Currently my game is of too low of a quality to meet my standards, and there’s not enough time left to finish it. I did like the concept of my game (and what I currently have) a lot though, so I might revamp it later, but as is, it’s just not really playable (as in, less so than my last Ludum Dare game, Chomp X Ludum). Maybe this has to do with the move I’ve been making recently to OpenGL, maybe not, but I should have known good and well I wasn’t prepared enough, and with college things to do as well, I’m just not going to be able to do this one, sorry. Good luck to everyone else!
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Hello, Gravity Games Interactive here, and for the first time ever, I’m (intentionally) entering the Game Jam, as opposed to the compo! I’ll be working on base code during the week, and we’ll see how much better I do when I actually want to enter the Jam (looking at you SSFSoO…).
Programming Language: Java
Libraries: lwjgl, slickutil, ibxm
Graphics: GIMP, Inkscape
Other: If I have time, I may try and finish my custom image formats, but only if it will help rather than hinder. I will also be making a level editor this time, as at least I learned SOMETHING from Chomp X Ludum…
Well, since it’s really too late for anyone to take my incredibly terrible idea, I might as well reveal it in an ill-fated attempt to get some hype going.
Alright, who here has ever played Eversion. Because I’m toooooooootally not just ripping that off </sarcasm>. So yeah, here’s a screenshot of the happy peaceful world (the only one which I currently have all the graphics for):
Just so you know the name of the game (in case you care how this turns out), it’s “Kyle’s Dreamland”. Yes. I’m ripping off Kirby too. So sue me. It’d be appreciated if you followed me on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Gravity_Games, where I give updates around every hour (usually…). Don’t be shy to comment, I love constructive criticism, even when it’s negative! Good luck to everyone else!
So yeah, I’m in. I actually have a slightly different setup this go ’round, as I have a different (albeit old and hand-me-down) PC I’ve been setting up for graphics stuff, so I can multitask I guess. I also have a new charger for my old netbook, but it’s unreliable, and it would be overkill anyway…
Language: Either Java as usual or Unity. I’m actually undecided.
Other tools: OpenMPT (maybe FL Studio as well), sfxr, Gimp, Inkscape (you know, more or less the usual…)
Good luck to everyone participating this time!
…we’ll all need it if that robot is participating again…God help us…
Here’s a song I’m working on for my Ludum Dare game:
I’ll reveal the theme of the game tomorrow, after I get the enemy graphics done…
Unfortunately, I’m at that point where because I had to learn a completely new library (lwjgl) and because for some reason Linux refuses to open up the stage files, I may have to drop out. If I can’t figure it out that is, its a shame too, because of this, I probably won’t be nearly finished anyway…
Alright, I’m really excited to participate in this Ludum Dare (even though I’m not nearly as enthusiastic about the theme), and I’m using this as a chance to test out how flexible my game engine is so far (making a game in it that it wasn’t necessarily designed to make is a good test IMHO). So yeah, I’m doing the Jam instead this time, so sue me.
If you actually care, you can follow my blog here: http://gravitygamesinteractive.tumblr.com/
Its for my company as a whole, and not just for Ludum Dare stuff, but at the very least that’s all it will be for the next three days. I know I could just post here, but I just prefer to keep things in a seperate place (I’m just weird like that). I look forward to distributing the demo for testing some time tomorrow.
Almost forgot to say I’m in! So uh, yeah, I’m trying a bit of a different setup this time, lets hope it doesn’t screw me up…
Laptop using Ubuntu 13.04
Eclipse SDK (using Java)
LWJGL (for OpenGL, I found out the hard way that Ubuntu doesn’t seem to like the vanilla Java drawing
I may also be using the platformer engine I’m working on, so if that happens, I’ll enter the Jam instead of the Compo this time. Here’s hoping my game will run on Linux this time (mostly because it’ll HAVE to…).
I don’t really expect anyone to care, but I’ve been making gameplay videos to try and get more people to vote for games in the current Ludum Dare event. It probably won’t get too many new participants, but maybe I’m wrong and some of the games I record will get recognized. I already have two videos up, and I’m about to record the third, if anyone knows a game that you think deserves more recognition this Ludum Dare, please message me on Youtube, and I’ll try to record some gameplay of it.
Here’s the playlist:
…and here’s hoping more games get more ratings this event!
If anyone wants to see me fail, well, here you go.
Hopefully nothing will go wrong at this point, so I’m in. Just like last Ludum Dare, I’ll be using Java, Gimp, MS Paint, that one sound effect generator, and either Famitracker, FL Studio, or Beepola, depending on which way I want to go for music…
Good luck to everyone BTW!
Yeah, I’m sorry I didn’t have time to livestream during programming, but now I’m about to stream whilst playing video games made during Ludum Dare. So if you want me to (try) to play your game live, be sure to say something in the chat! (Be kind, its my first stream…)