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Mobile Indie Game + LD40

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Thursday, November 30th, 2017 5:06 pm

SPD

Our 3 man team at Technomancy is excited to be participating in Ludum Dare #40 this weekend!

Earlier this week we released a redux of one of our first games ever made,

Super Pocket Drillionaire on Android Devices.

Check it out for free if you like and happy jamming!

What i do wrong?

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Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 1:02 am

Hi! Recently i made my second game for Android and publish it in Google Play. Sometime later i saw that it also doesn’t popular as my first game. Why? What i do wrong?

Preface about my last 2 years of development
In winter holydays in 2016 year i learned next books:
Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship – Robert Martin;
Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software – GOF;
Learning LibGDX Game Development – Suryakumar Balakrishnan Nair, Andreas Oehlke.

First step
After it I were start to develop my first real game (not prototype, full with main menu screen, pause and also leaderboard) one and half year ago. I published it in Google Play at 3 march 2017. Game like Pac Man about dormitory life. You need to run away from three girls, eat fruits and other dishes and collect coins.

About development
I were start from class diagram and go towards code over about one month. A lot of time took design. Top-view peoples is were 3d-models. Yes, it took many many time to learn 3D Max, Maya and put it to trash. In the end i chose Poser with standart Assets. After it i were need to animate characters that took also not less time. I animated characters in the same Poser. Next was other parts of design. It was beauty and simple. Sounds was getted from free sounds web resources.

Result
This game has 179 installs after publish, for more half year. Yes, it’s fiasco.
Link in Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.pascalman.dormitoryman

Second step
After my first big game i were join to Ludum Dare #38 with game ‘The Whole truth about Nature selection’. May be you saw it. And it was cool. I received comments and likes. It wasn’t popular, but it in any case was very cool expierence. I joined the Jam, although i wanted to join the Compo.

About development
I used my paper notepad for prototyping, Photoshop for fast design and Processing JS for code. Sounds was record in my kitchen on my Macbook.

Result
2 like on Openprocessing.org, about 700+/2500 place on ldjam.com in total rating.
Link in Openprocessing.org: https://www.openprocessing.org/sketch/422870

Third step
My last game was Simple and Classic Match 3 game. Game about Russian cities sights.

About development
I used Illustrator for design, LibGDX and Java for code, sounds from free sounds web recources.

Result
And after publish, 20 October 2017 it has 3 installs.
Link in Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ru.pascalman.traveljewel

Is there any advises?
I published news on my social media pages and it not working. I used best-practice for Google Play description decoration, made promo video and took good screenshots. It was my big mistake to make not candy Match 3? It’s normal? Maybe my games really not good? What do you think about it?
I will thank you for your any comments and advises.

Our game is live on Steam

Posted by (twitter: @givit_games)
Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 2:48 am

Hello, my fellow developers,

our game THE ADVENTURES OF SAM CARLISLE: THE HUNT FOR THE LOST TREASURE is now live on Steam.

It is a 2D platformer with puzzle elements. You need to help Sam to get his treasure back, but later found out that the treasure has some other value to Sam.

Go and buy it and tell us what you think of it.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/726500/The_Adventures_of_Sam_Carlisle_The_Hunt_for_the_Lost_Treasure/

 

 

JumpGuy

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Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 10:27 am

JumpGuy now on itch.io buy now: https://com456dj.itch.io/jumpguy

The Adventures of Sam Carlisle

Posted by (twitter: @givit_games)
Saturday, August 12th, 2017 11:31 am

Our game THE ADVENTURE OF SAM CARLSILE: THE HUNT FOR THE LOST TREASURE is almost ready for release. The official release will be on Steam the 6 October. Here is our trailer https://youtu.be/2U0er6t0kKU

#RELICSOFPAST is out!

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 11:02 am

Looking for artists for Ludum Dare 39

Posted by
Friday, July 28th, 2017 1:53 pm

Hello everyone!

I’m looking to participate in Ludum Dare 39 and this time hoping to gather a team to work with hopefully over discord, as for me I am a programmer (primarily C# and C++) I will most likely be using either Unity or SDL to create the game (and maybe some other libraries thrown on top).

