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[LD34] The lesson

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Monday, December 14th, 2015 3:32 pm


For the first time I tried doing game mecanics and stuff, before working on any graphics. Seems to be the correct way of doing these, but I wasn’t ready for it yet I guess. I completed and submitted 2 LD in the past, was fun. Failed one, and now another. I wanted to post in compo, didn’t manage to do that. And now in Jam, I will not be able to submit anything either. I worked hard, and that’s a good thing on these kind of Jam, the learning curve is great too. Problem is, I don’t want to do easy stuff. I appreciate minimalist graphics as much as the other guy, but I always try to do something I’m not really capable of (I guess). So there you have it, the final prototype. Animations works, lasers with left and right clic, movement with Q and D too, Jump with space. No sounds, no levels, no art… not much then.

See you next time, maybe. Failure don’t have a great effect on me though.

Voilà !

[LD34] 3rd Prototype (Try it !) – Whatever happens…

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Sunday, December 13th, 2015 11:05 pm

Ok, I can’t say if I will complete it and submit since it seems time is missing…

Anyway, here’s my third prototype, with sprites imported (from Spriter, working great with Construct2, it even can smoth transition between animations !).

Third Prototype

Voilà !

[LD34] I’m late… Too late… Way behind…

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Sunday, December 13th, 2015 9:36 pm

So yeah, there it is, I don’t have any compo to submit right now, I’ve just finish the character in fact… So I’ll have to do it as a Jam, sadly. Even in Jam, having no time tomorrow, not sure to complete anything… So… Yeah… It sucks.

Until I can show anything, here’s my “hero”. I was planning on having head and arm to rotate to the cursor, but didn’t cause… Well, don’t have time for that (seeing I don’t have any background, music or anything else).


Voilà !

[LD34] Art in progress

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Sunday, December 13th, 2015 12:32 pm

So… I very behind scheadule, Like, really really late in fact. And I have to leave for an hour or two… Here’s where I’m right now, artworks wise… Luckily, I just have to do this character and some background… Or it will be a total mess… Getting the tension now.


[LD34] Doing some art…

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Sunday, December 13th, 2015 9:41 am

Ok I’m a bit late on my game, no art at all at the moment. So, I’m live and working right now !
On twitch, just for you ! :p

Voilà !

[LD34] – Second Proto

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Saturday, December 12th, 2015 9:38 pm

I’ve change most of the stuff I was doing… again.
So, nice stuff here. I played around in Construct2. I wanted a laser beam (or Ghostbusters Proton Pack… you chose). I managed to play with the width and distance, as well as adding a water effect to have so curves and random animation. Seriously, it’s been too long since I have done anything, so I forgot most of the stuff, it’s like learning again, which is cool at some point, annoying some other times.

So I have the basics, I can concentrate more on design tomorrow, wich is pretty cool. Dunno if I can complete this one, I guess we’ll see !


Second prototype is here !

To play, you can move with QD (sorry QWERTY, final version will be QWERTY though), Space to Jump. Left Click to Grow/Right Click to Shrink.


  • Added min & max to the growing/shrinking box
  • LASERS !
  • Go for the cursor(had troubles with that)

Voilà !

[LD34] – First Prototype

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Saturday, December 12th, 2015 3:17 pm

So, spend the day trying to find what I was going to do… Now I know, after wasting some times. I may be a bit late…

Funny thing is, it may be the first time I don’t do graphics first… I mean, I haven’t sketch anything yet, just playing around with boxes. I really want to get to the point I can draw though.

Here’s a demo : http://cubertoy.fr/stuff/LD34/proto01/


Voilà !

Yeah, once again…. I’m in !

Posted by (twitter: @CuberToy)
Friday, December 11th, 2015 9:32 pm

So yeah, that sums up the idea…

I already have some sort of concept, I guess… Will post progress. Like my last LD, it will be kinda asymetric.

I’ll use : Construct 2, Spriter, Frenden Brush Set, Audacity, Post-it, Webshooters…

For now, some sleep (it’s 3am here !)

Voilà !

[LD30] The end.

