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Submitted a spritesheet for miniLD 59!

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Thursday, May 14th, 2015 10:23 pm

Here’s what I made for miniLD 59. If you do end up using it, tweet me @hexdie with a link, I’d love to see what’s done with it!

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Finished my first Ludum Dare!

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 7:00 pm



So this was my first Ludum Dare and my first game jam in general. I really, honestly was not expecting to place remotely high on rankings or scores. I felt I had a pretty solid entry and the comments were consistently positive but there was some tough competition and a lot of entries. Also, I had submitted to the Jam instead of the Compo, which I had originally aimed for, so I was up against teams of people. Then the results came in and this is what I got:

Coolness 100%
#22 Fun(Jam) 4.09
#47 Overall(Jam) 3.98
#52 Theme(Jam) 4.12
#78 Humor(Jam) 3.83
#112 Audio(Jam) 3.72
#162 Mood(Jam) 3.59
#339 Innovation(Jam) 3.35
#343 Graphics(Jam) 3.64

When the results came it, I was honestly astonished that I scored as high as I did. Even my lower scored categories were much higher than expected; Especially in innovation because this game was very much inspired by VVVVVV and a lot of people picked up on it. Out of the two categories to do well in though, overall and fun were on the top of my list and I’m glad I nailed those two.

So I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who rated my game and left helpful comments. I also just wanted to say thanks to everyone in general for making this a wonderful community. Like I said, this has been my first experience with Ludum Dare and I have nothing but good things to say about the event and the people involved. I will definitely be participating again and I can’t wait to see all of the crazy and wonderful things you people come up with for next time!

In the meantime, I’ll be working on a better, fuller version of Frazzle Dazzle. Keep an eye out if you enjoyed my entry!

New Frazzle Dazzle Let’s Play

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Monday, May 11th, 2015 4:47 pm

With LD32 closing up soon, someone managed to post one more let’s play of my entry before the end! Check it out! And if you’re interested in the game, you can play it here

Thank you!

Posted by (twitter: @hexdie)
Monday, May 11th, 2015 2:41 pm

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who rated my game, leaving great feedback! I also want to say thank you to everyone in general for leaving feedback on other people’s games and making this a wonderful community. This has been my first Ludum Dare and it has been nothing short of a wonderful experience. I’ve met some wonderful people, played some cool games, and learned a bunch. I will definitely be participating again. So thanks!

My Top 10 favorite entries of LD32

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Monday, May 4th, 2015 11:07 pm

I thought I’d compile a list of my 10 favorite LD32 entries that I have played. I probably should write out why I liked each one, but I don’t forsee having the time for a little while. I might make that a seperate post in the future. Anyway, here are my Top 10 LD32 entries (in no particular order):



BED✰HOGG



Quality Television



Shield Maiden



RELIC



DAGDROM



A Knife Made Of Whispers



Geisterblut



Her Majesty’s Apathy Bomb



bloodshot



MEDIUM


Frazzle Dazzle Let’s Plays!

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Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 2:26 pm

I found a couple more Let’s Plays of my entry Frazzle Dazzle. I learned a couple of things from these, which is always helpful!

Someone made a Let’s Play of my jam entry!

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Friday, April 24th, 2015 8:13 pm

Someone made a Let’s Play of Frazzle Dazzle, my LD jam entry! I just found this yesterday and I was super excited when I found it, so I thought I’d share it here! I found it to be pretty funny as well.

Various states of Frazzle Dazzle during development

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 6:11 pm

I wrote up something about the process I went through when developing my first Ludum Dare entry, Frazzle Dazzle.

I thought I would share the gifs I had captured throughout development though. Hopefully you enjoy them! And if you’d like to play it, you can find it here:

I finished my first Ludum Dare!

Posted by (twitter: @hexdie)
Monday, April 20th, 2015 6:21 pm

What a crazy weekend! I made something way better than I could have imagined I could in just under 72 hours. This has turned out great for me. I’ll definitely be doing this again! Great job to everyone else too! Now to relax and play some games!

If you’re interested, checkout out my game Frazzle Dazzle here.

Added HUD

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Sunday, April 19th, 2015 11:27 pm

Finally got around to adding a HUD. Less than 24 hours left. So much to do, so little time.

Melting ice underneath

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Sunday, April 19th, 2015 5:07 pm

Working more on my level. I included melting ice underneath into my level design.

Also, as an aside, I originally planned to submit this to the compo but I’ve decided to submit this to the jam instead. This is my first LD, so I’m not disappointed or anything. I’m actually astonished at how much I was able to accomplish! This game could really use the extra day though.

Finally making a level!

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Sunday, April 19th, 2015 3:36 pm

I’m finally getting around to making my first (and possibly only) level. I started it off with a quick tutorial.

Wrote a song for my game

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Sunday, April 19th, 2015 1:26 am

It probably needs a bit more work, but I wrote a song (probably the only song) for my game:

Bringing joy to others!

Posted by (twitter: @hexdie)
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 9:39 pm

I’ve found my game goal, which is to fix the hair of these frazzle-haired friends!

Any ideas?

Posted by (twitter: @hexdie)
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 8:11 pm

So below is a gif of what I have so far. I was thinking of having the player explore and collect something, but I’m not sure what they should collect. Any ideas? Thanks!

Snowman gets what he deserves!

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Saturday, April 18th, 2015 7:18 pm

Don’t even think about it Mr. Snowman!

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