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    Guns Rule finished!

    Posted by
    Sunday, May 20th, 2012 5:44 pm

    It’s done!! You can now blast away at monsters with an infinite number of randomly generated guns to your heart’s content. (The guns can do some pretty interesting things, if I say so myself).

    Can you beat my highscore?

         Guns Rule      



    Guns Rule

    Posted by
    Saturday, May 19th, 2012 12:30 pm

    It’s on! I’ve decided to make a protoype of a game idea I had, so please be detailed in your feedback!

    It’s a game about guns. There’ll be tons of attributes and combinations, and lots of monsters to shoot them at.  It’ll have fun sci-fi laser effects too; although I decided to leave out the Lightening attack type.Basically you have fun trying to find the optimal (or the weirdest!) gun. The monsters will have the same guns you can have, too!! Although i MAY give them limitless ammo.

    It’s going to be called Guns Rule.

    Will put up a screenshot when I have something to show; I’m just about to dive into coding.

    Cheers! :)

    UPDATE: It’s working! I still have to hook up being the HUD and improve the monsters and add bosses (and polish), but I’ve got the engine in place!

    UPDATE 2:

    It’s looking cooler now…





    UPDATE: Finally figured out how to get it to let me put up screenshots!! Yay! (It’ll look better when it’s done.)



    Highscore list rankings

    Posted by
    Tuesday, May 15th, 2012 12:53 pm

    OK I just didn’t want my post to be yet another post labelled “results”.

    Coolness    100%
    #89    Humor    3.26
    #90    Theme    3.74
    #213    Innovation    3.39
    #226    Fun    3.19
    #302    Overall    3.19
    #417    Mood    2.70
    #571    Audio    2.12
    #577    Graphics 2.61

    I’m pretty happy about these…except for the fact that I used sfxr for sound effects and did them all in an hour; but I got higher for audio than for graphics! I did go for functionality over looks, but it’s a little embarrasing when you’re an artist.

    I think this was the most fun I’ve ever had in any game jam! I will definitely be participating in the next one.


    Who’s Awesome:

    Posted by
    Sunday, May 6th, 2012 9:02 pm

    I’ve played 100 games, and now I’m doing a post on my favs. (I’ll update it if I find more really good games.)

    Here, in roughly the order I found them in, are my favourite games from this LD:

    Tiny Stomp:   Nice simple 3d graphics, including stomp marks. You stomp on tiny creatures, trying not to trip over your feet or puncture yourself. Very fun, addicting, and easy to pick up! Like the sound fx too.       link
    Invasion of Tiny World: A  good core mechanic that the game revolves around, creative, lots of destruction, great graphics, great audio, an all around winner!   link   
    Fracuum: Awesome! Lots of gameplay, and the zooming thing gives you a sense of the world like  few other games do! Best level design.  link
    Asylum:  Beautiful! A good story AND a great way of telling it that takes advantage of various game elements, just like a videogame story should.  This game is awesome. link 
    Obsolecence: Most polished entry! Also has a really good sense of mood.  link
    subAtomic: Most funny!  link
    Planet Zoob: Best audio!  link
    Tiny Worlds (the one with all the blue and orange): Gameplay isn’t the best…but it has the most stick-in-your-head music by far!  link
     Moon Base: Third most unique mechanic!    link
    Tiny Computer People: Innovative, and relaxing to play! A very cool idea.    link
    Pow! Pow! Pow! Best graphical style! Very nice-looking!  link
    Diety: For simple all-around enjoyability.  link
    Pioneer: Very replayable!      link  
    Dave Is In A Fish Tank: For high replayability, and being the game i played MORE than any other entry!     link    
    Casal Navity: Best readme introduction! (Although unfortunately I couldn’t play it…letdown!)      link
    Going Rogue: For the music, and the great fun I had discovering different ways of causing havoc. Also because it’s a LD entry with random generation!      link     
    Stellar Nurse: Very unique mechanic, fun,  good graphics, good music, all around winner! Second most unique mechanic.    linkety link
    Super Ant Surfer Hero (or some such): Lots of gameplay, feels polished, and the ant is really cool! Deserves mentioning just for the ant companion. Feels very complete.   link
    Evolve: Best combination of simple fun, relaxing to play, awesome graphics, and humour. Lots of games had those, but this one really brought them all together nicely.  link
    Path O Invasion: Best bacteria game!  link 
    Bipolar: Best pychosis game! Really zany. REALLY zany.   link to gender switching madness
    Michael Is Myopic: Best unique mechanic! It’s everything a good core mechanic should be. link
    Overpopulous: Best animated intro! link 

    It’s A Tab: Most innovative take on theme. Play it. You’ll see what I mean.  link  

    Walker: Gnarly! Very cool idea, great execution.  another link  

    TinyTanic: Pure awesomeness!   link 

    If your game is on the list..come and play mine!


    WE DID IT!!!

    Posted by
    Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 6:37 pm

    1024 games and counting!!! Wow!

    I didn’t think we were going to do it. But I dropped my ass at how fast the games came in in the last few hours: At one point I refreshed the page after 10 minutes and saw that 64 people had submitted a game in that period!

    I’m planning to play 10% of the games.  :)  Maybe more!

    PS After exploring, defending, and playing god over all those tiny worlds…how’d you like to toss one around like a basketball? Be the master of Whovilles’ fate! Bwahaha! Two ways to play each of 5 levels, plus a tutorial and intro.



    After exploring and exploitng, play catch

    Posted by
    Saturday, April 21st, 2012 9:51 pm

    This LD is turning out to be really fun so far!

    Looks like a lot of exploration and exploitation/god games are getting made! That’s good, cause I love doing both. :)

    After people have explored all those tiny worlds, they might want to pick one up and toss it around.

    That’s exactly what you can do in my game: My Kid Dropped The Planet! You can try and get it to safety….or be sadistic and destroy everyone on it before time runs out! (Bit of shameless self-promotion there.)

    Can’t wait to see all the cool games everyone makes this year! :D



    My Kids Dropped The Planet

    Posted by
    Friday, April 20th, 2012 9:08 pm

    This LD is going GREAT! The last few game making jams I participated in taught me a lot. I’m not revealing all the details just yet, but my game is called My Kid Dropped The Planet and is about what can happen when you combine a minature world with a roomful of bored kids. :D

    I also had an idea for a rescue team going into a wizard’s laboratory and freeing the results of his shrinking experiments. But I like this idea better.

    Can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with!!


    Woo hoo!

    Intro done, tutorial done, 3 levels done, sound fx done!

    I’ll tell you what its about now: Your mom the evil sceintist captured Whoville…but she had to leave it alone with her kids. Now they’re playing ball with it! You are the guiding hand of Fate, controlling where the kids shoot the ball. Will you be Good..or Evil? There’s two ways to play every level–2 tutorial levels and 3 real levels so far!



    Posted by
    Thursday, April 19th, 2012 5:24 pm

    I’m in!

    (I’ve changed my name from SkullSoft to MadGnomeGamer after making an unfortunate discovery when I Googled skullsoft.


    Hey Bleck you still want to team up?

    Posted by
    Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 3:37 pm

    Are you still interested in teaming up for this LD?

    Let me know!


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