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Game Progress Day 1 (Ludum Dare 36)

Posted by (twitter: @ToadieTechnika)
Saturday, August 27th, 2016 6:21 am

Hi guys, didn’t post about me joining in the Ludum Dare. And here I am with a new progress (GIF below), featuring placeholder graphics and an initialized gameplay idea. You could get the idea of what I am making for the theme (which was a complicated one for me). Enjoy the weekend and have fun making your games. Good luck to everyone 😀

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Have fun interpreting this…

Made it! “Gallery” is out!

Posted by (twitter: @ToadieTechnika)
Sunday, April 17th, 2016 11:12 am

I know there’s still a lot of hours before the deadline on Compo, but I still got things to do. Yet, I’ll give time to play your games and make a video out of them 😀

Meanwhile, my game’s out on Newgrounds and you can also play it directly here at Ludum Dare (Compo) (the link on Newgrounds can also be found, including the assets and the link for the music I’ve made for it):

Screenshot (2) Screenshot (3) Screenshot8

“Gallery” on Ludum Dare (Click it here!)

Good luck everyone. Have fun.

Day 2, “Gallery” is the name

Posted by (twitter: @ToadieTechnika)
Sunday, April 17th, 2016 5:13 am

It’s about 6:05 PM here in the Philippines, and I am about to throw up LOL… I’ll leave these here for you guys because I’ll do the rest of the contents. Hope you guys are doing well in your games 😀

Hi again menu

Hi again menu

Hello Title

Hello Title

Colors, yeah

Colors, yeah

Now to take a rest…

 

Game Progress Day 1

Posted by (twitter: @ToadieTechnika)
Saturday, April 16th, 2016 10:52 am

It’s about 12:00 AM here in the Philippines, so I’ll post the screenshots and see what I have for today. It should be moving since they’re GIF’s. If it’s not then I’ll update it.

Producing new vertices

Producing new vertices

Producing vertices and shifts.

Producing vertices and shifts.

It produces vertices, shifting a shape and randomize the number of vertices while shifting.

It produces vertices, shifting a shape and randomize the number of vertices while shifting.

Now to continue…

Anti – Explosive Babies

Posted by (twitter: @ToadieTechnika)
Sunday, August 25th, 2013 4:00 pm

I’ve skipped one day because of a Team Building and didn’t have a good idea for a game so I’ve spent just one day on making this and put the “10 seconds” just right for me. This includes the graphics, and audio (YEAH! Music and sounds xD). I’m glad that I’ve made to Ludum Dare 27, it’s also my 4th game here at Ludum Dare. I hope you guys will enjoy and like my game 😀

This is the game, I’ve uploaded it at  Newgrounds and Gamejolt, there are also links for the soundtrack and the source file.
http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-27/?action=preview&uid=2043 (LD Page)

Screenshots:

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And some timelapse images worked for the music:

timelapse_music timelapse_music1That’s all! Good luck for the others 😀
*I’ll be posting a post-mortem of my game soon.

 

10:00am Day 2

Posted by (twitter: @ToadieTechnika)
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 7:04 pm

Day 1… I slept so no progress… Thank God I got an idea for the game and I’ll hope that I’ll finish this before this day ends 😀
I know that the theme’s “10 seconds” but still, Let’s go minimalism! XD

Screenshot:

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Let’s go Ludum Dare 27!

Posted by (twitter: @ToadieTechnika)
Sunday, August 18th, 2013 6:56 pm

This is the 4th Ludum Dare that I’ll be entering and as of the past ones, I’m improving a lot on cramming game development and cramming music composing. I want to say I suck on audio yet it’s still the highest rating I get from other people when playing the games I’ve submit here. We’ll see on LD27, I won’t expect anything yet we’ll have fun making games. 😀

My productivity by the way may interfere due to a team building that I’ll be attending this Saturday, yet I’ll try to make a game for LD27. I won’t allow it to conclude without me on it no matter what the theme is 😀

Anyway, my softwares that I’ll be using:
– Construct 2 (Personal Edition, last time I have the free edition and it interfered the game production from its limitation. Thank God I have the better version)
– Adobe Photoshop
– SFXR
– FL Studio

And that’s all for now. See you guys at LD27 :)

MinimalFive Postmortem

Posted by (twitter: @ToadieTechnika)
Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 4:14 pm

It’s been almost a week after I’ve finished the game, so I’m posting on the things that I like and what I don’t like from making the game… Maybe out of boredom.

