About galman (twitter: @galman33)

Hello! My name is Gal, I’m an indie game developer and an addicted jammer. I love programming games in my free time and participating in jams like Ludum Dare.

You are welcome to follow me on Twitter @galman33 and contact me at my email galman33@gmail.com!

http://galman33.com/

Entries

 
Ludum Dare 31
 
October Challenge 2013
 
Ludum Dare 27
 
Ludum Dare 26
 
Ludum Dare 25
 
Ludum Dare 24
 
MiniLD #34
 
Ludum Dare 23
 
Ludum Dare 23 Warmup
 
MiniLD 33
 
MiniLD 32
 
MiniLD 31
 
Ludum Dare 22
 
Ludum Dare 22 Warmup
 
MiniLD #30

galman's Trophies

Sopa Sim - Banhammer
Awarded by Andrew
on January 24, 2012

galman's Archive

I like it!

Posted by (twitter: @galman33)
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 7:42 am

6 hours into the jam and I really like the result so far! 😀

First sketch

First sketch

Current progress

Current progress

And the game is playable right here:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/42020614/Web/Web.html

Click here to join the live stream and cheer me up!

Stay tuned by following me @galman33

There we go Summer Game Jam 2014!

Posted by (twitter: @galman33)
Friday, July 25th, 2014 3:00 am

Grab a theme and start working on your amazing game of the summer 😀

JAM

During this last weekend of July (25th-27th), just before we enter cozy August, the stars are aligned to celebrate the summer by making games!

Join people around the world on the game jam of the summer! The Summer Jam™! Celebrating the summer in the best way ever, making games and meeting new friends 😀

Check out the Summer Jam website

Stay tuned using the #SummerGameJam hastag!

Summer Jam 2014!

Posted by (twitter: @galman33)
Wednesday, June 18th, 2014 7:50 am

Hello Ludum Dare!

It’s summer time once again, which means it’s jamming time! 

During the last weekend of July (25th-27th), just before we enter cozy August, the stars are aligned to celebrate the summer by MAKING GAMES and the Summer Game Jam is just the perfect jam for it! 😀

Summer Game Jam 2014
The theme submission form is now open and you are more than welcome to submit your own theme ideas. Also, don’t forget to check frequently if there are any physical jam locations near you or even organize one by yourself!

Are you in? 😀

Check out the Summer Jam website

Stay tuned using the #SummerGameJam hastag!

I’m innnn! :D

Posted by (twitter: @galman33)
Friday, April 25th, 2014 4:36 am

Yes! I managed to complete all my tasks and have a free weekend just for Ludum Daring 😀

I really hope that I’ll have enough time to complete a game (I still have some work to do =\) and I’m not sure if I’ll go for the compo or the jam. But I’m definitely in!

So, my ninja weapons are as always:
I’ll be programming in AS3 using FlashDevelop.
I’ll be using the beloved FlashPunk library.
Graphics made in pixel art (GraphicsGale) or vector art (Inkscape).
Sounds and musics will be made using BFXR and SunVox.
A lot of chocolate will be eaten too..
And of course, live streaming! ( http://www.twitch.tv/galman33/ )

(Or maybe, if I’ll go really crazy.. Maybe I’ll make a 3D game using Unity?!)

Good luck everyone!
Happy jamming 😀

I’m in! (kinda)

Posted by (twitter: @galman33)
Friday, December 13th, 2013 4:37 pm

So this time I’ll be doing LudumDare on “Easy Mode”.
My weekend is full of tasks I have to do so I donwt know how much time I’ll have for LudumDare =\ But I’ll be OK! 😀
Tools:
FlashDevelop
FlashPunk
Inkscape\GraphicsGale
SunVox

Good luck!

TapPong – October Challenge Accomplished!

Posted by (twitter: @galman33)
Friday, November 1st, 2013 8:24 am

I did it! I finally did October Challenge!

TapPong

Screen3 Screen2 Screen

Play Ping Pong live with your friends right on your phone with TapPong!

TapPong is a fun 2-player table tennis game in which each player can swing his paddle by tapping on the screen. Each player’s goal is not to miss the ball, if he did miss the ball the other player gets one point.

In order to start playing tap the screen once to serve the ball and tap again to swing the paddle.

*** Even more fun when playing on a tablet! ***

Exotic musics and sounds by Omri Lahav.

It was a really fun challenge and I finally I understand the whole process of making an applicatio\game from scratch and taking it to the market (more to come :) ). I made the game using HaXe and OpenFL which made my life really easy, and the graphics were made using Inkscape.

Only the last and important part of the challenge is remaining… making some $$$ 😉

Check out TapPong on Google Market <

The Cave Of Lights

Posted by (twitter: @galman33)
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 5:07 am

That’s it! I consider it to be one of my best Ludum Dare games ever 😀

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As always, I managed to somehow wake up naturally at 3:58 AM (2 minutes before the theme announcement) , saw the theme and then returned to sleep. I streamed the whole gamedev process and it was actually really fun, almost always there was someone on the stream chat and it was nice talking with you guys, thanks! :) When I first woke up in the morning I started writing down ideas and later I decided to continue with the first (and quite simple) game idea, actually, it turned out to be a good decision!
My main goal was to make the game as polished as I can and I think that I accomplished that goal very well. All in all, I had a lot of fun making this game, I had a lot of encouragement from my friends (which really helped me 😀 ) and I even had time to take a few naps during the jam!

The Cave Of Light

Join our little friend on his journey into the depths of The Cave of Lights.
Wisely spend your 10 seconds of light each level to find your way through the cave…
What will you find at the end?

