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I’m in!!

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Friday, December 9th, 2016 5:25 pm

I’m in for my second Ludum Dare Jam! Probably going to make something with RPG Maker again or Twine depending on how the theme works out…

“Postmortem Hero” Postmortem!

Posted by (twitter: @sistinedisco)
Friday, April 22nd, 2016 8:37 pm

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Now that I feel thoroughly recovered from the Jam and had some time to check out other people’s games, I finally wrote up a postmortem for my game, “Postmortem Hero”!

The long version can be read on my blog, but the TL;DR version is that I definitely had some issues with organization and planning during development. I went into it kind of haphazardly and didn’t take enough time to think about how I was actually going to implement certain features or realistically consider the time restraints. That being said, there were several things that went pretty well! I was able to downsize the game from my unrealistically complex vision with few issues and the narrative and artwork seem to be resonating with players!

… And now it’s time to play more games until the final scores are announced!

 

62 Hour Progress Report!

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Monday, April 18th, 2016 10:26 am

I wanted to make another post at the 48 hour mark, but I totally forgot to do that, so here we are haha…

My game is pretty much done at this point! Just fixing up a few small bugs here and there. I waaaaaaaaay overestimated how much game I would actually be able to make in one weekend so I ended up scaling things back a lot. What I ended up with is sort of a prologue to the full story I was aiming to tell. Even though I only explored a small part of my game idea, I definitely learned lots of things through this process. Like how balancing turn-based battles is really hard and how you should take the time to give your variables really clear names or you’ll regret it when trying to figure out why your cutscenes suddenly stopped working…

Anyway, here are some screenshots:

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24 Hour Progress Report!

Posted by (twitter: @sistinedisco)
Saturday, April 16th, 2016 9:40 pm

24 hours in and I’ve made a lot more progress than I expected I would!

I decided to make an RPG-ish thing in which you play as a recently-deceased adventurer who is obsessed with becoming a legendary hero. So obsessed that they end up trapped in world of the living as a ghost until they can achieve their dreams. This is kinda hard to do when you don’t have a physical body anymore, so the adventurer must possess the minds and bodies of others to go on quests and stuff.

Screenshots don’t look very exciting right now since I’m using RPG Maker’s default art assets to build the prototype, but hopefully I’ll have some time later this weekend to make things look more stylish…

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I’m in (At the last minute…)

Posted by (twitter: @sistinedisco)
Friday, April 15th, 2016 7:04 pm

I’m in for Ludum Dare 35! I’ve thought about participating before but never actually followed through. Today I was wondering when the next game jam would be and, lo and behold, it starts in like an hour. Luckily, I don’t have anything going on this weekend so I’m just gonna go for it and try to learn as much as possible from the experience!

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