About joekinley (twitter: @thejoekinley)

Just an indie game developer looking for the great game experience


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Ludum Dare Gift Exchange 2012

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Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 12:32 am

My Top 1 – Gene Jumble

Posted by (twitter: @thejoekinley)
Sunday, September 9th, 2012 2:47 am

Mh, building up a Top 5 list is hard. Especially when I barely saw 3% of all the games yet.

But I do have one game I definitely liked most. Gene Jumble boy I liked that game.

I sure want this to be finished and polished. I loved the concept it was hugely fun. Go play that game.

So I submitted my mess

Posted by (twitter: @thejoekinley)
Sunday, August 26th, 2012 2:38 pm

Well this is my 6th compo and I can’t believe how bad I screwed up this time. Until this time I always submitted something I was proud of, something that at least felt complete to me.

Now this time it is all a mess. I don’t even have a game, just a mere toy that is fun to watch at, but nothing more. Something like a lava lamp.

So check out my lava lamp and maybe you guys have an idea on what to add to make it any fun?

Obligatory in post

Posted by (twitter: @thejoekinley)
Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 12:06 pm

I mean, come on. I still don’t believe these in posts are necessary at all. Neither do I think people read most of them anyways.

Yadah yadah yadah i’m in…. yadah yadah… for the 6th time now… yadah yadah flash game.

Gonna be awesome

Finished Fatward

Posted by (twitter: @thejoekinley)
Sunday, December 18th, 2011 10:53 am

I finished my game Fatward. Well, less of a game, more an interactive story. There is few actual gameplay other than wandering around and figuring out what’s happening.

Still I am proud of the end result, and mostly of the graphics and the music. I think I did a pretty good job on them. Take a look here at my entry. Timelapse video included.

Also, the game does have a kitten somewhere, although I hate kittens.

Guess that’s a day called

Posted by (twitter: @thejoekinley)
Saturday, December 17th, 2011 11:58 am

I worked for around 15 hours on that thing today. Does not resemble a proper game yet, still needs the main storyline and all. Also some things to actually do other than wandering around. Let’s see if I can make that happen tomorrow.

Here’s a screenie of my progress so far.


No I'm not ugly

Polish pickle soup

Posted by (twitter: @thejoekinley)
Friday, December 16th, 2011 1:18 pm

I just finished preparing my meal for the weekend. It’s polish pickle soup, the easy edition.

Just cut a lot of potatoes, then grind some polish pickles (the salty ones), cook the potatoes with some stock, then after 25 mintues of cooking, add the grinded pickles, cook another 10 minutes. Add some pickle water if you like it more sour and salty. I add a lot. Then in the end, put in some sour cream. Ready done soup and tasty.

With potatoes

With potatoes


Yummy pickle soup

I’m in le 4theth

Posted by (twitter: @thejoekinley)
Saturday, December 10th, 2011 1:44 pm

Yes, again I’m in. It all started at LD19, and the craze did not end ever since. I’m in it and will stay for a lot of upcoming LDs.

Using AS3 and Flixel again. This is gonna be exciting. Got the weekend off, made an arrangement with the family, so I have my time for that. Also an awesome playlist with the game music bundle.

Exciting =)

Packaging up for the gift exchange

Posted by (twitter: @thejoekinley)
Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 8:38 am

So over at my blog I wrote up a blog post again about the packaging up of my gift for the Ludum Dare christmas gift exchange 2011.

Check it out here.

And I hope more people are posting up about the gift exchange. It is a lot of fun.

LD Gift exchange is on

Posted by (twitter: @thejoekinley)
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 7:52 am

So I ran the match-up script for the LD gift exchange 2011 and just sent out the mails to all the participants.

It’s 33 participants in total, and unfortunately some europeans got other europeans for a sendout. I hope though that the script ran just fine. I actually don’t know who got who for the gift exchange. I could look it up in the database, but that would be only half the fun.

So if there was any mistake with the match-up and you got someone from your own country, please contact me.

