About mrainwater

Entries

mrainwater's Trophies

mrainwater's Archive

I’m in!

Posted by
Thursday, December 4th, 2014 10:05 am

Been wanting to do the compo for some time now, finally took off work just to prepare and relax beforehand.

Engine: Unity

Art: Gimp, probably

Sound: sfxr

 

Gonna eat a lot of Taco Bueno and drink a lot of Coke. Work on Monday won’t be fun, but I’m tired of not doing this, so I. AM. IN.

Science 101 – Postmortem

Posted by
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 1:32 pm

I’m a student at the University of Oklahoma and we set up a couple of teams to compete in the Jam this time around.

My team was responsible for Science 101: The Sewer Chronicles. (The other team did Spaceships: Origins.)

Originally, we were going to do it in Unity (which the other team managed to do), but difficulty with doing a 2D platformer in a 3D engine caused us to switch to the more familiar XNA. Sometime on Saturday night we all lost our minds. And gained a hilarious voiceover and story to go along with our game.

The Good

  • Shifting the main character from a mad scientist to an insane professor worked really¬†well
  • Our art asset guy went crazy first and started recording dialogue for our main character late Saturday night
  • The other coder decided that making the game as hard as possible was a good idea
  • We got a fourth person to write our game description (who did an awesome job)

The Bad

  • Spaghetti code, ho!
  • Collision is still very buggy
  • We lost a day to Unity before we switched to XNA

Things we didn’t get to do

  • There were going to be enemies and Professor Searcher was going to have a ray gun (which used his energy)
  • Win condition isn’t very good, we were going to have him actually escape from the sewers rather than just collect beakers
  • SCIENCE 201!: INTRODUCTION TO DIFFERENTIAL ACID BATHS AND JUMP KICKS!

 

We had a lot of fun doing this… but now we have to go back to the land of tests and class projects.

 

See ya next time, Ludum Dare.

 

Science 101!

Posted by
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 1:52 pm

STUDENTS!

PARTAKE OF YOUR FUTURE CLASS!

 

SEE YOU SOON STUDENTS!

 

Welcome LudumDare…. to SCIENCE 101!

Posted by
Saturday, April 21st, 2012 9:46 pm

You don’t go to Science 101….

 

You wake up in it.

WELCOME TO SCIENCE 101!

LOOK TO YOUR LEFT! NOW TO YOUR RIGHT!

 

ALL OF YOU WILL FAIL!

SCIENCE!!!!

University Of Oklahoma – Team Alpha

Posted by
Friday, April 20th, 2012 6:47 pm

We’re students at OU competing for the first time in Ludum Dare!

We’ll try to keep everyone updated!

[cache: storing page]