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Artax! (Web)

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 9:05 am

We’ve made our emotional puzzle platformer hard to spare you the heart-wrenching ending!


Play it here! (HTML5)


Breakdown of LD38: Little Fortune Planet

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Sunday, May 7th, 2017 4:26 am

Coding Timelapsies!

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Monday, September 5th, 2016 4:30 pm


For those interested, Here’s us fighting deadlines and sugary drinks:


Pixelart (Flaterectomy)


Coding Timelapse (meeeeee!)


Thank you for all the great reactions!

We’ve had a lot of fun making

the best Rogue-like-like Pyramid Simulator out there!

If you haven’t yet go play it now!


Camels, Elephants, Aliens…

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Monday, August 29th, 2016 6:55 pm

Rogue-like-like Pyramid Simulator

Camels, Elephants, Aliens… What else could you want!

Try your luck in this highly unfair simulator!



Game page | Play online

Full java source available on github

Take your time brainstorming!

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Saturday, August 27th, 2016 6:28 am

Ancient Technology


“Telescope Simulator! .. Nah. 

80’s tech from the perspective of a 5 year old?

Game Dev Tycoon but ancient brewery!”


Worth it to allow yourself an hour or two brainstorming,

Stay broad, resist detailing until you have one or two ideas that really resonate with you.

If you end up with something fun, small, easy to understand

and practical to code, go go go!


“Firstborn sacrifice!? YEAH!”1tCl4yg

@Flaterectomy has been sketching out concepts and

we’ve mapped an initial sets of assets and features.

Time to start programming!

Onwards Genuine earthmen! To Jam and beyond.

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Friday, August 26th, 2016 6:39 pm



Two man team from such smash one-day hits as Steve Can’t Zen, Dreamcake Rescue can’t wait to clone Pokemon Go and drive each other bonkers!genuine_earthmen_transpJam Toolkit

Artemis ECS framework (check it out!)




Photoshop, IntellIJ IDEA, Java


Kick some ass everyone!



Coding Timelapse: Minion Factorium

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Friday, August 28th, 2015 11:42 am


Coding Timelapse of this totally humane game!



Play it here!

Minion Factorium

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Monday, August 24th, 2015 4:19 am


Cheap fluffy ingredients turn into the best minions!



Try out this short little slightly inappropriate puzzle game.



Any Artemis fans?

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Friday, August 21st, 2015 5:28 pm


Oh boy, making games under horrible time pressure? I’m in!


Artemis-odb (github)

libgdx-artemis-quickstart (github)

artemis-odb-contrib (github)

IntellIJ IDEA, GIMP 2, Audacity

Rezoner’s Chirp Composer



Late join

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Saturday, December 6th, 2014 4:04 am

Egwene loves all your entries already!


Awesome theme this LD, great ideas cooking! Hope you don’t mind the late join.


Java, LibGDX, Artemis-odb,

IntellIJ IDEA, GIMP 2, Audacity,

Rezoner’s Chirp Composer (check it out if you haven’t yet!)

And my libgdx-artemis-quickstart (github) and artemis-odb-contrib (github) libraries!


Arktrail: Brainslugs for everyone!

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Tuesday, August 26th, 2014 4:15 pm
Enjoy this coding timelapse with a snippet of gameplay!

Play Arktrail now!

Arktrail awaits your command!

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Monday, August 25th, 2014 2:16 am


Command generation Ark,

deploy space-gates through the galaxy!

FTL and Oregon Trail hybrid!


Play (Web) | Ludum Page


Arktrail: Progress Report

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Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 8:50 am

Welcome to Arktrail!

You are the captain of a futuristic interstellar ark that quite honestly, left space-dock months too early. Will you patch up your ship and survive the long journey between worlds to finish the space gate you are tasked to build, or will your crew succumb to the perils of interstellar space?



Almost done with the artwork. Next up, coding ship construction and crew needs!

Quite a busy image right now, I hope to clean it up as time goes on.

For all you java/libgdx/playn fans out there

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014 4:13 pm

For all you java/libgdx/playn fans out there

If you are java addicted like me, and are looking for a way to structure your games, go check out Artemis-odb!

Artemis is an excellent and free entity component system (ECS) originally created by Arni Arent, improved upon by Adrian Papari, with a focus on performance, convenience, full GWT support and a proper wiki.

Artemis has helped me quickly prototype jam games in java, while squeezing the most out of my weekends: Here are some of my most recent games based on Artemis-odb + LibGDX <3:

MiniLD 50: Naturally Selected 2D: source | ns2d | timelapse


LD 29: The Underkeep: source | play online | timelapse

So go check out Artemis! It might tickle your fancy enough for the next ludum dare!

Crunchy Crunch crunch!

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014 4:11 pm

Ohhhh what’s that on the calendar?


If you’ve been crunching on your dayjob I salute you, fellow cruncher!

My girlfriend tells me it’s high time for a crunch break.

LD it is! (Just don’t tell her it involves coding D:)



*Crunch Crunch Crunch*

I’ll be using the usual:

Java, LibGDX, Artemis-odb,

IntellIJ IDEA, Adobe Fireworks, Audacity,

Rezoner’s Chirp Composer

And my libgdx-artemis-quickstart (github) library!


Timelapse: The Underkeep

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Wednesday, April 30th, 2014 5:54 am

So many brick walls this Ludum. I feared for the timelapse!

Good thing anything looks good when you speed it up and add a spiffy soundtrack.

Play The Underkeep

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