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About Jezzamon (twitter: @jezzamonn)
Wow! I can't believe someone's reading this! Send me a tweet or something if you do.
Anyway I'm a guy who enjoys making games. My previous Ludum Dare games are actually pretty good. Weird, huh?
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Thoughts on this Ludum Dare -
- I’m kinda disappointed, but the results seem fair.
- Best ranking: 50th for humor.
- I didn’t focus on a concept and the theme enough.
- My concept was you have 1 arm but multiple tools, you have to find ways to carry tools without your arm.
- Didn’t have enough time to do that!
- Instead I spent time on other things:
- I wanted to include palette swapping and NPCs.
- I’m happy I included them, but I should’ve focused more on a concept.
- I coded everything from scratch, which made things take longer. I’m happy I did that though.
- I received a lot of nice comments
- Thanks to the 71 people who rated my game!
- If you haven’t played it, check out The Visitor.
Thoughts on previous Ludum Dares -
- My best Entry is Mondrianism, doing well in everything except humor.
- Second best would be my first entry, The Good Ship Higgs Boson.
- Super Space Goat Thief Standoff!! is definitely my worst entry, but I only spent a few hours on that.
- My best category has been different every time, interestingly.
- As you can see, there’s a clear trend of… um… well…
See you next Ludum Dare!
Go here to play it! It’s a fairly simple platformer with gravity controls
I made a little level editor a while ago, and now I polished up and released it as a SWF. It’s not super amazing, but it’s completely free and very simple and quick to use.
I remember someone posting about using Note Pad to design levels on a previous Ludum Dare, and I remembered how tedious it is to design anything worthwhile within a text editor, so I’m mainly releasing this so that no-one ever has to do that.
So if you know anyone that’s likely to use a Note Pad or any other basic text program for designing graphical 2D levels, show them this!
So, I’ve seen a lot of games which use, and heard a lot of people talking about different libraries in Flash, such as Flixel, Box2D, FlashPunk, etc. Personally, I’ve only used Flash CS5, with the regular API and no external code, nothing I haven’t written myself.
But a lot of people use these libraries, and they seem to be particularly effective, especially with pixel based games. Furthermore, the regular graphics in Flash is supposedly inefficient, and lags up quite a bit whenever you try and get it to do too much.
So does anyone have any recommendations as to what direction I should take my programming, especially for the next Ludum Dare? I’m not a complete noob, and I have made tile-based games and things like that myself, I’m mainly concerned with efficiency and reducing lag, and also the 48 hour time limit.