Ludum Dare 31
December 5th-8th, 2014

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In and using Processing

Posted by (twitter: @ggnewed)
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 11:46 am

I’m going to use Processing again this time – hopefully with exe, web and Android versions of my game. I’ll probably use bfxr and Caustic for audio.

Good luck everyone. I’m really looking forward to playing and voting on the games afterwards.

 

 

Interesting conversations about the themes

Posted by (twitter: @ggnewed)
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 11:42 am

There are some interesting comments about the themes being voted on this time. Some people are suggesting certain themes will lead to the same game being produced over and over by different people. However, even though a theme might be obvious it doesn’t follow that everyone is going to produce the same game – in the Ludum Dare’s I’ve joined in in the past there’s always been a wide variety of games made whether the theme has been obvious or not. Some people are also commenting on the randomness of some themes and how they relate to gaming – is any theme too random for a game? Random themes will probably lead to new and original games. For example, imagine a game jam years ago with a theme of “Pizza face”… I’m sure it would have spawned Pac-Man! Pac-man, how’s that for a random game? Or a theme of ” Camels in space” might have inspired a Jeff Minter game. To me an obvious theme eg “shoot everything” is less of a challenge, but with an obvious theme I find it fun to try to be original.

One thing I have noticed with the voting so far is that the majority of themes have got minus scores, with only 14 out of 60 in plus figures and only one with a huge plus score! I wonder if the final round will change all that?

In For My 2nd Ludum Dare

Posted by (twitter: @ggnewed)
Sunday, December 9th, 2012 1:36 pm

I’m in and looking forward to my 2nd attempt.

I might only have 1 full day to come up with something, but the challenge is the thing. :-)

I’m using Scratch for the game, Tile Studio for the graphics, & either Caustic or Soundation for audio.

My Ludum Dare 24 Game Updated

Posted by (twitter: @ggnewed)
Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 11:30 am

I put together “You Made Them!” for Ludum Dare 24 (Evolution theme) and decided to update it following on from the useful feedback some of you gave me after playing it. Here it is hosted on the Scratch website- “Gene Spin“.

I’m New Here & I’m In

Posted by (twitter: @ggnewed)
Saturday, August 4th, 2012 4:48 am

Hi.

Really looking forward to taking part in my first Ludum Dare competition.

I’ll probably be using Scratch for the game and Soundation for the music/audio.

Gary

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