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common lisp is fun!

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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 12:27 am

I’ve definitely learned a lot more about common lisp so far. Packaging was a bit difficult to understand, but I got some help on IRC and eventually got my code split into separate files. I also wrote my first real-life-macro, when messing with a clock and ticking functions.

I’m not sure if my game will be any fun at all, but it sure was fun to make. I’m excited to write a post-mortem, and I’m curious to see how far I’ll get tomorrow. I wrote a TODO and I have a plan!

Right now, there are creatures that wander around the screen randomly. They don’t fall off. You can walk around, but you can’t fall off the screen either.

Here’s a screenshot. It’s not as interesting as the other games, but still fun :)


switching to lispbuilder-sdl

Posted by
Friday, August 24th, 2012 9:43 pm

okay, I’m not having much success using penumbra *or* quil with clojure. I’m going to switch to common lisp and try using lispbuilder-sdl. hopefully I’ll work better with that!

I’m in.

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 11:50 pm

Okay, phew. This is a little bit late to be making an “I’m in” post, but here I go.

I’m not as prepared for LD48 as I would like to be, but I think I’ll do well and have a finished game to show off at the end. I’m really excited to see what the theme is!

I’ll be using:

If everything goes well, I’ll be releasing my game as a universal jar that should work regardless of what you’re running. If everything goes horribly wrong, I may go back to using Python + Pygame; I doubt that’ll happen, but I have it set up just in case. Good luck, everyone!

I’m in!

Posted by
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 4:12 pm

Coming up with an original, witty title is a lot harder than it looks.

This is my first ludum dare, and I’m not sure if I actually expect to come out with a finished project. My goals aren’t that high, but I still anticipate I’m going to have a lot of fun. I’m using a language that I’m not entirely familiar with, but I’m going to have a great working atmosphere and lots of documentation.

I’ll be using:

  • ActionScript 3 with FlashPunk
  • sfxr and sunvox (a free music tracker) for sounds and music
  • mtPaint for graphics
  • emacs for, uhh, everything else

I originally planned on using Perl and SDL for this, which I have a decent amount of experience with, but I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to get my game distributed in an easy format. I’ve jumped back and forth a bit between flash and javascript, and I have absolutely no experience with ActionScript 3. This is going to be fun. You know, I should probably go buy some snacks.

EDIT: Okay, I changed my mind. I’m using Python and PyGame, and probably Box2D. Worst case scenario I’ll use Lua and Love2D. Oh man, I really should have planned this out ahead of time.

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