About tGiant (twitter: @https://twitter.com/NickideBruyn)

Java Software Developer


MiniLD #72
Ludum Dare 36
Ludum Dare 36 Warmup
Ludum Dare 35
Ludum Dare 34
Ludum Dare 33
MiniLD #59
Ludum Dare 32
MiniLD #58
October Challenge 2014
Ludum Dare 30
Ludum Dare 29
MiniLD 49
MiniLD 48

tGiant's Trophies

Jam Favorite
Awarded by Jupiter_Hadley
on June 25, 2015

tGiant's Archive

My MiniLD #72- Bringing back a classic!!!! pew pew

Sunday, February 26th, 2017 1:03 am

Hey you all.
This week I have challenged myself to recreate an age old classic game “Asteroids”.
It is my entry to the MiniLD #72.
I am making use of the online leader-board that dollarone provided.
It is working create and what a nice challenge to see yourself climb the leader-board.

Play the game here



Updating my game a bit

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 3:06 pm

So today I spend some time cleaning out bugs and giving a better look to my game, Ancient Kingdoms.

Check it out: http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-36/?action=preview&uid=32655

Use catapults (Ancient Technology) to destroy the opponents castle in this Angry Birds / Turn based style game.


Please provide feedback.

Ancient Kingdoms, what a weekend

Monday, August 29th, 2016 2:08 am

So I am very glad to have finished my game in time for the compo entry,

Here is the link: http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-36/?action=preview&uid=32655

And a little video:

Time is running out… OMW

Sunday, August 28th, 2016 5:13 pm

Our time is running out and so much more to do.

Scene coming along very nicely now.

Well I finally have something to show.


Starting with Modeling

Sunday, August 28th, 2016 10:11 am

Hi all,

So suddenly realized that I haven’t posted anything for my game yet.

I have been extremely busy with getting the game play and state engine working,
and now I can say I am very happy with what I have done.

Just started modeling in Blender and going good so far.


Good developing to everyone for the rest of the time.

Remember….Enjoy it!

Ludum Dare 36, Easter Egg just for you

Friday, August 26th, 2016 1:39 pm

As the time runs out before we get going with Ludum Dare 36,
I made a quick little javascript game for you all to enjoy.

I made it using http://p5js.org/ in case you are interested.

Click image to play!


I’m in using new Tech

Monday, August 22nd, 2016 4:07 am

So this time I will be in and using Unity for the very first time in a LudumDare Compo.

I will be using:
– Unity 5.4
– Blender
– Gimp
– Voice and other stuff for sound

I want to try the Low Poly design for what ever game I make.

I also hope to target the following platforms (PC, Mac, Android, Web)

Also here is my warmup weekend entry: Endless Runner


Almost finished with day1

Saturday, December 12th, 2015 2:35 pm

Here is my result after day 1

Hungry Monster – The Final hours

Monday, August 24th, 2015 7:40 am

So I really really really wanted to finish my game for the compo but LIFE interrupted a bit.

Anyways, here is my final preview before I release a bit later.

Next I need to add android support and build a few levels…

tGiant Day1 Part2 !!!

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 4:42 pm

So finally I am getting somewhere.

I now have a monster to control and spit fireballs.

Watch out tiny humans….


And a video:

Now for some sleep… zzzzZZZZZ

Results after Day one

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 11:18 am

I am still not sure if this is going to be my final game but yeah, I got something going at least.

tGiant is ready for 48 hours!!!

Thursday, August 20th, 2015 1:10 am

Like entrants here I have to post this.

I AM IN… (well for at least 24 hours of the 48)

Tools I will be using:
Engine: jMonkeyEngine3.0
Framework: Galago
Art if 2D: PyxelEdit
Art if 3D: Blender
Drawing: Gimp
Sound: Audacity, and Voice recording

Well, I am very exited about this one.

I have one personal challenge and that is to have some proper 6 hours of sleep each night.
This means that I have to get a very simple game concept.

Good luck all!

So last night I implemented Joystick support for my entry “Dimension Drifter” to the MiniLD#59.

My entry page is here with the latest version: Dimension Drifter entry page

Here are some new screenshots:



Dimension Drifter (MiniLD#59) second preview

Friday, May 29th, 2015 5:42 am

Hi all,
I made some good progress last night with my game Dimension Drifter.
I finally have a nice UI look and feel. Also added keyboard key support for the menu’s.
So with no further ado here is the video:

O yeah and here is my sprite sheet:

Dimension Drifter (MiniLD#59 entry) first view

Thursday, May 28th, 2015 1:10 am

Here is a very first view of the game I am doing for MiniLD #59.
I wanted to go 2D and make a plat-former adventure/puzzle game.

Release 1:
The idea behind this game is that you the player are in this multi dimensional universe.
You can travel to a different dimension by going into the exit portal.
Each exit portal has a entrance portal into another dimension/universe.
The only way you can get to the exit portal is to navigate successfully through each level.

Release 2:
For the second release of the game I want to give the player the option to edit or create his own level in a specific dimension.
Then all levels created by players around the world will be linked together and so give the player the change to play other peoples levels.
This can open endless opportunities.

For now here is a preview of my game so far:

Zombie Apocalypse in Compo

Monday, April 20th, 2015 3:34 am

I finally woke up after a ruff 2 days and can now share my game via this post.
And with no further ado this is what 6 hours of sleep in 48 hour will give you.

Zombie Apocalypse Entry




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