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I'm a game programmer by day and a hobby programmer by night. :)

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Mouse: Invert Y

Posted by (twitter: @linusson)
Thursday, August 28th, 2014 12:22 pm

I had the same issue while testing games the last time so I thought it might be a good idea to write a post about this. :)

If you make a 3D-game (FPS or Third Person style) then please include an invert mouse y setting. It’s very little code and it makes it a lot easier to play for those of us who prefer invert y. You can just hook it up with a key and write it in the description, no need for any fancy gui stuff. :)

We might not be many who use invert y but we are grateful when people include an option for it. <3

LD #30 Poem (a.k.a. I’m in)

Posted by (twitter: @linusson)
Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 4:29 am

Oh, I almost forgot to say
That I’m in, I’m doing this
Because LD48 is the way
To take part, is such a bliss

I’ll do my best to finish my game
Even if it will be hasty at the end
Because it won’t be the same
If the deadline I have to bend

I wish you all a weekend of fun
And if you finish the game of yours
You can proudly say that you won
Whether or not it get good scores

Because having fun, learning, and hopefully finishing your game matters more, than getting a good score. :)

Graviteer – How I Spent My Time

Posted by (twitter: @linusson)
Monday, September 9th, 2013 2:59 pm

I kept a detailed time log while making Graviteer for LD #27. Here’s my summary of how I spent my time. :)

ld27_graviteer_time_diagram

Comments:
Unity Stuff = Create The Project, Setup Camera, Resolution, Folders, Add Graphics and Sounds, Change Settings, Create Scenes, and so on…

Upload includes Exporting Versions from Unity and Creating Screenshots.

A lot of the testing was made while coding, hence the low number on “testing”.

My biggest surprise was that I spent so much time having breaks or eating, didn’t I have better things to do? 😀

Play The Game Here:
More info here: Graviteer (by Linusson)

Edit:
I got a few questions, here are the answers. :)

The time log was created manually in a txt-file on the computer. Start time + description for every row, then an end time at the end of the day.

Misc. Admin is things like updating my todo list, making backups + that I fixed something on my website.

Reading = reading docs and google things I needed to know / was having problems with. :)

I didn’t time log the time logging even though it did take some time to do it. I know from previous experience that I’m much more effective when I use time logging, so I feel that the time I lost was still a win in the end. :)

Graviteer (3 Different Game Modes)

Posted by (twitter: @linusson)
Monday, August 26th, 2013 2:16 am

I’m really happy with what I accomplished in my first Ludum Dare ever. And the game (Graviteer) got submitted with four minutes to go. 😀

I didn’t have enough time to tweak the Assualt mode, so it’s probably very hard and rough around the edges. But still, I aimed high (three different game modes, based on the theme, with three levels each) and I got very far, so I’m very pleased, to say the least. :)

Graviteer (by Linusson)

More info here: Graviteer (by Linusson)

I hope you enjoy the game as much as I enjoyed making it. :)

What a Great Day

Posted by (twitter: @linusson)
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 4:21 pm

Seventeen hours of intensive game making and I loved every minute of it. 😀

I decided to base my game on a few of my old Amiga favorites, namely Gravity Force and Turboraketti. I’ve got a lot of ideas but we’ll see how many of them make it into the final build. :)

I’ve got a lot done today, which feels really great. Of course, I’ve got a lot left for tomorrow, but I’m satisfied with where I am right now and it will be fun tomorrow as I tried to do a lot of the, in my humble opinion, less fun tasks today. :)

Now I need to sleep, but I’ll give you an early screenshot first. :)

linusson_ld27_early_version

I wish you all a great day/night/whatever it is, wherever you are. 😀

I… must… post… this…

Posted by (twitter: @linusson)
Friday, August 23rd, 2013 5:36 am

As this is my first time entering Ludum Dare I thought that I better post the obligatory kitchen table used as a desk photo. 😉

linusson-deskphoto-small

I wish you all the best weekend ever! :)

LD #27 Poem

Posted by (twitter: @linusson)
Sunday, August 18th, 2013 4:42 pm

Inspiration abound, a poem for you all. :)

Forty-eight Hours
No time for showers
But Ludum Dare
You won’t me scare

Code I shall write
To make a game
I’ll better get it right
Or it won’t be the same

I wish you all
A great weekend
Follow your call
See you at the end 😀

I’m joining you all on this fun and exciting journey. :) This will be my first Ludum Dare so I just spent the whole weekend learning Unity. I wish you all lots of fun. :)

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