About keyboardmonkey

I am a GNU / Linux enthusiast who prefers to create and use technologies that work on all platforms. I like chip tunes and pixels.


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My Favorite Picks

Posted by
Thursday, May 5th, 2016 11:52 pm

Here are some of my favorite entries for this compo. I think they embody what Ludum Dare is all about, and I tip my hat to these fine folk!

Sluggy’s Tiny Adventure

A Slimy Fellow


Rectangle run




Stellar Pendulum



One Letter Werewolf



Free Polygons

Posted by
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 12:34 am

Polygons have class, they have style, and they have fun.

If you like polygons you should play and rate my game, polyshift!

polyshift animation

Progress Update

Posted by
Saturday, April 16th, 2016 12:37 pm

My entry is coming along. A quick-start in-game tutorial gets you up and playing.


I then created a salad


Shape-Shifting Polygons

Posted by
Saturday, April 16th, 2016 7:05 am

My game idea is the player must match up the shape that is nearing your field of vision. You rotate through the available shapes, as you do your polygon shape-shifts into the new configuration.



A theme revisited

Posted by
Friday, April 15th, 2016 10:05 pm

Oh bother, I submitted a shape-shifting game in LD33, but that is how the cookie crumbles (hey isn’t that a metaphor for shape-shifting?).

Time for some out-of-the-box thinking!

Good luck all

Star Eater – Complete

Posted by
Sunday, December 13th, 2015 11:51 pm

Star Eater is complete and submitted as a Jam entry.

Submission Link

In my first post I lamented my progress After that I switched gears to focus on pixel-art and got re-inspired.

Exhibit A versus Exhibit B

LD34-Star-Eater-Art-A LD34-Star-Eater-Art-B

Please leave your honest feedback, and I will do the same :)

Day 1

Posted by
Saturday, December 12th, 2015 8:16 pm

Day 1 complete,

A two-button control game – left and right.

A platform-runner.

I could have accomplished a lot more for the time I had put in.



Shape-Shift Escape post comp version

Posted by
Thursday, August 27th, 2015 5:42 pm

It makes me glad that people still love point-and-click adventures. I think they should make a comeback!

Screenshot - 28082015 - 00:35:08

Thanks to everyone for the comments and bug reports on the original submission!
## Post Comp Fixes
+ The coffee cup falls sideways when spilled, and the security guard no longer says “hands off” when you try to take it (even when he was knocked out by the gas).
+ Fixed the shape-shift animation glitch.
+ Prevent guards and scientists from saying something random when there are words on screen.
+ Lower music volume. It overpowered the game sounds.
+ Loop game music when it ends, instead of restarting the music when re-entering the hallway.
+ Better placement of the lab exit hotspot.
+ After the scientist tells you not to touch the knockout gas, resume his working animation.
+ Restart the game on fail, instead of exiting.

## Additions
+ Draw pictures on the security room tv’s. Add descriptions for the tv’s and bulletin board.
+ Replace the key with a security pass.
+ Add the level exit as a new room. The door requires a security pass.

Rate my original entry

Post comp GNU / Linux

Post comp win32

(Instructions included with readme.md)

I’m in

Posted by
Thursday, December 4th, 2014 6:23 pm

I will focus on using open browser technologies this time, hoping to reach all platforms.

I will leverage the HTML5 canvas element and 2D rendering.

* vanilla-js

* Pixi rendering framework


update: I failed to create much with only 4 hours spent. I hope to still be able to play and rate the other entries.

Having the time of my life

Posted by
Saturday, January 11th, 2014 11:36 am

So much to do, so little time!

I got 2 mini games done, these mini games add up as a whole to glue the story.

me being funny and building an alien body with human parts – a true chimera!


A good coverup means knowing when to get shot down! avoid gunfire until you reach the GO-zone, get your UFO shot down, people discover bodies, conspiracy et viola!


accuracy at body construction and mission completion results in public opinion.


Plans are to add a couple more other “evidence planting” types, like infiltrating a govt offices / morgues to replace evidence, or burying hoaxed up dinosaur / mythological bones for someone to discover. Also lacking is sound and some effects (explosions from hit craft etc).

conspiracy school

Posted by
Saturday, January 11th, 2014 4:32 am

My first MiniLD, the theme gave me tons of ideas and I will try compress them into a tight time frame.

You are an agent working for a non-existent organization, you specialize in public cover-ups, these may range from body replacements due to political assassinations, building and planting fake evidence to trick the public into believing the existence of extra terrestrial life, or crafting dinosaur bones. These are just some of the ideas and we will see how much I can get in.

I started on this Caturday morning, and have a game framework built up with the body building working. I am using Python and PyGame.

A series of smaller mini games tie the larger goal together. Here we see the evidence builder, where you construct your fake items.


Microbes: submission

Posted by
Sunday, August 25th, 2013 9:58 am

Hello all!

12 hours after I started, I am submitting my entry

  • you are a microbe with a 10 second lifespan.
  • eat green/blue microbes to extend your life.
  • avoid red/pink microbes who steal your life.
  • score is determined by the number of seconds you stay alive, plus the amount of microbes you ate.
  • two player hotseat for your friends.


Written in Python with Pygame. Steps to run included in the readme.

microbes readme and source on GitHub

Good luck and looking forward to jamming your entries 😀

Late entry: Microbes

Posted by
Sunday, August 25th, 2013 1:43 am

My late entry: Microbes!

You are a microbe with a 10 second lifespan. You can ingest other microbes to extend your life, or get your life stolen from other microbes.

This is what I have 4 hours in:


Written in Python using PyGame.

Looking good everyone!

The clock says 16 hours, 19 minutes, 38 seconds left. Good luck to all!

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