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Dope game here

Posted by (twitter: @rocketshipclub)
Friday, December 18th, 2015 10:05 am

There’s a lot of cool dudes who have played our game already

If you wanna be one of those dudes, you can join by playing our rap battle game

 

here

rapguy1_poseb

Just added a web version!

Posted by (twitter: @rocketshipclub)
Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 11:06 am

Hi again

I got the HTML5 version of our dank rap battle game working properly

Now go try it out here by clicking this MASSIVE LINK!

 

rapguy1alt_posea

*mic drop*

Hi we made a rap battle game

Posted by (twitter: @rocketshipclub)
Monday, December 14th, 2015 6:35 pm

It’s here

Don’t be wack, play it!

rapguy1_poseb

Consume post mortem

Posted by (twitter: @rocketshipclub)
Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 1:14 am

consume

This was an interesting and different Ludum Dare for me. Earlier I had participated only with a team and with quite lot of planning and organizing. This time I just happened to check the theme 6 hours after the jam had already started and just decided to wing it and try to hack a game together with the limited time and resources I had.

I started by prototyping a bit of hitman-esque stealth stuff and was gonna originally make a little game where you have to identify your target in a crowd and somehow kill him. As I have almost no experience in anything to do with modeling or drawing, I tried to create a lot of different blocky cube characters with different colored shirts and small details but the game ended up looking like a mess. As I made all the NPC:s look relatively similar, the idea of the game changed from killing one target to killing them all.

By day 2 I had already implemented all the mechanics I had planned and could focus on other stuff. I had limited time to use on the game so I decided to focus all the attention on honing the atmosphere and the mood. Little changes to camera effects and sound effects slowly built up into a much much darker game that I had originally planned it to be. I started with relatively colorful scene and ended up with this grayscale horror game. I also came up with the name and the little back story for the game after seeing how different it had become. You were an actual monster feeding on humans during the night.

For a long time I thought the game wasn’t gonna be anything good but eventually was pleased with the result that I ended up with. It was kinda weird process where I never really knew what the game was gonna be like until it was finished. Still a good experience in developing a game this way, even if it’s not the best way.

You can play the game here: http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-33/?action=preview&uid=39351

Consume done!

Posted by (twitter: @rocketshipclub)
Monday, August 24th, 2015 5:35 pm

consume

Got this baby finally done. Gameplay-wise it’s very simplistic but my vision was more on the atmosphere and the feel of the game. Feel free to give it a go here!

Bit of progress

Posted by (twitter: @rocketshipclub)
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 8:30 am

serialkiller

 

I’m finally got something working on my serial killer game where these innocent glasses-wearing red shirt cubes walk down the street, not knowing there is a monster amidst them. You can now stabby stab stab those poor cubes in their little cube heads and bodies. Also the rest will run if they see you kill their fellow cube. Not sure how much gameplay I’ll get done but at least there’s some meat over the bones now.

Critter Blaster Extreme – A short wrap-up

Posted by (twitter: @rocketshipclub)
Tuesday, December 9th, 2014 1:34 pm


So we completed our second Ludum Dare with our little Plants vs Zombies inspired shooter game. We tried to take some lessons from last time, reducing total random generation and improving the graphics assets and the game turned out quite well. The process of creating this game was relatively smooth, no massive bugs or other stops (other than the occasional procrastination) and no big features cut due to the time limit. We made pretty much the game we wanted to make so our scope was spot on, which I think is where some developers make mistakes, especially the newer ones like ourselves.

Thanks to all the people who’ve given us valuable critique on the game so far! We’ve fixed a couple (small but annoying) bugs in the game that were making it hard or even impossible to play and hope the experience is now better for everyone.

Please try out our game HERE  if you want to do some wildlife control.. kind of. The forest critters are waiting!

RabbitBear

 

Critter Blaster Extreme – Judge and Jury Done!

Posted by (twitter: @rocketshipclub)
Monday, December 8th, 2014 5:39 pm

Left it to the dying moments but we manged to squeeze out a game! Luckily didn’t have to wrestle any big bugs or other problems, so we got some extra bits of polish done. It’s still quite rough with the transitions and everything but for a jam game it looks pretty good. More in depth analysis after a couple hours of sleep.

Play it HERE

Our second Ludum Dare!

Posted by (twitter: @rocketshipclub)
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 6:27 am

We learned a lot from LD #30 and we actually got ourselves some 2D artists. Also we’re trying to make the game with a bit less random generation.

We started working about 5 hours ago so we’re a bit late from the schedule. Hopefully we’ll have most of the gameplay elements ready tomorrow.

Huntsman

Caelum post-mortem

Posted by (twitter: @rocketshipclub)
Thursday, August 28th, 2014 12:50 pm

 

nimetön

So after a bit of reflecting on our work I decided it would be good to write some thoughts down. I’ve read all the comments on our page and noticed a couple of recurring things, both positives and criticism.

We were really happy with the sounds and the overall juice in our game and it’s great to see that people who played the game enjoyed them too. The sound effects have received nothing but praise and the little screen shakes and flashes were also very well received. Also our background music has received much praise. The original intent was to have a film grain/sepia filter on the game to make the ragtime music fit better, but after finding out there isn’t a way to do it without the screen effects on Unity Pro, we scrapped that idea. The music stayed though, and it’s nice to see people liking it.

While praises and pats on the back are always nice to hear, the criticism and suggestions by the community are the most important aspect. The feature that received the most criticism was our decision to completely randomize all drops, a feature that in hindsight we could have implemented much better. We always wanted to have a random drop system but at the moment, the game is affected too much by the randomized drop chance of the portal element, the power-up which allows the player to progress in the game. Some people have had it drop so early each level that it only took them a very short time to complete the whole game, which of course is not an ideal situation.

Otherwise the criticism and praise has gone very even. Difficulty could’ve been lower for some people and for some people it was just right. Most people complimented the controls but we had also complaint of them being too slow. Enemies with patterns, better scaling enemies and polished art have also been wished for. From my point of view, all of it is fair and constructive. This was our first ludum dare and the level of comments has surprised me, all the criticism is reasonable and presented in a correct manner. This makes it very easy to pinpoint the good and the bad in the game, which is ideal.

We’ve had some preliminary talks of continuing the development of the game in the future but that remains to be seen. I thank all the people who played, rated and commented on the game because it makes the possible further development much easier. Everyone who hasn’t still tried it, here’s the link if you fancy yourself some arcade shooting.

We made it!

Posted by (twitter: @rocketshipclub)
Monday, August 25th, 2014 6:27 pm

We just completed our first Ludum Dare and it was way more brutal than we expected. Still, we finished our game and are quite pleased with it! Time for post-mortem might be later, now is time for sleep. Just super thrilled to actually see it finally done!

 

Try our game here!

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