About James Foley (twitter: @JammyJames123)

My name is James Foley and I make games such as text adventures and many other 2D Graphical Indie games. I have a YouTube channel called James Tech. So go check it out if you haven't already!


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Pixloscosis Progress!

Posted by (twitter: @JammyJames123)
Sunday, April 19th, 2015 6:12 am

Wow, I’m actually suprised myself! This is my first post during this Ludum. Well, anyways, here is the progress on my game so far…


screen1 screen2


I think this game has been one of my best so far. I’m not too sure if I will add in some sort of score system as I still have a good 7 hours to do that.


Happy LD32 Everyone!

Looking for help with a Batch game(Don’t laugh).

Posted by (twitter: @JammyJames123)
Saturday, March 7th, 2015 5:33 am

A while ago(A long while ago), I created a post called, “Noobing with Batch”. I thought I would revisit batch as it was the first scripting language I ever learn’t therefore it holds a “special place” in my heart :).

Anyway, I am creating a text-based strategy game called “TakeOver”. Essentially, you are a leader of an army. You can be a variety of countries(which is why I require help). I would be looking for a variety of people who would be willing to help. But as well as fighting the frontline war. You will be fighting on the homefront, creating laws, ETC.

I suck at art...

So far I only have the menu done, therefore now would be a good time for anyone who wants to make it with me, essentially it’s a blank canvas.

Some things the game features:

  • No campaign(“story mode), the game is completely run off your choices.
  • “Mods”(DLC), that the player can install to modify the game(Add units ETC).
  • Open-source “Code”, so the community can help create their own mods and change the experience to their liking.
  • Music or sound effects in game to add a little “atmosphere”, that Batch doesn’t really have.
  • Resource’s are required to make certain things(For example, you require lead to create ammunition).

Obviously this will take quite a lot of dedication so only do this if you have the time.


Skype: jammy12789
Email: coolcodman123@gmail.com

Another rather “Clique” I’m in…

Posted by (twitter: @JammyJames123)
Saturday, August 9th, 2014 10:12 am

Hi guys, I kinda missed the last Ludum Dare, Unfortunately ;(. But this time I will remember.



IDE: Game Maker(I am learning Java, although, not proficient enough to make a game “Yet”)

Text Editor: Game Maker One(A bit dull, But it will do)

Graphics: Paint.net(Very trusty :P)

Sound: BFXR

And I am also going to be using “KayZ”‘s list of things to do xD

Thanks KayZ for the list πŸ˜›

Good Luck to all, I wish you the best of luck.


I’m Back!, And Starting a new project(NEED YOUR IDEAS!!!!)

Posted by (twitter: @JammyJames123)
Thursday, July 31st, 2014 2:07 am

Hi guys and gals, I am back. After my extremely long time away from game dev xD. But yeah, I am working on a new game. Called Space Life(Don’t know if that is already taken but I don’t think it is) it is a 2D clone of 0x10c( “nought to the ten c” ) which “Was” a project notch was working on before he scrapped it and said he would rather work on small games. Although, it has the communtities touch to it. It is set very far into the future. Too many numbers for my brain to remember xD.

But yeah, I was thinking if you guys could give me any ideas on the game-play. Remember this game is set in the future, so please don’t add anything like “Wooden Slingshot” xD. Also, the game is a RPG(Role-Playing game). Just to keep that in mind. So the game will vary in classes, races, skills, vehicles, weapons, personalities, planets ETC. The game also features an on-board computer(Like notches D-CPU, only that it is more futuristic and no-way features any of notches storyline ETC). So here is a thing of things you guys could possibly add to it:

