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About Arowx

An Indie games developer who has used BlitzMax, Flash and currently useses Unity to make 'great' games!


MiniLD #66
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October Challenge 2011
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Arowx's Trophies

Jupi's Jam Favorites
Awarded by Jupiter_Hadley
on March 10, 2016
Simulator within simulator Award
Awarded by MintArcade
on July 2, 2015
Self Replicating Trophy
Awarded by noonat
on April 24, 2009

Arowx's Archive

I’m Out!

Posted by
Monday, April 18th, 2016 7:21 am

Well I had Unity an existing RTS framework and lots of previous LD experience, what could go wrong?

A health issue, yep my body decided to do it’s own thing.  Nothing major but it does make it harder to focus when you may have to dash off to the loo.

I know I should have dusted off the laptop and just setup a desk in the bathroom.

I real should have practiced even with my own framework, it is a previous LD entry so it’s not as easy to work with as I thought it was.

So by day 2 I had at least an improved health situation, but very little made for what could be an RTS game with Shapeshifting.

Managed to find a really odd bug in Unity, that stopped the UI from working.

So threw in the towel.

Disappointed but relieved.

Have Fun

Do LD developers collaborate and build frameworks?

Posted by
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 6:27 am

Do may LD developers use existing game frameworks and collaborate on improving those frameworks?

For example have you seen an amazing LD entry and considered working with the developer on creating a framework for that genre of game?

Or are the best entries already using good frameworks built on their technology stack e.g. Unity / Haxel / Monkey / BlitzMax / Java / C# / C++ / Unreal / Cryengine etc?

OK this would only work if your game worked within or close to a given frameworks genre e.g. FPS, RTS, Platformer, 2D/3D, Racing, Flight so it might reduce the diversity of Ludum Dare entries but I would think it would increase the quality of entries quite a bit.

What do you think, is LD all about re-inventing the wheel or could it be about improving different styles of wheel for different jobs?



Posted by
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 5:43 am

OK Going for it again…



But also going to use the simple RTS framework I used for Mini LD #66

I don’t know about you but I’ve gotten into a bad habit with LD, re-working things from scratch each time.  I should be building up a code base so each time I do an LD I have an improved foundation to work from.

Simple RTS Unity Package


Simple Unity RTS

Posted by
Friday, April 1st, 2016 10:59 am


Simple RTS.

Note I have included the Unity project as a package in the hope that other developers will have a go at making an RTS with Unity.

Have Fun!

WIP Basic Unity RTS Framework

Posted by
Sunday, March 27th, 2016 5:42 am

RTS WIP Screenshot 0

Made with Unity if I can get the basic game working the plan is to quickly release it as a basic RTS framework for people to extend and improve.

Aiming to have (for V 0.1):

  • Basic RTS with simple UI.
  • Combat.
  • Resource Gathering.
  • Building Factories, Troops, Gatherers, Tanks

Then continue working on my own variation.

Is there anything you would like to see added?


Bink’s Adventure So far…

Posted by
Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 2:02 pm

Fishing and Archery are working.





You can try it here -> Bink’s Amazing Adventure WIP

So lots more to add but I’m having fun getting this to work in Unity.

Any and all feedback welcome. Thank You.


ScreenShotWIP08 ScreenShotWIP09And dungeon 01, 02 and 03. (Not in current build yet).


I asked the Unity community what N64 game I should make and…

Posted by
Monday, January 25th, 2016 1:17 am

Of the top 10 games they chose Zelda: Ocarina of Time.

Well I thought it was going great as I quickly managed to make…


Then this


And some of this low ploy level artwork. ScreenShotWIP03

Then I had to start actually making a game, so started with something simple a fishing sub game for the player to earn money to spend in the shop.ScreenShotWIP04

Things have slowed down a bit, but you can actually fish at the moment.

Just got to work on the adventuring bit and a few NPC’s, Enemies, Animation, Sfx ect!

Still it’s progressing slowly.


WebGL test build only fishing and the shop in so far -> Try it here!




Merry Christmas Snowglobe

Posted by
Friday, December 25th, 2015 10:54 am


Merry Christmas and try this WebGL interactive (click to flip) snowglobe made with Unity.

DaBoss – WIP

Posted by
Thursday, September 24th, 2015 7:58 am

Struggling to get DaBoss up and running for mini LD 62.

