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Being “in” is only what you choose to make it.

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Friday, December 9th, 2016 8:10 pm

It’s been a year and a half since I was able to submit anything to an LD, so it’s about time for my triumphant return, right?  Yes.  Haven’t done any programming in an age, either, but… y-yolo?  Do kids still say that?  Anyway, I’m here.  I’m ready-ish.  I’m in.  I’ll be programming in JavaScript with Notepad++ and Chrome, with art most likely in some combination of Paint and GIMP.  It will be glorious.  You’ll see.

Not gonna happen :(

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Friday, April 15th, 2016 11:58 pm

I’d hoped to be able to participate this weekend, but… I’m still not done with this midterm paper, and I’ve got quite a few other responsibilities to deal with this weekend on top of that, so I’m just gonna save myself a lot of stress and exhaustion and call this one a loss.  One of these days I’ll be back though, I promise!  Good luck to you all!

Hoping that I’m in

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Friday, April 15th, 2016 4:55 am

The whole grad school and mid-terms week thing totally cramps my LD style, but if I can finish one short paper in the next 15 hours, I’ll be in for LD#35!  Probably won’t be able to put an optimal number of hours into it, but I hope I’ll at least get *something* done.  Probably will stick with my now-normal tools of JavaScript, NotePad++, and GIMP since I haven’t had any time to prep for anything different.  Good luck, all!

Submitted MEnotaur… but it’s sadly unfinished.

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Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 7:12 pm

Entry link here:  MEnotaur

As I explain the the entry description, I was not able to get sprites rendering correctly, which kept me from completing the game.  I decided to submit it anyway, though, mostly because I though there might be a couple people interested in the Cow Vision effect I was able to implement.

Hopefully the rest of you had better luck than I did this weekend!

I’m going to try to do my fair share of judging, but my hopes are not high – I’m moving to Taiwan next week so I don’t have much time!   AAAH!  Why am I sitting here coding, I should be packing!

7 Hours Remaining – Finally some noteworthy progress!

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Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 1:01 pm

Yesterday evening was largely a bust, but I’ve been making a decent bit of progress today.  Hooray!  I’ve got random dungeon generation up and running now, and MY SPECIAL SECRET IDEA THING!  Let’s see if anyone can tell what it is from a pair of screenshots.

First, just the random dungeon as one would expect to see in a Wolfenstein-esque raycasting FPS:

Screenshot2

Next, same dungeon, same position and everything… but now with my crazy idea enabled:

Screenshot3

Any guesses as to what’s going on?  Any idea what my game is?  Tune in to my next post for the answers!

First Unimpressive Screenshot

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Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 2:34 pm

Screenshot1

Not too much to look at yet, but… it might be slightly more impressive if I mention that I just wrote a ray-casting system from scratch?  And that I’ve never done this before?  Next step is to dynamically generate maps!  Yeah!  Then I have to decide if I’m going to do textures or not (Probably not for Compo – I don’t have much time), figure out how to populate the space with other beings, and do… my secret idea.

I also should figure out a real name for this thing, huh?

Approximately 14 hours in and…

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Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 10:00 am

I finally have a clear idea of what I’m going to try for this time!  Haven’t started any real code yet, or artwork, or anything of those sorts, but at least I have an idea!

To give a hint, here is an image I found online which I am using as a data reference:

LD33 – I’m in-ish?

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Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 12:27 am

Hard to believe it’s already time for another LD!  I hope to be in, but will also be about a week short of moving to Taiwan this weekend, so I’ve got a few somewhat important things to get done.  We’ll see how much time I have available?  Hopefully I can get something together.

Most likely I will be working again with Javascript and GIMP.  I have no particular plans though.  I don’t know if that’s more a sign of how busy I’ve been, or that I’ve matured enough as a compo programming to not fret it.  Perhaps both?  Good luck, everyone!  I look forward to thousands of new great games!

Luthwyhn Dare #8

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Thursday, April 16th, 2015 7:51 pm

I’m in!  This will be my 8th Ludum Dare entry (not counting two that I began and had to abort without submitting anything due to illness) and I’m super excited because 32 is my favorite-est number!  This will be a good compo, I’m sure of it!

Planning on using JavaScript again because I get far more reviews when people don’t have to download anything.  Also my standard GIMP, Notepad++, Chrome, and sfxr if I do sound.  I’m also happy that I’ve got not one but two friends who are also competing this time!  Hooray friendship!

