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Posted by (twitter: @CuberToy)
Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 7:07 pm

Oh guys ! I’m thrill with joy and excitement when I see all the comments on my game page.
As I said in previous posts, It’s my first game and I really appreciate all your review and suggestion. Know that I fell in love with Dusty in the past days while I was giving him life. So I’ve decided to put him on a longer journey.

For the LD version of the game, I use Multimedia Fusion 2. Even if I have little experiences with the software, it show some limits to do what I really wanted to do (like an online version, add particles effect and some tweeks on the gameplay). But figuring that out don’t make a programmer of me, so let’s try another Drag’n’drop gamemaker software. Two choices Game Maker or Construct 2… Construct 2 it is !

Why ?
Simply because I want to, since the LD ends. And some of you seems to appreciate the game, enough to wish it was longer, and so do I. Let’s make it happen!
Know that it could take some times since I have no experiences with Construct 2. Plus, I only have the trial version (since I can’t afford the pro one yet, one day maybe, would be cool if I notice I like it a lot). I’ve began setting up the basics but there is still some “meh” point (but I’ll sort it out). Construct 2 seems to have strong bases and export to html5 (wich is great for online game, but not so on potecting my sprite… do I need to protect them ?).

First screenshot !

Thanks again for everything. Such a blast, I think it’s the first time I ever feel that way.

If you haven’t played the LD version, here it is : Dusty’s Adventure

Thanks !!! Ten thousand times ! Thank you !


EDIT : Bonus, the Timelapse of the past week end 😉

Dusty’s Adventure – Timelapse



Almost forgot that part. So…

Good part :
– Release somthing (it wasn’t so sure during the last 5 hours).
– Did some animation, and I’m really proud of the Spider.
– Did a character and a narrative line to go with it.
– Sounds and Music came out not so bad after all.

Bad part :
– Too much time pass on making the animations and arts, forgot to think about levels. My game is really short, it’s not even a game.
– Almost eat and drink nothing during this time.
– MMF2 is really frustrating in his conception.

Bottom line, I draw, animate, make stuff since… well… forever. But this Ludum Dare was not just a competition but a real challenge. Just because even if Ido a lot, I never show anything. With the LD, I had to release it and it was a first. Most of all, it’s one of the first time that I’m proud of something. Maybe that gives a bad image of me, but, I’m just proud of it even with the bugs and shortness of it.

Here it is !

Posted by (twitter: @CuberToy)
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 2:05 pm

Done !

Here is my game page.

I’m a little bit proud of it. Because it’s my first Ludum Dare, but also my first release “game”. Of course it’s short, and not really a “game” but I’m really proud of some of the work I made to get this.

Thanks everyone, Ludum Dare team, the ones who support me these past 48h or so.

Thanks again !

Almost done !

Posted by (twitter: @CuberToy)
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 1:06 pm

So, after a last minute rush, I’m doing sounds effect right now (using object and my voice, in a microphone, in audacity…).
My “game” is not long, not perfect, not really a game, but it’s mys game and I love it !

10pm here, so I still have time to finish and polish it. Hope you’ll enjoy it !

Second screenshot !

Posted by (twitter: @CuberToy)
Saturday, April 21st, 2012 2:23 pm

And that will be all for today !

So,here’s pretty much what I’ve done the last 10 hours (yeah… 10hours, for that !). Tomorrow, I’ll make somethin that look like a level, sounds and music. Oh, and probably an opening cinematic too, just for fun.

See ya !

First screen

Posted by (twitter: @CuberToy)
Saturday, April 21st, 2012 8:28 am

Okay, after freking out like a little girl, here’s my first screenshot.
I have already made all the animation (or, I think I did) now I have to make a game with it. Background and props are not final AT ALL.

May I introduce you Dusty. A little ball of dust who love to enjoy his house, but come a day of violent wind… He’s alone, outside, and want to go home !
Okay, that’s the idea. So, I’ve to work now.

