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Tower Defence: LD 40 Warmup Game

Posted by (twitter: @xMrPhil)
Saturday, November 4th, 2017 12:07 pm

Ludum Dare is coming soon, Dec 1 and occasionally I like to uses new techs during the jam. So, I’ve decided to try Gamemaker 2 this time. And in preparation for that I’m going to make a Tower Defence games as a warm up exercise and to familiarize myself with Gamemaker 2.
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Chroma Maze Deluxe – Now Available on iOS and Android!

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Monday, September 25th, 2017 1:07 pm

Chroma Maze Deluxe

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Chroma Maze Deluxe is my newly released game for iOS and Android, where you must swipe through randomly generated mazes to get to the goal as many times within the time limit. The walls of the maze quickly disappear! You can illuminate the path with a double-tap, but doing so also depletes some of your remaining time! Collect power-ups, and try to get to the goal as many times as possible!

Other features include:

  • Unlockable Achievements through Game Center and Google Play
  • High score leaderboard through Game Center and Google Play
  • Unlockable characters – each character plays differently
  • Upgradable power-ups to give you more time and improve your score

Chroma Maze Deluxe is a continuation of my Ludum Dare 31 entry of the same name. Chroma Maze was the first game that I ever made, so this mobile reimagining is very special to me! Please enjoy it!

­čô▒ Download for iOS

­čô▒ Download for Android

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My mobile game, Chroma Maze Deluxe, will be coming to the App Store and Google Play Store on September 25th. Chroma Maze Deluxe is a re-imagining of my Ludum Dare 31 game of the same name, suited for a mobile experience. Chroma Maze is very special to me because it was the first Ludum Dare, as well as the first game that I ever finished!

Please look forward to more on September 25th. :)

 

Posting my game here while I wait for the DDOS to be over

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Tuesday, August 1st, 2017 11:59 pm

So my game is called “Rulesquest” it’s a project I wanted to do for some time but I never got around to start it.

Well I started yesterday and finished a few minutes ago :)

Entropy is taking over the world. Obtain the 5 crowns to restore the order and rule once again!

Controls:
– WASD/arrow keys: move
– Space bar: pick up items/ drop items
– Escape : restart the game (useful if you’re stuck)

Features:
– Auto-attacking
– Levelling up
– 4 bosses with unique AI and dialogue

Play the game here:
http://gamejolt.com/games/rulesquest1/272688
Source code:
http://gamejolt.com/games/rulesquest1/272688

The Ludum dare page:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/u3m8cjthr0ds4wm/RulesQuest1.gmx.zip?dl=0

Carefulzilla – Ready to submit!

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Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 1:50 pm

This is my first Compo entry! Hope everything goes well. I’m just waiting for the LDJam site to accept game submissions to consider myself completely finished.

Carefulzilla

Protect your beloved town against a evil menace that threatens to wipe your beloved people. Just please, try not to destroy anything while doing it.

In Carefulzilla you control giant legs with your mouse, dragging them to make the giant move. Reach the boss at the end and kick his arse to beat the game.

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Salvar

LD Discord

Posted by (twitter: @https://twitter.com/Ieyfo)
Thursday, April 20th, 2017 5:11 pm

Well in gonna make this short and sweet for the 3rd LD in a row we have a discord going feel free to join for the many conveniences discords holds. To all the IRC chatters feel free to stop by and check it out with many members already and a few big names we have fun and enjoy showing progress updates fast a simple.

Here is the invite link.

LD Discord

 

 

Ludum Dare 38 meetup at Newspeak House, London!

Posted by (twitter: @alyphen_)
Monday, April 3rd, 2017 1:11 am

Hi everyone!

Rosa & I are organising a meetup for Ludum Dare 38 at Newspeak House in London.

If you’re in or around London on the Ludum Dare weekend, come jam with us!

Newspeak House

What is Newspeak House?
Newspeak House is a hackspace for politics. Started by Edward Saperia, it is a hub for people who believe that technology has the power to improve society.

We will be jamming in their communal space, a spacious and bright room on the ground floor of the building and a stone-throw away from Shoreditch High Street. If the weather is nice, we can also make use of their terrace.

There will be:

Lightning fast internet speeds
Showers
24 hour access
Free food and drink
Optional self-care activites
Tables and chairs

What to bring:

A laptop and charger
Pens, paper, whiteboards – what you need to get creative
A sleeping bag and a pillow
A matt or blow-up mattress

Please sign up on the EventBrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ludum-dare-game-jam-at-newspeak-house-tickets-32981465451

Money from ticket sales will all go towards providing free food and drink. If you are a student or unemployed and cannot afford a ticket, contact Rosa at r.carbomascarell (at) gmail (dot) com or tweet at her on @moreelen.

Hope to see you there!

