About KhaoTom (twitter: @edenicholas)


Ludum Dare 37
Ludum Dare 35
Ludum Dare 33
Ludum Dare 32
Ludum Dare 30
Ludum Dare 27
Ludum Dare 26
Ludum Dare 25
Ludum Dare 24
MiniLD #34
Ludum Dare 23
MiniLD 32
MiniLD 31
Ludum Dare 22
Ludum Dare 22 Warmup

KhaoTom's Trophies

Audio - 1st Place - LD 37
Awarded by LDA
on January 3, 2017

KhaoTom's Archive

LD 30 Done

Posted by (twitter: @edenicholas)
Sunday, August 24th, 2014 1:23 am

So I’ve got to work at the day job the rest of the weekend, so I aimed for something¬† simple! Check it out! http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-30/?action=preview&uid=7425



Posted by (twitter: @edenicholas)
Sunday, December 16th, 2012 7:02 pm

Took a break from Unity this time. Did something different, a Twine game! I used the sound player I developed earlier (see my previous post).

Check it out: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-25/?action=preview&uid=7425

In, and a Flash based audio player for Twine

Posted by (twitter: @edenicholas)
Friday, December 14th, 2012 4:30 am

Toying with the idea of using Twine this time around. Experimented with a little Flash based audio player for triggering looping sounds and music from within the story.

If anyone is interested in using such a thing, try it out HERE

…or download the package and instructions.

Block Shoot

Posted by (twitter: @edenicholas)
Monday, August 27th, 2012 1:52 am

Just finished my LD 24 Jam Entry:  Block Shoot

It’s super minimal. I spent about 15 or 16 hours on it.

Game turned out OK I think, although the evolutionary aspect needs improvement because it’s not super obvious what is happening.

Anyways, Peace.


KhaoTom’s LD22 Postmortem

Posted by (twitter: @edenicholas)
Monday, December 19th, 2011 5:49 am

This was my first entry into the Ludum Dare 48 hour compo. It was a blast and I learned a lot.

My LD22 Entry.


What went right:

  1. Warmup – I put down Skyrim for a bit and spent the week prior re-familiarizing myself with Blender and Unity. I made a warmup game. I don’t think i could have made as much progress on my official entry had I not taken this step. So I actually made two games this week, which is darn impressive if you knew my track record.
  2. Unity – A love working with Unity. I lack the experience and speed to effectively write an engine of my own in so short a time. Unity allowed me to experiment and prototype quickly, and my entry came out not looking too terrible. highly recommend!
  3. Planetary texture generation tools – Google search to the rescue! These saved me a bunch of time.

What went wrong:

  1. Overthinking – I spent 6 hours thinking of what to do the first night. What I should have done, was just open up Unity and start experimenting. The game I ended up making came purely out of experimenting in Unity, and had I just sat down and started earlier, I would have had 6 more hours!
  2. Overtweaking- spent too much time tweaking some visuals that could have better been spent adding more valuable content, like improving the solar system generation code.
  3. Undersleeping – I didn’t sleep enough, and was definitely feeling it in the final hours. Coding was slower, and i lost track of what I was trying to do.

All in all, I’m satisfied with the progress I made, and the amount of experience I’ve gained. I’m more motivated than ever to continue practicing game development, and working towards making this a true profession.


Alone in the Universe Progress!

Posted by (twitter: @edenicholas)
Saturday, December 17th, 2011 10:49 am

I tried to sleep, but tossed and turned for an hour before getting fed up with it. So I decided to start working a bit. 8 hours later and here’s what I have. It is a space exploration game so far.


Here are links to the skybox and planet texture gen tools I used:

Planet texture generator: http://donjon.bin.sh/scifi/world/

Space skybox generator: http://sourceforge.net/projects/spacescape/

Now for a nap!

In for LD 22, and warmup game.

Posted by (twitter: @edenicholas)
Friday, December 16th, 2011 4:44 am

I might only have about 40 hours free, but I am gonna give it a shot!

Here’s my warmup game, the theme suggestion was “Friendship”:
(Windows) http://dl.dropbox.com/u/52817242/SoManyFriends.zip

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