About ruthiepee (twitter: @ruthie_pee)

Artist & Animator. Richmond, Virginia.


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Humor - 1st Place - LD29
Awarded by r2d2upgrade
on May 20, 2014

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I’m in

Posted by (twitter: @ruthie_pee)
Thursday, April 16th, 2015 4:25 pm

WELP, I’m rushing to get things together as usual. Here’s to hoping I still have Haxe and Lime installed on my laptop… In any case, this is what I’ll probably use:

Framework: HaxeFlixel
IDE: Sublime Text 2
Graphics: Photoshop and/or Pixen
Music: Milkytracker


Posted by (twitter: @ruthie_pee)
Sunday, December 7th, 2014 6:58 pm


It’s over, and I’m excited! Excited to see the games made by my fellow game devs at RVA Game Jams and excited to finally get some sleep. :)


I’m a huge movie fan so I took inspiration from a lot of old films in my game, Trouble on the Tracks. The color palette is derived from Une femme est une femme (1961). The most enjoyable part was creating the pixel art in Pixen, like this green Pullman car. This was my first time using HaxeFlixel for a game jam, so I’m definitely pleased with the result!


I’m in!

Posted by (twitter: @ruthie_pee)
Thursday, December 4th, 2014 12:17 pm

Excited for what will be my 3rd Ludum Dare this weekend. Ultra excited about the theme, too.

In any case, I’m going to try something new and make a game in Haxe (Haxeflixel), which I’ve picked up through local RVA Game Jams meetups. I use Sublime Text to code, Tiled for tilemaps, and the graphics will be done in Photoshop and/or Pixen: a great pixel drawing app for Mac I just got. I learned a little bit of MilkyTracker for audio this year, also thanks to Will. My skill level isn’t exactly great, so this Ludum Dare will be about challenging myself and learning new things. It’s been a little under a year since I started working on games for the first time, and it’s been an amazing experience thanks to my new pals at RVA Game Jams and the Ludum Dare community!

Fisher Price Baby’s First Ludum Dare

Posted by (twitter: @ruthie_pee)
Sunday, April 27th, 2014 8:56 pm

Holy hell, what a weekend.

Teddy & His Cat - Ruthie Edwards


I didn’t think I could make a game in 48 hours. I don’t know how to program (artist, here) but the folks at RVAGameJams are so awesome that I thought I’d show up anyway. Well, it turns I DO know how to program. I can make buttons in Flash. And that is apparently enough to make a game.

So I thought. I ran into a problem very early on where I wanted the player to unhitch the dog only AFTER he speaks. I couldn’t make it work with just using movieclips and keyframes, so I found a glorious solution:

Teddy & His Cat - Ruthie Edwards


IF. It’s my new favorite word. I’m just in love with it. I want to take if home and hug it all night. One day I will figure out how to do else(). But for now, I’m amazed at the progress I made at this weekend’s Ludum Dare, hosted by RVA Game Jams in our fair city of Richmond, Virginia. If you want to see some actually programmy-programmer games you should see the amazing wizardry my comrades at RVA Game Jams made for LD #29.

Teddy & His Cat - Ruthie Edwards

Click here to play Teddy & His Cat on my website.

Click here to see the Ludum Dare page for Teddy & His Cat.

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