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Friday, August 30th, 2013 7:51 am

The goodies first !
My Game : http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-27/?action=preview&uid=27175

[EDIT] I’m stupid and just realized that is was forbidden to use someone else music in the compo entry (Ooooooops!).  I won’t win (and didn’t thought I would anyway after looking at all the good games !)  That’s okay, I had to read the rules. My bad ! Sorry everyone!

 

Hey there !

I’m Lachhh from Berzerk Studio,

I just want to give my personal super kinetic manga pirate thumbs up to Ludum Dare,  it was my very first entry and I loved it !

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A big thank you to Ludum Dare, I had a really fun time

I don’t have much to say actually, so this post will just be random fact and thoughts about my experience.

Fun fact :  I told my wife I wanted to enter the contest the day before it started,  asking her if she could take care of the kids for 2 days. She said yes, but decided totally-voluntarily-as-a-free-will-human-being to get sick the day it started, so I had to either abandon the idea or do the Game Jam on Hardcore mode : Alone, with 3 kids.

I chose the Hardcore mode.

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It’s really weird to have a boy’s dream job AND and being an adult with responsibilities.

 

As for my game,  I had a cool idea at first, but the reality struck me right in the face,  I’m a coder, not an artist.  I’m used to work with awesome artists at Berzerk and got spoiled over time, but yeah,  since I was alone I had to go with an “Atari” “Commodore 64” feeling for the game to be interesting.

I loved the result though,  there’s only 3 level and 3 different enemies, but the feeling of the game is there.  I found myself playing several time in a row just to listen to the awesome song.

Random Personal advice : My biggest weakness being the visual,  I always want to shift the attention of the player on something else. The music is usually what I put on the front.  In this case, each level is synchronized with the music, each 10-seconds verse represent a level in the game.  My point here, try to hide your weakness by making the strongest elements of the game on the front.

Which is why I didn’t put screenshot of the game in this post. :) A screenshot alone would just show the cheap visual of the game, exposing my weakness on the front row.

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How I turn my biggest weakness into a big joke.

By the way,  soundtrack is by Shawn Daley, and KeithChiptunes listen to their stuff, it’s brilliant :
https://soundcloud.com/shawndaley
https://soundcloud.com/keithchiptunes

 

So yeah, try it out by yourself, a big thank you again to all and all the comments I got on the game, you all rock !

THE GAME : http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-27/?action=preview&uid=27175

 

All done !

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Sunday, August 25th, 2013 5:16 pm

Here’s my entry guys !

Had a lot of fun making it,  hope you’ll enjoy !

http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-27/?action=preview&uid=27175

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Lachhh

First Ludum Dare ever.

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Saturday, August 24th, 2013 10:44 am

Hey, just wanted to say a quick hello.

I’m Lachhh, and it’s my first ludum dare ever.

And I added a difficulty, try to work with two kids running around in the same room.  And diapers…. diapers everywhere….

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