About timtipgames (twitter: @timtipgames)


Ludum Dare 35
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MiniLD #58
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MiniLD 49
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MiniLD 45
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Ludum Dare 26 Warmup
MiniLD 41
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timtipgames's Trophies

Persistent Tenacious Determination
Awarded by Jelinib
on December 15, 2015
Tim Patiently Plays Your Game Award
Awarded by jacklehamster
on December 21, 2013

timtipgames's Archive


Posted by (twitter: @timtipgames)
Monday, May 1st, 2017 8:53 am

I wrote a little webapp called LDNotify that uses the new API to check for new comments on your game and creates a desktop notification to let you know if there are any.

It should work in all modern browsers, and Microsoft Edge*. The notifications do not work on mobile, but I don’t think that’s a real use case anyway.

The tab with the page has to be open in the background for notifications to be triggered.

I find it useful while rating other peoples games, maybe you do too :)

Get it here: LDNotify.timtips.com

*If you are using Microsoft Edge, reload the page after giving the permission for notifications to make it work – even in Edge.

Shrunk – Not too bad!

Posted by (twitter: @timtipgames)
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 4:05 pm

Day 1 was pretty good this time! I managed to pin down an idea and got a good chunk done today. As usual a lot to do, but here’s what I have right now:

Hope you are all having a great time! See you tomorrow!

I’m in!

Posted by (twitter: @timtipgames)
Friday, April 21st, 2017 2:43 pm


Still not sure where this is going

Posted by (twitter: @timtipgames)
Sunday, April 17th, 2016 4:55 am

Well … it is what it is, right?

Posted by (twitter: @timtipgames)
Saturday, April 16th, 2016 3:51 pm

I had some trouble focusing today and did some really(!) bad programming, so I decided to finish the day with at least some animations for my vikings.
Lots of vikings with nothing to do but killing other vikings right now.
But lets be honest, that’s what you would expect from a viking, right?. Hopefully I’ll be better tomorrow :)
Hope you are all having fun!

Don’t forget to create backups of your work so far!

In again

Posted by (twitter: @timtipgames)
Friday, April 15th, 2016 11:26 am

Great Keynote!

My 11th LD + a bunch of MiniLDs.
Going to use LibGDX, Artemis-ODB, IntelliJ Idea, Inkscape/Gimp/Pyxel Edit, Universal Tween Engine


CMDR LR available on Android

Posted by (twitter: @timtipgames)
Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 5:12 am

My compo enry “Commander Left Right” is a physics and purely skill based flight game with online highscore.

I ported the game to Android! Would be happy if you could test it and tell me how it works! <3




Posted by (twitter: @timtipgames)
Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 5:27 am

Commander Left Right is a physics and purely skill based flight game with online highscore. There are already people competing for new best times. How about you?

I hope I manage to write up a post mortem for this one as I learned soooo many things that I’d like to summarize at least for myself.
Also have to finish the Android port Soon™



I am pannicking just a little bit …

Posted by (twitter: @timtipgames)
Sunday, December 13th, 2015 11:16 am

So little time, so much to do!

End of day one

Posted by (twitter: @timtipgames)
Saturday, December 12th, 2015 2:48 pm

Two buttons: Thruster left, Thruster right.
Nothing too fancy here, but working and semi-tweaked physics, tilemap loading, game over condition, screen transitions and a solid plan for tomorrow.
Hope you are having a good time too!


1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 … 10 … 10

Posted by (twitter: @timtipgames)
Friday, December 11th, 2015 1:10 pm

I totally messed up my 10th LD anniversary last time and didn’t finish a game for the first time in 10 consecutive LDs that I took part in since I started with LD#24.
I was pretty disappointed, especially because I had something going already, but well. I decided to do it again nevertheless :)

My significant other may join me and create graphics and animations in which case we will join the jam. If she doesn’t, I may do the compo dance.

I will once again use my favorite Entity Component System Framework Artemis-ODB with libgdx, IntelliJ (instead of the usual eclipse) and universal tween engine as well as my base code which you can find here.

Have fun everyone!

Make a Backup NOW

Posted by (twitter: @timtipgames)
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 3:53 am

Just a friendly reminder on the morning of day 2. Make a backup of your game right now and store it on a different device. Just in case! Takes only a few seconds and can save games (pun intended)!

Meanwhile I’ll go on and try to figure out what to do with what I created yesterday :) Have fun!

Animation Day

Posted by (twitter: @timtipgames)
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 3:33 pm

I spent most of the day with animations and fixing bugs in the animation framework I use.
I didn’t get much done in terms of actual gameplay and that’s actually not so good because my scope was already very ambitious.
At least I am kind of liking how things look and even the animations aren’t as bad as they were in the beginning. Who knew humanoids are so difficult to animate! (I kind of did, but yeah …)
I hope I get a minimal version of the actual story implemented tomorrow.
Good luck!

Art Style And Idea

Posted by (twitter: @timtipgames)
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 4:38 am

Concept is written down.
I settled for an art style and drew some elements to see how fast I can pump it out.
These took me ~60 minutes so I should be able to draw enough for my ambitious story line :)

My art concept

10th Anniversary

Posted by (twitter: @timtipgames)
Tuesday, August 18th, 2015 5:55 am

I’m in once again for my 10th consecutive Ludum Dare! I didn’t miss a LD since LD24 and am as excited as always to make a game!

I will once again use my favorite Entity Component System Framework Artemis-ODB with libgdx, Eclipse IDE and universal tween engine as well as my base code which you can find here


One step at a time

Posted by (twitter: @timtipgames)
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 2:00 pm

We are getting somewhere. An hour ago we considered to switch from real-time gameplay to turn based puzzling. That’s LD!

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