But so long, go shopping and send out the gifts until the 30.th of November.

Reminder: Sign up for the Gift exchange NOW

Posted by (twitter: @thejoekinley)
Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 12:33 am

We have already 27 people subscribed to our Ludum Dare gift exchange 2011. And there is only one week left for subscription.

We still need some more to make it uber awesome. Plus we need at least 7 more non-europeans so that everyone has a match-up from another continent. Would be sad to have 7 european folks getting stuff from their own continent.

As a hint to what could happen for the gift exchange check out PoV’s unboxing from last year.


LD Gift exchange 2011

Posted by (twitter: @thejoekinley)
Monday, November 7th, 2011 12:46 pm

Some of you might still remember the last years Ludum Dare gift exchange 2010. It was awesome. So this year we totally make another gift exchange for you all.

What’s it all about?

Well a couple of ludum darers subscribe to the gift exchange. Then everyone gets one person for match-up to send him or her a gift for christmas. Most likely that will be a person overseas, so it is even more fun because you get a gift from a different continent.

So yeah, it’s pretty easy, gather around 50$, buy a gift and send it out to the person you will be assigned to. Remember that shipping will cost around 25$ so you will have 25$ for buying a nice local present that is typical for your area. 

Of course you could still add more if you like. I for one added a lot of small stuff to the present like local magazines, some local cookies and a free coffee coupon for a local bar.

How to participate?

Just subscribe yourself in this form and follow the instructions in the mail.

Further information will come in the subscription mail. Be prepared to go shopping and be ready to send out a package until 30th November. Oh and needless to say, everyone who participates will get a gift himself by another darer from another continent.

So yeah, subscribe and have fun.

Go Moustache chick

Posted by (twitter: @thejoekinley)
Sunday, August 21st, 2011 3:13 pm

I am really done with my game. For the third time I dared to make a game, and for the third time I submitted it. But every single time it feels exciting anew.

The floor is made of LAVA

So here is a screen of my game. As promised I really made my Moustache Chick. She is real and she is awesome. Go moustache chick.

Also I used my theme of hearts, the floor is made of LAVA. And, as you can already see in the screenshot, there is one hell of a lava floor in my game. Even worse, the lava level grows steadily. But that’s just “Moustache chick in LAVA mayhem” being itself.

So check out my site here to play it. Oh, and while you’re already there, play it. It’s one tough game but has 8 static levels. And from there on it is one endless auto generated hell like you have last seen in Diablo. Good luck

In I am

Posted by (twitter: @thejoekinley)
Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 1:32 pm

Yeap. I’m totally in. And finally I found the time to declare it to the world through here. That is, i just finished my basic scaffold code, that just consists of the base flixel classes to start gaming in.

So yeah, as mentioned, I’ll be using flixel in flash for my third Ludum Dare competition. This time i’m in it to win it. Not competition wise, but more of self improvement wise.

So yeah, also making a timelapse, and will have a lot of fun. Also, I totally look forward to the keynote as my son and me will hopefully make a great appearance. Good luck to all the participants.

Edit: Oh yeah, totally forgot to link to my scaffold code.

LD21 wallpaper

Posted by (twitter: @thejoekinley)
Sunday, August 7th, 2011 6:54 am

It’s that time of the year again. Another upcoming major Ludum Dare event following in less than 2 weeks.

And it’s that time that I hope for anyone to post a nice wallpaper for use in the timelapse videos and overall excitement building.

As again nobody did the job, I had to do it myself. Another 10 minutes of my time lost for all of you guys with a shibby wallpaper to be used.

LD21 wallpaper


Here you go. Have fun with it.

Everything new

Posted by (twitter: @thejoekinley)
Friday, May 6th, 2011 2:08 pm

Well, I finally made some progress in finishing up all my main chores for the competition.

That being the port to windows and finally uploading my timelapse video. Check out the game page for the windows version and the timelapse.

Oh and as I heard there were some problems with the windows version, please let me know if you also encounter any problems running my game, so I can try to fix it somehow.

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