Ludum Dare 21
Ludum Dare 17
Industrial Engineering College Student, wants to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a Game Designer. Starting these plans slowly, one step at a time, the first one being LD17.
Today I posted EfDB post-mortem.
I made the fix everyone that played requested, now the navigation arrows will always appear, instead of only when your mouse cursor is hovering them.
This is a simple problem, even simpler to fix, but annoied a lot of people.
It also is a problem that, without proper testing, will surely go unnoticed, as when I was deving it, I thought every path seemed very obvious, and everyone would be able to find their way easily.
I also learned that sometimes you don’t need to do the art to make a game, but without a script, it’s way harder…
So, my dreams of making an horror adventure game for LD were crushed by my obligations with real life. I managed to get hold of about 20 hours for this compo, but it was not nearly enough.
I proceeded to do everything I could on the time elapsed, but the results were underwhelming.
I submited it, nonetheless, only so I could say that this time, unlike the last one, I didn’t completely gave up.
Also, for those who are interested, here’s the day 1 timelapse, showing some coding in processing, my photo editing skills and some other crap:
So, I gave up on my first idea in the middle of the coding.
But I’m so lazy, but so lazy, that I decided to incorporate the beggining of the first game into the second, thus an Inception throphy is awaited.
Also, I decided to give up on the drawings, they were sucking too much.
So, when I had the problem of having no art whatsoever, a friend of mine gave me the idea of how my house was scary.
Now, my art is based on photography.
I’ll slip a pic used in my game, so everyone can take a hint on what it will look like.
Seriously, I can’t draw anything on the pc. I only have paint and it is not helping me today. I tought about downloading gimp or something similar, but I would take a long time to learn to do just the basics and nothing would appease me.
So I drawing everything by hand. Yeah, that’s right. Pen and Paper right through it.
It looks awesome though, as I have only a black moji pen and very few paper sheets to use.
I guess i’m going for the “pretensious artistic game trophy” this year.
Everything started a couple months ago.
I saw a picture on the web, a trick picture, you know, that .png thing that makes the thumbnail to be one thing, but the expanded version to be another pic.
It was a deformed manga girl face.
At first, I got scared, but, a couple nights later, I was sleeping at my gf appartment, when, in the middle of the night, I woke up thinking about the picture. And I couldn’t sleep anymore, not because of the picture itself, or fear, or anything related to it (maybe a bit). Instead, I was awake in a highly creative state of mind, thinking about all of the horror games I could make out of it.
That picture made me lose one night of sleep, as it probably did to a lot of other people who saw it, but in my case, it was for the best…
PS: that’s the pic that motivated me. Fortunately, the Dashboard allowed me to post the pic showing the thumbnail part of it.
Good god, not a single couple hours in and I just have myself a frigging bug.
Apparently, mousePressed’s are way too fast to be used for button handling.
I don’t wanna implement mouseReleased, I ain’t got time for this and mouseReleased is for wimps!
So this is my second LD, the first one was on april ’10.
I already have a great idea of what to do, and now just need to get focused and workworkwork!
I was thinking about learning Unity for this LD, but things got messed up, so I’ll be doing everything from scratch using processing, as my previous experience with gamemaker made me realize I spent more time rearranging and categorizing my buttons and variables than actually coding and developing.
Best of luck to us all.
Guise, my last LD was made on GameMaker, in which, albeit controverse, I created pretty much everything that could be created myself.
But not, with this Unity kind of thing it feels so “just take it and do something about it”.
Am I allowed to use resources like the “First Person Camera” or stuff like that?
…will be my weapon!
Was hoping for this concept from the start, I just finished downloading Unity and will start learning it from the very bottom line…
For now that’s my High Score on my favorite game so far… This one got me hooked up for hours!
Now i’m preparing a small protection so I can get out of the computer and have dinner…
I wished I could save/pause though =(