About FunByJohn (twitter: @FunByJohn)

Flash/iOS developer. Website at http://funbyjohn.com/
From Denmark. ;)


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What to do in the forest?

Posted by (twitter: @FunByJohn)
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 10:34 am


Just some quick moving pictures from our game Thorvald.






Please give it a play. :)

also try to find the easter egg


“Thorvald” is up!

Posted by (twitter: @FunByJohn)
Monday, August 26th, 2013 4:48 pm


It’s that game with the cool viking dude!



LD page: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-27/?action=preview&uid=5063

Stuck viking!

Posted by (twitter: @FunByJohn)
Sunday, August 25th, 2013 4:36 am


I wonder how to get by here?

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Ooh, this might become useful!

As happy as a viking can be!

Posted by (twitter: @FunByJohn)
Sunday, August 25th, 2013 12:50 am

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Thorvald took a selfie, he wanted to share it with the world.


Remember to go for a walk!

Posted by (twitter: @FunByJohn)
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 2:43 pm

Walks are good way to clear your mind. I often get good ideas during a good walk, and oxygen for the brain is good, too!

@Takorii and I made lots of progress today, the engine is slowly coming together, collision, camera, rendering optimizations and such are in place. Tomorrow it’s time to turn it into more of a game than an engine (we got a cool idea for gameplay already :D)

This is the protagonist:

proper-vikin!His name is Thorvald. He’s a viking!

Here are some cool wall tiles:

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A pic of collision debugging, tiles that are checked for collision are circled:



Good luck everyone. 😀



WE’RE flippin’ IN!

Posted by (twitter: @FunByJohn)
Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 8:53 am


4th LD for @FunByJohn, 2nd LD for @Takorii.

Code: ActionScript 3

IDE: Flash CS5.5

Graphics: Photoshop

Audio: Probably FL studio and/or Audacity

In april LD we made Vast, which got #2 in Graphics and #6 in Mood in the Jam. You can play it by clicking this thumbnail:



After playing it, you could read my write-up on the game on my website.

Lots of LD hype from us. 😀

Our game “Vast” is up!

Posted by (twitter: @FunByJohn)
Monday, April 29th, 2013 7:54 pm

We finally finished our game, just 10 minutes back, whew!!!

You can play it here: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-26/?action=preview&uid=5063

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Both getting stuck.

Posted by (twitter: @FunByJohn)
Monday, April 29th, 2013 4:49 am

Artist and I were playing the current build of game, and we both managed to send a pic of us getting stuck in between two collision objects ar around the same time, haha. What a coincidence.

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pro progress :D

Posted by (twitter: @FunByJohn)
Sunday, April 28th, 2013 6:37 pm


Still 24 hours and 22 minutes left. Much more can be done! Woohoo!

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26 hours left of Jam!

Posted by (twitter: @FunByJohn)
Sunday, April 28th, 2013 4:59 pm

Nice progress here, the game is smooth, and I’m implenting, implementing, implementing while artist is asleep.

Screenshot from engine:

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It’s still not clear what the game is about from these screens, but soon you’ll know. 😀

Here’s our cute splash screen:

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Rock on everyone!

Run cyyyycclleee

Posted by (twitter: @FunByJohn)
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 7:29 am

Our game idea has pretty much come together, and we’re just working on it now. Basically internal systems being coded, and my partner (@Takorii) doing animations. Fun fact: We were actually hoping for Minimalism. 😀

Here’s a run cycle:




Aaaand just to fit it in there, here’s our concept art again:

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We’re in.

Posted by (twitter: @FunByJohn)
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 3:32 am

I (@FunByJohn) and @Takorii have teamed up. this LD is gonna be our first LD TEAM EFFORT YEEEAAAAA

Coding (me):

– ActionScript 3.0

– Flash IDE CS5.5

– No libraries, just GOOD OLD MOVIECLIPS.


Art (Takorii)

– Photoshop CS6

– Wacom Intuos

– Twelveteen cups of coffee


Concept art:

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Space Ham gameplay video

Posted by (twitter: @FunByJohn)
Tuesday, September 4th, 2012 3:54 am

I made a gameplay video (this is the post-mortem version, but the only difference from post-mortem is music and menu icons in top right corner, and a few small fixes. Gameplay is the same.) of my game Space Ham, which you can play and rate here. It takes a while for the action to pick up, as you can see in the video, but once it does, it’s a game about surviving from being eaten by your own clones. The more ham you eat, the more clones you spawn, and eating ham is essential to get a good score, so the game has a nice feedback loop where you’re in control of how fast the game will evolve, and how hard it will get. Enjoy.

Space Ham – Finished

Posted by (twitter: @FunByJohn)
Saturday, August 25th, 2012 3:31 pm


I started this morning at around 9-10 am, and I’m now finished at 25 minutes past midnight :p Hooray. Maybe I should use both days next time…lol. Atleast I’m very happy with the result this time compared to my first LD! :)

The game is about a ham that eats smaller slices of hams, and every time he does that he gains some DNA. There comes a point where the little guy can’t hold in all the DNA anymore, and he clones himself (which I called meiosis in the game :p) but the clones are not friendly or cooperative, they’re hungry for more than small slices, they want to eat you! It’s an arcade game about survival of the fittest (or fastest), and getting the highest score (duh) 😀

Play it on Kongregate (uploaded with the Kongregate LD48 upload link, which is: www.kongregate.com/ludum_dare_uploader)

Promotional screenshot:

Space Ham desktop pic, hur

Posted by (twitter: @FunByJohn)
Saturday, August 25th, 2012 8:33 am

Since I love those pics where you can partly see the game and you see a bit of the code… >_>

Space Ham name is a parody on Space Jam 😉

Meat in Space.

Posted by (twitter: @FunByJohn)
Saturday, August 25th, 2012 5:16 am

I’m working on this evolving ham eating tongue ham with cute eyes…in space.

This is going to be interesting.

It’s gonna be coo’.

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