If you’d like to see my previous work head over to: http://www.wickedstudios.co.uk/pages/games.html

If you’d like to get in contact with me add me on discord at:  Wicked#3867

Thanks in advance

 

Looking for partners !

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Friday, July 28th, 2017 8:03 am

Hi everyone! It will be my 6th LD in a row!

I’m looking for partners for this edition. I can make graphics or/and music.

Feel free to contact me !

Mail : cemailestcool(a)gmail(dot)com

Good luck to everyone!

Sam_Logo

So it has been awhile. We are working very hard on our first commercial release. That is why we would not be able to join the LD JAM this time around.

The game is set for release early October this year. We can’t wait for you guys to try it out.

Here is a picture of “the behind the scenes”.  See you soon.

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I’m in with new challenge

Posted by
Thursday, July 27th, 2017 4:12 am

Hi all, i decide to join this LD but with new challenge. In Jam’s before I was doing some games in Android but for this LD I want to do it with JavaScript. I think it’s a good opportunity to know other language to do games

My question is, Is there any team who is going to do a game in javaScript and have a place for me or if not, any recommendation about a starting point, libraries, tools, blog posts, etc..

Thanks in advance.

Regards!!!
Juanjo

First gamejam and first time developer

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 4:21 am

I‘m a new developer and I’m looking forward to the Ludum Dare event that’s coming up! It’ll be interesting to put all my knowledge together to make a game in a set time, I have high hopes that I(and if my Team decides to join in) will hopefully make one within’ said time period!

 

Not long ago I was looking at things like this and got really jealous that I couldn’t do it as I knew nothing about programming, only took 3 months and I’m intermediate at it (C# and Javascript, I do know HTML and a small bit of Python, also Ruby and C++).

I look forward to trying out the games that get submitted and I hope you guys will also check out my submission when the time comes.

 

It’s nice to see developers from around the Globe come to one place and chill out.

BigJiggly.

Programmer based in Geneva !

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Wednesday, July 26th, 2017 3:39 am

Hello,

My name is Sebastien, I’m a Programmer based in Geneva willing to use Unity3D for the Ludum Dare 39. I would like to meet people around who are motivated to participate to this event !

Good luck everyone! :)

Sebastien

Mini LD anyone?

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Monday, July 24th, 2017 4:48 am

Okay, so we were supposed to arrange a little local jam in which people would gather in one place and we all would have participated in Ludum Dare 39, just to gather people and socialise with fellow game makers, have fun and the same time take part to the LD. The problem is, we were suppose to have it in the end of august, in which we thought the Ludum Dare 39 would be this time, but suddenly we found out its month early, and we just couldn’t cope with that! But we would still want to arrange jam in the end of august. Sooooo…

Is anyone having/going to arrange a mini LD anywhere near the time the real LD was suppose to be? If you are, please let me know, then we could gladly join to it too 😀

If no ones going to already arrange one, then, would there be anyone interested to join mini LD if we arranged it? It would be at the end of august, when i think most of people thought the real LD would be, and it would probably be 48 hours jam like the real LD is. We could come up the theme and all, but before we start anything, we would like to know if people would take part to it if we arranged the thing.

If anyones interested to take part on a mini LD, please comment here so we know how many would be up to it 😀 or if you have any ideas or opinions, let us know.

Translation to Brazilian Portuguese

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 5:43 pm

Hello, people!

My name is Marcus Vinicius and I’m a Brazilian who studied English and Spanish.

I’d like to join who wants to translate a game to Brazilian Portuguese.

Strong hugs!

When will be the LD 39 ?

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Saturday, June 17th, 2017 1:40 pm

I’m a young french developer and i never finish my games because I always start new projects before finishing older ones, lack of motivation.

But a 48H jam like the LD will help me a lot !

Looking for a good game designer to work with

Posted by
Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 4:58 am

I am currently looking for a good game designer to collaborate with on an on-going mobile game development. If you are familiar with Shooty Skies then you have a good idea of what I am looking for.  If you have good game design skills for top down shooters then drop me a line on callie@micazook.com please.

Cheers,

Callier

 

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