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I’m in!

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Friday, December 14th, 2012 2:36 am

Hey, it’s my second time here (I’ve been on LD#23), and I expect to do something better than last time. I will use the same tools as before (Unity (free), Paint.NET), and will be participating in the Compo. That’s much it. Good luck to all other contestants too!

The Little Glitch – Postmortem

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Monday, April 23rd, 2012 10:20 am

Well, I guess that’s time to do a little recap on my entry: The Little Glitch

What went right:

  • I finished on time!
  • Made the basic engine abstract enough to be able to be extended to any interaction possible.
  • Focused on code first, then level design, then graphics.
  • I chose tools I am used to.
  • Kept ideas in the plane of doable.

What went wrong:

  • Wasted 5 hours of great inspiration in a event.
  • Internet was slow as hell
  • Used outdated beta version of Unity, had to upload web version later.
  • On-the-fly slow level designing
  • Saw the theme 5 minutes in the compo

What to improve next time:

  • Make a usable and efficient library for basic things
  • Cancel all events.
  • Check the theme right when it is chosen.
  • Plan features before implementing
  • Make concept art
  • Take screenshots

I kind of planned the game as I went creating, with no design beforehand, no plans on what to do.
But overall, I think I made a good job. This is the first game I am officialy completing, everything else I made was just tech demos to test engine capabilities.
I also hope new Ludum Darians (or whatever) read these post-mortems and prepare themselves before joining.

Tips to fellow programmers:

  • Plan yourself, let nothing in the way of your creation.
  • Use a platform / engine you already know.
  • Sleep enough, or sleep a lot before the event starts.

Note to self: buy a faster and more stable internet.

The Tiny Glitch – IT’S DONE!

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Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 5:53 pm

Yep, that’s the name of my entry. It’s a 3D puzzle game where you impersonate a Debug agent and you must rebuild the glitched megabyte to allow it into the Internet. I almost lost the time for sending it, and probably you’re not allowed to download it for ~30 mins, I’m still uploading it. A web version will be out as soon as I get the stable version of Unity. Let’s get to the screenies!


Unexpected awesomeness!

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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 1:45 pm

My game got so abstract it can be transformed into a tool for other Uniteers!

The game starts on a small platform and you must solve the simple puzzles to expand your tiny world!


  • Portals! (not with guns, no)
  • Buttons, step pads
  • Moving platforms and spawning stuff
  • Total flexibility to add more behaviors.
  • Second “floor” (kind of level)

To do:

  • Polish portals (polishment, not Poland!)
  • More floors!
  • Visual representation of connections in editor

But now I have to put this on hold… See you later today!  (or tomorrow for some timezones)


Posted by
Saturday, April 21st, 2012 8:42 am

Finally, decided what  the game will be, and got the first area working!

Game Starting area

Starting area, notice the button and the extra ledge


The Evil Timezones

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Saturday, April 21st, 2012 5:40 am

Just lost a lot of time I could be making my entry sleeping.

Live stream (laggy!)

The Force is strong in here…

Posted by
Saturday, March 31st, 2012 12:46 pm

After watching Notch make Prelude of the Chambered and Minicraft, I decided that i am inspired enough to try to participate a competition!

Who am I? I am just another Unity dude out there, with a specific passion for basic geometic shapes (my poor modeling skills also contribute on this) and pixellated stuff. I mainly program in JavaScript, but I’ve learned that C# is much more complete un Unity. Lately I’ve been playing with Jurassic to implement a modding API, with no success. Maybe after some forced exercise I’ll catch the train (not sure if this expression exists in English). I guess i should follow those posters below and post my workspace.

My coding placeYes, there is a mrror behind my screen.

It’s a kind of average gaming computer. I like to play games and code stuff (mostly obnoxiously useless tests) and play with physics.

If anyone wants to see what I’ve made, visit my site.

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