It’s a bit complex trying to make a massive end of level boss.

So going for giant tentacled robot.


So it should look a bit like this enemy*.

If I can get it to work?

Wish me luck!

*Note will not include The Incredibles [TM].

Feedback request for Take the Beach

Posted by
Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 8:45 am

OK I’ve been off doing the Game Jolt Indies Vs Gamers Jam and in 3 days managed to make Spearhead the battle for fido.


Give it a whirl, but be warned I’m trying to stay #1 on the scoreboard (well it is Indies Vs Gamers).

Any way back to Take the Beach!

Take the Beach

I still have a week to improve it.  It has the basic gameplay working.  So as well as improving the textures, animations, fx, sound fx, music and performance of the game. What do you think could improve the gameplay?

Take the Beach

Posted by
Wednesday, July 15th, 2015 3:36 pm



Quick update, I have added troopers and enemy fire so now you start with a platoon of NPC soldiers who help you storm the beach.

But the complexity of having two armies battle is a bit two much for WebGL at least on my PC, so I have built a PC version of the ‘game’.

Needs improved AI for troopers and enemy, animations, sound effects and lots of other fixes and improvements but for about 4 days work it’s OK.

Any and all feedback welcome.

Have Fun

Update – WebGL version ‘trimmed down a bit’ and updated, seems to play a bit better in Firefox than Chrome but still not smooth.

Surrounded while my squad parties!

Posted by
Monday, July 13th, 2015 5:06 pm



OK I have just created a trooper and dropped a few into the level (with a very basic ‘run’ animation), but what do they do run past the Spikers and then dance around the objective!

Leaving me trapped in a swarm of Spikers.

I have also worked on the textures of the level and gun.

The troops are a work in progress, need texturing and normal baking as well as improved animations.

No web update yet as I need to get the squad to fight the Spikers and the Spikers to fight them.



Mini FPS

Posted by
Sunday, July 12th, 2015 7:00 am
Work in progress

Work in progress

Well trying to get an interesting level, the idea is to make a quick FPS and get a good level of detail in the textures and models as well as some animation.  In other words get it to look good (so the gameplay might be a bit poor).

Got the gun in and ‘shooting’ grenades and bullets, basic movement with standard components, and the basic level models done.

No sfx, music or enemies.

What’s a great ‘FREE’ tool for quickly texturing models PBR style, using Blender and Xara at the moment?

Added spikers with basic animation!

Playable ‘Pre Alpha’ in WebGL here   (note weights in around 40mb uncompress and 10 mb compressed).  No Sfx Yet.


Games Wanted for Indie Dev Mix Tape #2!

Posted by
Thursday, April 30th, 2015 7:51 am

Hi Ludum Darers,

Can you help?

Over on Reddit there is a tiny sub for indie devs  and on that sub we have started a little thing called a mix tape.

We start a slow jam over two weeks where people can make a game and put it onto the mix tape.

The problem is that with a two week slow jam it is easy to overextend a games design and/or fail to manage your time on the project.

And well we only have a couple of entries so far for mix tape #2.

So, if you have a working Ludum Dare game you would like to submit for the mix tape head over to indie dev mix tape #2 and add it to the mix!

Have Fun!

Indie Dev Mix Tape 2 - Loader

Your game could be up there or there! (click image to visit loaders webpage on

Ideally your game will have a link to a webpage where people can download or play the game.

PS > first come first added and limited slots.


Indie Dev Mix Tape/Jam!

Posted by
Friday, March 6th, 2015 12:50 pm

Indie Dev Mix Tape 001

OK back in the dim distant past there was the ZX81 and this little black box was a computer with amazing computing power that could take you into the very first versions of Virtual Reality via your TV!

And for this amazing device to work you had to plug a tape deck in, to load games and fun stuff!

But some of the tapes you could get did not just have 1 game on them they had lots of games!

Anyway had the idea for an indie dev mix tape


It could be taking off, people are looking into ways to tip the developers and have even tipped me for the idea!

PS> The idea is to also have a ‘slow’* Indie Dev Mix Tape Jam to give people time to make the games!

*At least a week ideally two.


End of Day 1 Progress so far.

Posted by
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 2:52 pm

WIP Screenshot



Made some progress today, going for a low poly look.  Tired now, off to sleep and then try and add some gameplay tomorrow.

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