About Alvaron (twitter: @DeGabber)

Hobby programmer, with tooo much hobbies.


Ludum Dare 23

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Dare To Play - LD 37
Awarded by LDA
on January 3, 2017

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“I’m In”

Posted by (twitter: @DeGabber)
Sunday, August 18th, 2013 1:56 pm

So, yeah… My I’m in post.

My 5th Ludum dare, I’ll be using:

Java, Netbeans

We’ll see what the theme, time and life bring me. Might be a JAM entry, going to take that extra day!

In Again

Posted by (twitter: @DeGabber)
Monday, December 10th, 2012 6:17 am

So, I’m in again.

Got my whole weekend off and I’m looking forward to saturday morning (theme is at 3a.m. here, so I’ll be checking it at 8 or so… first get some sleep)

My Tools:
 Java with Netbeans
Graphics: GIMP
Sound: ??sfxr??
Capture: Chronolapse
Prototype/Idea’s/Misc: Pen, Paper, Camera, Dice, Miniatures


Good luck all!!


Posted by (twitter: @DeGabber)
Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 9:50 am

Might be in… not sure I’m free from work… :s

IDE: Netbeans

Language: Java

Graphics: GIMP

Library: Java from Scratch

Sound: Audacity

Hope the plan falls together…

Games and Beers

Posted by (twitter: @DeGabber)
Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 11:16 am

Don’t know if any participants from Belgium would like to meet up.

I can’t host something big in my own home, but if enough people would like to come together sunday evening  (say, 20.30h-ish) to show off their entry (compo or jam), we could meet up in a café.

Location: Region Antwerp – Beveren – Sint Niklaas
Letmeknow 😉

I’m In!

Posted by (twitter: @DeGabber)
Wednesday, April 11th, 2012 12:04 am

So, I’m in again.

Don’t have much words other than, “I’m spending every free hour on practicing” and “I’m going to submit something this time”

Code: Java with Netbeans
Graphics: GIMP
Sound: ??sfxr??
Capture: Chronolapse
Prototype/Idea’s/Misc: Pen, Paper, Camera, Dice, Miniatures

I’m in

Posted by (twitter: @DeGabber)
Monday, December 12th, 2011 1:29 am

I’m in, checklist:

Take saturday off work: [ CHECK ]
Warmup with theme SURGURY: [ MOVED ] //have planned for this week
Foods & drinks: [ CHECK ]
Motivation: [ CHECK ]
Health status: current: [ OK ] | predicted: [ UNCLEAR ]


Java, Gimp, Audacity & Microphone

This is my second LD, but I hope to finish it this time (last time I failed because of bad planning and code breaking :( )

Not Finished

Posted by (twitter: @DeGabber)
Monday, August 22nd, 2011 12:58 pm

Didn’t finish. I’m just too tired right now, and it’s nowhere near done. Thats what you get for slacking off I guess…

Things that went well:
* Forming idea’s

Things that didn’t go well:
* Always putting my idea’s in and wasting time instead of working on the core game
* Internet on computer
* Notch livestream

Overall a great experience. I feel ready for december. I’ll try not to get distracted as easily.

share: http://uploading.com/files/c6859f6b/WhaleEscape.zip/
movement = arrowkeys
rest = R
if Stamina = 0, you need 20 rests. (should have lowered, didn’t… méh)

Turn based gameplay, but with buttonbashing, feels reamtime-ish

TimeLapse day 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZ8XI1YOXMY

TimeLapse day 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjmUgS86rW8

Day Two

Posted by (twitter: @DeGabber)
Sunday, August 21st, 2011 2:03 pm

Well, less slacking off. Might have been able to do more, but with temperatures well above 27°C , I just took it easy. Also, BBQ yesterday and only waking up around 13.00 didn’t help either… (but no hangover *cheer*)



Progress… Kinda

Posted by (twitter: @DeGabber)
Saturday, August 20th, 2011 9:34 am


I didn’t like the theme very much when I woke up. Was wondering what I could do with it.

After going to the shops with my GF, couldn’t think of anything else but the beach. Mainly because this beeing the first decent weekend for a while here in Belgium…

And then I had it! Whales escaping from Whalers.
Did a quick code and (BAH) programmer art


spot the whale, spot the whaler. :)

Also, timelapse

I did a lot of slacking off, even after the late start  :(

Entering with a team

Posted by (twitter: @DeGabber)
Saturday, August 13th, 2011 5:51 am

So, I’ve cleared my weekend and convinced a friend to join the effort. We’ll be entering this LD-Jam with:

Language: Java
Art: The Gimp
Audio/sfx: If we get around to it…

First Compo!

Posted by (twitter: @DeGabber)
Saturday, July 23rd, 2011 3:56 am

Well, this will be my very first Ludum Dare mini …

Might be the wrong timing, because my nephew is coming over the weekend of the mini, so I will have to spend some time with him on sunday. But being the age of under 2, he’ll have to take a nap and go to bed early.

Because I knew I didn’t have the time, I did *some* lines of code in the past, without entering the compo. Just to check if I  was up for it.

I still feel a bit worried about the whole thing (specialy time management, knowledge).

I do have a bit of a history with programming, from GameMaker to VB6/VB.net and Truevision3D. This compo I’ll be using:

  • Language: Java
  • Tech: LWJGL?
  • IDE: Netbeans
  • Graphics: GIMP


Now, more learning so that I’m ready for next weekend!

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