Play and rate “The Cave Of Lights” here:

http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-27/?action=preview&uid=5971

My late I’m In!

Posted by (twitter: @galman33)
Friday, August 23rd, 2013 1:54 pm

I’M IN!
6th Ludum Dare in a row! That’s so awesome 😀

I’ve been so busy these weeks with the #7DFPS (which was great), the end of the summer vacation ( :( ) and fun “6th Israeli Games Unconference!” which was held today and I forgot to write my “I’m In!” post! So here is “My Late I’m In!”:

In my backpack:

  • A mysterious language – AS3 (Flash)
  • A powerful library – FlashPunk
  • An amazing IDE – FlashDevelop
  • Some ordinary drawing tools – GrpahicsGale\Inkscape (based on the idea)
  • Some acoustic musical instruments – SunVox? Random generated music?
  • A bit of refreshing food – Chocolate chocolate chocolate water chocolate chocolate chocolate
  • Some primitive communication tools – Open Broadcaster (for the live streaming! 😀 ) and Twitter of course
  • A large amount of encouragement – My friends and followers 😀 (Thank you guys, you are awesome!)

That’s it!
I think that I’m ready for our journey, see you on the other side..
Good luck everybody! And of course, make games!!!!!!!! 😀

 

Don’t forget to follow my journey on Twitter:
@galman33

And watch me on the Live Stream

End of a great day one!

Posted by (twitter: @galman33)
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 3:07 pm
You Lost!

You Lost!

It’s the end of a great day. My game is quite done so tomorrow I have a full day for polishing 😀 And most important, the game is fun!

I managed to implements all my ideas, I composed some music for the game for the first time and I really like the result and the live stream was really fun (big thanks for my friends and family ;)).

Live Stream

Live Stream

 

Watch my live stream: http://www.twitch.tv/galman33

Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/galman33

 

Good morning from the bird’s eyes!

Posted by (twitter: @galman33)
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 12:11 am

Untitled

 

Good morning Ludum Dare!

After a very hard night(only 2-3 hours of sleep) I decided to “wake up” at 7 AM. I was checking the LD site at 4AM to see what’s the theme, I can’t say that I really liked it =\. I already had enough of time thinking about an idea during the night so I started working immediately. My idea is still a bit vague but I do have a picture of the final game in my mind :)

Good Luck Everybody!

Watch my live stream: http://www.twitch.tv/galman33

Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/galman33

 

Good Luck!

Posted by (twitter: @galman33)
Friday, April 26th, 2013 8:21 am

Gal and Edry Ludum Dare Hands

Good luck to everyone from Daniel and me 😀

I’m in for the 5th time!

Posted by (twitter: @galman33)
Thursday, April 11th, 2013 9:35 am

It’s already my fifth Ludum Dare and I’m still excited like in the first time 😀

I feel that this Ludum Dare is going to be super awesome with a lot (1000++++) of great new games!

And as always, my weapons:

  • Platform – Flash AS3
  • Library – FlashPunk
  • IDE – FlashDevelop
  • Graphics – GraphicsGale and Pixlr
  • Sounds – BFXR
  • Music – Maybe some random generated music
  • Food – Chocolate, A LOT of CHOCOLATE 😀
  • Live stream – Open Broadcaster on Twitch
  • Encouragement – Friends, my cat and the Beatles

I’m In!

Follow me on twitter for live updates! ( @galman33 )

Serve The Lord!

Posted by (twitter: @galman33)
Monday, December 17th, 2012 1:33 pm

This was a tough weekend!

And yep, I did it again ,I made a game in 48 hours 😀 ( And the whole LudumDare community too of course :P)

Screen2

Screen3

As always I had a really great time making this game and I’m really proud of it. I think that my “graphic skills” really improved from the last LudumDare and that’s some great news for me. If I had some more time I would spend it on the “fine-tuning” part of the game to make it more balanced, not too easy, not too hard.

I was streaming the whole game creation process on Twitch and it was fun to talk with some other devs from times to times.

Play and rate my game here!

 

Thanks for reading! If you want me to play and rate your game too, don’t be shy :)

End of day one! And happy Hanukkah :)

Posted by (twitter: @galman33)
Saturday, December 15th, 2012 3:34 pm

Wow, what an amazing day!

EndDay

I think that most of my game is done so I’m really happy 😀 The only thing lef to to do is to add the upgrades mechanics and then I’ll be free to do the polishing and fine-tuning.

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So good night every one, good luck for tomorrow and happy Hanukkah!

Watch my live stream here!

Check for live updates on my twitter here!

 

Progress! The hero is ready + deskphoto + foodphoto

Posted by (twitter: @galman33)
Saturday, December 15th, 2012 6:03 am

I’ve done some progress from my previous post and it’s going really good.

progress

Maybe you’ll be able to recognize my hero from another game *cough*Link*cough*.

In addition I had a little lunch:

food

And this is me working:

desk

I’m now working on the fighting mechanincs and later on the “shop” system.

Watch my live stream here!

(and don’t forget to say hello :D)

Hello simple gameplay! Nice to meet you :)

Posted by (twitter: @galman33)
Saturday, December 15th, 2012 3:22 am

Hey, what’s up everyone?

Somehow, I woke up naturally at 5:00 AM to check the theme and then I returned to sleep. I started my LudumDare today at 8:30 AM and I’ve got my idea pretty fast so I have a lot of time to work on it :)

SimpleGameplay

The basic gameplay is almost done: Selecting your warrior and moving. Now, I’m going to implement the collecting coins mechanic and adding warriors mechanic.

My live stream is working great so I’ll be happy if you drop by and say hello 😀

Watch my live stream here!

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