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Postmortem

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Monday, April 29th, 2013 7:03 pm

It’s been a rough, sleepless three days, but my first ever Ludum Dare jam submission is finally up.  You can find it here.

In retrospect, I probably could’ve managed my sleep schedule a bit more efficiently.  This was my first game jam, and easily the most complex game I have ever created, so I learned quite a lot of things just from working on this.

If I could do it all again, I’d probably go back in time and slap all the people that voted for Minimalism.  It’s a very uninspiring, uncreative theme.  We’re cranking out games in 3 days.  I’m pretty sure the games would’ve been minimal with or without the theme.  At worst, all it did was inspire a lot of un-games without any gameplay or graphics. :/

Still, I had an overall good experience.  Special thanks to my other teammates, Tyler and Nathan for making this game awesome. :)

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Unfortunately, with all the rush to complete the game, the poor, unloved potato easter egg fell to the wayside.  I feel I have failed the Potato Challenge and failed as a french fry eater.

Progress Report

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Saturday, April 27th, 2013 5:09 pm

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Progress on our game has come along quite well.  Most of the core mechanics are set in place and most of what’s left is to create art assets and design levels.

We decided to take Minimalism in a direction other than “No Gameplay or Graphics” by making a game about a boy whose world is being tainted by extradimensional horrors.  He must defeat these creatures and stop the tide in order to return his world back to the 8-bit monochrome place it used to be.

Not sure how much of this plan we can complete, but we’ll see.

Minimalist Development

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Friday, April 26th, 2013 10:13 pm

Is this minimalist enough?

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Streaming!

Posted by
Friday, April 26th, 2013 8:51 pm

Our team is now streaming development on Twitch!  Check us out here.  We have a fancypants Green Screen!

This Theme…

Posted by
Friday, April 26th, 2013 7:12 pm

… is terrible. Did people honestly find this more inspiring than Potato or ANYTHING else?

I’m in!

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Friday, April 26th, 2013 12:27 am

Hello!  I’m a humble game design student, and my friend loadsofmana has convinced me to give the game jam a try.

I’ll be using:

  • Unity3d (Javascript)
  • Notepad++
  • Paint.NET

A previous game I have made in Unity, Pong Fantasy Quest, can be found here.

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Our team will also be taking the Official Potato Challenge, because potatoes are far more delicious than islands or exploration.  Silly themes are entertaining, and what are games for, but entertainment?

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