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K-Town Represent! Award
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recursor's Archive

Roboticon: An Evolution

Posted by (twitter: @recursor)
Friday, May 8th, 2015 2:39 pm

For LD27, I created a robotic face-matching game, and I have since rebuilt that prototype into a new game with more modes, more polish, and more fun called Roboticon.


It is free for iOS and Android. It gets really fun to play with friends when you get to the upper levels. Oh, and I also added cats (an optional IAP)! Please check it out.


Glyph Valley now has a Post-Compo Linux build

Posted by (twitter: @recursor)
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 1:03 pm

Anyone running Linux out there? I have a Post-Compo build of my game that should work for you. Check it out here.


I’m not doing an “I’m done” Post

Posted by (twitter: @recursor)
Monday, April 20th, 2015 8:55 am

I think I will not write a post saying that I finished another 48 hour Ludum Dare compo. No. I won’t do that. I also won’t say that it is here if you want to play it because nobody reads these things anyway right? No reason to post screenshots since I’m not doing a post either.



Entry Ticket

Posted by (twitter: @recursor)
Monday, April 13th, 2015 6:09 am

As part of the admission price, here are my Tools.

Batz Timelapse

Posted by (twitter: @recursor)
Monday, December 8th, 2014 7:57 am

The timelapse for Batz is up. It is only 30 seconds long as I only had 6 hours to do this compo. I wrote a little 30 second piece of music to go with it. Check it out.



Also check out the game HERE

Almost didn’t get to participate but I finished anyway

Posted by (twitter: @recursor)
Sunday, December 7th, 2014 7:20 pm

Due to a scheduling conflict, I didn’t think I would be able to do LD31, but I realized I had about 6 hours free today so I cobbled up an entry. It plays better than the screenshot looks. Give it a try HERE.


GalactiTrader Timelapse

Posted by (twitter: @recursor)
Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 11:50 am

The timelapse for the making of my game GalactiTrader can be seen below:

Play/Rate GalactiTrader HERE



Posted by (twitter: @recursor)
Sunday, August 24th, 2014 6:23 pm

My creation is called GalactiTrader. You can play/rate it here.


I even managed to make a little tutorial video for how to play it:

Good gaming everyone!

I’ll be there

Posted by (twitter: @recursor)
Sunday, August 17th, 2014 2:28 pm

Here are my Tools.

That is all.


Epsilon Adventure Timelapse

Posted by (twitter: @recursor)
Friday, May 2nd, 2014 2:11 pm

Below is the time lapse for my game Epsilon Adventure. If you haven’t played it yet, please check it out HERE.


Game Done…I’m done

Posted by (twitter: @recursor)
Sunday, April 27th, 2014 6:51 pm

This game is more ambitious than the stuff I’ve done before, thus I worked on this one a LOT and it got close to crunch time but I barely got it done.

Check it out HERE. Now time for rest, relaxation, and game-judging, but first sleep. Mmmmm sleeeeep…


As for the tools I will be using …

Posted by (twitter: @recursor)
Monday, April 21st, 2014 10:41 am

This weekend only comes 3 times a year and I’m ready to go … or I will be … as soon as I get everything together.  It has been a couple of months since I have done much in the way of game development, and I’m excited to return to it.


Usually when the theme is announced, which is 9PM in my timezone, I try to think up an idea,  get some rest, and start work in the morning. This time, however, I had several other events that I need to attend, so I started  around 10 PM Friday night on my idea.  I’ve always wanted to do a gardening/grow game, and I felt it would fit the theme pretty well, so that became my task for the next 48 hours.  My idea was that you would get this seed in the mail with a letter explaining that it is a unique one-of-a-kind seed which, when grown, could produce some unique fruit/berries that might have very interesting properties.  I really wanted the plant to be in 3D, but after playing with Blender for the first hour or so, I gave up on it. Trying to get the plant to grow using a 3D model was something that I did not think I could tackle in 48 hours.  With the 3D experiment a bust, I went to Paint .Net and began to create my 2D art assets.


The Seed

While I’m not an artist, I felt ok with how the graphics turned out. It has sort of a lo-fi old C64 game feel to it.  I ended up losing a bit of time fixing a few bugs I found in some 3rd party libraries including one that appeared about 5 minutes before the submission deadline. That was a bit stressful, but I got it sorted out.

The Seed

The stories, 2 for each berry type, ended up being the most work.  I first wrote down a list of berries you could grow along with a couple of sentences about what happened when you either sent it to the lab for examination, or ate it. Then I proceeded to add each of them to the game fleshing out each story which, in a few cases, got pretty long. In the end, I managed to get 15 berries into the game. That’s 30 separate stories. A few of them are pretty short, but that’s still not bad for the time given. Click HERE to play/rate “The Seed”, and check out the video below to see a time-lapse of the game being created.

I’m punching out successful

Posted by (twitter: @recursor)
Sunday, December 15th, 2013 7:15 pm

I’m quite tired but pleased with what I have managed to create. I did a lot more story writing for this one. There are 30 endings to be found in this plant-growing fiasco. I’ll try to get a Linux build out tomorrow.  Go try it HERE!

The Seed

It is time yet again

Posted by (twitter: @recursor)
Sunday, December 8th, 2013 6:15 pm

Here we are in another December and another Ludum Dare.  It is one of the things I look forward to this time of year. I have a few things that will pull me away for a bit on both Saturday and Sunday, but I still hope to finish.

Shameless Plug

If you download a lot of Windows games, you might want to check out my  SmartUnzip utility for intelligently unzipping entries during the review phase. Hmm … it might work on Linux and Mac with Mono, but I haven’t tried it yet…


An Update on Terra Forma, my LD25 Game

Posted by (twitter: @recursor)
Tuesday, September 10th, 2013 12:36 pm

Since Ludum Dare 25 (December 2012), I’ve been chipping away at making the 48hour version of Terra Forma into an actual game. I’ve improved the graphics and user interface, added 60+ levels, more block types, an online editor, and online community levels. The PC version of the game was released in early August followed by the Android version just before September. The iOS version has been submitted to the Apple store and is currently awaiting approval. Many thanks to the Unity engine for making multi-platform deployment much less painful, and to Ludum Dare for birthing new game ideas through the competition. Check out more info about Terra Forma along with a playable web demo here.






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