Posted by (twitter: @CuberToy)
Sunday, August 24th, 2014 11:49 am

Ok, tough decision, I decided to forfeit and abandon this Ludum Dare.

Here’s what I had : http://cubertoy.free.fr/LD30/index.html

The story was that a person had an accident and, once in the water, try to get out of the car. When he wakes up, he can hear his own voice on the radio. The goal is to get all the item necessary to escape, switching from both world (both parallel earth, different dimensions) to get them. Three to make some kind of oxygen tank, and the others to break the glass. At the end, you would be able to get out… only if you undo the security belt… and only one of them would escape.

As I said in my previous post, missing the crafting, dialogue, abbility to swith cursor to “look” etc… I can’t deliver something good enough. Plus it’s missing sounds and tons of other stuff I’ve planned to do. I had enough and it’s no longer fun or anything, just painfull. And if it’s painfull, ther’s no point in doing it any longer.

It was my third LD, quitting is a first.

[LD30] Close to quit.

Posted by (twitter: @CuberToy)
Sunday, August 24th, 2014 11:15 am

So, I’ve tried making the game I wanted. Turns out it’s more complicated than expected. What I can do with it is not a game, not even a “thing”. I wanted full point & click, with a little story, different actions, crafting. I can’t do it, not in that amount of time, being upset and without coffee for days. At the moment, there’s no story (so the theme is really vague without it), no crafting (it’s automatic) and you just have to click on 6 object to finish the game in like… 10 sec.

I don’t know if I’m gonna quit or not… yet. But if I submit this, it will be really bad. I’m ashamed of it, it’s not even a proper game.


Time will tell.

[LD30] Animation on the way

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Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 5:22 pm

As I said in the first post, I’ll do all the animation with Spriter, which is a FANTASTIC piece of software.
Nothing complicated though, since I don’t have the skills to do something complicated, but I’ll try to make something people can look without having to bleed for their eyes.

Here’s a screenshot of the animation in Spriter.


I’ll try to do my best, but given the time and lack of talent, it will not be amazing :p


Here’s a little demo

[LD30] Update and items

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Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 8:21 am

So, it will be a point and click type of game, so I must have some items and cursors. Here they are.


And an upgrade screen from my last post.


Since I’ve made more progress that I thought, time for a little break for now, I’ll come back later…

[LD30] First update

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Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 5:03 am

So, here’s the first image of the “game”. It will be the one and only scene of the game in fact.


Good and Bad news.

Posted by (twitter: @CuberToy)
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 2:15 am

Which one the first hum ?

Ok so good news, I know what I’m aiming for. I have no idea how to do it, but at least I have some direction. As usual, I’ll try to make up a little story to it even if that make me lose the “game” part.

Bad news, it’s been three days since I had my last cup of coffee, and I can’t buy any. So, no coffee, I can’t live without it, but that add a challenge to the initial challenge though.

Ok, go back on making games !

Ludum Dare 30 – Compo – I’m in !!!

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Friday, August 22nd, 2014 7:08 pm

Hey there !

So, first post for the third LD I do… well in fact I tempted five before and quit two for lacking ideas.
This time though, I’m definitely in !

I’ll be using :

– Photoshop (with FRENDEN Brush Tools I think)
– Spriter
– Audacity
– Music Studio 2 (maybe, not sure yet)
– And most of all Construct 2

My concept for “Connected Worlds” ? Here it is :


Interesting isn’t it ? (Yeah you can’t see nothing, that’s what so interesting. Plus it’s in french…)
For the moment, it’s time to sleep, a good night on it will surely help.

I’ll be live on twitch during the all process, and making a timelapse of it too… ’cause timelapses are cool.

Final ratings

Posted by (twitter: @CuberToy)
Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 10:44 am

So here is my ratings

CuberToy RatingsI’m very pleased with it, I knew what was my weakness so I’m not surprised. Last (and first) time I entered an LD, the 23rd, I was 26th on Graphics, and even if I really think to have done a better job this time, the competition was really stronger. So congratulation everyone ! I’m ready to do the next one and try do be better.

Never played it ? Here it is : http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-27/?action=preview&uid=10985

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