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Progress for day 1

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Friday, August 22nd, 2014 11:44 pm

First evening/night is winding down, as my brain is entering “useless mush” mode.


I have an idea, and am fairly committed to doing it. It’s kind of abstract I guess, and I don’t feel super confident the end result will be very good. Oh well, that’s half the fun!

I’m in

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Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 5:34 pm

I am in the middle of re-organizing things so my office (and PC, etc.) are in boxes. I will be working on my 7 yr old laptop.

  • Game Maker (v8.1) for IDE, coding, probably art
  • SFXR/Bfxr for sound
  • Maybe Paint.NET if I need it

My goal is to keep the scope really small since I don’t have the full weekend. Design constraints so far are (probably) a single screen game that can be played on a low res monitor using keyboard and mouse. A point/click puzzle/adventure/something game maybe. We’ll see what the theme yields.

Finished – “Gruffy Guertrouda”

Posted by (twitter: @whilefun)
Sunday, April 27th, 2014 6:23 pm

I got my game finished, but not as finished as I wanted (he said, with an obvious tone) :)


Overall, I am super happy with the game. The textures are minimal (really, very), but the audio turned out okay, and the game is pretty neat and fun I think (I had fun while playtesting).

Give it a play right over here.

Post Mortem, Timelapse, and hand written notes coming tomorrow or so.

*falls asleep at keyboard*

End of Day 2

Posted by (twitter: @whilefun)
Sunday, April 27th, 2014 12:47 am

Made some really good progress today. Gameplay and story are coming together well, I think.


Tomorrow is going to be a mad rush to get gameplay flow code done and textures and sounds in. Oh dear.

Day 1 Progress

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Friday, April 25th, 2014 11:09 pm

Made some great progress tonight. Got all the core interactions working. Still lots to do, but I think this might turn out to be a playable thing by Sunday night.



I’m probably not in

Posted by (twitter: @whilefun)
Friday, August 23rd, 2013 2:05 pm

Not this time, unfortunately. However, there’s a tiny chance I will be around Sunday to hack something together. If that’s the case, here’s probably what I’ll use:

-Game Maker
-SFXR, BFXR, or one of those…and Audacity

Good luck everyone, can’t wait to see what you all come up with!

A small update based on your feedback

Posted by (twitter: @whilefun)
Sunday, May 5th, 2013 1:16 pm

Just a small update to say thanks for all the awesome feedback so far. I’ve created a “post-compo” version of the game, for download here. It includes a number of fixes to small issues/annoyances with the original 48 hour compo version. I’ll be updating my entry page as well to include a post compo version. And in case you missed it, here is my desktop timelapse.







Timelapse and Notebook

Posted by (twitter: @whilefun)
Monday, April 29th, 2013 5:01 pm

Small update – I’ve posted my time lapse and notebook (updated links in my entry page for this, too).


Great looking games so far, everyone. Can’t wait to start playing and rating 😀

Posted by (twitter: @whilefun)
Sunday, April 28th, 2013 7:02 pm

Entry submitted, right over here.


I think this is my favourite LD48 entry ever. Maybe one of my best games ever. I am really proud of it. I hope you enjoy playing!


Also, my timelapse and notebook are coming soon (probably tomorrow).

Counting Down

Posted by (twitter: @whilefun)
Sunday, April 28th, 2013 3:26 pm

I’ve got all 15 of my levels done, and now it’s time to add music and sound effects. FUN!

Posted by (twitter: @whilefun)
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 11:01 pm
Level Select Menu

Level Select Menu


I’ve got my level selection menu, 10 levels, and end game completed. I am running out of steam fast for tonight, so I think it’s time for sleep, or at least rest for my brain :)


Tomorrow’s focus will be locking down art style (not happy with some of it at the moment), creating sounds, an icon and splash screen, and maybe creating some more levels if time allows. I hope to have 15 levels for the end of the weekend.


Time for bed.

Posted by (twitter: @whilefun)
Friday, April 26th, 2013 11:49 pm
Progress so far :)

Progress so far :)

Time for bed, some decent progress so far I think.

I’m in

Posted by (twitter: @whilefun)
Friday, April 26th, 2013 2:05 pm

4 hours to go! I’m going to focus on a minimalistic approach to my design this time, and might not even touch my PC tonight. I really want to deliver a very small scope with a good core mechanic that is fun. As always, I will strive for some satire and humor, and adhere to the theme.


I’ll be using the standard issue items from the past:

  • Game Maker 8.1
  • Audacity + SFXR + BFXR + maybe my new fangled Zoom H1 mic
  • Paint.NET + Icon XP
  • Pencil + graph paper

Edit: I should also mention that I may use templates posted on my http://whilefun.com/games.php (font example, tweening example, etc.). Feel free to use these as well!

Good luck everyone! :)

Trying to learn new tech

Posted by (twitter: @whilefun)
Saturday, December 15th, 2012 11:13 am

I am trying to push myself to learn something new technically, while coming up with something half-original. It’s not working, and I am demotivated. Perhaps I should drop out of the compo and refocus in a couple days.

I’m IN!

Posted by (twitter: @whilefun)
Saturday, December 15th, 2012 9:05 am

…for about 4 hours. But still!  Yay! 😀


Missing this one

Posted by (twitter: @whilefun)
Monday, December 10th, 2012 7:20 pm

Unfortuantely, I am unable to take part in LD 25. But, over the last couple days I’ve been playing around and have managed to finish 1 game, and have another one on the go. Both are dead simple and fun. Just keeping up the habit for LD 26 :)

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