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The Tortile Chamber – Complete

Posted by (twitter: @nanolotl)
Sunday, December 11th, 2016 7:26 pm

Well I finished my 15th Ludum Dare game and I am very happy with it. The Tortile Chamber is a first person puzzle game about exploring a room with some strange spatial properties. I’m glad (and a bit surprised) that I got it all done for the compo deadline and think this might be one of my better LD games.

You can play The Tortile Chamber HERE

Here are some screenshots:

ScrewyRoom 2016-12-12 01-20-20-849

Mysterious Numbers

ScrewyRoom 2016-12-12 01-18-34-565

Fences and Rafters

I’m In

Posted by (twitter: @nanolotl)
Friday, December 9th, 2016 9:35 am

Hi there everyone. Pretty excited to return to a more normal LD after the lack of voting last time.
This will be my 15th time entering, which seems like a lot considering that’s 5 years worth of jams (although I missed LD22 and 28 so slightly longer than 5 years)

As always I’ll be using Game Maker Studio, Paint.net, SFXR and Audacity if necessary. I’ve done a bit more preparation than usual for this jam so I’m hoping I can pull something off that’s at least on par with better games from the past.

Good Luck to everyone participating.

Game Complete: Wish You Were Here

Posted by (twitter: @nanolotl)
Monday, August 29th, 2016 9:02 am

This competition was my first time doing a team entry for Ludum Dare. I worked on the code while my teammate Oscar (@moomoomang on Twitter) did the art, sound design and the wacky randomly generated text entries.
Our game is about piloting a hot air balloon to explore a bunch of procedurally generated islands. There are messages in bottles to read and campfires to light. Overall I am pretty happy with how it turned out, even if there isn’t much of an over-arching goal.

The game can be found HERE

Runner 2016-08-29 19-01-23-284

Airship2 2016-08-29 19-10-17-632


I am In

Posted by (twitter: @nanolotl)
Friday, August 26th, 2016 4:32 am

Time to make a game.
This is my 14th overall and 8th consecutive time entering.
Shame about the lack of ratings but I’m sure we’ll manage without them.

Using Game Maker: Studio, Paint.net, SFXR and anything else that looks convenient.

Good luck, have fun.

Werewolves in Shibsington: Complete

Posted by (twitter: @nanolotl)
Monday, April 18th, 2016 11:06 am
My 13th Ludum Dare entry is complete!
Werewolves in Shibsington is about talking to townspeople to solve the mystery of the werewolves all while trying not to get eaten.
So it took me quite a while to decide what to do, hence the Jam rather than compo entry, but I’m pretty happy with what I’ve done. A lot of it could stand a lot more polish, but I am more than satisfied with the fact that I included 16 uniquely designed characters.
Werewolves in Shibsington 2016-04-18 23-49-26-980
Werewolves in Shibsington 2016-04-18 23-52-22-498

In For Unlucky 13

Posted by (twitter: @nanolotl)
Friday, April 15th, 2016 6:55 pm

Oh boy, time to make video games.

This will be my 13th time entering, so I suppose I can expect to have the worst luck and have everything go horribly wrong.
Although it’s also my 7th time entering in a row… so everything will go horribly right too…?

I’ll be primarily using Game Maker Studio, Paint.net and SFXR.

Good luck everyone.

Ludum Dare 34 Complete: Seeds of Sky

Posted by (twitter: @nanolotl)
Sunday, December 13th, 2015 9:02 pm

I made a game about planting seeds in order to explore a bunch of floating islands in the sky.
This is the 12th game I have completed for Ludum Dare, so that’s something.

Runner 2015-12-14 09-29-38-012

Give it a try

I’m in.

Posted by (twitter: @nanolotl)
Thursday, December 10th, 2015 8:31 pm

This is only my 12th Ludum Dare so I expect to make all the rookie mistakes.

I’ll be using GameMaker: Studio, Paint.net and SFXR, maybe some Bosca Ceoil if I can be bothered (there’s never time, so probably not)

Hopefully my game won’t suck.

It's nearly going to line up nicely!

It’s nearly going to line up nicely!

Yeti Scent – Performance Issues Fixed

Posted by (twitter: @nanolotl)
Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 1:53 am

I have gone and fixed some performance issues my game had. If you played it before and were faced with frame rate problems that should now be resolved.


Yeti Scent – Complete

Posted by (twitter: @nanolotl)
Monday, August 24th, 2015 9:03 am

Finished my entry! I went for the jam this time as I didn’t have much of Saturday to work on a game.

Here is the game I ended up making: PLAY IT

It’s a first-person stealth/adventure/dating-sim or something.

YetiScent 2015-08-24 21-47-59-583

I’m In

Posted by (twitter: @nanolotl)
Thursday, August 20th, 2015 9:26 pm

This weekend I will be making a game for my eleventh Ludum Dare. I have less time available than usual this time and won’t be able to start until about 6 hours in. We’ll see how that goes for me.

Tools I may or may not be using:
•Game Maker: Studio
•Adobe Illustrator

Another Dare Down

Posted by (twitter: @nanolotl)
Sunday, April 19th, 2015 8:36 pm

My game is finished!

Garden of Strife: An action-adventure game where you plant seed and stuff.

Play it here



Making Progress, Still Lots to Do

Posted by (twitter: @nanolotl)
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 10:05 pm

Not that you can really tell whats going on in the GIF, but progress is being made.
Still need to add a whole heap of things and make a tileset etc. but it’s looking like it will be something by the end.


Double Digits

Posted by (twitter: @nanolotl)
Friday, April 17th, 2015 7:10 pm

LD32 will be my 10th Ludum Dare. After coming 7th overall and 2nd in fun back in LD31 my expectations for myself are pretty high. (I want to improve upon last time somehow)

This will also be my first time doing Ludum Dare at a physical meetup, although I will still be entering the compo.

As always, I’ll be using Game Maker Studio, Paint.net and whatever else I may need (Illustrator, SFXR, Audacity,  Bosca Ceoil etc.)

Hope everyone has a good jam.

Can’t rate for 2 weeks

Posted by (twitter: @nanolotl)
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 6:06 pm

As I am on a two week trip in Japan that started the day the Ludum Dare ended, I am unable to rate any other entries until I get back in the final week of voting.

So if you rate my entry Mr Fish’s Awful Adventure and leave a comment in the time before then, I will be sure to return the favour when I get back.

Entry: http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=4470


Mr Fish’s Awful Adventure – Complete

Posted by (twitter: @nanolotl)
Sunday, December 7th, 2014 8:49 am

Huh, I forgot to post at all during the process. Oh dear.
Oh well.
I ended up making a Metroidvania type adventure, where the protagonist is a fish in a suit.

Click here to play Mr Fish’s Awful Adventure

MFAA 2014-12-07 23-32-25-556

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