About westm (twitter: @west_m)

I am interested in photography, music technology, and computers and have a large knowledge base for the aforementioned subjects. I also like to play piano and guitar among other instruments. I am an amateur photographer, some of my work has been displayed on various news sties including Fox News and Forbes.


Ludum Dare 23

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Posted by (twitter: @west_m)
Saturday, December 15th, 2012 6:26 am

I didn’t get up too long ago… Just making a start. My last Ludum Dare I made a game called Motherboard City, and you played as Chip. I came up with the character Crisp, Chips British evil twin. You see what I did there?! =D Anyway, here’s some food to keep me going.

You can follow my progress on @imwestm / Last.fm / Liveblog


Posted by (twitter: @west_m)
Thursday, December 13th, 2012 5:23 am

I had a practice last night. I messed up with the drawing of the pipes, but other than that I’m happy with not loosing (I think) any of my Flash skills. Hopefully there will be a theme that doesn’t require too many mechanics, and that I can still make a side scroller.

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I’m most likely in…

Posted by (twitter: @west_m)
Wednesday, December 12th, 2012 2:54 pm

My coding skills are limited, so as long as its something in my range, I’ll have ago =] Here’s where I’ll be working for the jam. I’ll have to have a trip to the shops to get some food and then my desk will be no longer tidy!



Started adding background components – Motherboard City

Posted by (twitter: @west_m)
Monday, April 23rd, 2012 11:35 am

I think I’m doing well, time wise… I think… Just adding the little details and background items. I still have a few more things to draw. Then I’m going to figure out how to make an animation for the ending and I hopefully should have at least one hour to figure out about music/other audio.


Updated swf file – Motherboard City

Posted by (twitter: @west_m)
Monday, April 23rd, 2012 8:19 am

I just updated the game, first one to have actual playable levels =] 9hr 40m left. I’ll be sad when its over, but it’s going to feel nice =]


A quick update – Motherboard City

Posted by (twitter: @west_m)
Monday, April 23rd, 2012 7:13 am

The idea of the game is to escape Motherboard City. You play as Chip, just a little dude jumping his way out of  a dangerous city. You travel around the four corners of the motherboard to reach the open PCI backplate, Chip is dying to reach the outside world.


Motherboard City Poster

Posted by (twitter: @west_m)
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 6:50 pm

I gave up with the game tonight. I don’t have too much to do tomorrow so I should be able to get it done in time =] You can get the full sized version from my Flickr.

A little update on Motherboard City

Posted by (twitter: @west_m)
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 2:38 pm

I’ve finished the main parts of lvl 1,2, and 4. I still need to draw a few things for lvl 3. Then I need to move on to backgrounds and audio and then do an ending animation.


First posts about Motherboard City

Posted by (twitter: @west_m)
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 10:05 am

I kinda forgot to post on this, I’ve been posting on Twitter. This is my first time making a game, and first time using flash for something other than flash websites. Here’s a few screenshots and a little playable demo thingy that really doesn’t have much.


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