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Unfortunately, I wasn’t fast enough.

Posted by
Monday, December 19th, 2016 12:42 pm

I really wanted to enter this year but I was incredibly busy over the weekend and did not have much of a product by the due date. However, with some extra time and work, I completed a game that I am proud of anyway. It’s on my itch.io page and looks a bit like this:

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If you want to, you can play it here

New Voting System?

Posted by
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 4:51 am

As we know, the August event is going to be unranked due to serious cheating/majority community vote. What I am concerned about is the next LD in December. I’m assuming that at some point, we are going to have to reimplement a voting system to have a more competitive feel to Ludum Dare.

The current system can be broken quite easily with people voting for games they played little/none of. Fake accounts are also a huge problem as they can not easily be found and can be replicated very fast. I’ve seen streamers who give all their viewers 5-star ratings simply because they were watching the stream.

We need a more secure voting system that doesn’t allow this to happen. I have a couple of ideas:

A download-coolness system

A coolness rating would be given for downloads/web-link-clicks instead of how many votes you have cast out.

This could then be extended to check if the user has spent at least 5 minutes (or any time) after pressing download before they vote.

An anonymous system

This system would make it so that you cannot use a URL to access a game, you cannot use the search bar to find a game and the creator of the game remains anonymous. (But after the event, all the above is allowed.)

The only way to play games would be on the random/most coolness page. This would make it so fake accounts cannot easily find a game they want to rate, making the entire process much harder and slower.

But these are just some of my ideas, let me know if you have any of your own.
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Do you like RPG/Platformer games?

Posted by
Thursday, April 21st, 2016 11:35 am

If so, please check out Conjurer’s Quest! I spent a bit of time on the music and the graphics and managed to include multiple endings.

I also made the whole thing in under 24 hours, so I guess that’s always good.

Please play it here!

LilGif

Making videos on your LD34 games!

Posted by
Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 12:37 pm

Hi, I have a channel over here

I know it’s not big but I realised that the best thing about having someone play your game is that you can find out how to improve it.

Send me a message on my channel or reply to this if you want me to play your game!

I’ll also say what my favourites are in a video after.

Plank is now available for the web!

Posted by
Thursday, December 17th, 2015 4:54 pm

Recently, we got many people asking for a port to Mac and Linux. Although the majority of people use windows, it is nice to have a universal platform that everyone can use and know that no-one will have to wait for the download. That’s why if you haven’t added a web port to your game yet, I would highly recommend doing so.

Plank is a 3d puzzle game about growing and shrinking, if you haven’t played it already, click Here.

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