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We’re Live on Twitch Playing and Rating Games

Posted by (twitter: @RyanNielson)
Saturday, May 7th, 2016 11:25 am

We’re live on Twitch now. We’re going to try to play many games as possible and provide great feedback. Be sure to drop by the chat and post your game. We’ll try to get to your game if you’re in the chat.

https://www.twitch.tv/ryannielson

Feedback and Rating Stream Starting in About an Hour

Posted by (twitter: @RyanNielson)
Saturday, May 7th, 2016 10:14 am

My friend Matt and I will be streaming Ludum Dare 35 games at around 12pm Eastern today (about an hour from now) at twitch.tv/ryannielson. We’ll be rating and providing feedback live on stream so be sure to drop by. We’ll try to prioritize viewers who are in the chat. Below is a form that you can use to submit your games for us to play and rate. Or just submit them in the stream chat if you want. Make sure to leave your contact information so we can message you when we’re going to stream your game. We’re going to try to do as many games as possible and provide useful feedback.

Submit or Recommend a Game
We hope to see you in the stream. Also don’t forget to check out our game MODE_SHIFT, we’d really appreciate it.

We Want To Stream and Rate Your Games

Posted by (twitter: @RyanNielson)
Friday, May 6th, 2016 5:38 pm

My friend Matt and I will be streaming Ludum Dare 35 games tomorrow (Saturday, May 6) around 12pm Eastern at twitch.tv/ryannielson. We’ll be rating and providing feedback live on stream so be sure to drop by. We’ll try to prioritize viewers who are in the chat. Below is a form that you can use to submit your games for us to play and rate. Make sure to leave your contact information so we can message you when we’re going to stream your game.

 

Submit or Recommend a Game

 
We hope to see you there tomorrow. Also don’t forget to check out our game MODE_SHIFT, we’d really appreciate it.

 

Only 3 Days Left…

Posted by (twitter: @RyanNielson)
Friday, May 6th, 2016 2:33 pm

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We’re on the home stretch, and LD35 voting will be over soon. It’s been a great event, and a lot fantastic and unique games were created. I plan to play and rate a bunch of games this weekend, so if you’d like me to check out your game (or have any great recommendations) please leave them in the comments. If you could also let me know what you think about my game MODE_SHIFT I’d really appreciate it.

Thanks again everyone for a fantastic Ludum Dare once again! I hope to play all your new creations in a few months.

PLAY/RATE MODE_SHIFT

Have You Played MODE_SHIFT Yet? What’s Your High Score?

Posted by (twitter: @RyanNielson)
Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 10:06 am

If you haven’t played MODE_SHIFT yet you should give it a try, let me know what you think, and post your high score. We’re pretty happy with the game, and would be interested to see how well people can do at it. Any ratings would also be appreciated.

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Play MODE_SHIFT

I want to play and review your games

Posted by (twitter: @RyanNielson)
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 2:13 pm

There are so many games to play that it’s tough to decide which to rate and comment on. If you post links to your games in the comments, I’ll be sure to rate and provide some feedback as soon as possible. I try to make sure I provide useful feedback and criticism in all my comments.

If you’d like to give me feedback on my game, MODE_SHIFT, when you have a minute I’d really appreciate it: http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-35/?action=preview&uid=13891.

Thanks, and I look forward to trying all your games.

Today’s SHMUP Progress

Posted by (twitter: @RyanNielson)
Saturday, April 16th, 2016 11:10 pm

Lots of great progress today. We added gamepad support, lots of new enemies, cleaned up the menu system and gameplay loop, added an xp system, and added a new firing position for the ship. The more xp you collect the more powerful your weapon, but it will slowly drain over time requiring you to collect more. The vertical ship position allows you to attack enemies from above an below.

Some More SHMUP Progress

Posted by (twitter: @RyanNielson)
Saturday, April 16th, 2016 1:04 pm

So we added some enemies, cleaned up the menu, added high scores and added a working gameplay loop. So far this is turning out pretty well. Here’s a GIF of what we have so far.

