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My first non-Game

Posted by
Thursday, March 31st, 2016 9:32 am

Hello all,

 

I am new here and I have a non-game i created this month for an Opera House in France. Yes , you’ve heard..

So I would love to get feedback from you all.

 

Here is the link for the game and instructions:

(it won’t read on Chrome)

http://www.opera-orchestre-montpellier.fr/actualite/jeu-genevieve-de-brabant-0

 

Thank you all

Best

Mahana

I want to share something with you guys and get your feedback. Feel free to agree or disagree. But before I continue, I just want to say that I’ve participated in 8 Ludum Dares so far, and they’re what I look forward to, I love them. Ok, now I’ll give my little spiel.

After making your game in the 48/72 Hour Time Limit, we get to check out and Rate other people’s games. When rating somebody’s game, we are allowed to give them x out of 5 stars in 8 different Categories. These Categories include: Innovation, Fun, Theme, Graphics, Audio, Humor, Mood, and most importantly, Overall. I’m going to talk more about the Overall category in a minute. Let me just talk about something else first:

As many of you may have noticed, probably for a while now, your results don’t seem very honest. The results you get may seem surprising, this could be in a bad way, or in a good way. You’re either pretty disappointed, or you’re really happy. This is because you didn’t get a ton of votes (i.e.: ~20-70 votes, which is what a lot of people end up getting). Think about it, there were about 2,800 other games out there. Do you think that with 50 votes out of the 2,800 entries you’ll get a really honest evaluation? You shouldn’t, because unfortunately, that’s not the case.

If 5 people rate your game and they all give you a 5 on Fun, the average would be a 5/5. If 10 people rate your game and 8 of them give you a 5 on Fun, and the other 2 give you a 4, the average would be a 4.8/5. Now the game with an average of 5/5 is ranked higher than the game with an average of 4.8/5. But the game with an average of 4.8/5 should be ranked higher because it had similar scores, and more people played it. Now I’m pretty sure that in the end the game’s categories aren’t ranked based on just the amount of stars given but still, I just wanted to give you something to think about. The rankings aren’t all that honest. I noticed that many of the Top Ranked games only had about ~30-70 votes. You’ll see that the games that got the most votes weren’t up there in the Top 100. But they did, however, have more real honest evaluations, while the others with ~30-70 votes were just lucky enough to get a handful of good ratings which therefore gave them higher rankings. The Top 100 are great games, no doubt, but are they the best out of the 2,800? We don’t really know for sure.

Ok, now I’m going to talk about this Overall category. The site says that your game is ranked overall based on your Overall category ratings. Do you think that we should be allowed to rate the Overall category? The Overall category should be based on the other categories rounded up. The site should give us the Overall Rating, not us. Here’s just one reason why: I’ve seen many people give a game great ratings, like 4-5 stars on every category, and then they would give the Overall category a 3. Umm… What? Shouldn’t you base the Overall category on the other categories? If you gave all the other categories 5 stars, then why would you give the Overall category 4 stars? The Average Overall Rating would be a 5, so give it a 5. But since people don’t always do that, let the Robots do the math and give us the Overall Rating, not the Humans.

I’m not entirely sure how Mike (Founder of Ludum Dare; Support him on Patreon!) can make the evaluations more honest because you can’t just have 2,800 people play all 2,800 games, that’s just ridiculous. But it’s just something to think about.

Give me your thoughts in the comments please.

Thanks for listening!

LD #24 game Feesh now on Greenlight!

Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 11:35 am

Hey fellow Ludum Dare-ers!

Ludum Dare #24 – “Evolution” was my first ever game jam, and during it, I made this game called Feesh. I thought it was pretty neat, so I polished up the game and sent it off to Steam Greenlight!

But now I need a heckton of votes, so I was hoping you guys could help me out!

