About RedPanda (twitter: @geekdima)

I am a guy from Ukraine who likes to make games, but is incredibly lazy!


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My Rankings!

Posted by (twitter: @geekdima)
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 4:49 am
Coolness 59%
#72 Mood 3.85
#251 Audio 3.27
#295 Graphics 3.60
#443 Theme 3.39
#680 Overall 3.06
#782 Humor 2.13
#996 Fun 2.47
#1038 Innovation 2.38

72 in mood! Oh, my GOD! Thanks a lot people, I love you all! Even though my goal for each LD is to get better than last LD had failed this time if one judges by overall (last LD I scored 6 more than this one) I still think I succeeded, I never’ve been in top 100 in any category, so this is big deal for me! This LD was a lot of fun and now I am waiting for August even more! (You see, I have a birthday on 26th of August!)

Now, let’s look at graph, they’re so popular these days!

As you can see, I gradually getting better in most categories. The Big problems I can see is Fun and Theme (Though I guess, I can call it fixed because of this LD). I don’t really care about humor, as I never intended to make a humorous game.

Well, thanks for reading this unformated, random text. And I’ll see you all next Ludum Dare!
– RedPanda

Update: Before Sleep Status

Posted by (twitter: @geekdima)
Saturday, April 26th, 2014 8:00 pm
Before Sleep Update

Before Sleep Update

So it’s 6 AM and I really want to sleep. It’s 22 hours left till compo will end, and I haven’t done much. Here’s the update.
Anyways I’ll try to polish this, and maybe add something more!

Good luck allnighters!
– RedPanda

Woke up 2 hours ago, progress so far

Posted by (twitter: @geekdima)
Saturday, April 26th, 2014 3:44 am


So Ludum Dare finally began for me, I overslept a bit, so I am joining later that I thought! This is my progress so far!
Good luck everybody!

– RedPanda


I’m most likely in!

Posted by (twitter: @geekdima)
Monday, April 21st, 2014 3:23 pm
Ludum Dare!

Ludum Dare!

Hello, Game Developers!

I think I’ll be in! If so, it’s going to be my 3rd LD! While I really love LD, last one was a bit of a struggle for me. First, because of exam week ahead, 2nd, the theme wasn’t really inspiring me for something original, and I wasn’t fond of doing the same stuff that other do. I did managed to get something in the end, but it wasn’t even half finished, I mean, even main mechanic wasn’t implemented!

Anyways, this is why I, maybe, won’t participate:

  1. Theme outright sucks, or don’t inspire me to generate some original idea in a span of 2-4 hours.
  2. Russia do something really bad, like invade my goddamn country. (I live in Ukraine)

Okay, so we got that out of our way. Now, if I will be in (most likely) I’ll be using:

Engine: Unity
Language: C#
IDE: Visual Studio 2013
Text Editing: Sublime Text 2
Graphics Editing: Paint.NET
Modeling: Blender (If I’ll do 3D)
Sound FX: SFXR (Most likely)
Music: sunvox (If I’ll do music/have time for it)

Now I would use my own game engine for this, that I am writing in C++, but it’s really not even close to being alpha. So sadly I can’t use it. I tried to make it usable till LD, but I simply didn’t had time, as well as, I had some other projects. But hey, maybe next time, eh?!

Well, I guess that’s it, see ya all at Ludum Dare (hopefully), and I wish everybody luck, fun and to succeed (however you define success)!
– RedPanda

EDIT: I’ll participate in compo, as always, if at all.


Posted by (twitter: @geekdima)
Sunday, December 15th, 2013 7:47 pm

Hello people, participants of Ludum Dare. and internet bots. I didn’t managed to finish this LD, I have failed… I have failed myself. I still put the game out, and I still liked the process, though not as much as my previous, 1st, time. I struggled to find unique idea, and new Unity native 2D tools gave me a bit of struggle. I learned really a lot though! And this is why I love Ludum Dare. This is only my seconds time in, but I already found what is Ludum Dare for me. For some folks, it’s to get to top, for other is to finish a game, well, for me it’s to learn. I am still fairly bad at game dev, but I will learn and I will continue to make games, even if I fail!


