Ludum Dare 36
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About Cirrial (twitter: @Cirrial)

I dabble in creative stuff (like games, as you can probably tell from me being here).


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Aaaand I’m out.

Posted by (twitter: @Cirrial)
Sunday, April 19th, 2015 5:37 am

Woke up today feeling kind of ill, and with a lot of stress to worry about the next two weeks and a horribly unfun prototype the night before, I think it’s safe to say this time is not a victory.

Next August, though. Next August I will be hopefully less busy and not make the foolish mistake of upgrading to Phaser 2.3.0 from 2.2.3 and then being hopelessly lost when things go wrong. Oh well. I have no regrets, I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and forced myself to do things I would have never thought of trying before. A game based around reflecting flashlights off of mirrors proved to be less interesting in execution than in concept and at least now I know this!

I’m In!

Posted by (twitter: @Cirrial)
Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 12:24 pm

Yeah, haven’t entered in a while for one reason or another. I think I can enter this time around, though.

I’ll be using Phaser as my library of choice, with IntelliJ as my IDE. Graphics will come from some combination of Aseprite and Paint Tool Sai, likely. BFXR for sounds, and hahaha I’ve never reached music before for a compo entry ever. (SunVox if this becomes an exception, though, I suppose)

With Javascript, what could possibly go wrong except for everything ever?

I’m in!

Posted by (twitter: @Cirrial)
Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 7:08 pm

Hi, I’m in. Probably using something like Phaser.js for a change of pace. Failing that, pure Javascript with jQuery and HTML as a dumb web game. Let’s see what happens!


Posted by (twitter: @Cirrial)
Monday, April 28th, 2014 6:52 pm

Welp, after failing to meet the compo deadline I just baaaarely scraped by with my now jam entry.

It’s like an RTS with no control over the units, so it may not be all that fun to play. Click here to try it out!


Welp, time for the jam.

Posted by (twitter: @Cirrial)
Sunday, April 27th, 2014 10:43 am

It’s day 2 and I’m still coding, yet to code in interactivity. TIME FOR EMERGENCY JAM.

I’m back in!

Posted by (twitter: @Cirrial)
Friday, April 25th, 2014 1:50 am

After throwing a hissy fit over the theme last time I’ve decided, on retrospect, that the issue wasn’t with the theme, but with my incredibly narrow and literal-minded interpretation of the theme.

So I’m back in and I’m going to figure out something for this theme regardless of how much I’m inevitably going to hate it.


  • IntelliJ – Code
  • Flixel – Framework
  • Pickle – Graphics
  • AutoTileGen – Graphics
  • Bfxr – Sound
  • DAME – Map Editor
  • Sunvox – Music (ahaha unlikely)

Here’s hoping this time around goes better than last!

I’m out for good.

Posted by (twitter: @Cirrial)
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 7:43 am

After the last string of themes I detested, the latest one is a theme I absolutely despise for the same sort of reasons as “minimalism”. The theme is no longer a satisfying constraint to work with. Goodbye, Ludum Dare. It was a pleasure working with you the last few years, but my ride ends here.

Thank you to everyone who provided reviews and feedback on my entries in the past.

I’m in!

Posted by (twitter: @Cirrial)
Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 3:06 pm

Hi, I’m gonna enter the competition.

Probably going to use Flashpunk instead of Flixel for a change of pace. Better hope I have time in this week to get more Flashpunk cramming down!


Posted by (twitter: @Cirrial)
Sunday, April 28th, 2013 7:29 pm

My long silence is broken! I have finished Red Swarm, my game for hypothetically the minimalist theme. Maybe. Not sure what went wrong there.


(no potato D:)


Go play it!

Day Two.

Posted by (twitter: @Cirrial)
Sunday, April 28th, 2013 5:11 am

Things I achieved on day one:

  • Wasting the entire day on broken pathfinding code I realised I wouldn’t really need to use

Things left to do:

  • All the rest of the game code
  • All the graphics
  • All the sound

Panic mode: yes.

Potato inclusion: unlikely. :C

…there’s always plan B if I really can’t finish what I’m working on in time.

Oh dear.

Posted by (twitter: @Cirrial)
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 7:55 am

It’s been over twelve hours and I’ve only now finally managed to get a working A* pathfinding thing in Flixel.

…I do not have high hopes.

The Plans So Far

Posted by (twitter: @Cirrial)
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 3:48 am

of which I dearly hope will change

You are some kind of bug alien queen thing. You need to make more bugs to protect you from a horde of… (rolls dice) snake aliens. Why this? Well, before I drew up any plans, I managed to make these my bonus objectives for this compo through various conversations with people (which I am sticking to with more gusto than the theme, apparently):

  • No blue colour anywhere
  • Use the colour red
  • Insert potato into game
  • Non-humanoid characters

Have some totally illegible scribbles (and angry rants) on graph paper! I’ll update everyone with more progress when it has been made.

a lot of illegible scribblingsthis is completely illegible


…I forgot to add potato. Well, I’m sure I’ll find a way to add potato down the line.

The Theme is Minimalism.

Posted by (twitter: @Cirrial)
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 1:12 am

Okay, I’m awake. The theme really feels like carte blanche to do whatever I feel like as long as the end result is mostly tiny boxes. Mmph. There’ve been better themes before, that’s for sure. But if that is the theme, I will at least try to aim towards it. At least this is a nice excuse to spend more time coding and less time drawing.

(minimalist potato is gonna be hard to accomplish – a brown pixel???)

I’m In!

Posted by (twitter: @Cirrial)
Thursday, April 25th, 2013 8:45 am

When I first entered Ludum Dare, it was April of 2011. 2011 was a good year for making games for me. Throwbots, Aphelion Incident and Blue Moon were my creations for 2011, and I still feel that for all their flaws they are still reasonably solid entries.

2012 was not so good. This time last year I came down ill. In August I was busy with preparations for an academic conference. In December? In December, my only excuse was absolutely hating the theme. (If “You Are Your Enemy” wins I will go mad. MAD)

Let’s hope things go better this time around!


IDE: IntelliJ

Library: Flixel

Map/Level Editor: DAME

Image Editor: Photoshop/GraphicsGale/Paint Tool SAI

Sound Generator: BFXR

Music Editor: SunVox

Timelapse: Chronolapse

Streaming: Open Broadcaster Software

(disclaimer: some of these tools might not end up being used at all)



I’m out.

Posted by (twitter: @Cirrial)
Saturday, December 15th, 2012 10:17 am

Just not feeling it.

Start of Day 1

Posted by (twitter: @Cirrial)
Saturday, December 15th, 2012 2:53 am

Well, damn. No ideas for this theme.

Gonna need to take a looong walk to think of anything this time.

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