Here’s a lil trailer:

Thanks for watchin’, and I appreciate any help thrown my way 😀

Feesh on Steam Greenlight. tell your friends maybe 

Time for some screenshots:

 

those damn sharks

Game bundle sale!

Posted by (twitter: @GameGrapeStudio)
Tuesday, December 30th, 2014 5:36 pm

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Hello and welcome to the  Holiday Sale! In this years sale you can get both High Flyer and Robotz for 80% OFF!

Regular Price: $10.00 USD

Sale Price: $1.99 USD

High Flyer is a game where you fly through many different levels while shooting down torrents and taking down anything that gets in your way!

Robotz is a game where you move around the map while taking down waves of robots and collecting coins and ammo! Survive as long as you can!

So what are you waiting for? Get High Flyer and/or Robotz today!

Both High Flyer and Robotz were Ludum Dare games.

Sale:  http://itch.io/s/1091/holiday-sale

High Flyer: http://gamegrape-studios.itch.io/high-flyer

Robotz: http://gamegrape-studios.itch.io/robotz

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Whos wanting some LD #31!

Posted by
Thursday, December 4th, 2014 2:35 am

I cant wairt til LD #31! With little over a day left till LD i am sooo excited! But sadly i will be entering the Jam instead of the LD as we are going to do the very first Brick Built Ludum Dare Team! Also comment if you are also excited! =D

“Quarter Quell” Ludum Dare Week!

Friday, May 3rd, 2013 10:13 am

I have to be honest, I mostly didn’t participate in the last LD because I wasn’t a huge fan of the theme. I know, I suck, but it’s the past now…

….. But now, to make up for my laziness, I am bringing the past back!

Starting this Friday, I’m having a Quarter Quell (#HungerGamesReference). For a week, I will make a game based on one of the 25 first topics, and it would be cool if you guys joined me in this effort! If not, it’s cool lol.

You can pick any topic (or topics) from the random list below. I went to www.random.org/sequences/ and randomly selected 10 out of the 25 numbers:

LDQQ

So the topics are:

Advancing Wall of Doom
Swarms
Build the level you play
Evolution
Preparation — Set it up, let it go
It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this!
The Tower
Infection
Growth … <– “Grow”, also this May’s optional theme for One Game A Month
Roads

I think standard LD rules should apply, minus the week to do it. I plan to do this alone, but you can be in a team if you so desire. If you want to participate, post in the comments of this post your intent to do so… and share your finish products when you’re done!

If any of you decide to participate with me, let’s see what awesomeness we can create!

Troll Games has pretty much finished up our jam and we still have until the end of the day on Monday?!

Man, so much time to polish. Get ready folks.

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A quick preview of the title screen of our game.

Next LD

Posted by
Friday, April 26th, 2013 2:10 am

I’m hopefully in. As usual Java with my own framework (or I might try another framework who knows). GIMP/Inkscape for graphics. I rarely put any sound so usually I don’t use anything :)

I’m in (with some restrictions)

Posted by (twitter: @ThatSamu)
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 5:11 am

I am in!

This will be my second ludum dare, previous was 24 where I made the brain-hurting platformer Dusty Balls http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-24/?action=preview&uid=14709

This time the participation might be tough, because I am going away for the weekend to see some friends and play boardgames and have a good weekend overall, but I’m too tempted to pass the chance to dare the ludum. :)

( (c) www.satwcomic.com )

So, I’m gonna stream through Twitch.tv like before: http://www.twitch.tv/baburo/.

Most of the time you will probably just see some drunk finnish guys playing boardgames and shouting at each other but I hope to squeeze some developing time in there too.

I learned about LibGDX a week ago, so I’m gonna give it a shot, seems like a cool library.
Also it’s time to improve my Java skills which has gone rusty as I’ve been using mainly C# for a few years now.
I might use the tween engine for LibGDX too: https://code.google.com/p/java-universal-tween-engine/.

