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Made another game…

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Sunday, April 28th, 2013 4:53 pm

I already submitted the jam game that I did with mini-troll, but as I had a few hours before the deadline, I thought I would have a go making a game with Construct 2.

This is my first game with Construct 2, and I guess I was learning as I went. So the scripting is even more hacky than it should be.

a game made in construct 2

a game made in construct 2

Anyway, Things is a minimal text based HTML5 rogue-like – but with very poor game balancing (well, I started this with less than 7 hours left on the Game Jam clock). You’ll probably either die quickly or simply smash everything in your path. You can kill things, pick up things and use things. You can play the game here. It worked for me on Chrome and IE. Hope you enjoy it…

Edit: even though this game qualifies for the competition, I think I can only submit one game. And its too late and confusing to create another account, so this is just a freebie :-)

Finished: Run for your life!

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Sunday, April 28th, 2013 7:14 am
Run For Your Life

Run For Your Life

A second LD Jam game from PapaTroll and MiniTroll, only 18 months since the last one. Minimalism was not a top choice for either of us, but we decided to go for a very basic game with one button game play. This is a basic cave-runner game – use the mouse button to float up, release to sink down. Avoid the rocks and don’t touch the edges of the screen.

All art by MiniTroll, scripting by both of us. Perhaps soon MiniTroll will manage one of these without me. We only had a few hours to work on this, and there were a few distractions along the way, so happy that we managed to complete this. You can play the game and download all the scripts here: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/moomintroll/3298137

oh crikey… another Dare

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Thursday, April 18th, 2013 2:31 pm

Oh crikey. I’ve missed a year and a half worth of Ludum’s. Life and all that. I’ll see about Jamming with MiniTroll again. And maybe rope in TinyTroll to help with art-ing.

Need to decide what to use for development – currently no idea at all. Just installed Construct 2 which is nice – and would make the game playable the interwebs. Which would be nice. Or GameMaker. Or even Scratch again. But this might be the time to give it another go… Ludum Dare, we’ve missed you <3

Are we in?

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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 9:40 am

Shocking to still not know if we are in or not – but a busy weekend at Troll household ahead, and really not sure if we’ll be able to carve out any time for Jamming :-(

Also to decide whether to run with Scratch again to allow MiniTroll to handle some of the coding, or whether I should handle the coding instead (in C++), and let the junior team member(s) focus on art and sound design…

Keen to take part, fingers crossed!

Spotlight Search! Deluxe

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Sunday, August 21st, 2011 8:02 am

Spotlight Search: A game for the Ludum Dare 21 Jam by MiniTroll (age 9 ½) and PapaTroll (age 39 ¾) and made in short bursts over one day using Scratch & a Casiotone MT-70 keyboard. Scripting by PapaTroll and MiniTroll, art by MiniTroll, sound by MiniTroll.

Deluxe - now with sound effects!


Developer diaries below!


I’m in… sort of

Posted by
Monday, August 15th, 2011 3:04 pm

I’m in… for the Jam. With my partner mini-troll. We’ll probably be using Scratch, paper, pens, flat-bed scanner, The GIMP, and (if we can figure out how to get audio input with any quality at all) a very old Casio keyboard. Still to get new blog set up – twitter is @papaminitroll

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