About Manou

I'm interested into game content creation since a looooong time.
My website : http://plb5.free.fr

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Ludum Dare 35
 
Ludum Dare 33
 
Ludum Dare 32
 
Ludum Dare 31
 
Ludum Dare 30
 
Ludum Dare 28

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The Cherokid Award
Awarded by EdoMiyamoto
on May 10, 2016

Manou's Archive

[VIDEO] Corrupted AI + Adventure Jam

Posted by
Sunday, May 8th, 2016 8:19 am

Hey there, last day for voting, vote here.

Here is the gameplay video if you are stuck,
try the game first and if you can’t find a puzzle then look at this :) :

Btw, adventure jam just started,
hope it’s ok to advertise here,
two weeks to make a game,
if you wanna coop or go solo : http://jams.gamejolt.io/adventurejam2016
Enjoy!

Corrupted AI – Gif’s

Posted by
Friday, April 29th, 2016 8:41 am

Corrupted AI

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31/32 coolness/rating atm

If you haven’t played my tiny game : CLIC
About 5 minutes of gameplay / thinking !
How much time will it take for you to resolve the puzzles ?

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Looking for LD rare gems

Posted by
Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 3:29 am

If you donˋt have much votes and want some feedback, put me a link here ! Ìll be happy to review them (I don’t have VR hardware ).

Thank you!

[POST-MORTEM] – Corrupted AI

Posted by
Friday, April 22nd, 2016 11:21 am

This time there was a longer concept phase with drawings and stuff. I was aiming for a puzzle, and being solo on this, I wanted to participate to the COMPO, but I wanted a bit more polish, so for the first time I chosed the JAM!

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I was aiming for a very different art style, but looking at the clock and the time it would take, I decided the game would be about a computer & an AI.

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The art style and effects are inspired by my old CPC 464 with a failing green screen. It was my first computer@10 and I remember myself coding a sh**ty text adventure.

img_2248The beast Amstrad CPC 464 @1984, before the floppy disk era.

The first day was very hard for me, I was supposed to work with a programmer friend but he couldn’t participate so I had to do all the code by myself and it was painful 😀

05One of the puzzle “code”

I recorded some voices by mic but didn’t include them. So it was an interesting experience, I think the puzzles suck a bit maybe you’ll like them anyway!

If you wanna play this little game :
http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-35/?action=preview&uid=29477

PLEASE Chose the standalone windows version in fullscreen for best experience!
Thank You !

What if our Amstrad CPC 464 were alive ? [Corrupted AI]

Posted by
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 8:56 am

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Old game developers, nostalgic of Amstrad or Atari era, with big CRT green screens,
download and test my game, no screenshots so no spoilers!

Post-mortem, timelapse and gameplay video soon:!

HERE

Thank you!

Where Am I? – Unity version remake –

Posted by
Sunday, August 30th, 2015 7:07 am

Hi there,
I’m doing a remake of my LD33, with Unity and Playmaker this time ! Prototype is soon ready, I need to have a working inventory and keys / doors system with unique numbers.

Here is the graph for Guards :

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I need to make new 3D assets (they are on paper atm) and I try to improve the gameplay.

Stay tuned !
You can play my entry there (UE4 version) : WHERE AM I ?

My selection of games !

Posted by
Thursday, August 27th, 2015 2:44 am

Here are some games I found good, they may not have much views so have a look at it !

The best game I played, really scary, well made, go play this : Link

Pixel art madness : Link

Very artistic and feels like a dream (or nightmare) : Link

One of the most polished and finished game, top 5 : Link

Less is more : Link

Huge potential with this one : Link

Best jam game for me, perfect in all categories : Link

Needs a good computer, but definitely worth it, awesome concept and execution : Link

Techno madness : Link

Most addictive game ever : Link

Thinking about Unity, again.

Posted by
Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 11:24 am

After giving a try to UE4 for this Ludum Dare, I’m seriously thinking about going back to Unity (used version 4 before, a little bit, for LD28). UE4 is slow on my computer (Intel Hd 5000), makes it heat up and the material editor takes ages to refresh and fails to give instant visual feedback to the changes.

I really liked the blueprint system still.

So in Unity I saw they have multiple visual programming plugins now. What plugin would you pick yourself, looks like Playmaker got thousands of users, what is your Ludum Darer experience with it eventually ! and compared to Unreal Engine ?

Waiting for answers !

Trying to export to html5 with UE4 atm !

