Time to Play and Rate Games
Awarded by udo
on August 29, 2013
Chicken Snatch is my second LD entry. I made run run amoeba last year, skipped a couple LDs and now a year later my LD rash was itching!
What was different this year? I was ready! I knew to dream big and focus little. I knew to stock up on things like coffee, deodorant and granola bars. I knew that having no friction in a platform game kinda sucked.
What else was different? It seemed like the whole universe was trying to stop me or tell me to start a country music jam instead. My car’s engine blew immediately after 1300$ of repairs and my hardrive went on my main dev box!!
Lets get to the good stuff..
So I log into IRC and what happens as soon as I log in?
BAM theme in your face! 10 seconds?! why does space never win???
So I high tail it with my artist and Q.A. girlfriend to the coffee shop with the same notepad from last year.
We drink coffee/tea, we talk, we drink, we talk… it comes down to a traffic light administration simulator OR a fox and chicken platformer. hint: this post is not called traffic (game)jam – the inside coupe ~ I just made that up!
Our system is pretty good. I do all the sprite/tile/design/code and she does the fine art, concept art, story boards and QA testing as I update builds. We use trello https://trello.com/b/mLVA6FOS/chicken-snatch to keep organized slightly and she reports bugs and updates stuff on there.
We stay up until 4am and have a rough prototype we release to our friends online
Sunday I wake up super early, finish the tilesets and add a dog.
We break, run some errands that are totally FAIL (more on that later) and then come back and finish the game up. I crank music and design the level and she finishes the congratulation artwork.
So lets postmortem a little
What went well?
What did not go well..
A Very Special Thanks to:
So anyway this was a blast and I did like 10 times better than last year!
So far things are coming together nicely for my jam entry
I made a lot of UI progress today and now I’m winding down playing with tilesets and art. Thanks everyone for your feedback so far!
The feed back so far has been great!
This is how far I currently am with the prototype. ENJOY!!!
Well here is my Day 1 progress. time to power nap! My car engine blew and I have to go car hunting tomorrow morning
Well so far so good.
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I recently (as of last week) made my first sale of a game which I build with impactJS, ported to android with cocoonJS and then uploaded to the market. The entire process took me less than a week, I did however have some minor problems with the cocoonJS port.
If you want any help during October wtih ImpactJS or CocoonJS and android (I don’t have an Ios device yet…) Then I am here for you and your questions.
Usually I am lurking the #impactjs IRC on freenode on the weekends and week nights (eastern US time)
Just send your questions to my twitter if I am not in IRC http://twitter.com/stalkjimmy
If it is impactJS related post in the impact help forum so your thread can be used as reference to future people.
Thanks a ton for reading this and GOOD LUCK!!
I challenge all of you to take the first steps now for October.
Be preemptive !
Right now you did it! You have your game up for LD24 and are under judgement by the community.
Right now you are getting great feedback on your effort and your prize.
While the code is fresh in your head and you already have the gears working start taking the October challenge early.
Maybe not the whole game ready for market, but how about tackle some of the small bugs and features you really wanted to get in and know need to be there in that game.
Create a new Post Compo Branch tonight. Right now. Fix 1 thing add 1 feature. do it before October and get a list ready for then. I have played so many games if I had the money and you were charging me I would be broke.
A lot of you turned in gold.. or at least you turned in lead with a chance. Take that chance. Start now.
It’s pretty hard to win and takes some skill with memorizing the level. Let me know what you think!