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I’m in

Posted by (twitter: @tom7)
Friday, December 13th, 2013 12:40 pm

AS USUAL, I will be participating in the Ludum Dare. I am Tom 7 and here are all my old games!

And here is my workspace since that’s a thing people do:


tom 7 home screen

I’m in!

Posted by (twitter: @tom7)
Friday, August 23rd, 2013 3:53 pm

I’m in, as usual!
Also as usual, I have no particular thing in mind, even as far as tools. I just wanna make a fun or interesting (or both) game.

Bored and anxious while waiting for the theme to be announced? Since I assume you’re a game fan, you might want to watch this video I made this week about my software that automates the playing of Nintendo games (it’s like a simple general-purpose NES AI). I think it will entertain you. The site has the original video (which you should watch first if you haven’t) and paper and now executables for windows so you can try it out yourself. :)

Meet the new desk, same as the old desk

Posted by (twitter: @tom7)
Friday, December 14th, 2012 6:16 pm

I’m Tom 7 and I’m in for my 9th ludum dare. Psyched!
Here are my old games.

Here’s my desk which I’m sure WordPress will distort and break rails and all that with because it always does:

Ludum Desk 25

Everything go in the computer

Posted by (twitter: @tom7)
Sunday, August 26th, 2012 8:17 pm

I finished my game! Details are on the entry’s page: One of the best birthdays.

My biggest regret is not finishing the in-game music (various boring and frustrating technical hurdles ate my time). But there is the somewhat catchy guitar theme song, at least.

I can’t wait to play all these games!!

Evolution of game

Posted by (twitter: @tom7)
Saturday, August 25th, 2012 1:24 pm

Perfect! Time to submit!

what part of ┌┌┘,|/. don’t you understand?

I am coming to you

Posted by (twitter: @tom7)
Friday, August 24th, 2012 1:00 pm

Hello, I am Tom 7. This weekend I will deposit my minerals onto Ludum dare #24!

I’ve made lots of LD games before. Try Is Lands?, Disco? Very!, Priority Cats, Escape Cod, and T in Y World, for example.

I will probably work in Flash and probably use some basic self-written libraries and tools like crap fake physics and inexplicably-tedious map editor and incorrect preloader which only shows the preloader graphics after the game has loaded. But I really try to not put anything in my head before the contest starts.

Love you forever,

Tom 7

Slightly used

What is the difference between a caption and a description?

ASCII stupid question, get a stupid ANSI

Posted by (twitter: @tom7)
Saturday, April 21st, 2012 11:09 am

I am trying something rather experimental this time.



LD21 – Screenshot – Escape Cod

Posted by (twitter: @tom7)
Sunday, August 21st, 2011 9:00 am

I am celebrating the website being back up!

Escape Cod - Title Screen

Things are going okay. I think I will have a simple playable game with some good polish and some jittery physics, which is par. :)

I’m in again!

Posted by (twitter: @tom7)
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011 7:10 pm

I’m Tom 7. I plan to participate in #21. I’ve done it three times by myself with Is Lands?, Disco? Very!, and Priority Cats, plus a few times in jams (producing very weird but charming results). I will probably use Flash again (and my custom physics/bitmap graphics library) but you never know. I have no pre-conceived notions about this contest but I am pretty jazzed!!

Priority Cats screen/webcam timelapse

Posted by (twitter: @tom7)
Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011 10:42 am

Priority Cats timelapseI recorded a timelapse video for the weekend, with integrated webcam for the first time.

Timelapse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUphCeVHoWg

Game’s here: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-20/?action=rate&uid=1984

Done! Priority Cats by Tom 7

Posted by (twitter: @tom7)
Sunday, May 1st, 2011 7:11 pm

Guys I did it! I was good about continuously reprioritizing throughout the day (you can see this in my timelapse which I’ll post tomorrow), so I was actually done with about an hour to spare, just tweaking and putting together a pixely preview:

It's dangerous to go alone. Take sis!

It's dangerous to go alone. Take sis!



Good times as usual! Now we need some beer over here.

Saturday Night Fever

Posted by (twitter: @tom7)
Saturday, April 30th, 2011 10:40 pm
Had a pretty good day. Didn’t get hung up on anything in particular, but trying to be pretty careful about not overscoping the game. Added a theme song to the title, implemented physics, animated our adventurers. Transitions between rooms work (after a hairy refactor) but might need some polishing. I’m currently making improvements to the level editor so that I can crank out a bunch of content tomorrow. If I can spend the whole day on gameplay and content, I will be pretty happy because that’s a lot of content!
Similar Interests

Similar Interests

LD20 – Friday Night

Posted by (twitter: @tom7)
Friday, April 29th, 2011 11:25 pm

I really don’t like posting until I’m done with the game, because I don’t like spoilers. I’m going to try it this time anyway. Fortunately the title screen isn’t much of a spoiler (especially with out the interactivity) and it’s pretty much all I got done so far (except for writing a theme song), so:

Priority Cats: It's dangerous to go alone. Take sis!

Priority Cats: It's dangerous to go alone. Take sis!


LD20 go!

Posted by (twitter: @tom7)
Wednesday, April 27th, 2011 7:31 pm

Hi, I’m still Tom 7. I think I will participate in Ludum Dare  #20!

I entered LD17 (Islands) with “Is Lands?” and LD19 (Discovery) with “Disco? Very!“. I also made some very weird games with friends like “Bouncecrab 2” for LD jams. Anyway, I’ve carved off the weekend to do #20. I will probably use Flash again (I just love how playable it makes the games for everyone), but I really prefer to have no preconceived notions going in. See you guys on the dance floor!!

Declaration of intent

Posted by (twitter: @tom7)
Friday, December 17th, 2010 2:46 pm

Hi, I’m Tom 7.  I will do Ludum Dare 19. I’ve made some fairly complete games before, like Escape, and entered LD17 with Is Lands? (5th place Audio omg wooo).

I like to start fresh the moment the theme is announced, but I hereby declare that I will probably use my boilerplate preloader/collision code if I work in Flash, and will use SDLML and maybe my Box2D port if I work in SML. Both are available from my sourceforge svn. I love to do stuff from scratch. A blank untitled document is my favorite sight.

Notice of intent

Posted by (twitter: @tom7)
Friday, April 23rd, 2010 5:10 pm

I am Tom 7. I will make a game from scratch for Ludum Dare 17.

I do declare that I might use my spartan SDLML lib if I program in SML. But I will probably jazz out in Flash, in which case I may reuse some of the basic infrastructure and physics libraries I wrote for you keep dying (src). Both are GPL. All gameplay and content will be new.

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