Archive for the ‘LD #38’ Category

Dots In Space…

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Thursday, July 27th, 2017 1:11 pm

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I’m still working on my game of the last jam over here which I hope to release very soon.

I’m currently adding options for atmosphere settings. There are now well over 200 settings including solar system generation, gameplay settings, physics and lots of visual settings like this.
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All these settings are also used for randomizing everything on the press of a button so every game can be completely new generated. But you can also unlock all the different settings for you to tweak and save as your own custom presets. You can shoot projectiles the size of planets or create massive destructive shockwaves or make the goal to be destroy the most or shoot projectiles that bounce off the planets Peggle style or be on a moon orbiting your planet… there is lots that mixes things up.

In case you never heard of Dots In Space, it is basically shooting whole solar system to pieces while trying to destroy your opponents planet, it share a good amount of resemblance to the Worms games but here you have to take the gravity of the planets and sun in account and if you are not careful your projectiles might come right back to you. Here is the old jam page: https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/38/dots-in-space

Here is how that looks:

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

Programmer based in Geneva !

Posted by
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.

My ludum dare game BackSpace

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 4:58 am

Ludum Dare to Believe! Season 9 : EPISODE 1

Posted by (twitter: @ButtonMasherBro)
Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 1:51 pm

Hey everyone! We are the Button Masher Bros!

We are back and ready to showcase more of your favorite Ludum Dare games!

It’s the season premiere of Ludum Dare to Believe! It’s S:9 Ep. 1!

(May contain strong language)

With so many submissions, there was absolutely no way we could play them all.

Special thanks to our friends at Reddit, twitter, and Youtube who all stepped up to give us suggestions – you guys are the BEST!

If you like the games you see, be sure to check them out on Ludumdare.com and let the developers know what you think!

Today we will be highlighting:

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Title: Holy Shit! A Spider !!!

Category: Jam Entry

Creator: Aurelien (@aurelien)

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Title: A Bombtastic World

Category: Jam Entry

Creator: dennyrocketdev (@dennyrocketdev)
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Title: EAT

Category: Jam Entry

Creator: Mr.McGibblets (@mr-mcgibblets), djfariel (@djfariel), and Sondrian (@sondrian)
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Finally, we’d love to hear what you think!
You can comment on the episode linked above, comment in this thread, or tweet us at:

@ButtonMasherBro – Show account

@MathBlasterRitz – Chris

@SuddenlyZach – Zach

or @jwowBMB – Josh

Thanks Everyone and HAPPY LUDUM DARE!

MF100 – Post-Mortem

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Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 3:07 am

If you are bored with gamedev or programming, game jams is a thing you need to try. In october 2016 I found my self bored with c++ madness. Suddenly, I found a blog post about great game jam, that will help you to re-think your skills.

Ludum dare is one of the worlds largest and longest running Game Jam events. Every 4 months, people make a game from scratch in a weekend.

Sounds neat right?

I though, I will have a try. My first LD (37), I wrote an RPG-kind of game:

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It was my first experience of java game development, I was completely to game jams. Any way, I did a great job, and I was proud of my self, because I did compo first try. Things I noticed:

  • Ascii art is great, but doen’t fit game jams
  • My java framework was buggy
  • I did not have any clue, how to make music

But, what I enjoyed a lot, that I got new inspiration from the jam and the positive feedback from people. It was so lovely, to hear great words about your game!

Streaming

Till the LD, there is always a few streamers, that stream their development. When I saw that on LD 37, I thought, that it would be nice to try this. I wrote a small plugin, witch can be found here. Not the best code ever, and the idea is taken from Drunk Devs on twitch.

The plugin it self is a twitch chat bot, that displays all of the users, that had typed something in the chat, on the screen. And every 7-10 minutes happens a random event, that users can vote for.

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The truth

My stream got 0 viewers :) Strange, isn’t it? Also, my PC was not powerful enough. When the chat bot was active, my PC was lagging so much…

Another way to do this

Next LD (it will be in summer 2017), I will record a time lapse, and post it on youtube. Hope, that it will go better.

Wait, but what about LD 38?

Ah.. it was a complete fail.. First of all, in a few hours before jam, i found pico-8. I thought: “Well, I write a game-emulator, this can fit almost every theme..”. I created a prototype console, and got to bed.

When the theme was announced (it was Small World), I though, that this theme is great for writing an emulator.

The first day went alright. But on the second day, I just did not know, what to do.. I mean, I run out of ideas. My game was not playable enough. There was not enough time to start another game.