New guy here.

Posted by
Monday, March 27th, 2017 5:24 am

Hey people! Introduction, I’m a 13 year old game dev. I’ve been building games since I was 8 and I’m working on some projects with YouTubers like Rong.

Can anyone be kind enough to make me understand a little bit about how things work at Ludum Dare? Thanks in advance ^_^

15 Years of Ludum Dare

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Monday, March 13th, 2017 8:30 am

Well.

I’ve gotten into C# coding recently, and I’ll be honest: I know nothing. I just thought I’d make these little, I dunno, posts of such, like a diary, so I can look back and say “Well I am was an idiot back then”. Just making a post, excited about Ludum Dare 38. I’m not sure if I should stream it or such, but whatever. I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. This is my first Ludum Dare, and it’s going to be my worst. I doubt much will happen. At best I’ll get a couple comments saying I’m an attention whore for posting this.

 

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pip install pygame

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Monday, March 6th, 2017 4:49 pm

A little update for the Ludumdare community about pygame.

Over the last many months a bunch of us has slowly been toiling away at pygame. Remember pygame? It’s an SDL for python, but with a pythonic API.

Seven years or so worth of changes in this little release. What’s changed? Even I don’t know really. Sort of lots, and sort of not much. I’ve been meaning to write a series of blog posts describing things, and will eventually.

But one thing is that it integrates nicely with the python package manager. Meaning games can be distributed to tens of millions of python users with a `pip install yourgame`.

We’ve also been experimenting, and working on other packaging tools. Like windows installers, linux installers, and zero configuration packaging amongst other topics. Alongside this work has been trying to raise awareness within the python community, that yes, game developers and artists actually exist who use python. We’re still here. Plus there’s a new website (well, it’s still in beta testing, but probably will replace the old one any day now). Well, it’s more a continuation of the old websites. It’s been an act of slowly migrating old content (the earliest files are from the year 2000). Like all the cool kids, we’re moving to github.com/pygame (fashionably late as usual).

As someone once said Punk’s not dead(and neither is pygame).

38 Special

Posted by (twitter: @xMrPhil)
Sunday, March 5th, 2017 8:32 pm

I was at GDC this past week and learned a lot about an interesting engine called DeFold, http://www.defold.com/. It’s focused on 2D games, and has a lot of features that seem like a natural fit for gamejams:
– small foot print
– fast performance
– runs on HTML5, OSX, Windows, Linux, even iOS and Android
– Hot reloading (replace assets while game is running.)
– Tile editor
– Particle editor
– GUI editor
– Spine support (http://esotericsoftware.com/spine-in-depth)
– Lua Scripting
– Built in editor and debugger, but you can use other IDEs.

I’m going to learn as much as I can by April and try it out for LD38. Does anyone have any experience using it? Any tips or great tutorials I should check out?

See you in April!

Ludum Dare 38 Special

I’m in. <– Is that the new meta around here? Anyways, I’m new around here, just learning the ropes. I’m a pleb at game development and I’ve decided to come to Ludum Dare not only because I have a knack for video games but because I’ve always been a fanatic about game development and the hard work that goes into the games I so furiously rage at. Thanks Terry. I’m excited to play some Ludum Dare game jams and hopefully participate in one once I feel I wont be obliterated by the other amazing works of art people here create. Thanks everyone, you too Mike.

New game jammer

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Sunday, February 19th, 2017 11:06 pm

I’m in. I am trying my hand at game development.

Mostly am interested in public or open-source engines and developing across multiple platforms. Hope to submit an entry for the mini LD on the elympics /scoring theme.

Creating art and music is fairly new to me so I hope to learn a lot by completing a dare! Like many I am also a solo developer, and I appreciate this site for its great utility in highlighting and exposing the challenges that new and upcoming developers face, and for creating a very fun and challenging environment to inspire us to release our creations.

Ludum Dare #38 start time?

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Friday, February 10th, 2017 12:49 pm

What time does this next Ludum Dare start, and in what time zone?

This will be my first one, and I am really excited. I know it says April 21st – 24th are the dates. I also read the rules and FAQ, but I couldn’t seem to find what time zone is used and what time it starts.

Thanks!

 

I’m in!

Posted by
Saturday, January 7th, 2017 6:36 pm

Count me in for the upcoming LD38! Until then, I’m practising… ­čśÇ

I’m in

Posted by (twitter: @adambeedle)
Saturday, January 7th, 2017 4:44 am

I’m in. I read something in the FAQ about needing to do a post like this so if you’re a moderator, I’m human. Looking forward to LD38, but as I’ve never touched game dev properly before now I’m trying to learn before the Jam. If anyone could help, particularly with Unreal Engine (I know not the best choice but it’s what I’m used to) or LD in general message me

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