Heads up’s what’s up!

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Sunday, December 7th, 2014 1:36 pm

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Lot’s of visual progress since my last update!  Got a nice HUD up and running with various useful informations.  Now, though, the thing I’ve been avoiding, which is to make items interact-with-able.  First picking up and dropping, then equipping weapons.  Then I’ll need an enemy.  Then attack.  Then a million other things!  Aaaah!

Finally a bit of progress

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Saturday, December 6th, 2014 8:24 pm

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I got stuck with some nasty bugs for several hours right after my last update and ended up bashing my head against them for hours before giving up, deleting several hours of work, and redoing the sections from scratch.  It’s sad and frustrating, but I’ve now got it working so that I have a dude who can walk around, bump into walls, open doors, see around himself, and remember the terrain he’s already been through.  Huzzah!  Now I need items and enemies!  Also I need to decide how I’m going to make this game unique and interesting…

LD31 – Update 2: A New Generation

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Saturday, December 6th, 2014 10:21 am

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As claimed in the previous update, my level gen code didn’t take much longer to complete.  I can now generate an interconnected system of rooms and hallways, separated by doors.  Making doors something that can be opened/closed will not be difficult once I actually get a character in and moving around.  That’s the next goal:  Dude and move.  Then doors and vision.  Then we work on stats, enemies, combat, inventories… so much left to do!  But at least I’m already the furthest I’ve ever made it on a rouge-like, so I’ve already succeeded at something great!

You are in a box. It is dark. There is no you.

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Saturday, December 6th, 2014 8:45 am

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That is currently the state of my game.  I think you can already see what I’m going for, though:  A single-screen rogue-like!  I’ve always wanted to do a good rogue-like, but never gotten past the planning stages before, so I’m really excited for this one.  Despite the simplicity of this screenshot, I’m actually very close to having full-on level generation up and working – You’ll see within a few hours.

As for pacing – I let myself get a solid five hours of sleep last night since I was wiped out from the week, and have taken a couple breaks for things like food  and stretches so I’m about 6-7 hours into actual development time, split fairly evenly so far between design, research, and actual code time.  Getting to be about 300 lines of code, by raw line count.  More to come soon, I hope

Obligatory notice that I am in.

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Friday, December 5th, 2014 5:50 pm

I’m in!  I don’t think I’ve written a single line of code since LD30 – I’m teaching math this year instead of programming, so the opportunities have been scarce.  Nonetheless, I’m in and I’m ready to make something amazing!  Last time I managed to surprise myself and break into a top 50 list for the first time – for Innovative.  My Fun score was way low though, so my goal for LD31 is to make something that people think is fun!

I’ll be going with JavaScript again, for the 2nd time now.  I think it went really well last time – much more accessible to those who want to play than Python, and there’s not much overhead on my end either.  Other tools will probably include… Notepad++, Paint, GIMP, bfxr… and that’s about it I suspect.  Also energy drinks.

Good luck all, and may the ☃ be with you.

Done and submitted! Hooray!

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Sunday, August 24th, 2014 6:37 pm

I didn’t have as much time as I like to spend on LD this weekend, but I’m super happy to have been able to finish a game in something like ~20 hours of development time!  In the last hour I had to rush copy/paste a lot of my event code, and so that aspect is much less interesting and diverse than I wanted… but at least it functions and (so far) doesn’t crash.

Now my next big goal needs to be to actually get a bunch of judging done this time around.  This has always been a huge problem for me due to how LD always falls on the calendar, and I doubt this year will be an exception – Last week was the first week of school, and as a teacher I’m super busy trying to get things off to a good start.  I’ll do my best though!

Here’s the game project page!   http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-30/?action=preview&uid=3911

Final Development screenshot of The Bifrost Project, my LD#30 entry

Final Development screenshot of The Bifrost Project, my LD#30 entry

Belated update as we roll into the final hours

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Sunday, August 24th, 2014 3:38 pm

Making a lot of good progress today!  On my LD entry at least.  My other weekend obligations… not so much.  Oops!~  I’m down to adding in my random events and the end game criteria (Timer based, I think I’ll go with) and then I’ll have a completely playable game! YAAAAAY!~  There’s also still a tiny chance I’ll try to add sound before the competition ends.  We’ll see about that though.

Bifrost Project, 45 hours into competition.

Bifrost Project, 45 hours into competition.

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