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I’m In Again!

Posted by (twitter: @TBSH_Richard)
Thursday, August 20th, 2015 9:48 am

First off I would just like to say something that I hope at least one person will hear…

The prize for Ludum Dare is not money, a trophy, nor immense fame; the prize, instead, is getting the motivation to come up with a fun game idea that can expand into much more after the competition is over. With such a huge emphasis on the games, it only makes sense to help our fellow developers in clearly understanding the feedback we provide. I know it takes more time and effort, but I implore anyone reading this to be as descriptive as possible when writing your feedback. If you didn’t care for a part of the game, give plenty of detail. More importantly, make sure to give plenty of detail on what you enjoyed as well, even though it is easier to point out negatives.

Unfortunately, the unintentional side effect of the current rating system encourages quick ratings without much thought. However, even if you only give descriptive feedback to every fifth game you rate, I know that the developer will deeply appreciate the effort you put forth and may even return the favor. Together we can create a wonderful community for game developers. :)


Anyway, I’ll talk about my plans for this Ludum Dare! This is my fifth participation so I’ll give a brief history to my previous attempts.

My first Ludum Dare was #22 in December 2011; I did not finish on time.

My second Ludum Dare was #24 in August 2012; again I was unable to finish.

My third Ludum Dare, #28 in December 2013, was more successful and I finished in time for the Jam! http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-28/?action=preview&uid=7292

My fourth Ludum Dare, #30 in August 2014, was even more successful as this time I finished in time for the compo and had overall higher ratings. http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-30/?action=preview&uid=7292


So now here I am, my fifth time. My goals this time are as follows:

  • Still finish in time for the compo.
  • Finish the game early enough so that I don’t have to rush graphics last minute like the previous two times.
  • Finish the game early enough to add sound.

And to help me accomplish my goals, I’m switching up my tools a bit to help me out this time as well:

  • Engine: Unity (2D)
  • Graphics: Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Sound:
    • Adobe Soundbooth CS5
    • Audacity
    • Finale Print Music 2014

GL;HF everone!

I’m In for the Fourth Time

Posted by (twitter: @TBSH_Richard)
Friday, August 22nd, 2014 5:17 pm

This will be my fourth LD! The first two (#22 – December 2011 & #24 – August 2012) I was unable to finish. The last LD I participated in (#28 – December 2013) I was only able to finish in time for the jam and didn’t do too well. This time, I hope to be able to finish in 48 hours!

Tools

Platform: Web

Language: CoffeeScript

Libraries:

  • CreateJS
  • jQuery

Graphics:

  • Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Adobe Illustrator CS5
  • Filter Forge 4 (If necessary)

Sound:

  • Adobe Soundbooth CS5
  • Audacity

Music: Finale Song Writer 2014

(I only plan on doing sound & music if there is time; I want to make sure to have a working game first!)

 

Hopefully I’ll be able to meet my goals and good luck to everyone else as well!

Third Times a Charm?

Posted by (twitter: @TBSH_Richard)
Monday, December 9th, 2013 8:22 am

This will be my 3rd Ludum Dare. I entered #22 (Dec 2011) and #24 (Aug 2012) however I was unable to finish in time for either. I have made a lot of games over the past year for game design classes and have also been studying up on programming techniques, so I feel more prepared then I have in the past. I am really motivated to finish this time as the past two challenges I entered were followed by disappointment and I would like to feel accomplished after working on something for so long.

Planned Tools & Environments:

HTML5/Javascript using the CreateJS libraries and a little bit of jQuery

Art

  • Flash Professional CS5
  • Zoë for sprite sheets
  • Possibly Photoshop CS5 and Illustrator CS5

Music and Sound

  • Bfxr
  • Finale Songwriter 2010 (If time)

Use of CreateJS could possibly be a terrible idea, as I’ve only just started using it. I’m hoping to spend this week in between studying for finals learning the libraries; hopefully that will be enough time. Good luck to everyone that’s entering!

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