About cptalbertwesker (twitter: @cptalbertwesker)

I love games, am a tester, write about games and cook :D


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Getting better!

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Saturday, April 16th, 2016 12:27 pm

I am finding it hard to believe that it is already 6pm! Waay too much time has passed already, but I have now progressed into the realms of drawing!! I’m fairly pleased too! Perhaps this nice asset will give a clearer picture of what I am making (compared to my last image!)


Time for some jam!

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Saturday, April 16th, 2016 3:21 am

Well the game jam variety, but in the compo form as usual!

Veteran (but still awful) LD’er I return to make yet another game that isn’t really a game (usually leads to some reviews that don’t understand why I have no ‘real’ gameplay).

Making it with Game Maker Studio, I cannot wait to actually make the assets for this game in GIMP, and all sound effects/music made by my face with Audacity :)

Here’s a sneaky peak, not one of my best WIP imagery, but can you guess what it is yet? 😛


Goodbye placeholder art!

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Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 1:53 am

All going well so far, but it’s that time… time to say goodbye to the placeholder art. An art so magical, whilst it will never see the light of day, it will possibly be the best art of all time, and yet no one will ever set eyes upon it.


Goodbye fair barbarian…



Nap Time!

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Saturday, April 26th, 2014 4:35 pm

It’s all quiet for Cptalbertwesker… or it usually is these days, unfortunately I never find the time to write up posts as I’m usually a bit too caught up trying to track down a bug or draw something, or all the things a LD’er has fun doing.

Which is a shame, cause I’ve had some awesome food today! For any of you without eggs in your fridge, I recommend waffles made with bananas instead; they’re super yummy.

Another recommendation, if you like the taste of lentils or peas, and have never tried it, get some Pease Pudding if you can find it anywhere, and have it in a sandwich with some bacon or ham, it’s heavenly!

Enough about food, what about my game!!! Well actually for once it’s all going pretty well, which scares me somewhat, sure there’s a bug that I’m currently choosing to ignore, but I’ll get to it eventually right? Here’s a sneaky peak at my game in progress;


I do usually love to come up with ridiculously unique concepts that don’t really work as a game but take a surprising turn on the theme, this time round it’s not very original, and isn’t a particularly fun game, but it’s cute, and I fell in love with it, though the screenshot makes it look very brown… it does get all bright and colourful, I promise!

Hopefully it doesn’t go belly up after my nap, and things continue as swimmingly as they currently are, I’m signing off for hopefully only a couple of hours, good luck to those still powering through, there’s some terrific looking games in progress, and I can’t wait to play them! I tend to realise I need a bit of a nap when I am half way through doing something and suddenly forget what I’m doing!

Christmas inspiration

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Sunday, December 15th, 2013 8:40 am

Been a bit busy to post, I find as I get older I find it harder and harder to find the productivity I used to have, so I am now using Christmas songs (Seems to be effective at work) and traditional LudumDare Waffles!


I don’t usually post pictures of my project until I’m done, but felt like posting one, so enjoy waffles, and potatoes!



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Saturday, December 14th, 2013 2:09 am

So not a big fan of this theme, it’s pretty open ended, and I much prefer to do Game Jams for the structure that comes out of a theme, boo!

No real ideas yet, had to have a lie in from my work Xmas party last night and the combined 128 hour fortnight I’ve had working, refreshed and sort of awake I hope to get an idea in soon, most of them have been pretty lame so far, perhaps I will get some inspiration after cleaning the house and doing some food shopping, looking very grim for once :(

Some great looking ideas from others though 😀

Just in time!

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 7:10 pm

There I was thinking with my list of things to do I’d not finish in time, well with literally 3 minutes to spare my last bug fix was in, and ‘Evolve or GTFO!’ is real.

It’s a simple game where you change your house to match the evolving town around you. It’s not perfect, and there are a lot of things I would have prefered to tweak, but unfortunately playtesting was not high on my list, must have been down to those sneaky 13 hours sleep I put in over the weekend.

Good luck to all of those that didn’t manage to submit to the compo and will take up tomorrow to work a little more on their game.

One last meal

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 12:31 pm

Oh my! only 5 and a half hours left, guess its time for my last meal, and time to crack on with my list of points left to finish.. not doing anywhere near as badly as I though, and I’ve only 5 art issues, 4 code issues and 3 bugs left to sort out, hopefully I get a little time for polish eh!