 

 

Other tools I’m using:

– 3DS Max 9
– Photoshop
– Pickle
– Pyxel Edit
– Musagi
– Potatoes

Have fun everyone!

 

A vote for Potato is a vote for justice

Posted by (twitter: @GlassBottomMeg)
Monday, April 22nd, 2013 10:37 am

I already had people thinking the character in Jones On Fire was a potato, so hell, I’m in for potato. This time, she actually COULD be a potato.

Post LD48 #24 update!

Sunday, February 24th, 2013 3:45 pm

Hello all!

You peeps remember LD #24 with the theme ‘evolution’?

Of course you do!

Well after much time of working on my entry post compo, I put the game live on Kongregate.com!

I’d love it if you could give it a play, and give it a rate! I wouldn’t consider the game to be 100% done, as I plan to keep updating it.

Think of it as kind of a beta test for when I make a mobile version; this way, I can release it with minimal flaws!

 

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Thanks,

Tj

Announcing Spectra, a post compo game.

Posted by
Friday, February 1st, 2013 1:18 pm

Hi fellow Ludum Darers! Just thought I’d let you guys know about my post compo game called Spectra that’s just been released for Mac, PC, Linux and iPad. This game is a more polished and expanded version of my LD24 game EvoCube which managed 76th overall in that compo. The game got a positive response in the comp so I thought I might polish it up for commercial release and here it is. I’ve included some screenshots below from the new version. Check it out by going to http://albedogames.com/spectra

 

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Drum Beat Evolution!!! (LD 24) now on iPhone!

Posted by (twitter: @_CEO__)
Monday, January 28th, 2013 5:19 pm

 

View it on iTunes here.

Ludum Dare 24 was my first time entering the compo and I managed to get a simple game entered just in time called Drum Beat Evolution!!!

See the LD24 Entry here.

It’s a colourful Drum Beat Maker with the added twist of never being able to stop or pause, causing the song to evolve as you go along. I was happy to see that it was enjoyed by those who played it. When I saw that it had come in 8th in the category ‘Audio’ I rushed around telling everyone I knew.

When the compo was over I decided that I would port it to iPhone. I didn’t actually know anything about iOS development. My most relevant experience was C. I downloaded XCode and poked around a little bit and was quite intimidated. I purchased ‘Sams Teach yourself iPhone Application Development in 24 hours’ and started going through the lessons and found by the 6th Chapter/Hour I had learned enough to stumble through making the app.

As most will relate to, this really is the start of the dream for me. Making a steady income to support me through making indie games. I do hope to make many more. If you played the entry and own an iPhone or iPad I hope you’ll check it out and help me get it noticed. It seems like the app store is very overpopulated and it’s easy to go unnoticed.

Drum Beat Evolution!!!!

 

DinoBurgers Postmortem

Monday, December 17th, 2012 11:07 am

Here’s my postmortem of DinoBurgers:

TIMELAPSE: http://youtu.be/mg7LQC7Z0P0

What went well?

  • Gameplay: some friend playtested/gave feedback
  • Making music with Famitracker and FL Studio
  • Not using content generation! (sfxr etc.)

What went not so well?

  • I had to study for my finals this weekend!
  • Time: I really ran out of time, so there is not much extra content…
  • NO GOATS :(

http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-25/?action=preview&uid=18984

Actually looking like something.

Posted by
Sunday, December 16th, 2012 12:35 pm

Woooo. Got some more turrets. Actual things to avoid. Looking like this could actually be fun.

iOS Simulator Screen shot Dec 16, 2012 11.31.52 AM

Gonna have the turrets be placed randomly and have a higher chance the more time crystals you pick up. Also speeding up the actual projectiles.

Next Goal: Time Crystals

5 hours into the ludum and…

Posted by
Friday, December 14th, 2012 10:46 pm

screen_1355549669.05   this is the begining map so far… it needs work but the elephants move and you are the crocodile! You can move about the world and go in the water!

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