Failed game, or is it?

I will continue on this game for a sometime, I have mid-terms really soon, so maybe I won’t give it as much time as I did here, during Ludum Dare, though.
I wish everybody many votes in voting stage and good luck in your game dev career/hobby/learning.
RedPanda aka Dima Kalchenko

End of day 1 for me, not so much progress though.

Posted by (twitter: @geekdima)
Saturday, December 14th, 2013 7:01 pm

So, day 1 is over at 4 AM for me, and after 6-8 hours to sleep I will need to rush 70% of my game if not more! This day wasn’t much of productivity, got really annoying bugs that came from Unity’s native but somewhat raw 2D API. Learned few new tricks with C# totally accidentally though, which is always nice! And game is at least got it’s looks, and main mechanic, though it’s a little raw, as of yet. Well, time to sleep, tomorrow awaits, and I will need to code in all other features, as well as, add additional content (levels, tilemaps, sounds and music!).

I wish everyone luck, fun and good night for those who are going to sleep as well.

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He is looking suspicious …


Finally something on the screen!

Posted by (twitter: @geekdima)
Saturday, December 14th, 2013 10:32 am

So after almost half of Ludum Dare’s time is gone I finally got something on screen. After I got the theme of this LD at 4 AM I made up bunch of generic ideas and went to sleep. When woke up in 6-7 hours I spent 2 more hours thinking on what I want to do. Finally I got something, but it may not fit too good. Honestly, I don’t care, this is how I see this theme.
I don’t like this theme too much, but it’s okay. I actually have a side project , which is a Rogue-like (Only 1 life, fit the theme) Dungeon Crawler, so I could either be a cheater and use it, or I could do something similar. I didn’t, I didn’t feel like doing same thing, I didn’t/don’t want to cheat. So I came up with platformer, with a twist for this theme.

Anyways, I hope I will have enough time to implement what I want, I wish everybody luck and fun!

smth on scrn

Finally, Something is on screen!

I am in, and this is my 2nd LD!

Posted by (twitter: @geekdima)
Friday, December 13th, 2013 8:15 am

I enormously liked my 1st Ludum Dare Compo, which was the 27th one, and I will participate in this one! I have mid-term soon and should probably do something with that, like study, but I feel more like game dev!

I will use next stuff to help me make something decent:

  • Unity (Scripting in C#)
  • Visual Studio 2013
  • Paint.NET
  • Blender (if I will do 3D)
  • sfxr
  • sunvox (might, as I never made music before)

Alright, I wish luck to everyone, and I am sure this is going to be fun!


Posted by (twitter: @geekdima)
Saturday, September 7th, 2013 12:04 pm

So LD48 Compo – 27 ended quiet long ago and I finally decided to post few videos of (hopefully) funny bugs!
The Compo was great, it was first time for me and I loved it, totally going to join more!

If you’d like to check out my game, here it is: CLICK!

Click here for video 1.

Click here for video 2.

Videos use music from incompetech.com by Kevin MacLeod! (He’s amazing!)

Thanks for reading and watching,

P.S. Sorry for bad English, I’m not a native speaker.
P.P.S. How do I embed YouTube videos?

End of day 1, start of night 2!

Posted by (twitter: @geekdima)
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 3:11 pm

This is my first time taking part in LD48, it is actually first time I’m taking part in any code jam/compo!
I wanted to share my progress that I made during this day. After I got theme at 4-5 AM and fell asleep.
To be honest, I’m not too fond of this one, but challenge is challenge and so I begin coding this day at 11 AM.

I did throw few ideas out of my head after I got theme, and when I looked at them I liked only 1 of them.
I wanted to made something about 10 seconds decay of an photon (even though they, don’t decay), after that
I changed it to red shift phenomena. I didn’t found it fun so I dropped it and started to make my current idea!

LD27 - Untitled shooter with a 10 second twist


So I decided to make FPS with a 10 seconds twist! I reveal more tomorrow!
Good luck everyone,

P.S. Sorry for bad English.

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