What went right:
1. Output of the audio
I really got surprised on the output of the audio, because while testing the game, I’m starting to like my own music made with FL Studio. Well, sounds made with SFXR are just easy but also awesome. To be honest, I really suck on composing music and this was the first (serious) music made by me to use in a game, and yeah… 4 short-loops that is. After years of using it and get frustrated on my past outputs, those music used for MinimalFive is a sign… And I’m seeing that a lot of people who played and heard the audio likes it too… I thank for those people who commented the game in terms of audio, because I never expect to have those kind of output even I’ve composed (and even modifying them) for just 2 days.

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2. Effect of “Minimalism” theme
Before the theme was announced, this theme was one of my expectations… Because as I read the themes, I got a lot of ideas when I saw this theme… Not just because of simplicity, I also love trying different art movements for me to see my games in different looks… And it did worked out like how I expect at the execution of the game in terms of the graphics. The effect of the “Minimalism” theme also made me go random… It goes like some random gameplays and some random texts (Yes! This was out of boredom! xD), and I made them as simple as possible… And I was glad that some people get the game and also some even finished it until the end. Thanks to some simple instructions I’ve typed in the game.

What went wrong:
1. Laziness at the 1st day and summer class
I got some advantage when it comes to the time, since the theme announcement here in the Philippines is at 10am so I probably have a lot of time to think and sketch the ideas and somewhat far before I sleep so I stay awake for hours and hours until night. But unfortunately, laziness just hit me… I knew it when I keep on just looking around or just chilling for hours (well, I took breaks, including on eating, breakfast, lunch and dinner… for just an hour) which made me wasted a lot of time. And I also expect to finish the game before Monday because when it comes to my studies, I started to get even lazier on game development and instead doing my studies (as a Multimedia Arts Student at college)… All of this just caused me to cram and stay until somewhat 1am at the 2nd day… And yeah, I was sleepy when I was at class LOL…

2. Limitation of Construct 2 (Free Edition)
To be honest, I hate the 100 events limit on Construct 2 (I’ve used this to make the game)… And that’s the only con that I want to say on this game making software. Anyway, after finishing the 4th game, I only have a very few events (I think around 10) left before reaching the limit. And this made me think that I might not put that shooting part because of it but I don’t want that to happen because for me it will be a boring game all-in-all without it. So I’ve spent an hour to short some events so now I have around 15, and tried to do the shooting part. I wasn’t apart of my expectation of the output but I think I made it simpler than what I expect, but still… It’s wrong for me to change the idea because of the software’s limitation, even around the last hours before deadline…

Conclusion:
I therefore conclude, that I’ve made a simple game even some things gone wrong, I still learned to be conservative. It was still fun making the game and not to forget mentioning this, on the first day, I’ve worked this game outside my home… At Starbucks and at School (thank God the guards allowed me to get in because I just left Starbucks to eat lunch but when I get back all the seats were occupied), and that gave me an experience of a Ludum Dare outside home haha. It was fun after all… And, I also conclude to myself that I’m getting a hang on composing music, for that I’ll learn and practice more and more on it 😀

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Oh yeah about the game, I’ve entitled it MinimalFive because it has a guy who thinks of 5 mini games to work on, and it was visualized in minimalism… Weird isn’t it?… xD

That’s all, oh and for those who want to try it… Here’s the link:
http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-26/?action=preview&uid=2043

And I also uploaded the short-loops used in my game (I might make a longer version of those music, if I get more motivation) if you want to hear them:
http://toadietechnika.bandcamp.com/

Thanks for reading… :)

 

MinimalFive…

Posted by (twitter: @ToadieTechnika)
Sunday, April 28th, 2013 3:08 pm

Yesterday, I’ve spent most of my time just to cram and finish this game (yeah, as well as the audio haha…) and it’s a good that I’ve finished this. Although there’s still time for the rest, I have summer classes (aww) that’s why I’ve crammed this and made this game as simple as it gets to “Minimalism”. I hope you guys will like it and it’s been a weekend for me to make a game and learn more on Construct 2 (Since that was my 2nd game).