I’m quite pleased with my game so far, who knows maybe a screenshot will work its way onto here!

Hmm no game pictures yet… have more food!

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 6:48 am

Things are coming along well, only 11 hours left hopefully I’ll be able to get everything done and dusted!

Decided to get most of my sprites out of the way, and any sounds I may want, I usually leave all this to the last minute, but at the moment its a bit silly trying to code when the placeholders I’m using really aren’t helping. So I had some Ryvita, along with some spread, soft cheese and chocolate philadelphia… not all at the same time :)

Peanut Butter Jelly Time!

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 2:06 am

Ouch its Sunday already!? Game is going alright I suppose, aspects work, you cannot play it through yet, but figured I should start doing a few graphics and sounds, then the half finished game will look a little better 😀


But for now, it’s peanut butter jelly time!

Pizza time!

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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 11:33 am

Well its dinner time in the UK, having me a pizza to go alongside my work which is coming along smoothly, I am a little more behind than usual, but with the Bank Holiday on Monday nothing can stop me from working through the night on Sunday!

Yeesssh *Desk post*

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Friday, August 24th, 2012 8:13 pm

Ok, so after trying to tell myself I was thinking for about 2 hours, of my brain coming up ideas that sounded good, that then immediately turned into Spore! *shakes fist at Will Wright*

I can now safely say I’ve come up with a goodun, which potentially could be very nice, and hopefully very easy *fingers crossed* unfortunately the idea isn’t as ‘different’ as I’m used to, but hopefully not too many LD’ers will be thinking up the same one!

So now that I’m finally underway, and planned everything I need to code out, I shall post my obligatory desk photo! Complete with my fuel for LD24; Ryvita Sesame crispbreads that taste a little of mould :/ and some fantastic rocky road rice krispy squares! Thanks Fultons Foods!

I’m in yeah!

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 1:21 am

Going on my seventh LD, can’t wait!

As per usual I’ll be using Game Maker (HTML5) and all my lovely lovely art will be created in Paint!

I’ve actually been sent away from home for work, so it’ll be interesting sweating it away in a third floor flat, hopefully I’ve not forgotten to bring anything, may dual screen if I can grab me a HDMI cable from somewhere.

Here’s hoping for 1000 kittens 😀

Some Bacteria fun

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Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 8:10 am

My coolness factor is definitely going to be lower than it should be, but I am actually in, who could pass up the 10th Anniversary. So despite having to fix my PC for the whole of Saturday, and get back to living in the UK after 2 months abroad.

So I’m going super simple, and here’s a screenshot of my Bacteria fun game.



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Sunday, December 18th, 2011 8:39 pm

Never before have I finished so close! I think I’m getting a bit too old for all this, or I’m not getting as much sugar intake as I used to when doing LD.

My game is called Run Justin, Run

Run Justin, Run was one of two ideas I had for LD22, the other involved a meditating monk which I think I should have gone with after finding out that my concept and that of tacograveyard were very similar which makes me sad; I like to be the weird idea that no one thinks of. However Run Justin, Run was the most fun, and I like my humorous games, so here goes.

As a very famous popstar; we’ll call him Justin you’ve just come back from a very successful gig, however he’s got a bit of the lergy, and
he’s feeling particularly disgusting.

He knows that if a fan gets too close then they won’t be able to make it to his concert tonight, so he’s only one option; get to the public toilets at the end of town so he can be alone and away from his adoring fans.

It’s basically track and field with screaming girls, so press the left and right arrow keys like a nut to run away from the crowds.

Occasionally crazed fans will launch themselves at you, you’ll need to kick or punch them away unless you want to lose a particularly
die hard fan!

It’s missing a lot of animations that I wanted to do, as well as a few sounds that wouldn’t loop.

It also marks my first forary into GM HTML5, which was interesting to the say the least, no custom loading bar or icon sucks! However it means my game can be played on the web yay 😀

Unfortunately I’ve got problems with the backgrounds popping in a bit late, don’t judge :)

@tacograveyard please understand that i have not copied your idea, we must just be on the same wavelength

Last Ludum Dinner

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Sunday, December 18th, 2011 1:27 pm

Well there’s just over 5 hours left, game is getting there, yet I’ve still not posted any screenshots. Last ludum dinner is leftover chilli from last night on top of two lovely jacket potatoes.

Here’s hoping that my game is ready in the next 3 hours so I can have some sleep tonight rather than stay up super duper late like I usually do.

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