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I’m in and looking for a team

Posted by
Friday, December 4th, 2015 4:44 am

I’m a programmer using Unity3d but for this LD I want to switch to artistic side and focus on 3d modelling. Therefore, I’m looking for someone to collaborate with. I’m still quite a beginner in modelling but I feel confident enough to try. Besides, I can make a short tune :)

If you’re interested, contact me in skype: yaseng_peng. Btw my time zone is UTC+4, keep that in mind.

Oh, and look at this ant I made 😀

ant_preview

“50 pings of pong” is kinda finished

Posted by
Friday, March 27th, 2015 9:16 am

http://ludumdare.com/compo/minild-58/?action=preview&uid=30018

I went with idea of making several modes of pong which change each other in some sort of “survival” mode. These modes aren’t super original, though two of them can be of interest I think. Currently there are 6 mods besides basic pong.

Enjoy!

pong

 

Ok, I’m out

Posted by
Monday, December 8th, 2014 5:38 pm

I’m a top-tier time waster and won’t be able to finish this before the time-limit.

However, I will try to finish this game in the near future.

Until then, have this screenshot

FearAndLoathingInUnity

Fear and loathing in Unity

Entire game on one screen, they said

Posted by
Sunday, December 7th, 2014 5:32 am
entiregamelol

it will be fun, they said (it’s a gif btw)

I think it’s time to make some bullet hell game *evil laugh* …in less than 14 hours left, ha.

I’m in, for the second time

Posted by
Friday, December 5th, 2014 2:59 pm

Really want to submit in “compo” this time, but kinda doubt that two days will ever be enough for me 😀

 

I’m using:

Engine: Unity3D

Graphics: Blender & Photoshop

Sound/Audio: Propellerhead Reason 5

 

Good luck everyone!

And by the way

snowman

snowman must die

Just an observation about ratings

Posted by
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014 11:01 am

It’s not something totally unexpected, but anyway. It seems that all your ratings can easily be affected by overal impression of your game, and you can get higher theme ratings with higher overall or fun ratings for example. And thinking of it now I’m not even sure I myself was obective enough in my ratings :)

Terror from beneath – Post Mortem

Posted by
Friday, May 16th, 2014 7:35 am
WormSlayer

That’s how one slays worms

(sorry about grammar and over-complicated English)

You can play the game here

It was my first LD and, in fact, my first game. Actually I’ve been playing with Unity quite a long time, and wanted to make some simple game, but somehow I always tend to end up with some abstract and complex idea which is not-so-easy to implement, and do nothing.

So my main goal was to actually finish my entry. And that’s the main thing that went right :) I made it! The main thing that went wrong though is that I wasted too much time.

Idea and general

Underground worms was literally the first thought that came to my mind (and just to mention: I never played death/megaworm).  So I started to make a worm immediately. And all that “worm” part of idea went OK I think.

But when it came to the “player” part I just got stuck. I had some ideas including bombs, some distracting items, using of environment(e.g. some safe stone islands) but didn’t manage to have a clear enough picture of how it should work.

So just to start I made throwing rocks mechanic. I actually made aiming with mouse first =/ and then changed it to  keyboard aiming. The main reason was that I wanted character to throw only ahead, so you have to face a worm  before throwing, but for some reason it felt awkward to me with mouse. Anyway aiming doesn’t make much sense since you don’t have enough time to aim and in general shouldn’t even try.

Really sad thing is that such simple idea as to make more weapons came to me too late. I decided to make some melee and shotgun but only managed to add some halberd-like weapon which actually made it more easy and fun. But it seems that a lot of people just didn’t see it :( so if you’re one of them please just skip to the 4th level and try it! (you can skip level after dying!)

(some response to comments)
Many told me that “it should give some indication where the worm is going to break the surface”, but it doesn’t make much sense given the way the worm moves. The worm tries to reach you so it’ll break the surface exactly where you stand UNLESS you’re moving, then it would surface at some distance from you and more horizontally. And of course you cannot see the worm beneath the surface, because YOU CANNOT SEE WHAT’S BENEATH THE SURFACE, that’s the very idea.

Audio

Since I received a lot of positive feedback about music here is the link to it, just in case.

“Soundtrack” was made relatively fast, I was playing with synths recently and had most of  them already set-up, and music itself… well, it’s so simple and straightforward if you ask me. It sounds EPIC though :) In the middle of the work I thought that it would be great to make a feel of total wormapocalypse, to match the music fully, e.g. add some burning and falling buildings and some people to save :) but I would definitely need at least an artist to do this.

Alas, I didn’t have any time to make proper sounds.

Graphics

There is not much graphics, but graphics took much time. Character took I beileve 2-3 hours overall. I made him twice actually, and have been tweaking come colors and animations every now and then. Worm took over an hour. At least I’m happy with graphics.

Time management

Time management in general is what I’m bad at.
Fist day was productive I think. I made most of the graphics and most worm-related things. But somehow I totally wasted second day. I got stuck with gameplay. After making some gameplay I’ve been spending too much time playing game instead of making it :) So I ended up with the game being far away from finished at the end of day 2 and decided to use 3rd day. Nonetheless there was a lot to do, and all “levels”, sounds and other finalizations were made in last few hours of Jam. I managed to made it just in time of deadline, and it was 5 a.m. for me… such crazy!

Main things learnt

KEEP WORKING! If you’re stuck, switch to other things you’ll have to make, or just try to implement it as simple as you can, but keep working.

Anyway I’m glad that I made it! And I had fun playing your games, can’t wait for another LD!

Meet the Worm

Posted by
Saturday, April 26th, 2014 3:59 am

Not quite sure what i’m doing :)

Finally finished my warmup proj, and I’m in

Posted by
Friday, April 25th, 2014 12:36 pm

 

Somehow my warmup weekend took seven days 😀 I actually planned to make something small, focusing on graphics, but since a’m not an artist i spent pretty mush time trying to come up with something that makes at least “surrealistic” sense.

So here is the link: http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/npgo6u5vxriy9i5/WebPlayer.html

 

This will be my first LD,  and i hope i’ll manage to make it on time, despite me being super perfectionistic :)

I’ll be using Unity3D, Photoshop and Reason5 (for some annoying music), and definitely will focus more on gameplay.

Good luck everyone!

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