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I’m out :(

Posted by
Monday, August 25th, 2014 1:03 pm

Sorry, I’m super embarrassed but I have to confess my failure.

The truth is few things have caused it and I’m really disappointed, I still believe in my idea.

That’s why I’ll try to finish my game in the future (now is bad time for me, I hope I’ll be able to get to it before LD#31).

Well, I also want to congratulate all of you who succeeded, especially a friend of mine, Ramori, who just started his adventure with Ludum Dare.

I’m also keeping my fingers crossed for those who are still making those final touches for the Jam.

See you during the LD #31!

I’m in!

Posted by
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 3:46 pm


After having a small-one-jam break, I’m in for the LD #30 ! Yahoo!

I’m using, as usual, Love2D, GIMP, sfxr, some neat libraries for Love2D (ANaL for animation, Love-debug and also a network library).

Also, potentially I can touch GP5, TuxGuitar, MilkyTracker and Inkscape.

Today I started pretty late and after 2-3 hours of work I have 200 lines of code and a working “Angry bird” clone :)

The game is about beetles! The idea is that we classically throw animals into buildings but here’s the twist: something went wrong and our game universe got expanded: somehow we met another thrower! And moreover: he’s trying to destroy our home! So we need to hurry and destroy him before he destroys us!

The mechanics is a mix of “Angry birds” and “Scorched”. We’ll see how will it blend :)

The Beetles!

Beetles attacking :)

First screenie

Posted by
Sunday, December 15th, 2013 11:46 am

So, after 8 hours I have the concept and basic gameplay.

The idea is that you have 1 button to operate the whole starship (!). But it obviously isn’t a simulator, more like simplified sidescroller.

I still need graphics, menus, some level design etc. The game will be much simpler than my other ones but I think I can finish it :)

See you soon!

Screenshot from 2013-12-15 19:38:19

Oops, seems like someone’s not luck today!


I’m in!

Posted by
Sunday, December 15th, 2013 3:58 am

Well, I’m starting extremely late this time but I decided to give it a try.

It’ll be more like 12h compo for me though.

(tomorrow I need to get back to making game professionally – that’s right! thanks to LD I got my dream job and it is my first compo I’m entering as a Game Programmer πŸ˜€ )

I’ll use Game Maker or Love2d environment (as I’m out of time).

Also, as usual, I’ll bring my favourite set of tools, that is sfxr, Notepad++ (or ST) Guitar Pro and Gimp.

Please keep your fingers crossed for me :)

And also good luck to everyone participating!

Posted by
Sunday, August 25th, 2013 12:12 pm

As usual… after a perfect Saturday, Sunday destroyed whole project :( I lost 4 hours because of music (my first experience with trackers, failure…), in the end I decided I’ll end up without one. It’s already 9 PM and I have to make hero’s animations and level changing system :(


I won’t have time to fix this menu :P

But, at least, my game earned a name: SF-1 πŸ˜€ (from Special Force – 1, and no, not from the gene)

2nd day!

Posted by
Sunday, August 25th, 2013 7:13 am

Argh, so many time today spent on doing nothing! It’s more than 3/4 of compo and I’m still short on assets!

I’m getting to make music now! Have about an hour for that… Maybe start from Mission Impossible tune :)


That’s mostly how falling into North Korea’s gonna look like!


Finishing touches to end Day 1

Posted by
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 1:56 pm

14 hours and 700 lines of code after…

I DID finished core mechanics :) 4 levels are already playable – that’s something I haven’t achieved before. It also means that I have whole Sunday for playing with graphics and music :)

Oh, and the game is pretty hard :)


The city is sleeping…
In North Korea even moon looks like Death Star


Next screen, woohoo!

Posted by
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 6:46 am

Wow, 7 hours and I have my 2nd level almost scripted. Now to code epilogue and I can already start making graphics! Oh, and I apologize but I won’t deliver timelapse this time. Tool has crashed :(


Wow, it’s a lot… erm… rectangles!


First screenie

Posted by
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 2:06 am

2,5 hours of work – time for the first screenie.

It’s a scene when my commando is falling from the sky – a must-be scene for every spy game :)


Now that’s what I call “a bullet hell”


I’m in

Posted by
Friday, August 23rd, 2013 10:30 pm

As I mentioned before, I’m in! Fourth time in a row :) And I hope I’ll keep going!

My environment is, of course, Love2D and all its libraries on its wiki. For sure, I’ll use my favourite AnAL and lovedebug.lua for development. Also I would like to make myself the right of using libraries written by me during past compos πŸ˜‰ It’s very unlikely though as I’m, as usual, working on a completely different kind of game.