I just failed.

By the way, game is here: https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/38/mf100-hack-the-jam

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END

Never start a brain storming before LD. Otherwise, you will fail.. Trust me. Next time, I will use lua + love2d for my game. And no ascii art!!

What’s behind the Wall?

Posted by
Sunday, May 7th, 2017 1:56 pm

And why wouldn’t they let you go out? Play Until Tomorrow to find out!

Breakdown of LD38: Little Fortune Planet

Posted by
Sunday, May 7th, 2017 4:26 am

Demo, Timelapse and postmortem of my game

Posted by (twitter: @doppelgunner)
Saturday, May 6th, 2017 9:00 pm

POST MORTEM [link to postmortem – my blog]

POST MORTEM link

King of The Seals

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Friday, May 5th, 2017 2:57 am

Life is hard when global warming melts your glorious castle, and thus the invasion of the seal peasants. There is only one thing that you can do…

SLAP THOSE PEASANTS AWAY

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Hey everyone, check out this short, and “seally” game we made for this Ludum Dare 38. Promise, you won’t regret playing it!

https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/38/king-of-the-seals

r/RoastMe

Posted by
Friday, May 5th, 2017 2:49 am

Now that I have your attention: please do not. But I need constructive criticism on my entry https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/38/a-giant-called-frederick


What I’d like to know

I know that audio would be great so that’s a no brainer. But how does the game feel to you? Is it fun? What would you personally change in order to make it more fun / more intuitive / more fluid… To make the game better? You can be as brutally honenst as you like – just don’t get insulting.

Big thanks for everyone who follows this call! Anudin

MF100 – HACK THE JAM

Posted by
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 12:37 pm

Vote!

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Big thanks to @vitogaming for his great help with this project

“You thought, you made a game, and end the LD? You are wrong. Now you are going to write a game for me and hack the ludum dare site! Muha ha ha!”

This is a emulator of old console, inspired by pico8. The game goal is to hack the ludum dare server, sitting in a small room, where you have only one tool – your very old pc.

By the way, did you know, that you can write a real game in this emulator?! Try it, that is insane! See the guide below.

Controls

To play the game, just type commands in the shell. If you are confused, you always can type help.

In the menu there are a few commands:

  • help prints help dialog
  • boot start the game
  • about print game info
  • shutdown exit the game

In-game commands

  • mkdir [dir name] creates a new directory with given name
  • dir prints all files in the working directory
  • rm [file or dir] deletes file or directory
  • woman manual
  • tig tig is not git
  • cd [dir] change working directory
  • pwd prints working directory
  • ping important :) ping-pongs a server
  • shutdown exit the game
  • clear clear terminal
  • run [lua script] runs lua script
  • edit [file] opens file for editing
  • gimp [png file] image editor

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Downloads

P.S. If you need your saves directory, it is at $(YOUR_HOME) .MF100

Saldanha

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 10:28 am

“Saldanha” is the name of a subway station in Lisbon, named after the Portuguese Duke João Carlos de Saldanha Oliveira e Daun.
It is also the name of my Ludum Dare Compo entry, which turned to be a psychedelic action rythm-based shooter set in an hypnosis trance.

Vote here:
https://ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/38/$25434

Play here:
https://isaque-sanches.itch.io/saldanha

See more about the real-world station here:
https://goo.gl/Z6gWHR

SUNLESS is here!

Posted by
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017 7:10 am

With judging up, I decided to share our game here too!

Sunless is a puzzle-platformer about small material landscapes, you should check it out! :)

Event Page

Now with AI!

Posted by
Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017 7:13 am

I finally finished a AI for my game Dots In Space…! The game has a good amount of resemblance to the Worms games but it is in space and gravity of planets and the sun are affecting projectiles.

The idea for the AI  was pretty simple, it should not calculate the shots and instead shoot and then adjust based on where it flies to.

Turns out that is much harder then it sounds, while I tried to get AI sane it almost drove me insane. It is now pretty complex and even has basic memory.

There are now 3 difficulties you can choose for the AI, it is default on with Normal difficulty and will shoot as soon as you take your first shot like a real gentleman. You can simply switch if off in the menu for local multiplayer.

New are also a option for indestructible other planets and the option that planets rotate around the sun in both directions.

Here is the download: www.tocogames.itch.io/dots-in-space

Here the jam page: www.ldjam.com/events/ludum-dare/38/dots-in-space

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