

I admit that the theme has discouraged me a lot, a lot of “restrictive” themes lately, “Tiny World”, “10 Seconds”… and now this. I loved “10 Seconds” but this one worries me that the gameplay might end up flat out boring.

My idea was a dungeon explorer game with randomly generated rooms.
Each time you’ll need to enter the temple and grab a treasure chest, then go for the exit. You would have one item at a time in your inventory, that includes chests and weapons.

Problem is this theme feels recurring to me, I was hoping for something with more “freedom” this time to break the monotony. I don’t really feel *joy* working on this game with this theme at the moment. So I’ll just drop it.
Here’s an early screenshot of what I had made so far,

Best of luck to those who are still participating.

I am in once again!

Posted by (twitter: @alexandervrs)
Friday, December 13th, 2013 6:46 pm

Once again, I am in!

Last time, I created Dark Interval which a lot of people enjoyed and which I have turned into a actual ongoing game project after the compo!
Now I am not sure what I will create this time, but I see a lot of interesting themes! I might even surprise myself!

Again using GameMaker Studio (Standard edition is now free!) , I will be able to export the game to Windows, Mac, Linux and HTML5.
For graphics I will use Paint Tool SAI, Fruity Loops for music, sound effects synthesized and recorded from my environment.

Using my “ProjectTemplate”, a folder which includes a barebones gmx project along with my extensions exAudio, which makes several audio operations in GameMaker easier, and exCamera which will aid me to create a fast and add quick viewport special effects.
It also contains the folder structure I follow for all my game projects recently and a couple utilities such as an NSIS installer template with a bit more ready-to-use tweaks than the one found in GameMaker.
My “ProjectTemplate” can be found here. Feel free to use it for your projects.

Any help with additional extensions, scripts or shaders I might find at the GameMaker Community or .
I personally recommend Tween GMS if you need to quickly motion tween and quick movement in your game.

See you in LD28! :D

Web port of is Dark Interval is live!

Posted by (twitter: @alexandervrs)
Friday, August 30th, 2013 12:11 pm

Web port of is Dark Interval is live!

Also the standalone Windows and Linux builds have the memory leak fixed.

Dark Interval Worship

Dark Interval (for Windows & Linux)

Posted by (twitter: @alexandervrs)
Wednesday, August 28th, 2013 9:46 am

Dark Interval, is a fast-paced escape-the-room-type survival horror game. You have 10 seconds to explore and survive the obstacles in each room before the Torment Hunter gets to you.
Windows & Linux builds are available for download! Web build is coming shortly provided I can sort out the audio glitches.
Recommended to play fullscreen, headphones on, and with gamepad that supports vibration! Have fun! :)

Play the game here:

Dark Interval Title Screen




I don’t know where I am going with this, adventure? action? escape the room(s)? Possibly will finish in Jam tomorrow. Pretty tired and don’t really want to rush everything ’til the deadline. Last time I did that with a 48 hour entry ended up with a boring gameplay. There’s still need for animations, a couple placeholder sound effects to replace and record some more from my camera and voices.

darkinterval-progressYou can play a small demo of what I got here


I am in… kinda delayed!

Posted by (twitter: @alexandervrs)
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 7:23 am

I was really tired last night and forgot to add an “I am in” post,

I am using GameMaker Studio, and the project template I have here, so I don’t start entirely from point zero each time I make a game in GameMaker Studio.
Any other tools or help might be used from and
I hope I don’t get disqualified for posting the tools after the compo started, but whatever happens, I am having fun anyway. :)

I have a really nice idea I think, the progress so far,

Dark Interval
Yep! still trying to make a survival horror game. Using rough pixel art this time, I have some issues concerning interpolation but I think I’ll manage.
I have I used an older concept of mine and trying to flesh it out some more this time with the 10 second theme twist.

Quitting gracefully

Posted by (twitter: @alexandervrs)
Sunday, April 28th, 2013 7:09 am

Well, I am not sure how to expand the game at the moment and besides I got sidetracked again and… started doodling sprites so before this becomes something not minimalist, I gracefully quit, a prototype of what I had in mind can be found here *removed*

Can’t say I didn’t have fun though. :)

Not sure

Posted by (twitter: @alexandervrs)
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 6:05 am

Do kinda-minimalistic monsters count?
But think I will scrap this, the theme doesn’t help me more than this and I fear it will fail in the end… :C


How many times did I try to make a horror game during Ludum Dare? 2-3?

I am in again!

Posted by (twitter: @alexandervrs)
Friday, April 26th, 2013 9:38 am

Fourth ludum dare for me, I am in for this one. :)

Planning to create something dark this time, thinking something along the lines of action/adventure horror game. However I am known to give too much gravity on the graphics, making them detailed and smooth which usually leaves me rushing the rest of the game in my little remaining time.

This time though I am going to try pixel art, which will be less time consuming for me and let focus more on the gameplay and overall theme.

I am going to be using Paint Tool SAI for graphics.
Fruity loops for composing some music and I will record any sound effects/voices.

GameMaker Studio will be used as the main development tool, planning to export the game to Windows, HTML5, Linux and Android. (Sorry, I don’t own a Mac but you guys can try the HTML5 build instead)

As a starting base, I will use this small framework that handles some basic functionality, and anything else I might need I will take a look at,

Posted by (twitter: @alexandervrs)
Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 4:52 am

And now that I am back from the dreamworld, I can properly announce that we finished our Jam entry, Aqualution

Have fun :)

Aqualution Screenshot

Aqualution Screenshot

Aqualution Screenshot 2


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