Where Am I – Compo – Video

Posted by
Monday, August 24th, 2015 5:15 pm

Here is the video if your computer is too slow like mine !

Link to the entry : Click me !

Where Am I ? [Post-mortem]

Posted by
Monday, August 24th, 2015 9:18 am

Hello there !
Wanted to use UE4 for this LD, so I made a project not original (at all) to get used to this engine.

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So far, I think UE4 is a nice engine, but it crashes a lot :/ and I can’t even play my game on my computer flawlessly (ok I have an Intel HD 5000). I’m not satisfied about the art style I used and the creature is very groteske to my taste; but I have lost so much time trying to align meshes in the editor that I think I lost some creativity….

And blueprints are nice but I’m still having difficulties with it ! Look at this mess !

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I’m asking myself if the sounds of rain and thunder I took on some free sounds samples website is ok, as I did the music and voices by myself and the global audio is made in my “own thinking” (sorry for my french!). I like to make all from scratch (even if I use references photos or else from the web, which I think is good) so I’m asking this !

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Anyway here are some captures and timelapse video link !

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Timelapse there : Youtube Timelapse

Link to the game here : Where Am I ?

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Will test your games when I have time ! Post me a link to your game there or in the comments of my game !

Ready to luuuudum dare

Posted by
Thursday, August 20th, 2015 4:48 am

I’m in : Compo 48h.

Engine : UE4,

Sound : Stagelight,

Graphics : Zbrush, Blender, Project Doggwaffle,

Hope I like the theme this time ! 😀

 

 

Still looking for a programmer / game designer !

Posted by
Friday, August 7th, 2015 5:00 am

I’m still looking for someone to team up for the next ludum dare, I can make 2d or 3d things, I use and know Construct2, Blender, Zbrush.

If you have some experience with previous game jams I would be very happy ! I’d like to use UE4 but I’m open to other engines as well. We can use Skype to communicate.

Thank you Ludum Dare !

 

Looking for a game designer / programmer – UE4

Posted by
Saturday, August 1st, 2015 9:50 am

Hello there, I’d like to participate to the LD33 !
I’d like to join a team or team-up with someone else, we can work by voice with Skype.

I’m learning UE4 for 3 weeks atm to be operationnal, I can make 2d or 3d assets (Blender, Zbrush) and some music.
I’m looking for game designers / programmers / musicians !

Tell me in comments !

Links to my previous solo LD :

Natural Weapon

Oshters Fishers

SheHe

 

 

Natural Weapon – Après-Mort

Posted by
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 1:33 am

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Photo reference used (Google), I think references are ok, right ?

Quite happy with this ludum dare, even if I couldn’t work much the first day :/

I felt quite limited by Construct this time, couldn’t make a side-view tower defense by code; I think I’m gonna look at Unity more seriously as I know C# a bit, and now they give shadows and shaders effects for free ! I’d like to merge my knowledge in 3d models with painterly 2d illustrations !

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Concept background

What went good
– time : I could see how much time each task was going to take,
– visuals and sound : I concentrated much on the graphics and music again, but…

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Mockup

What went bad
– visuals and sound : …but I won’t do this again, next time I’ll work on a prototype until I get something fun, and make it pretty after,
– Construct2 : couldn’t do what I had in mind codewise, hello Unity!

music
Mulab with DSK Guitars acoustic free Vst

Conclusion : Next LD, Construct or Unity, ugly game but fun. Now testing your games!

Have a look at the “game” here : CLICK

HeShe => SheHe Greenlit !

Posted by
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015 11:49 pm

Hello guys, I’m so happy, SheHe has been greenlit, thanks to all of you that voted up.

New_Canvas

 

 

 

 


http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=346407779

If any of you have tips about steam workshop integration or smth else don’t hesitate !

My results for LD31 and HeShe !

Posted by
Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 8:48 am

Oshter Fisher – LD31

Very happy with the results, I’m sad I had not much time to test all your games.

Coolness 67%
#7 Audio 4.16
#21 Mood 4.10
#24 Graphics 4.31
#385 Theme 3.73
#398 Innovation 3.34
#529 Overall 3.22
#867 Humor 1.92
#1112 Fun 2.26

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HeShe – LD30

Here is the link to steam greenlight, I’m at 2200 votes atm, about 50%, would be exceptionnal if all ludum dare people could vote.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=346407779
(yes I’m gonna change the game name ;))

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