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Posted by (twitter: @menglish2451)
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 8:57 pm

Game here

This was my first Ludum Dare and it was awesome! Reading The Game Jam Survival Guide was a huge help and I recommend picking up a copy. This book unlocked the arcane art of game jamming once thought lost with the sinking of  the USS Gametantic, back during the dark age of 8-bit famine.

What I learned to do better:

Spend more time making sounds, music, and textures.

Stay away from Reddit.

Understand shaders and particle systems better.

What I did right:

I kept my idea simple, stayed hydrated, and spent some time outdoors.

Got functionality working first then proceed to lipstick my piggy.

Also I made sure to maintain my¬†pregnant wife’s happiness.

In the end it was a great success and I feel good about myself, just in time to realize I have to go back to work in the morning!


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