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Indie Game Blogs

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 10:53 pm

For those of you who will be keeping a blog of your progress, let us know by using the CONTACT button on the site and you might be featured!

Good luck to all contestants, we’re sure this is going to be another awesomazing LD!

Indie Games SA

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013 5:34 am

After realizing what we felt was a serious shortcoming on the South African Indie Games scene, we created Indie Games SA. So if you’re from South-Africa and are interested in Indie Dev (Of course you are, what am I saying?) then hop onto the site!

Dig-Dug Dungeon: Post Mortem

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 1:36 am

Link to Post Mortem

Link to Dig-Dug Dungeon

Congratulations on everyone who finished their games. I very much enjoyed making a game this weekend with all of you. Seeing your progress posts is the second best part of LD!


13 hours woo

Saturday, December 15th, 2012 10:41 am

I’ve implemented a whole bunch of little enhancements (mostly performance) and fixed a few bugs. Your dungeon now features a boss-dude that will stay in the middle of your dungeon. Protect him!

Something that adds a lot of depth to the gameplay is the fog of war that nearly made me rip out my hair trying to implement effectively.

You can also pick your minions up now and throw them somewhere where they will be more useful. Lazy buggers!

13 hours

Nearly 12 hours in

Saturday, December 15th, 2012 7:59 am

I have passed the first tiredness barrier (the next one should come up in 4-5 hours) and as such I am working at 2x speed. That, or everything is just going by very slowly.

I’ve added a new type of mine-able tile called the Jewel tile. It gives you much more gold than normal gold tiles. Also, all mobs now have fancy HP bars so you know when you’re about to die. HP recharges if the mob isn’t in combat.

11 hours

9 hours in

Saturday, December 15th, 2012 5:38 am

Starting to get a bit tired now. I’ve done quite a bit in the last two hours.

  • Minimap is rendered cleaner
  • Mobs appear on the minimap
  • Heroes now spawn randomly in your dungeon (light blue mobs)
  • You can now also build walls
  • Added functionality to create new minions for gold

9 Hours

7 Hours of coding done

Saturday, December 15th, 2012 3:33 am

I’ve finally managed to fix a bug in the AI that was annoying me very much. Now I need to do some code refactoring as I’m getting sick of having to spend half of my time scrolling through code files.

I’ve made the gold shinier, added a minimap and made a bunch of performance enhancements.

7 Hours

First Post of the Day

Saturday, December 15th, 2012 1:40 am

I hope everyone is making good progress and of course, having lots of fun.

Here’s my first screenshot. As always I’m keeping a more detailed log of what I’m doing on [my blog].

5 hours

Bigbadwofl is notifying you that he will partake.

Sunday, December 9th, 2012 11:53 pm

Hello there LD community! I’ve missed every single one of you (except for those who I’ve never met and the select few who have a fervent hate for me.)

As always, I’ll keep everyone informed of my progress on my blog.


  • Javascript + HTML5
  • Fruity Loops
  • Beer

I hope that, like me, you’re all looking forward to this weekend. Until then!

Finally wrote my Post-Mortem

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012 12:27 am

Hello Day 2!

Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 12:10 am

I could have done with some more sleep. But nevertheless, here’s a screenshot of my new inventory system.


Last Update for Today

Saturday, April 21st, 2012 1:23 pm

As always you can find some more information on my blog.

Stopped counting the hours.

Saturday, April 21st, 2012 10:07 am

Another quick update for “Combat Cubes”



Saturday, April 21st, 2012 6:46 am

Posted another update on my blog. got some crazy stuff going on up in there.


6 Hours in!

Saturday, April 21st, 2012 4:40 am

Just a quick update. Had to take our poor dog to the vet this morning, took a huge chunk of my time, but I’m back on track.

Progress on my blog.

Hope everything is going well with everyone’s entries. Have fun!

The Wofl is back!

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 10:57 pm

Hi all. I hope you’ve all been doing well since LD22. I’ll be taking part again this month and looking forward to it immensely. As last year I will be posting updates every few hours on my devblog.


  • C++
  • Audacity
  • Adobe Audition
  • Fruity Loops
  • Self-made sprite editor
  • Self-made level editor

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