Ludum Dare 31
Theme:
Entire Game on One Screen

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About FredericRP (twitter: @FredericRP)

Was hardcore gamer, but I've got a wife and two kids now :)

Game Dev with Unity3D mainly
I created the video games company Equilibre Games

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Everyone’s asleep.. Enjoy SnowFall

Posted by (twitter: @FredericRP)
Sunday, December 7th, 2014 4:44 pm

That’s finally done: after one night where I hoped I could have slept (and no, I didn’t work on my entry, my kids were a little sick), my entry is done and uploaded !

SnowFall is a game like TowerFall, but you are a snow man, and you throw snow balls ! (also it’s made with no artistic talent and within a week-end)
You have a limited amount of them, but it refills after some time.
The unique level included here allows to teleport in the corners and has 4 shields that you can use to protect yourself against the other.

Multiplayer : SnowFall is multiplayer only, that means you have to play with at least one friend (or your cat, or your dog..).
X360 Controlers : the game supports currently only X360 controlers on Windows, I hope you have at least two of them !
Unity 5 : I tried the beta of Unity 5 for this project, so I hope you will be able to play it on your computer.
Snow flakes : If you don’t enjoy the game, enjoy the snow flakes falling, following the wind, in the background

I hope you’ll enjoy playing it !

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First Day over, I had some fun

Posted by (twitter: @FredericRP)
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 5:20 pm

A few hours later.. A clean install (multiple beta installed got in the way :s ) and a big fear when I though Unity just couldn’t open the project anymore (hopefully, removing the Library folder fixed it), it’s time to go to bed !

What we have now :

– Up to 4 players (I told you !)

– A player select screen (from 2 to 4 players, you can not select your character yet)

– No cat yet, no music nor sound effect yet

– Random spawn positions (well, random choose from the available pre designed positions of course)

– Some change in the level: it’s really bad for now, but I had to try the mechanics and tweak the physics. That’s not perfect yet, but the feeling is good.

– Snowmen can be.. well, just watch the GIF, that’s funny.

Good night !

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Kids are sleeping.. again !

Posted by (twitter: @FredericRP)
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 1:31 pm

Back there, the kids went to sleep half an hour ago, so I had time to add some stuff :

– support for 2 players using X360 controlers,

– different colors on snowmen so you can tell which one you play (!)

– fight ! Erh.. no, Shoot ! You can shoot up to 3 snow balls, then you’ll have to wait, defenseless until they respawn.

I installed GifCam to be able to capture screen and generate a Gif, that’s useful !

Let’s see how it goes now :

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Next steps : snowmen must be hurt, snow must fall, support up to 4 players, different and random spawn positions, level design, and a cat (of course a cat, it’s Ludum Dare, remember ?!)

 

Kids Up, it’s not snowing yet

Posted by (twitter: @FredericRP)
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 9:35 am

So, kids were up early, around 3pm today, they’re used to sleep at least 30minutes more !

For now, we got two snowmen, they can jump, hang on platform, wall jump, slide and throw snow balls !

It’s not yet a two players game, but it’s close. Graphics made in less than 5 minutes (you can tell), no sound, no music.

Oh, and I test Unity 5 beta on this one.

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Kids are taking their nap.. I’m in !

Posted by (twitter: @FredericRP)
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 5:43 am

All is in the title: it’s 1:30pm here on saturday, the kids are just beginning their nap, I’m starting !

Using Unity3D as game engine, not sure yet for art and music.

The theme is Entire game on one screen, but that’s too vague, so I will be using “snowman” also as a constraint !

So… An entire game on one screen with snowmen..

And here’s my desk for the week-end :

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I Think I’m that afraid

Posted by (twitter: @FredericRP)
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 3:43 pm

Well.. not me, but the character in my game is !

Here what I have done so far, not quite enough I’d say, but as I said in the first post, I don’t have the whole day to work on it, so I’m happy that I have a game at all.

My goal is… well, I’ll tell you at the end of the game, I don’t want to spoil !

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1D 18 16

Posted by (twitter: @FredericRP)
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 12:58 am

So.. it’s Minimalism..

I’m just starting and my countdown says there’s 1 day, 18 hours and 16 minutes left, I’d better go back to work !

Capture d’écran 2013-04-27 à 09.43.16

I think I might have a game idea for minimalism, let’s hope it’s not too much ! All I can say for now is that you should play a guy with a 2D view, and I’d like to put something of a “groundhog day” in it, but I’m not sure I will be able to.

Good luck everyone !

I’m in (Angouleme) !

Posted by (twitter: @FredericRP)
Friday, April 26th, 2013 12:37 am

Hello,

Last time was a while ago, and I won’t have the whole week end, but I’m in !

I will use Unity3D and whatever is necessary for graphics and music for a guy that is neither a graphist nor a musician :D

I’ve updated the dead line countdown for the occasion in the unity asset store (totally free tool) :

Chrono Egg v1.1 : http://u3d.as/content/equilibre-games/chrono-egg/2wn

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Et si tu parles français, viens sur le canal IRC #ludumdare-fr sur irc.afternet.org que l’on partage tout ça ensemble :)

Inside Physics – Where it begins – post mortem

Posted by (twitter: @FredericRP)
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 12:48 pm

Hello there ! Even if it was a 6 hours only game jam for me, it was great and I learned some useful things doing it ! I wrote a post mortem on my blog, so if you like to read post mortem or want to know of “Where it begins” works with physic, just go there.

And it started again and again…

Posted by (twitter: @FredericRP)
Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 8:08 am

Well, my Ludum Dare submission contains the whole message I wanted to send, so I’m happy with it. But it lacks a lot of gameplay and you play only for one minute before reaching the end, that’s obviously to short ! So here’s a release with many levels (in fact, infinite levels) and more challenges. I also added some features as a red flash when you’re hurt, some graphics changes so you can see best your player in the middle of the “cells crowd” and some tiny stuffs around.

Have a look and try it ! (it’s also accessible from the same link as the official jam release, just click on the “post compo release” on the bottom)

A special gift

Posted by (twitter: @FredericRP)
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 5:54 pm

Hello there, I’m proud to announce that I made it ! If you read my previous post, you know that I wasn’t home, and was there only for the last 6 hours, but it’s a special 10th year anniversary, you got to do something, right ?! Not the whole thing I had in mind but something is there, and.. well, I’ll see in the morning if I were not too tired to try this, but I made it in approximately 6 hours, submitted it 16 minutes before the end, and there’s even a title screen and an end ! Here’s the screenshot of the beginning, and the link to my entry. I hope you will enjoy the few moments you’re in it, I now I enjoyed to send the message that’s in it.

The party went well

Posted by (twitter: @FredericRP)
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 12:05 pm

Yes, the double birthday surprise party went very well ! But that was far away from home, so… I’m in ! Ahem.. There’s only 6 hours and 21 minute left, I had time to discover the LD48 theme “Tiny World” on saturday evening, and one day almost to think about. So that’s up to me now to do something with it, and mostly create what I’ve got in my mind. Time will tell if I can succeed here. I have one screenshot from the first 5 minutes (yes, there is something to see) :

And I can share one more thing with you : the title of my game begins with the letter “W”. See you soon ! (very. soon.)

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