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My first completed LD!

Posted by
Sunday, April 17th, 2016 10:24 pm

I did it! This is my fourth ludum dare, but this is the first time everything has gone smoothly. I can see myself growing as a programmer from each LD. Last time I learned about scope and time management and boy did it pay off!

You can check out my game here: Phagocytosis

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It’s not my best work, but I’m super proud that I have a completed, playable product. I’ll see ya guys next  LD!

My Body Is Ready

Posted by
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 11:51 pm

I’m in. This’ll be my third or fourth LD, I can’t remember. I’ll be using the following tools:

-Unity 5

-Photoshop CC

-MonoDevelop

-Audacity

Good luck fellow Ludum Dare-ers! May he force be with you.

Ludum Dare Hype!

Posted by
Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 4:19 pm

Despite the fact that it will be finals week, I’m in.

How Long is ‘Soon’

Posted by
Monday, May 11th, 2015 9:22 pm

“Results soon” How long is soon?! I NEED TO KNOW!

Hacked Post-Mortem (How I screwed up)

Posted by
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 8:02 pm

This was my first Ludum Dare entry. Let’s just say I was totally unprepared.

I was a little disappointed when the theme was announced (I was hoping for companion). ‘Unconventional weapon’ seemed very mechanics based. Normally that would be fine for a programmer like me, but I tend to get over-ambitious. I started making a metroidvania game with a one-shot slingshot. All was progressing fine until I had to start creating the world. It was then that I remembered how bad I am at world design. It didn’t help that I was using a new unfamiliar tile-generating software.

Saturday night I realized I would not be able to finish on time. I was devastated. I had been anticipating Ludum Dare for so long, but now I had blown it. I spent some time sulking and pouting like a two-year-old. Then I thought of an idea: why not make a tiny little game? I mean, it’s better than nothing right? I didn’t have much time, but I was able to whip together Hacked pretty quick.

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Hacked is just a simple typing game. I had a little time left over so I added a bit of a story, some prettier art, and little firewall turrets. It wasn’t the game I wanted to make, but Hacked isn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be.

So let’s break down Hacked.

What’s bad:

-Too simple

-Balancing issues

-Poor pacing

-No music

-Lots of little bugs

What’s good:

-Addictive gameplay

-Neat concept

-Okay-ish art

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Overall, I think this LD was a success. At least I learned a lot. LD33, here I come!

 

Play Hacked here:

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-32/?action=preview&uid=50898

 

Let’s Do This!

Posted by
Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 10:42 am

This is my first Ludum Dare. I’m totally psyched!

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