This is the game, I’ve uploaded it at GameJolt (The link I’ve used for the LD page), Newgrounds and Clay.io.
http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-26/?action=preview&uid=2043 (LD Page)
screenshot_1 screenshot_3 screenshot_5

Oh yeah, more timelapse images 😀
image1 image2 image3To be honest, I really hate doing the music because at I’m really not good at it… But with faith for God, I’m getting a hang of FL Studio and produced music for the game… I liked the output  of the audio and yeah I was really surprised. Guess I’ll never stop trying it. :)

That’s all… And it’s great for me to be back at Ludum Dare after a lot of LDs I’ve skipped. Thanks guys 😀

Day 1 of making the game

Posted by (twitter: @ToadieTechnika)
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 5:54 am

So earlier, I’ve spend most of day 1 at Starbucks… Since I don’t have much concentration at home when it’s not at night… It’s a good thing I have a design after some self-brainstorming. Oh and as you’re looking at the pictures, you’ll see spoilers xD

My game with be a mashup of some simple gameplay… In minimal style.

And as you can see… I’m using construct 2 😀 … You’ll also see the handwritten notes as well, good luck on reading it hehe. Taken with my cellphone.
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27042013757 27042013758As of now, it’s night here in the Philippines… and I’m still working on the game, so I’ll keep updated as soon as possible.

Going to Ludum Dare 26

Posted by (twitter: @ToadieTechnika)
Saturday, April 20th, 2013 10:04 pm

I’ve missed so many things at Ludum Dare… Last Ludum Dare I’ve submitted a game was at its 19th. And I was inactive or I was doing the game yet didn’t have the motivation to finish it. For now, I’ll be motivated to make a game for Ludum Dare 26 whatever theme it will be… Oh and here are the softwares I’ll be using:

Construct 2
Adobe Photoshop
MS Paint
SFXR
FL Studio 10

That’s all

Good luck in advance to all who are going to make a game.

I’ve updated my game

Posted by (twitter: @ToadieTechnika)
Saturday, December 18th, 2010 4:34 pm

Alright, as the title said, I’ve updated my game because its not good enough for other people.

Here’s what I’ve did for my game:

  • 5 more levels.
  • Few improvements
  • source code’s updated

Want to see what else is there… Play it!

Thanks again guys :)

Some timelapse images of my game

Posted by (twitter: @ToadieTechnika)
Saturday, December 18th, 2010 7:45 am

Hi guys!

I’m done with my game and I’ve also uploaded it on other sites. Anyway, I can’t make the timelapse video so I’ll show you some images instead:

If you want to see all the images, download it at this link: http://www.box.net/shared/h1s4975cf1

Thanks guys! :)

Game’s done!

Posted by (twitter: @ToadieTechnika)
Saturday, December 18th, 2010 2:04 am

Alright, after some rest and work (I’ve rushed this game a bit because I should be working on some other games).

This game is a bit simple and short and also my first game with “real humor”

I’ll be doing the Timelapse video as soon as possible, right now I’ll wait for the submit button if that would happen… I can’t see anything that can allow people to submit their games though…

Take a rest

Posted by (twitter: @ToadieTechnika)
Friday, December 17th, 2010 10:06 pm

After some hours of work… I want to rest, got to work the game later.

Anyway, here’s what my game for Ludum Dare 19 looks like:

Ready for Ludum Dare 19

Posted by (twitter: @ToadieTechnika)
Friday, December 17th, 2010 5:09 pm

It looks like I’m ready for Ludum Dare 19… No matter what theme is, I should make a game for it 😉

Sorry I didn’t made it on Ludum Dare 18, but this time I will… promise guys 😀

I’m on holidays by the way… So let’s rock and roll after the theme of LD19 is on!! XD

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