  • Races(E.G. Humanoid, other “Off-world” species)
  • Classes(E.G. Smuggler, Soldier, Civilian, Β rogue, pilot, what ever you can think of :P)
  • Planets(E.G.I plan having a lot of these, so every type of player can “Fit” into the game)
  • Random Encounters(E.G. Ship failures, Smuggler raids on your ship, going into a black hole)
  • Currencies(Different types for different planets)
  • Languages(For different races/species)
  • Weapons(Guns, Ranged, Melee(Any type of weapon))
  • Background stories of Characters and planets
  • Types of Music people listen to in the world
  • Food
  • Drink
  • Dating system(E.G. Calendars, time keeping(How is this done on different planets?)
  • Anything else you would like to add

Remember, I want the game to be everyone’s idea. You guys can shape the world, add things, remove things ETC. Just no bad things…



The help is REALLY appreciated πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

-James(The guy’s post you wasted like 3 mins of your life on)

P.S. You can also mail me at coolcodman123@gmail.com if you have any further queries or things you would like to add.

Looking for help with game :)

Posted by (twitter: @JammyJames123)
Monday, April 7th, 2014 1:29 am

Hey guys, Currently I’m looking for help with a game I plan on making. I will be making the game in Game Maker Studio. I need some people to help. The work is voluntary, so their is no pay although it would be pretty cool if you could help me with the game. Idea for the game: The game is a 2D version of a game called DayZ which some of you may have heard of.

I need: An Artist(Someone to make the game textures and whatnot).
A sound guy(Someone to make the sounds for the game).
A programmer(Although not totally required, this would help).
Also last but not least someone with knowledge of shaders(This will help make the game look more fancy) πŸ˜€

I feel that this game would be good if I can get some people to help me with it. -James P.S. Comment below if you would like to take part in the project πŸ˜‰



Noobing with Batch: New Project

Posted by (twitter: @JammyJames123)
Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 12:17 pm

I barely make posts here on Ludum Dare but I am planning on making a new game in the old, rusty and dirty piece of s*it “Batch”. If you don’t know what batch is. It’s pretty much a scripting language made for the old DOS operating system created by Microsoft.

I guess its no good for making graphical games. But I guess it will do for a good ole’ text adventure game. My new project is called “Spacecraft”. Its not what you think it is. Infact it has barely anything to do with spacecraft. Or space in that matter. Pretty much the game “Minecraft” the hit wonder. Re-created in the batch programming language. It seems pretty promising at the moment, although my will power is never good enough to carry a game past about a couple of weeks.

Here is a quick screenie of the code below:



code screenie 1


And here is another screenie of the game:

game_screenie game_screenie2


As you can see it is only the starting screen and the world selector that is done at the moment. Although I just feel that this is a very promising project and will work hard on it for a bit of a while.

Thanks for reading this very rare post from me.

-James Foley(That programming dude).

I am completio! Or whatever!

Posted by (twitter: @JammyJames123)
Sunday, December 15th, 2013 5:34 am

I have finally finished my Ludum Dare game. If you read my other post you can already guess that this game is intensely short!


Anyway Here is a quick screenie:




Look at those sexy Graphics xD



I hope you are all enjoying your Ludum Dare’s and Good luck! πŸ˜€

Oh Sh*t!

Posted by (twitter: @JammyJames123)
Sunday, December 15th, 2013 3:04 am

Oh Sh*t, I kinda just realised its a Ludum dare(facepalm).

I hope its not too late, Well I just started this morning at 8:00AM GMT. I’m making some random Aircraft game. Where the player must land on aircraft carrier as pilots only have one chance, I thought It would be a pretty good game. It is a lot harder than I thought to make as its quite hard to detect when the plane touches the carrier but I just fixed that bug so I guess its fine! πŸ˜€

Anyway I have a countdown until I’m out of time to make this game. I have Approximately 10 and a half hours left to plan, Develop and distribute this game :O.

Oh well, No time to waste this is just a quick update on how its going so far. I hope your games are going good.

And Merry christmas! xD.

-James Foley(JT-Games, Co-Founder).

We are done!

Posted by (twitter: @JammyJames123)
Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 11:05 am

We have finally completed our shark game!

