Ludum Dare 26
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About Uhfgood (twitter: @https://twitter.com/Uhfgood)
Okay so basically I had my birthday weekend, and turned 39. Was busy from Friday all the way to yesterday. I was going to shoehorn my game into the theme for the jam, however, even that time got usurped.
P.S. I have a laptop with an intel i7 and running windows 7 home, and tested this on firefox and internet explorer, they seem to run well for me, but YMMV. If it runs poorly or slowly please consider the possibility it’s either your computer, browser, or the fact you may be running other programs or things in other tabs – first, and then report to me afterward, thanks (I only say this because I’ve had people tell me something doesn’t work in firefox, and then it does for me so I have no way to reproduce the bug, not to mention eventually it works for them anyways without me doing anything, meaning there’s a number of factors involved that doesn’t have to do with my [lack of] programming skills)
Using my new framework to make a simple choose-your-own-adventure in haxe/openfl.
Edit: Awww, no love for the uhfster.
I decided I would go with a choose-your-own-adventure type game. It’s about a dog who lost his bone! There’s even two surprise endings! So now that I have the story all written up, I’ve decided to start on my implementation.
Here is the intro text:
One day you are walking by a white house on Oak Street. Looking at a small dog that seems a little sad. As you look at him longer and longer you suddenly feel your body start to transform, soon your hands turn to paws and then you’re sitting on the porch of your white house, looking at a man walking down Oak street. You realize what drew you to the dog was the sad look on his face, and now you know why. You’ve lost your bone! Well you can always look for it.
Will have screenshots forthwith
Depending on a few things I’m either going Unity (2d) or adventure game studio. AGS means less people will be able to play. Unity means I won’t be making a standard point-and-click adventure game.
BTW for you Unity users — if you’re just doing 2d there’s a 2d library called FUTILE that’s pretty cool —
Or maybe you didn’t?
It looks like I’m actually going to be able to participate.
That’s right. You don’t need to check your eyesight as you did read that correctly.
I’ll state it again I’m actually going to be able to participate.
October Challenge won.
Okay so I didn’t get an alpha done so I owe 6 people a buck. Hopefully with paypal.
So if you guys have paypal give me a paypal address. If you don’t, we’ll probably have to do via mail. (Or come to some other arrangement, voxel mentioned me writing an OC post-mortem in lieu of a dollar).
voxel – Not paid in full (updated Monday Nov 5th, 2012) – refused dollar –
“voxel> Uhfgood: I dont want your money”
“voxel> i dont want you to bring me down by sending my cash”
“voxel> Uhfgood, I want you to hold onto the dollar so that I can always mention that you owe me a dollar”
SethR – Paid in full (updated Sunday Nov 4th, 2012)
NeiloGD – Paid in full (updated Friday Nov 2nd, 2012)
ratking – Paid in full (refused a dollar, but paid 1.00 for a game from his site (updated Friday Nov 2nd, 2012)
Raimonds – Paid in full (updated Thursday Nov 8th, 2012)
Jedi – had agreed instead of me sending him a dollar that I buy a copy of his first released game, which I agreed to do.
Here it is, folks sloping tiles! — It works, now all I need is gravity and jumping.
Okay so for those not familiar with the bet… I bet people 1 dollar (US) that I could make my October Challenge game to alpha by the end of the month. If I lose I would pay each person who took me up on it 1 US Dollar – in addition to giving them free copies of the finished game as well as all the updates from alpha to finish for free. If I won each of you who participated would pay me a dollar and you would still get all the updates as well as the finished game for a buck. As I see it it’s a win/win for everyone. I had only 7 people take me up on the offer. I think I know why… it’s because I intimated that I would only use paypal. Well I’ve since looked at a number of options and can say that you do not have to pay via paypal should you lose. We will work something out, I’ll either get something that will only take a buck, or we’ll use good old fashioned snail mail, or whatever is convenient for you. If you win we will also work something out there too — it might mean only get a dollar bill through the mail from the U.S. In any case don’t feel you can’t participate because of lack of paypal. Also if you can’t do it digitally I will take paper money in your currency of choice… but that’s if you can’t do it digitally.
if you want to follow the game’s progress just go to my website by clicking HERE!
If you want to read the original Challenge post CLICK HERE!
P.S. I’m still open for accepting participants — just leave a comment to this post to make it official.
Keith aka Uhfgood
Some of you guys know my record of finishing things. Right now I’m working on a Sonic the Hedgehog style platformer. Now it might take 6 – 12 months to get this thing done, so it might not be until October Challenge 2013 that I get anything to sell for a buck. I have a good chance of at least getting first playable by the end of this October, and I might could even possibly squeeze an alpha in by then, so I have a challenge for you Ludum-darians — I’m going to bet you $1 that I can get up to alpha version of my game by the end of October. If I manage this, you send me $1 via paypal, and if I don’t I send YOU $1 via paypal. So basically I get an incentive to get off my butt and get a game done sooner than I might normally. I get a finished playable/sellable game. I get your respect (well maybe — I just mean if I finish something you guys might have a little more respect for me). If I win I get a buck and win the October challenge. YOU get someone participating in LD’s October Challenge, you get a great game that’s actually finished, and if I don’t get to alpha stage, YOU get a whole dollar (US, and paypal only). So no matter what happens it’s a win/win! And to sweeten the pot everyone who bets gets a copy of the finished game, no matter if you win or I win. (What it will mean is if I win you get a great game for a buck, if you win you will get a great game for free and you will get a buck
So what do you say?
Some people suggested they might bet a dollar if I came up with a list of items to complete for this alpha to be completed.
Well let’s see —
full game map created with layout graphics (meaning triangles and boxes and stuff to layout the places Flash can run)
Collision including walking up and down slopes and using momentum to go around loops.
Logical map flipping
I think that about does it, no sound effects or music, and only the basic of graphics — just enough to get the point across.
pps. If you want to take the “bet” please leave a comment below to make it “official”
ppps. To clarify — Whether or not I win or lose you still get a copy of the full version of the game, and any updates from alpha to release!