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Post Ludum Dare Compo

Posted by (twitter: @CablePlays)
Monday, April 29th, 2013 6:53 am

Hi everyone!

It’s post Ludum Dare Blog!

Here I will talk about went well and what went bad!

The Good:

  • I finished a game!
  • The Idea I thought of came into a game
  • I was able to distribute the game for you to play!
  • The graphics were okay but could have been better, but hey it’s simple right?
  • I got to learn how to stream on Twitch and got some feedback when I was doing it!
  • I was able to make ammo and health and enemies respawned into the map once you collected it!
  • It was my first LD48 and I was able to finish a game I think in less than 10 hours haha


The Bad :

  • I spent the first night on one idea but it turned out I wasted 2 hours on it and could have gotten more sleep as it was 12 am when I went to bed. I came up with a new idea the morning of the second day which worked well!
  • I couldn’t get multiple waves to work for the Circles making it harder for the player
  • The music could have been better
  • I wish I could have spent more time on it but Other stuff got in the way so i had to finish it early
  • I wish I thought of a better name for the game as it was pretty bad haha
  • I think I could have thought of a cooler idea for a game after seeing what other people have made which some were awesome 😀 (Good job to everyone btw)

What I learned for next LD:

  • I need to spend more time on the idea so it will be a better game before I start coding!
  • I need to think of a better title and overall goal of the game.
  • Make more of a story for the game and not make it so simple.
  • Next game I will be doing it in html5 so it will be easier to distribute to people to play since not everyone just has a windows computer and it helps those who are lazy
  • Don’t spend too much time worrying about people watching you on twitch, it can be a distraction so I may do the next one with just a longer time lapse.
  • Eat and drink water while you program to help you stay up later haha
  • Make sure that you have fun playing the game! Even though I had fun playing it I still got bored after a while!
  • Make it harder for the player to beat for my next game


I’m really happy I participated in this LD it’s cool to be a part of something like this and finish a game! Which I rarely do because I don’t have a time limit or deadline and just get bored of making it and think of an idea that seems cooler! I want to do better for the next LD so I will definately learn HTML5 and try to get that to work!


Is there a good place to host HTML 5 games on the web that everyone can access like a portal website for games? Or can you get a free website and host it there? I know you can use dropbox but sometimes it may be hard because everyone’s trying to access it.

You can play S.C. Space Hunter here: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-26/?action=preview&uid=20776

Rate it and please give me feedback in a comment so I can improve!

Have a great week of judging!

I will be making videos of me playing your games on my YouTube channel starting tonight! www.youtube.com/cableplays

I will probably do a few games per video! Will give links to the games in the descriptions!

Subscribe if you want to see me play your game can’t wait to try it out!

Peace out!



Posted by (twitter: @CablePlays)
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 11:53 am

Hey everyone!

I just finished my LD48 Compo Game called Square Circle Space Hunter!!

Play it here: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-26/?action=preview&uid=20776




Had a great time!

Will release a trailer soon to YouTube soon www.youtube.com/user/cableplays :)

Download for Windows Only!

Hope you all can finish!

Thanks for running this Competition POV! (I’m assuming you are the runner!)

Great experience and makes you finish the game!

Really recommend you doing it!

Have a good rest of your weekend!


Day 2! New Idea Conceived

Posted by (twitter: @CablePlays)
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 6:52 am

Hi Ludum Darers!!

I woke up this morning and while I was eating breakfast I thought of a way better Idea then I had last night!!

It’s a minimalism Space Shooter!!


basically the idea is that you have these reddish circles that spawn randomly and you have to kill them while flying in your spaceship and shoot them with bullets!

The purple square is an enemy that spawns inside the circle and flies after you! You must destroy it before it destroys you!

The Blue circle is ammo reload to make it harder! Once you collect it, it respawns a new one in a random place on the map!!

May get rid of the ‘A’ on it and just have a blue circle and a red and white circle for a health package!

Keep it minimalism!!

Time Lapse of 4 hours work:

Having lots of fun!

Time to take a break and will get back to it later today :)
Happy Programming 😀



First Night LD

Posted by (twitter: @CablePlays)
Friday, April 26th, 2013 8:55 pm

Had a fun night!

Restarted my Idea once and came up with a simple ball rolling around

on grass that will have to interact with other simple objects to do simple things!