2 hours and… no idea

Posted by (twitter: @CuberToy)
Friday, April 20th, 2012 8:04 pm

Ok, now I’m totally freaked out. I spent the last twho hours seeking wherever I can for inspiration or idea. Once I got one, I notice that I wouldn’t be capable of doing it so I have to think of another thing… Have I mention that I’m totally freaked out ? Yeah ? Great…

So at the moment, neither my timelapse or livestream have began (wouldn’t be interesting) and it’s 5am. So I’ll go to sleep and home for the night to bring me inspiration. Because if it don’t, I guess that what could have been my first Ludum Dare will not. I really hope that I can start somthing soon.

LD is coming…

Posted by (twitter: @CuberToy)
Friday, April 20th, 2012 11:34 am

Ok, almost there guys, my first LD.

I’m excited, but in the same time all stressed out. I have rethough my plans, a lot of things have change now. I’ll probably don’t use Paper or Spriter because some have not pass the test and some are still incomplete (in fact, I haven’t bought every tool for Paper >< my bad).

All I have to do now is waiting (and maybe sleeping for a bit before it start since it will be 3am in France).
But hey ! I’ll be here all the same !

I remind you that I’ll be live here : http://www.twitch.tv/cubertoy
You can come and ask me everything you want and support me. Show me love !

Also, I’ll chat online with some french guys : #ludumdare on irc.philpep.org

Ok so, see you soon and good luck everyone !

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Posted by (twitter: @CuberToy)
Saturday, April 7th, 2012 11:24 pm

In the past week I’ve totally fall in love with Paper by FiftyThree. A drawing application on iPad. It’s simple, nice, get the work done and have a really awesome feeling. So as I wanted to make my game in 2D and use my Bamboo to make all the art. Then I was thinking… why not use this application to make all the art ?

And that the challenge within the challenge that is Ludum Dare (as it’s my first time). So, here’s my useless announcment : I will make all art with Paper by FiftyThree.

Well… not exactly… As I don’t yet have every in-app tool yet I can’t do some things in it (don’t have Outline and Write), and will export the line in Photoshop to colorize. They are taking ideas in consideration so it would also be great to have feature like copy/past sheet (would be great to decompose the character or other for animation) and have at least a second layer before LudumDare. If not, I guess I’ll have to work on photoshop.

As for the animation of all that. I’m considerating using Spriter. If you don’t knoow what is Spriter here’s their KickStarter page. It’s now on beta phase so I must not count on it that much, but it’s really a great software to become. I didn’t yet give anything to them but hope I can (at least $25) before the end of Kickstarter’s founding. You must check it out… now!

Anyway, I’ll say what software I use at the right moment, but that is my plan at the moment.

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Posted by (twitter: @CuberToy)
Friday, April 6th, 2012 12:28 am

Hey, Hi there !

So I’ll try for the first time to make a little game and release it (as it is, good or not… or not). So, what’s better than the 100th Ludum Dare to do so ?!

I’m french and note really qualify to do that but it’s kind of what I like to do since a few years.

My plans are to make a 2D game with Click Team’s Multimedia Fusion 2. I’ll draw, code (sort of, MMF2 style) and maybe even compose (never done this before… I’ll probably tap some button and see how it sounds like). I will also probably make a livecam on twitch or some other service for you to come, see and comment my work. Ask me everything you like and give me some support on these days as I probably won’t sleep.

Engine:Multimedia Fusion 2

Graphics: Paper by FiftyThree (iPad) and Photoshop

Music: Don’t know really… Music Studio on iPad maybe ? BeepBox.co ?

Sound: SFXr probably… and why not record some stuff by myself.

Timelapse: Chronolapse (if I’m doing it)

Live Stream: http://www.twitch.tv/cubertoy

Other Tools: iPad, Pencil, Paper, PostIt, Coffee,Sonic Screwdriver

Sorry for my english, It’s not really that good but, hey, I’m french ! (who cares ?)

Voilà !


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