The game itself is about a one-man special US forces, like Sam Fisher or Snake (hmm, Snake is kind of more complex, just stay with Sam Fisher :) ). The gameplay will be more common, there’ll be a bit of Metal Gear, Splinter Cell, Uberleben, even Bit.trip Runner. The agent is on his mission in N Korea and he is a bit, well, short on time. I won’t spoil more. The game will be short (longer than 10 seconds though πŸ˜‰ ), intense and full of explosions! And, as usual, I’m working on a nice twist! Frogmaster approves!

Golden Frogs 2013 Awards

Posted by
Thursday, August 22nd, 2013 5:50 am

Hello again,

I’m in but it doesn’t matter for a while because I have an announcement.

I would like to introduce a Golden Frog award for the extraordinary theme suggestions. As you know, there are many different kinds of themes: some are good, some are bad, many of them are slaughtered. I would like to present those, which excel in something, which are good but also those which are bad and deserve to die. I think that it is somehow better than presenting my pure pluses/minuses. Also I’m glad that suggestions were made anonymously so I don’t need to fund the gold (I’ll keep them for myself, thank you, sponsors). (more…)


Posted by
Monday, April 29th, 2013 10:41 am

Okay guys, I’ve managed to finish before LD48 deadline. I post it that late because I had some problems with compressing timelapse video.

That is my third Ludum Dare in a row and, I think, progress is noticeable. Which please me a lot.

But still, I have a lot to learn – I’ve fallen again in that pifall with shortening my game just before deadline. I had prepared much more things than I was able to implement. Again. But this time I’ve managed to provide a PLAYABLE version. That’s something!

What is also great is that my code is neat. I really like it: it is easy to understand, clean and flexible. I’m proud of it!

The other thing is that, besides code, there’s nothing more in the game – because of concept, there is literally no graphics. And no music either as I was afraid to play with it on Ubuntu (I’m still not familliar with this system).

But, after all, I made a complete, working cRPG with character development, fighting, dialogues, history and its universe, closed in 4×3 pixels. Beat that! πŸ˜€


Mini Epic Adventure



Also (I’m curious if anybody finds it):


First day showoff

Posted by
Sunday, April 28th, 2013 12:58 am

Okay, as usual, my project is a bit tricky πŸ˜‰


Yeah, that’s right! In the HD era where only megapixel counts, I want to show that it is fairly possible to put fully functional game in 4x3px display :)

So far, after 1st day I have 2 types of enemies and levelling system with 4 main attributes. Now I’ll sit down to write some story :)

Oh, and a manual will probably be useful (at last! :) )


A thrilling fight with a poison shooting wasp!


I’m in!

Posted by
Friday, April 26th, 2013 5:07 pm

I’m totally in!

This time I’m aiming at making the game playable. This means I promised myself not to do any unnecessary assets before I don’t have a fun prototype. I’ve made this mistake twice and I hope I’ve finally learnt something :)

Anyway, I’ll be experimenting with Ubuntu. I’m pretty sure that I’ll choose:

Engine: Love2d

Tools: Sublime Text, gimp, inkscape, blender, sfxr, Audacity, TuxGuitar/any other simple music program

If the theme fits, I can do something in Unity or Atanua :)

I also have my fingers crossed for all You, guys! Have fun!


Posted by
Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 6:12 am

Wow~! #21 in “Innovations”! I’m in Top Scores! Totally didn’t expect that! Was dreaming about top 200 in any category, and I have also reach #188 in “Graphics”, wow!

Thank You guys for playing my game and voting, despite of how uncompleted it was. Now I feel really obliged to finish post-compo version (which is going to be very freaked out :) ). The bad news is that it probably won’t take place until February. I’m really jaded with school stuff right now :(

See You during LD25, with the aim to deploy a completed game this time! Also congratulation on every single game on this LD! It was fun to play Your games!


Posted by
Monday, December 17th, 2012 7:22 am

It’s this beatiful time when I should list my achievements and mistakes :)

So… overall I’m proud of my new child. Being evil is more fun that I thought. I got a decent number of ideas and stories.

What about idea I chose? Hmm, it was a bit awesomer (more awesome?) while in planning phase, thought I personally can get joy from it (I’ve done level 2 – the new, bug free one – Β in 3 different ways, can You? :) ). The worst thing is that I ran out of time. Again. I couldn’t focus on important things because of small details. Again. I do make the same mistakes all and all again, despite experience. What a shame! Well, third time’s a charm, let’s hope :)

But still: I learned Box2d, made a decent sprite and level managers, made my first bitmap font and I have my first love2d game :) I really love it and i will definitely make some more stuff in Lua. So… I’m also pretty proud of things I achieved :)

Oh, and the post-compo version is coming! For real now! See You ingame! Bon appetit and till the next time!

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