Minimalism! How you enjoy losing me of ideas haha!

Don’t know what to do with it yet!

Hopefully I’ll figure out something in my sleep!

See you all tomorrow 😀


Had fun Streaming! Will stream tomorrow!


Bye Ludum Darers!

Change of Plans!!

Posted by (twitter: @CablePlays)
Friday, April 26th, 2013 6:53 pm

I’ve Decided to do the Ludum Dare Compo!

I want to challenge myself and make a game from scratch! 😀

If I can’t do it I’ll just enter in the Jam!

So excited!

Anyone else feel this will be the longest 10 mins in their life?

I think so ahha

Have a good long night :)



Twitch Streaming!

Posted by (twitter: @CablePlays)
Friday, April 26th, 2013 5:51 pm

I will be streaming a bit tonight and more tomorrow of my programming in the Ludum Dare!


Hope to see you there!

Would love your input on my game and Have fun with you!



Ludum Dare 26 Plan! (Jam)

Posted by (twitter: @CablePlays)
Friday, April 26th, 2013 1:31 pm


Hi Everyone! This video I explain my Plan for what I am doing in the Ludum Dare 26!

You may want to take some of my plan and add it to yours!

Have a great weekend of hard work and fun!


Get LD Jam Updates

Posted by (twitter: @CablePlays)
Thursday, April 25th, 2013 1:34 pm

If you want, you can receive Ludum Dare Jam Updates from CablePlays on my Twitter account:  @CablePlays or YouTube account: CablePlays where I will be doing updates of my progress!

I also Connected my YouTube account to my twitter account so you can see the videos when I upload them!

Follow me and I’ll follow you back because I want to see how you are doing in the Ludum Dare!

Have a great weekend!


Java Applet Hosting Question

Posted by (twitter: @CablePlays)
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 12:18 pm


Let’s just say for the future if I were to share my Java Applet / Game for you to play

How would I do this so people can access it on the internet? (I’ve tried looking up tutorials but non of them have worked so far! So I thought why not ask some experts! )

Is there a site that can host applet’s so that people don’t have to download the files?

Or would it be easier and work better to just let them run the html file locally?

I have seen Java Games be hosted before online I just don’t know how to do it!

Also could you also use libraries like slick2D or LWJGL or JBox2D in your applet and they could still play it?

Please help me if you have any answers!

I’d like to use Java for the next LD because of the cross Platform accessibility!

Comment if you have an answer!

Thanks for your future help!


Ludum Dare 26 Work Space Set-Up – CablePlays

Posted by (twitter: @CablePlays)
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 4:25 pm

Hi Everyone! I am participating in the LD 26 Jam! This will be my first time! This is my work space setup! I have paper, pens, Sennheiser headphones, Custom Desktop Computer and a Nerf Gun to release my stress!

I will be doing game update videos and Vlogs after it starts and showing you big progress I made! I will also be doing a time lapse of the making of my game with ChronoLapse!

Using Gamemaker 8 Pro and making my own music!

Subscribed to my channel to be updated!
Happy Programming!

Potato Rush – WarmUp Game

Posted by (twitter: @CablePlays)
Monday, April 22nd, 2013 7:34 pm

Hey Everyone!

I made a short Game called Potato Rush!

Want to have some fun before the Stressful Ludum Dare Competition! Play this MiniGame!!

Made in less than 3 hours!

Arcade Game!

Since I’ve been seeing the potato theme being thrown around a lot I thought why not help us take out our anger on virtual potatoes!

Just use left mouse button to shoot the falling potatoes and destroy as many as you can before you loose all your health!!

Feedback is appreciated!

Post your highest score!

Mine is 73 Points!



Only For Windows!

Link: http://www.mediafire.com/?vagffak7cb3iza3

Screen Shots:

Potato Rush Menu

In Game Falling Potatoes!


Cable Plays

I’m In!

Posted by (twitter: @CablePlays)
Monday, April 15th, 2013 11:13 am


I am entering in the Ludum Dare Jam, But if I do finish in 48 hours I will enter into the Compo!

I am using GML and Gamemaker 8 Pro. Also using Acid Xpress to make music!

This is my first time so I’m pretty excited!

May post a time lapse on my YouTube Channel – CablePlays http://www.youtube.com/user/CablePlays?feature=mhee

Can’t wait!

Cable Plays


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