Well, I have something which I could very well submit right now and I think players would “get” it enough to play it and maybe enjoy it, so that’s good. It’s always a relief to get to this stage. All in all, it’ll be another Ludum Dare game, but unfortunately, I think I’ve already missed my mark a little on this one – it’s not nearly as original as I usually aim to be, but maybe that’s because the original part of the game mechanic needs careful balancing that I just don’t have time for. That’s a little discouraging, but it’d take a whole lot more than that to stop me from finishing.
However, I still think the gameplay needs work. If anyone feels like playing my game, I’d love any comment you have. You can find the latest builds here.
Also, perhaps more pressingly, I don’t have many assets. I *really* don’t know how to draw characters from a top down perspective. They’re supposed to be people, but right now they kind of look like spaceships or something – maybe zombies. They’re not very… specific, I guess. I’ve sort of resigned to the standpoint of that as long as I’m consistent, it’s good enough, although really, that’s not where I want to be. They’re better than nothing and I think I can make some particles and stuff, which might help. (I think I organized my code really well this time, and it’s payed off nicely).
Still, I have only tomorrow (and not even all of that because people insist on having birthdays every single year) to make the remaining assets and put them in and to tweak gameplay and do whatever needs to be done. I’m sure that’s sufficient, and I think my assets might turn out fairly well this time around, given that I have a significant number of graphics – certainly, I can’t do worse on graphics than last time. Anyways, I’m going to go sleep.