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42 Hour Mark

Posted by
Sunday, December 11th, 2016 2:55 pm

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Here’s the second level, introducing the wall jumping mechanic. Time’s going by so fast ahhhh. Just gotta finish the music, but I got to make a lot more levels and introduce new things along the way. Having fun though!

Here’s my 4:30 am Mark!

Posted by
Sunday, December 11th, 2016 7:46 am

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It’s almost 5 am over here. Time to go to sleep and (hopefully) wake up in a few hours to get back to work. Gotta start designing many levels, and I also got to finish the music. Maybe I’ll add a couple of items/obstacles along the way. Oh, yeah and I gotta figure out the name for this game.

My 30 Hour Mark

Posted by
Sunday, December 11th, 2016 2:08 am

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Making some nice progress on… this game I don’t know what to call yet. Going to make some crossbow turrets for a little more action, and some keys for a little more puzzle. Having fun, and hope you guys are too! Hope I end up with many levels. c:

My 24 Hour Mark

Posted by
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 9:11 pm

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Here’s my 24 hour mark. I still don’t know what the game should be called. Something to do with double vision, stereograms, diplopia, etc.

Just gotta draw some more tiles, objects, add obstacles (lava, arrows), design levels, and finish making the cave-like fast paced music! c:

My 9 Hour Progress

Posted by
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 6:06 am

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(Ew bad gif) Here’s my 9 hour progress, for my 10th LD. I’m using a mechanic revolving around the double vision effect. I think I’ll make some art tomorrow! Good luck everyone! c:

Tips for all you Ludum Darers!

Posted by
Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 7:26 pm

Before I begin, I just want to say that I am super excited for LD 37! This will be my 10th time participating (Compo)! Unfortunately, I didn’t participate in LD 36, as I was too busy working on the OST for the upcoming game Mutant Chicken (coming to Kickstarter tomorrow!). Therefore my last LD was LD 35, and there I made Photagogue; a beat ’em up game where you go back in time to punch dinosaurs.

So, I got some tips for you Ludum Darers that I want to share. These tips are just from my experience, so feel free to disagree.

Preparation

On the day of the event, (in no particular order) get lots of sleep and take a shower. I recommend showering right before the time hits because I don’t want to waste my time showering during the weekend. I know it sounds funny but you want every minute you can get to work on your game. Also, sleep is really important too because you’re not going to get a lot of sleep during the weekend. Personally, I like sleeping 4-5 hours on both days, giving me a total of 8-10 hours of sleep during the weekend. The best part: buy some snacks, like starting today! Buy super unhealthy snacks, and drink soda to stay up (also who doesn’t like soda?)!

Sleeping and Eating

Stay up as long as possible. If you have difficulty staying up, have others around to talk to, drink caffeinated beverages, and don’t get too comfortable where you’re sitting because you don’t want to fall asleep. Eat delicious unhealthy snacks! Or if you want have small meals, cook them before hand so they’ll be faster to reach, don’t go cooking a full-blown meal. You can last with a little bit of food over the weekend.

Making Your Game

If you don’t finish making a game, DON’T WORRY because you’re not alone!

GAMEPLAY is important! Yes, pretty Graphics are nice, good Music is even nicer, but you need Gameplay. Make a Game in 48/72 Hours. Graphics, Music, and other things definitely improve your game, but you only have 48-72 hours to create something. Shoot for the gameplay. The first thing you try doing with your game is to create the core mechanics. Make all the Graphics rectangles, and forget about the Sound for now. You don’t even need to turn in your entry with fancy menus. Sure, on the last day you can change the graphics, but earlier on just focus on the Gameplay.

Now this is just my opinion, you can do whatever you want. And if you’re going to make a story game or a game that’s just about the visuals, then just ignore what I said about the Gameplay.

THEME is pretty important, but not as important as you think it may be. If you can think of an idea for a game revolving around the theme in a few hours, awesome, but if you can’t than just start making a game that you have been wanting to make and then incorporate the theme later; or just don’t incorporate the theme at all. After the Compo/Jam is over, you receive ratings on multiple categories, and there is only one Theme Category so if you didn’t care about the theme, no big deal. (If you don’t incorporate the theme into your game, I recommend not saying anything about it in your game’s description, because people may think that the theme was included.)

Once again, do whatever you want; this is just my recommendation. Some people like to take their time to come up with an idea for a game, and that’s okay, I just recommend getting that out of the way fast.

Post Compo/Jam

If you haven’t completely finished your game (which is probably the case), try to finish/polish it even though your entry is already in. When you’re done with that, add the link to the Post Compo/Jam version of your game next to the 48/72 hr version so that people can play both of them. Not only does it make you feel better about yourself, but it can also persuade some people to possibly give you better ratings based on your Post Compo/Jam version.

