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Just wanted to wish everyone a Merry Christmas

Posted by (twitter: @joeyjandrews)
Thursday, December 25th, 2014 5:32 pm

I played a ton of your games. Almost 150, and everyone did an amazing job. I have my favorites, but everyone deserves some measure of recognition and solid respect for their talent and work. I am proud to have competed for the first time and to have completed my first finished game. I am thankful this exists as a creative outlet for so many talented folks. Where else can a country boy from Kentucky make games along side people from Germany, India, the Netherlands, South Africa, Mexico and everywhere else around the world, joining a truly equal global community to compete with an enormous pool of  talent? Feel free to do some shameless self promotion in the comments, and If I haven’t played your game yet, post it and I’ll try to. I’m glad that LD exists and I’m glad that I joined in. Peace everyone and have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, (whatever your belief structure) Excellent Festivus and a great New Year. Keep being AWESOME.

-Joey

Any fellow construct 2 devs?

Posted by (twitter: @joeyjandrews)
Monday, December 15th, 2014 12:58 pm

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I’d love to play & rate some of your games, so post a link in the comments.

Here’s Mine.

Plans are being drawn up…

Posted by (twitter: @joeyjandrews)
Monday, December 15th, 2014 7:02 am

Sarah & I have gotten a lot of valuable feedback on our LDJAM31 entry, The Lonely Realm of the Space Wizard. Like many of you I imagine, there were several features for the game that were in our notebooks but we simply did not have time to implement in the scope of the competition. What we end up creating is quite fun & a neat little game that we feel can be taken a whole lot further.We have decided to do just that.  We’ve got a ton of ideas for game mechanics to implement, power ups to add and an interesting story line.  So far, we want to include:

 

A tutorial level
Enemies
Power ups
An expanded realm with some measure of procedural generation.
Permanent wizard leveling
Player controlled zooming
More spells
Good reasons to use the new spells
An arch nemesis
The goal of players building a realm that’s a little less lonely

 

As the specifics get hammered out, I’ll post updates. Meanwhile, we appreciate every comment & vote. Feedback helps us make a better game.

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=46521

My picks for LD31’s Top 10 Best Beards & Manly Mustaches

Posted by (twitter: @joeyjandrews)
Saturday, December 13th, 2014 1:25 pm

10. Santa. Lots of games.

santa

Nearly everywhere you look he appears in some form. Maybe he really can see me when I’m sleeping. Creepy.


 9. The Manjual – Super Start World

Because a tech support llama with a man’s face isn’t manly without deep 5 ‘o clock shadow.

manjual

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=45053


 8. Space Dwarves – Space Dwarves

He may have a jetpack,. but he’s still a dwarf. Complete with the droopy mustache & beard combo.

dwarf

 http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=22910


 7. This Dwarf(the non space kind)- Turn a Cave

You know you have a powerful beard when you’re just chillin’ and drinkin’ with that guy.

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http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=46365


 6. Jerry Butch – Bench Press Jerry

Everything about Jerry scream manly. I gather he gets his power from the ‘stache.

jerry

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=47093


 5. Sir Andrew – SmashTower

Sir Andrew may have a PH.D in Hammerweilding, but his true field of study must be facial hair. Impressive mustache on this one and he needs it.  He literally has no other defining facial features. Not even a mouth.

andrew

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=14319


 4. Pavarocket – Pavarocket

When the whole world hates you, at least you can sleep well knowing you have an impressive and well groomed beard.

pav

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=47092


 3. Russel Crowe – Colosseum Brawl

That finely tuned face accessory gives him the power to cut down 100 men.

brawl

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=3308


 2. This cool blue guy. – Leaving

When you have facial hair that magnificent, you don’t even need a name.

blue

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=11347


1. Beardo – Beardo

Who did you expect to be number one? I mean, it a walking beard.

beardo

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=29461


Adding my own as an honorable mention because I can:

Tom Thaum – The Lonely Realm of the Space Wizard

He’s a wizard, of course he has an impressive beard.

tom

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=46521

 

If i missed any face fur magnificence, please feel free to post links in the comments. – JJEvil

More powerful beardliness:

Modern Dwarfare – http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=22866

Tried making some of them movin pictures.

