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Hotel gets its first guests!

Posted by (twitter: @nicolasdet)
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 3:20 pm

Here is day 1 report! It’s been a long day and in last 4 hours I could have done more. I lost focus quite ofter

I actually added some day-night cycle, but it does not affect what you see. Also added a working analog clock on bottom bar. Aaand finally, I started to work on monster AI! If you hover over monster, you can see what it is saying or thinking. Messy text is because of video resizing. You can see 3 different situations in gif below:

1. There is no reception. Monster will turn away, say “How can this hotel be without lobby?” and walk away.
2. Monster will come to reception. There is no room left so it will say a quote. Walk away is planned for tomorow.
3. As you can see, I have built a guest rooms. Monster will come to reception, get a room and give you money.


White noise

Posted by (twitter: @nicolasdet)
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 1:04 pm

After few hours of programming, odds are you will loose your focus and concentration. You get distracted by everything easily and sometimes just stare on your code for minutes.

When this happened to me, I randomly tried white noise sounds. I don’t know whether it worked because I thought it may work or because it really helps. You can try it yourself.

Hotel? Hotel!

Posted by (twitter: @nicolasdet)
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 9:06 am

I have made tons of (read more than expected) progress while having still about 5 hours left today and about 10 hours tomorow. Idea of hotel has catched, I have made some lovely pixel art, basic building mechanics, camera movement and even through I don’t have background yet, I think I can show you progress!


Next thing will be doing guests. I don’t know how hard that will be. Really, no idea. Maybe complete in 3 hours, maybe I will be happy to do it in reamining 15. Who knows.


Posted by (twitter: @nicolasdet)
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 3:17 am

It didn’t took me while to think of something. Basically, you are monster that owns a hotel for other monsters. Build bars, pools, more rooms… just make your guests happy!

Also, somebody to make a spooky 8-bit music?

Lovely 8-bit!

Lovely 8-bit!

Minecart Tycoon

Posted by (twitter: @nicolasdet)
Saturday, April 26th, 2014 12:52 am

I have just started and I have made first sprite for my game! It will be mining game with alloys and more crazy stuff.



Last report

Posted by (twitter: @nicolasdet)
Sunday, December 15th, 2013 12:02 pm

This is last report before releasing: I did sooo many thing in last 2 hour, that I can’t believe it! Here is last sneak peek before releasing. Doing enemies database right now…

Still don’t have got any sounds!



Progress when 3-4 hours remaining

Posted by (twitter: @nicolasdet)
Sunday, December 15th, 2013 10:21 am

Ok, I am gonna complete shop system quickly and add some missions, not planning anything new, I would like to make long test for bugs, to be sure that everything will be Ok.

Added half of shop system, buying remaining (that will be done very fast), helmets, names, experience and money.

Last progress report

Last progress report before releasing

Progress after 1 day and 3 hours

Posted by (twitter: @nicolasdet)
Sunday, December 15th, 2013 6:56 am

I have done not much things for last 3 hours. I have done tutorial, textbox for choosing name and I am ready for making a shop. I am thinking about story right now.


Helmets – I love the Roman :)

Progress after first day

Posted by (twitter: @nicolasdet)
Saturday, December 14th, 2013 2:33 pm

First day of LD48 weekend is coming to the end (22:30 is too late for me). I did more than I thought: menu, battle system and many other things. I am getting tired right now…

First day progress

Progress on my first day in my first Ludum Dare

Progress after 5-6 hours

Posted by (twitter: @nicolasdet)
Saturday, December 14th, 2013 9:52 am

I have made battle system and menu so far, just wondering if I should make mazes with these guys in or just battles like this. What I am going to make is some missions, more enemies, deaths and shop.

Progress - Battle system

Progress – Battle system

Taking a break right now…

Progress after 1.25 hours

Posted by (twitter: @nicolasdet)
Saturday, December 14th, 2013 3:37 am

I have made some progress in my game for LD48. It’s not main game mechanics, it’s actually menu and level choose (with moving sun and block of dirt). I am still little sleepy after waking up 3 hours ago so this kind of a warmup…



You got only one… Enemy at once!

Posted by (twitter: @nicolasdet)
Saturday, December 14th, 2013 1:54 am

My brain started to work in 1 hour after waking up! I have decided to make game about duels in block or square world. I can do only pixel art, so whole game will looks like this swords:


Swords – training, short, long, gold, emerald, ruby, diamond and shadow

It won’t be anything super, hyper, mega, ultra, but I will focus more on gameplay.

Anyway, this is my first time in Ludum Dare!

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