Progress So Far

Posted by (twitter: @RyanNielson)
Friday, April 15th, 2016 11:54 pm

We’ve been making great progress so far. We’re planning to make a randomly generated endless SHMUP that’s all about survival and leveling up your weapons. Here’s a GIF of a neat exiting warp speed animation we’ve created that will more than likely be how the game starts when you press play. We want players to get into the game as quickly and stylishly as possible.

Last chance to rate Off to the Races

Posted by (twitter: @RyanNielson)
Monday, May 11th, 2015 7:57 pm

In a few minutes voting ends and we await results. Why not check out my game Off to the Races and let me know what you think. It’s fun, I promise.

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-32/?action=preview&uid=52166

I’m looking for some last minute games to play

Posted by (twitter: @RyanNielson)
Monday, May 11th, 2015 8:36 am

Hey everyone,

With Ludum Dare’s rating period ending in the next 12 hours, I’m looking for some games to play and rate. If anyone has anything they want me to check out feel free to post a link to your game in the comments. I’ll be sure to try my best to give some good feedback as well.

If anyone else is looking for games to play, feel free to give my game Off to the Races a shot. I’d love to hear what you think of it. It’s mainly designed as a hectic local multiplayer experience, but it has a single player component as well.

Play Off to the Races

Good luck!

Streaming and Rating Games Now

Posted by (twitter: @RyanNielson)
Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 11:35 am

We’ll be streaming games for the next couple hours and rating games on Twitch at http://www.twitch.tv/ryannielson. Feel free to drop by, or submit your games to us at http://goo.gl/forms/8fX9VdD6X2 and we’ll try our best to check them out.

Streaming and Reviewing Games on Sunday May 3rd

Posted by (twitter: @RyanNielson)
Friday, May 1st, 2015 1:23 pm

My name’s Ryan and I, along with my friend Matt, will be streaming and giving feedback on games this Sunday, May 3rd, at around 1:30PM ADT, 12:30PM EST, or 4:30PM UTC. We created a game called Off to the Races this jam and have really enjoy direct feedback from streamers, so we figured we’d do the same to give back to this awesome community.

You can submit your games here: http://goo.gl/forms/8fX9VdD6X2, or feel free to contact me on Twitter (@RyanNielson) with your game and I’ll add it to the list.

Twitch.tv channel:
http://www.twitch.tv/ryannielson

Fill out the form to submit your game:
http://goo.gl/forms/8fX9VdD6X2

All the responses so far:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QjXPK4JmtmydJ6P3YXbkcrgIiAp3sjx8OXApQVPiuys/edit?usp=sharing

We look forward to playing your games, and hope to see you all on Sunday!

Ryan Nielson

 

I want to play/review your games

Posted by (twitter: @RyanNielson)
Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 9:57 am

There are so many games to play, I’m having a hard time deciding which I want to rate/comment on.There are so many great games to choose from that it can be a bit overwhelming. If you post links to your games in the comments, I’ll be sure to rate and provide some feedback as soon as possible. I try to make sure I provide useful feedback in all my comments.

I prefer web, but I can play on the following platforms:

  • Web
  • Windows
  • OSX

If you’d like to give me feedback on my game, Off to the Races, when you have some time I’d really appreciate it: http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-32/?action=preview&uid=13891.

Thanks, and I look forward to trying all your games.

Finished: Off to the Races

Posted by (twitter: @RyanNielson)
Monday, April 20th, 2015 7:10 am

 

My friend Matt and I created a game called Off to the Races for the jam. We decided to make a game with a local multiplayer focus this time around, just to switch things up a bit. It does have a single player portion, but it’s really meant has a hectic local multiplayer experience. We had a bunch of fun making it, and we’re hoping you enjoy playing it as well.

Play Now!

I’m in!

Posted by (twitter: @RyanNielson)
Monday, April 13th, 2015 8:27 am

Hey everyone, I’m in for Ludum Dare 32. As usual, my friend Matt and I will be partaking in the Jam using the following tools:

  • Unity 5
  • Visual Studio
  • Pickle
  • BFXR or SFXR

This will be our third Ludum Dare, and we’re hoping it’ll be our most successful yet. We had some success in Ludum Dare 31 with Enter the Murderdome, and we’re hoping to continue that trend and make an even better game this time around.

I look forward to playing your games, and hope you all have a fun weekend!

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