Posted by (twitter: @joeyjandrews)
Friday, December 12th, 2014 11:48 pm

Shield Spell (Weak)

Meteor Strike

Attract Spell (Medium)

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=46521

I haven’t made anyone’s favorites lists. AROOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Posted by (twitter: @joeyjandrews)
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 4:37 pm

Here’s my favorite game so far. MINE. AROOOOOOOOOOO!

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=46521

 

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For my own curiosity, I did a little searching.

Posted by (twitter: @joeyjandrews)
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 11:04 am

I wondered how many other entries had games with wizards, so I put “Wizard” into the entry search field and found a single page. A paltry 18 entries out of thousands. “Are wizards losing favor?” I pondered. So I decided to compare a few terms to see how wizards stacked up:

Wizard:18
Ninja:20
Knight:24
Robot:67
Pirate:16

Ah ha! Wizards beat pirates! But all were soundly thumped by:

Cat:237

Impressive, unless you consider:

Eat:835

Wow. And what about the internet’s eternally most searched term????

Sex:5

Ha ha ha ha ha.

Highest score so far is…

Posted by (twitter: @joeyjandrews)
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 8:52 am

Liam Twose with 844. I made the game and best I can do so far is… um… not as good.

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Oh well, I guess every dev gets passed by players at some point.

LINK:

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=46521

For your approval, a duo dev’d game for the jam. A day early.

Posted by (twitter: @joeyjandrews)
Sunday, December 7th, 2014 5:30 pm

 

 

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=46521

 

I have something important to write. That’s what I told myself as I got out of the shower 20 minutes ago. I dried off and put on my Minecraft Creeper t-shirt that Sarah got me for Christmas 3 years ago. It’s pretty faded now, hint hint, Sarah. Might be time for an upgrade.

The whole time I was in there, I was contemplating what we’d just done. Sarah and I. Friday, I get an email from another game dev. (talented guy, BTW. played his game. It was coool.) He messaged to remind me of Ludum Dare this weekend, and asked me if I was going to attend our local gamedev group(gamedevlou, louisville,ky) event. I haven’t been feeling well lately, and hadn’t decided. Compos are physically draining. You have to expend a great deal of energy and effort to compete, to finish what you start. I just didn’t know if I was up to it.
I casually texted Sarah(gamer GFs are the best BTW) and asked if she was interested in Ludum Dare,(had to explain what it was) asked if she would help me make a game this weekend. She said yes because she is awesome, and so when I got home from work, we began.
We finished a game. Our first. Individually, my first, and her first completed project. I had an idea, and we started building it. After a blurred weekend of hard work and some bags under our eyes, we made a game.
I’m thankful that competitions like Ludum Dare exist. It represents a level playing ground where all are equal and only separated by their techniques.
Thank you Sarah for your help, brilliance & support. I can count very few people that understand & support me. You do both, and love me, still.  I can’t be grateful enough.
We present to you, our first game & hope you enjoy it.
FULL PACKAGE:
Includes game executable in WINDOWS, OSX, LINUX formats, html5 web version, artwork, music, and source files(capx).
Playable online version:
Press keyboard – p or gamepad – start to pause & view controls.
VIDEO:

(older version)

2 Person team doing the Jam in (hopefully) 48 hours

Posted by (twitter: @joeyjandrews)
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 5:18 pm

Here’s what we have so far. It’s called Lonely Realm of the Space Wizard. You’re a wizard who lives alone on a planetoid. Your tower had been destroyed by meteors and you must collect the shards & rebuild it to regain your power before your entire planetoid is destroyed.

2 person team

Joey – Working on the mechanics, some graphics, HUD & gameplay.

Sarah – Graphics, animation & audio.

Tools – Construct 2, Spriter & Photoshop

Format – Windows PC/HTML5

I’m in for the Jam

Posted by (twitter: @joeyjandrews)
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 4:46 pm

Not much to show yet. Dev work in Construct 2.

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