RATE GAMES! Rate as many games as you possibly can, and give everyone a comment! The more games you rate, the more times your game shows up on the front page. Comments help as well because some people will look at their comments and click on your name to see your game (also it’s just a nice thing to do). If you can rate more than about 250 games (which is pretty difficult to do), your game may show up on the Most Coolness page which would be awesome because lots of people visit that page. If you don’t rate any games then just about no one will see your game, so…

RATE GAMES!

 

What I do

I usually work on the core mechanics for the game first, and then make some music for it so it plays better. I personally think the graphics should go last.

That is just about all I have to say. And once again, these are just my recommendations, so feel free to do whatever you want.

 

Tools I’ll be using:

Language: HTML5 and JavaScript

Graphics: MS Paint (Yeah I know)

Audio: FL Studio & sfxr

Level Editor: Ogmo Editor

 

Anyway, Good Luck to Everyone Participating in LD 37! c:

MusicWeeklies! Make Music With Us Every Week!

Posted by
Thursday, July 28th, 2016 11:53 pm

I have done 9 LDs now, and I LOVE the Ludum Dare Community. So I was wondering if you could help me get this out there…

I’m starting something new on Twitter. It’s called: MusicWeeklies. We make music every week. New themes weekly. Want to have 20 Original Pieces of Music by the end of the year? Then come join us!

So far we have done 4 MWs. Our 5th one, which starts on Friday the 29th, will be a raffle! Like usual, a theme will be announced, and then you make music based on the theme within the week. Although this time at the end of the week, one randomly chosen participant will win a copy of a game on Steam!

If you know anyone that would be interested, tell them to follow @MusicWeeklies on Twitter. Be sure to check out our website for the theme announcement, and other information: musicweeklies.com. Come and join us, and spread the word! 😀

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MusicWeeklies! Come Make Music With Us!

Posted by
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 8:49 pm

I have done 9 LDs now, and I LOVE the Ludum Dare Community. So I was wondering if you could help me get this out there…

I’m starting something new on Twitter. It’s called: MusicWeeklies. We make music every week. New themes weekly. Want to have 25 Original Pieces of Music by the end of the year? Then come join me! Down the road I will be holding competitions and giving out prizes. If you know anyone that would be interested, tell them to follow @MusicWeeklies on Twitter. Be sure to check out our website for the theme announcement, and other information: musicweeklies.com. Come and join us! 😀

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Results For My Entry, Photagogue (Dino Punching Action)

Posted by
Monday, May 9th, 2016 10:12 pm

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Eeewwww… Part of it was probably because my entry was too hard. :/


Go Check Out The Game!

thanks

This was my 9th LD, and I will be coming back for my 10th in August!

Anyway, thanks for playing everyone! And thanks for all the positive feedback!

The GameDev Community is the Best! c:

Have You Been Wanting to Punch Some Dinosaurs Lately?

Posted by
Friday, May 6th, 2016 4:42 pm

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Have you been wanting to punch some dinosaurs lately? I’m pretty sure you have (I know I do). Then check out my entry, Photagogue! Less than 3 people have beaten the whole game, and killed all the dinos. Can you?! Go check it out!

How To Pixel: Dinosaur

Posted by
Saturday, April 30th, 2016 5:56 pm

boom

Check out my entry, Photagogue, where you can punch dinosaurs like this one! c:

ButtonMasherBro (Zach) Plays My Entry – Photagogue

Posted by
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 3:05 pm

Check out the game here! c:

I Will Pay You $1 If You Can Beat My Game

Posted by
Monday, April 25th, 2016 11:52 pm

8

 

I know it sounds ridiculous, but I will pay you $1 if you can beat my entry, Photagogue. No one has been able to finish it yet. One person did make it to the end, but he didn’t manage to kill the last dino. Can you be the first one to kill all the dinos and make it to the end? If so, I will seriously pay you $1. Only the first person to do it will get it! I will need proof that you beat it though, so if you could record yourself playing it, that would suffice! c:

 

Update (4/26/16): YinYin beat it, and got $1!

Zero Faction Plays My Entry!

Posted by
Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 3:49 pm

Watch Zero Faction play my entry, Photagogue! And if you haven’t checked the game out yet, check it out! c:

Photagogue Soundtrack

Posted by
Friday, April 22nd, 2016 5:13 pm

Check out the Soundtrack for my entry, Photagogue! And if you haven’t checked the game out yet, check it out! I’ll check out yours if you check out mine! c:

Can You Beat all the Dinos?

Posted by
Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 4:07 pm

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Have you punched any Dinos today? If not then you should check out my entry, Photagogue. Nobody has beaten the (only) level yet, can you? Maybe make a YouTube video? Also be sure to read the backstory. Best part is, is that you can play it on the Web. c:

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