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Ancient computer technology

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Monday, August 29th, 2016 12:11 pm

This is what they got away with in the late 70s and early 80s. Games like Berserk and Pitfall, people paid for playing these games.  Those days was ancient counting computer technology years. So we decided to have an ancient theme to both the game, the gameplay and graphics.

It’s my fourth time doing LD and the second time doing a jam. Every single time I’m surprised that I/we actually getting a game both done and finished. Even if it doesn’t feel like that tapping away on the keyboard on Sunday afternoon discovering new weird bugs.

We had lots of ideas that we wanted to add making use of more ancient technology and possible crafting to solve some puzzles. But in the end it become quite simple. Too much time was put on random room generation but in the end (with some dirty tricks and hacks) it came out quite good.

Now lets see how this new “voting” will work and we are already looking forward to LD37! :)

Our entry can be found at http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-36/?action=preview&uid=30731

We did it!

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Sunday, April 17th, 2016 4:59 pm

I have participated in LD twice but only in the combo. This time it was time for a jam with a friend and colleague.

We spent 15 hours of work in a meeting room at the office and mostly finished the game in that time. We lost some hours trying to make it more advanced but in the end “Keep it simple”.

It went very well and as my jam buddy said “This was the funniest thing I have done in a long time!”

Our entry is called Pegs in space and is no graphical masterpiece but a simple game play.   Check it out at http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-35/?action=preview&uid=30731

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How many wall can you pass trough?

Finished my second LD

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Sunday, April 19th, 2015 1:15 pm

For the second time I was in a bit of panic and just started programming something and along the way came an old school shoot-em up that brings my memory back to my childhood and the C64.

I kind of already had the game finished after 14 hours or so when I took some time to play around in Ableton (I’m doing music as another hobby) and made a small tune for it that is repeating itself trough the whole game.

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Then this morning I added in some intro screens and an ending and published the game. If I had been having more time I could probably have polished things more and added in more enemies but I had to spend some time with my family too.

My 6 year old son tried the game and he liked it and watched me playing it.     “Watch out for the chili dad!!!      DAD!!! you forgot to pickup a pumpkin!!!”

Anyway in the end everything went well I’m really satisfied with the result :)

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-32/?action=preview&uid=30731

 

Lets do this!!

Posted by
Friday, April 17th, 2015 3:54 pm

I’m probably gonna participate in my second LD.

Tools I’m gonna use:

* Maybe Dart and one of the game libraries for it but most probably Java and libGDX.
* Gimp for graphics
* BFXR for audio
* Ableton Live if I’m gonna do music
* If I need to generate random landscape levels I might use the public domain version of SimplexNoise

Some of the themes can fit a gaming idea I started prototype a bit last weekend in a LD warmup..  so if it match I will throw away that code and graphics and start from scratch with it..

So.. Lets do this!!

First 24 hours

Posted by
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 4:20 pm

First two hours was staring at the screen with no ideas at all.

After a little bit more sleep I just started to work on something which currently is some kind of “rogue:ish” shooter:ish..  ish ish… where the whole level is on one screen.

Thinking

Posted by
Friday, December 5th, 2014 7:40 pm

Trying to get some ideas with a Kexchoklad and some Redbull….

about 3 hours to go

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Friday, December 5th, 2014 3:44 pm

I’m in for the first time!

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Friday, December 5th, 2014 11:05 am

So finally I’m entering Ludum Dare which will be my first one.

I was gonna use Dart but in the end I’m think I will go back to tools I’m more familiar with:

  • Java and LibGDX (probably with Box2D)
  • GIMP for graphics
  • Cfxr for sound effects
  • Ableton Live and Sylenth1 in case I need to make some basic music

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