About blackbird806 (twitter: @blackbirdcry806)

Aprentice programmer and game designer.
Lover of pixel art and videogames.

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Hi everyone, this is an analyse of my game(Rworld) , I’ll try to explain why it’s a bad game and analyse my mistakes and success from this Ld.

When the theme was announced I searched a concept between 1 and 2 hours, and finnaly I found one which responding of my waits.

So the  base concept of Rworld is that, you are in one level (one room for the theme) and it’s a reflexion/platform game in which the player can rotate the whole level to solve puzzle and access to new places. This mechanic would have let let the game to be interesting and complex even with only one level. But the reality is quite different because of the lots of errors and bad choices of mine.

So my first mistake was to not think clearly and develop my concept on paper before programming. Even if a lot of people give that as advice, paper never really helped me on my differents projects, for me it was a lost of time and not very helpfull … Until now , for this Ld paper was my greatest friend and helped me to solve bugs, work better on level design and be more efficient in my code. But I really started t use it a little bit too late and not enought.

My biggest mistake of this ludum dare was to not make my main mechanic perfect. Because of difficulties in code(I’m a beginner in gamedev) , I didn’t make the rotation feature as I imagined it at the beginning, and that was my biggest mistake. Because of that, my game doesn’t feel great, and the level design was very different compared at what it should be.

Bugs, make a game in 48h is not an excuse to have bugs, that what I learned after submitting my game and testing others. Before my submition I already known about a glitch which can be very painfull and hard/long to fix moreover I thought only very few people will see it. So that’s why I didn’t fix it, … and It was a mistake,  There is currently more than a half of my game’s feedbacks which talk about it. And when I play other games I don’t see any bugs which are as painful as mine.

And finaly, polish is very important and doesn’t take a lot of time but I jumped this step and that was not a great Idea, with that I didn’t gain a lot of time and polish is important for player because it often make the game more enjoyable.

Let’s talk about success now :D, I think my biggest success (and the most surprising for me), is the art, it’s the first time I make my own art for a game, and during a gamejam futhermore but despite that some people told me they liked it, this was unexpected for me but very gratifying. Next time I’ll try to do the same with music.

I hope you’ll like this analyse and excuse me for my bad english.

You can see my entry here.

Rworld Timelapse

Posted by (twitter: @blackbirdcry806)
Wednesday, December 14th, 2016 1:07 pm

Hi everyone !!!

Here is the timelapse I made for this ludum dare:

You can test my game here.

Rworld

Posted by (twitter: @blackbirdcry806)
Sunday, December 11th, 2016 9:35 pm

Hi everybody,

I just posted my game Rworld, it’s a platform game with a rotation of the room mechanic.

Here is a preview:

work in progress

Posted by (twitter: @blackbirdcry806)
Sunday, December 11th, 2016 11:08 am

Hi everyone :)

Here is my progress so far, I hope you’ll like the game:)

 

Progress of my game

Posted by (twitter: @blackbirdcry806)
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 5:58 pm

Hi all here is a preview of my game, it will be a reflection/platform game with stranges mechanics 😉

http://makeagif.com/i/NdFseX

ld_37

first timelapse

Posted by (twitter: @blackbirdcry806)
Sunday, April 17th, 2016 6:58 pm

Hey guys !!!!

Here is my first timelapse on ludum dare I hope you ‘ll liket it :)

you can check my entry here: http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-35/?action=preview&uid=62205

Finished!!!! (or not …)

Posted by (twitter: @blackbirdcry806)
Sunday, April 17th, 2016 5:37 pm

hi guys I went just to “finish” my game, because of some problems I’m absolutely not  satisfied of my game but I do it :) 

so you can test it here: http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-35/?action=preview&uid=62205.

shapeshmup :)

Posted by (twitter: @blackbirdcry806)
Sunday, April 17th, 2016 9:33 am

Hey guys, here is my progress so far. Actually my game is classic shmup in which you have to change your form to avoid the bullets and the differents forms gives you some abilities or disabilites.

For example the circle is faster than others forms but it can’t shoot.

I Give up :(

Posted by (twitter: @blackbirdcry806)
Saturday, April 16th, 2016 12:07 pm

It was my second gamejam but I’m not enough good in programmation to do what I want, and the theme didn’t inspire me a lot so I give up.

But I hope I’ll do better the next time. Here is my game actually.

Only two ways

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 3:47 pm

Hey guys !!!

This week end was my first gamejam and I worked on this game for the compo, it’s the first game I share so I want some feedbacks on it.

I hope you’ll like it. Here is the begin of the game.

link: only two ways

Finished!!!

Posted by (twitter: @blackbirdcry806)
Sunday, December 13th, 2015 7:28 pm

Hi everybody ,

I just went to finish my game, it’s my first gamejam, so I’m realy happy to finish it.

I find it very cool and others projects are also awesome, It was a great experience.

So you can test my game here: http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-34/?action=preview&uid=62205

And don’t hesitate to give me your feedback :)

Only two ways miniature

References references …

Posted by (twitter: @blackbirdcry806)
Sunday, December 13th, 2015 1:09 pm

 

This is what I do when I have no idea for design levels.

Runner 2015-12-13 18-58-55-30

Runner 2015-12-13 18-59-12-06

for recall you can watch the start of the game here : https://youtu.be/UDR0nBC3mKI

Only two ways ,Progress for LD34

Posted by (twitter: @blackbirdcry806)
Sunday, December 13th, 2015 11:50 am

 

Tthe concept is : you control the blue square with keys Q and D but when you take a power up (called orb) your last input (so left or right) is replaced by a power (jump, shoot …)

So here is the tutorial of my game. It’s my first gamejam and I hope you ‘ll like my game.

youtube link:https://youtu.be/UDR0nBC3mKI

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