Its called a shark tale and Its about the life of a young shark:



A Sharks Tale.

Once upon a time, In a sea far far away, there was a shark family. A rarther nice shark family, They were expecting a new sharking
for a while and today was the day she gave birth. Little Sharkling was born! He was an adorable little shark, But then, He got left
behind. His family swam off leaving him, in the sand, He had little food and could not survive on his own. Until later that day,
Little Sharkling was found by a group of whales, The wales treated little sharkling as his own and they loved him more than anything.
The whales tought him how to grow up, how to hunt, how to play, how to swim. He loves his whale family. Until one day, He knew his
Whale family he grew up with wasn’t his own. He swam off into the deep seas, hoping to find his long lost family and reunite with
his beloved sister.

We are proud of what we have created.

We hope you enjoy it πŸ˜€





Enjoy the game!



We need help!

Posted by (twitter: @JammyJames123)
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 1:28 pm

Hi JT-Games Again… We have fallen Behind big time on the actual game.


If Anyone is willing to skype me. Β -> Name: jammy12789


Thanks to anyone who helps… :Dxx


//EDIT: Would prefer if it is somone with Game maker Studio Experience πŸ˜€

We Have a Thing!

Posted by (twitter: @JammyJames123)
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 10:28 am

Hi JT-Games Here. We are taking part in the MINI-LD and we have something! A thing!

We Kinda took too long setting stuff up…. So anyway this is all we have!


Here is a quick screenie:



We are Good to Go!

Posted by (twitter: @JammyJames123)
Friday, November 1st, 2013 1:51 pm

We are Looking forwards to the shark theme… Very good Idea in our craniums! xD

So I changed my Name from jammy12789 to JT-Games our little start-up company. We are so excited about this MINI-LD. We are only 13 so wish us luck. And to the rest of you xD





I will give it a shot!

Posted by (twitter: @JammyJames123)
Thursday, September 12th, 2013 11:49 pm

First Mini-LD… I competed in the last compo which was my first! It went well…

You can find my game here URL: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-27/?action=preview&uid=24652


I will probably program my game in C++ as it is the only one I know out of assembly, I guess I do know a bit of C but im not that good at it!


Good luck to everybody.




Good Default Score?

Posted by (twitter: @JammyJames123)
Thursday, August 29th, 2013 9:51 am

Does anybody know what a good Default Score would be for a game. I am new to Ludum Dare and I am just Wondering.

Does Anybody know a good score?

If you do thanks in advance πŸ˜›

Sustain, Post Mortem

Posted by (twitter: @JammyJames123)
Thursday, August 29th, 2013 7:32 am

Where I got the Idea from:

Mainly I got the Idea from my self after waking up at around 5:30 AM to brainstorm some Ideas. I then Got up at 7:45 to have breakfast and Set up the enviroment. I got the Princess From Mario. The Gameplay from Minicraft(Made by Notch, He made Minecraft!).


Things that went Well:

I managed Time effectively and to the best I could.
Code as it Was well Commented and easy to understand for other programmers.

Things that Sucked….Badly…

Graphics(Completely sucked in many ways…)
Sound… Sounded “Scratchy…” if you know what I mean.

Thanks to all the people for there awesome comments… πŸ˜› thanks for the things I needed to improve on and the things I did well I hope you all enjoyed ludum dare have a great day!!!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

That was One hell of a Ludum hey guys!!!



Can’t Wait for a Good Night Sleep!

Posted by (twitter: @JammyJames123)
Sunday, August 25th, 2013 11:34 am

Wow Been Coding/Level Building/Graphics all-day long! Just can’t wait to close my eyes and Drift to a deep sleep(Hope I haven’t made anybody fall asleep)
then we can all dream about fairies or something. I hope we don’t have 10 second dreams.

Safe to say I amΒ Completely “Bushed”!


Enjoy it Guys can’t wait to the next Ludum it was great developing alongside all of you!


-James πŸ˜›Β 

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