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ShapeGrid results!

Posted by
Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 8:59 am

I was so anxious about the results and here they are! I’m proud about them, although I was hoping to be in the Overall Top 100. But I was really close and I’m really happy about it!

Rating-LD35

 

Some of the comments I loved most:

“Felt very polished, like a premium mobile app minus the audio.” – dwhiffing

“Really cool game, pretty polished and clean for a compo entry.” – FerraWare

“This game makes you want to keep playing.” – schizoid2k

“Fun game! I’m going to keep this around for when I get bored :D” – bobismijnnaam

“Pleasing puzzle experience.” – SgtBursk

“Thanks for giving me a game that I can play on trains! ;)” – MegaBrutal

“Fun mind-bender to work with colors and shapes to mix-match them.” – Fabraz

 

Thanks everyone for you comments and your review! I can not wait to see you again in the next Ludum! This was a very pleasing experience. And please, if you liked my game, go and download it on Google Play Store, I’ll keep working on it to have a full developed game.

Important lesson: I know that the lack of music drag my overall score down, so next time that will be one of my priorities.

ShapeGrid – PostMortem

Posted by
Saturday, April 30th, 2016 4:41 pm

Hey guys! Post-mortem time!

I had so much fun this Ludum and I can not wait to see the results. This was not only my first compo, but also my first fully playable game. I also had the chance to upload my first game to the Google Play Store! I’ve played many excellent games but I feel really good about mine. So If you haven’t played it yet, go and give it a try.

Hero

I was really looking for this Ludum. I wanted to take part in the compo to force myself to create a whole game. Sadly, when the theme was announced I didn’t really like the theme and I had not a single idea for it. Not being so good at graphics made really hard the shapeshifting part. But suddenly, an idea hit me! I knew that many of you would use simple shapes in your games, but at least I had an idea! I sat down and “draw” my base idea.

shape-grid mock-up

There would be a board filled with 4 different tiles and 3 different colors. The player would move from one to the other getting as many as possible.

So with no time to lose, I just started creating my graphics. This took me a while. I decided I would have gray sprites and then color them in-game. This was the result:

GraphicsReference

As graphics were done, I jumped to programming. I’m so proud of my level generation. I works great and the gameplay turned out just as I expected.
Sadly, I had no time for audio. I tried some chords in FL Studio, but it did not match what I wanted for this game.

Finally, feedback has been very possitive. That makes me really happy and encourages me to keep developing this game in the future. It could potentially grow a lot.

Again, please go and play ShapeGrid if you didn’t, or watch Frederika play my game in the stream made by Omiya Games.

 

Thank you so much guys!

Found it!

Posted by
Thursday, April 21st, 2016 9:22 am

I just found my game in the mosaic!

If you haven’t yet, go play ShapeGrid and post your highscore! Mine is 223 😀

mosaic

 

Thanks everyone for your SO possitive feedback. I did not expect those great reviews!

Cheers!

Voilà!

Posted by
Sunday, April 17th, 2016 6:24 pm

My game is completed and I’m really happy about how it turned out. Also, this was the perfect excuse to finally upload a game to Google Play Store!

I hope you play it and have fun with it! I know there is a LOT of work to do, I’m planning on adding more modes and working a little bit more on the HUD and graphics. I’d love to hear some feedback from you!

So please, go and play ShapeGrid! 😀

 

Thanks a lot!

Progress!

Posted by
Sunday, April 17th, 2016 2:57 am

Hey everyone! I was totally lost the the theme was announced and I had no ideas. But luckily I had a small idea (6 hours ago) and it seems to be working fine.  I’m not sure if it fit’s the theme, but…

It’s a puzzle game where you have to move from tile to tile trying to get as many points as you can. You can only move if your color or shape matches the target tile. When you touch it, you shapeshift and take it’s shape and color.

I’m not convinced of how it looks, but hey! I’m working solo for the first time!

 

Good luck to everyone!

 

 

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