Archive for the ‘LD #01 – Guardian – 2002’ Category

My First MiniLD70

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Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 8:41 am

Search Treasur In The Cave My Entry For This MiniLD70 ,This Game Is Intended For All People Of Any Age , You Can Play This Game On Windows Or Linux And Also On Android.The Aim Of This Game Is To Discover The Treasure,Follow The Arrows Drawing On the wall To Direct You To The Aim…ENJOY!!! Thanks all.

My Page For Game :

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My Page For Game :

Bug Fixed

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Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 6:47 pm

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My Video Youtube :

In This Video you Find The Link To Download This Game And The Video Gameplay..


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My First Ludum Dare Compo

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Monday, August 29th, 2016 9:43 am

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The Game Is Intended For All People . You Can Play This Game On Windows Or Linux Or Android…

For Your Comments And Points :

Download Link :


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My first non-Game

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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)


Thank you all



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!

Tip Exchange

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Friday, April 17th, 2015 7:53 pm

Ludum dare is coming up in just 15 minutes so every one should be getting ready. I set up a tip exchange in the comments of this post where you can share your tips and tricks that you use in ludum dare! You can also post questions about making your game or how to do certain things in the comments.

Good luck to everyone competing i hope you all do well!

Whos wanting some LD #31!

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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

My Re-LD#1 final results!

Posted by (twitter: @McDaan)
Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 12:32 pm

Alas, I did not finish the game as intended, the gameplay aspects are limited, but I like my village simulator!

And in that capacity I will share my ‘Village Simulator for Guardians in training‘ , with:

  • Over 4 jobs!
  • Birth & Death
  • Mate-seeking
  • Gender-neutral kiddy production! (anyone can make em, but only in pairs)
  • Random names for people & village
  • Seasonal production changes

Re-LD #1 – In a Jam? Make it a Jam!

Posted by (twitter: @McDaan)
Monday, July 14th, 2014 7:49 pm

So my self-set ‘Deadline’ for my Re-LD #1 (doing Ludum Dare #1 on me own, as if it were a LD right now), has passed, and this is the result:

The Theme: Guardian

My game concept: You are a guardian spirit for a small starting town, you can curse & bless the villagers to assist them in their struggles, and the pending Demon Invasion that only you know about.

Progress: As usual, my concept was way too big for the time given (about 1.5 days, sorta a 36 hours LD) Plus spent time on things that are not really that important, like name generators, and prettier models, instead of a 2D solution which might have been faster.
I got a nice little economy simulation going, where villagers pick a job, a house to live in, age, consume, and start reproducing. But I need to beef up player involvement, or it is just a village-watching-game.

The decision: I could say that this is my deadline, tough luck, and stop the game devving. Or I can say that I am doing a ‘Jam’ instead of a ‘Compo’ (though I don’t think there was a ‘Jam’ for LD#1 ;)), and allow myself one additional day.

I like the concept enough to stretch it a bit, and give myself 6 additional hours tomorrow to wrap things up.


Firing up the thang: Re-LD #1

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Sunday, July 13th, 2014 6:39 am

I got some time off this week to work on game-devving, but I need to re-spark that game dev thang after a kind of summer-break doing other fun stuff™.

Ludum Dares & other jams usually fire that right up, but there are no Jams going on right now.


I am re-doing old Ludum Dares I never participated in!

First up:

Re-Ludum Dare #01 – theme: Guardian
Deadline: Mon 14th 23:59
(grace period: 03:00, since I always use those)

Next up (if I enjoy this method):

Re-Ludum Dare #02 – theme: [Unknown]
Deadline: Wed 16th 23:59
(will only look up the theme on Tuesday, for that real LD-feel)

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014 8:40 pm
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Uhfgood’s LD Catchup For LD #01 “Guardian”

Monday, March 28th, 2011 9:48 pm

Now a new LD catchup is upon me so I turn to the Guardian theme.  I’ve decided to spend tonight sort of brainstorming.  I may draw some diagrams some temp-temp art and maybe a mini-design doc, or more like a design outline.  My idea for the Guardian thing may not be new at all.  In fact it’s a take on a well worn game genre, the space invaders type of game.  Well what could you guard in a space invaders game.  The player, “Duh”.  You know those little barriers from the original game that protected you briefly from the shots of the enemy.  Well this time you ARE the barrier and you’re going to protect the “player” which will be some sort of AI-thing.  This game should take approximately 30 hours give or take, but no more than 32 hours.

The Flame Game

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Sunday, March 23rd, 2008 12:47 pm

And so it began…  bluescrn’s first LD48 entry. And probably the best…

The Flame Game (LD48 #1)

It was the start of some recurring themes in my LD entries… 2D tilemaps, too much time spent on particle effects, and a rather loose interpretation of the theme… guarding a collection of arbitrary floating crates from a rapidly spreading fire, by covering them in dripping green goo from a blob character controlled by rotating the world…  Yes, I’d decided very early on I wanted to do some sort of rotating-screen platformy thing, and it gradually evolved into something that very loosely fit the theme…

This is definitely my most fun LD entry to go back and play again – and probably the most complete

The thing I did right was to keep it simple. The level was a simple grid (trivial collision detection), the character was a blob (minimal art effort), simple textures + repeating patterns elsewhere. And fairly simple game logic – which left me time to mess about with effects. And recording some audio, including that most memorable ‘awwww b****cks!’

Freighter Defense Force – LD1 Guardian

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Friday, February 22nd, 2008 8:51 am

Here is a link to my entry for the first 48 hour Ludum Dare competition. It was Freighter Defense Force. Kind of weak, but still one of my better ones.

A screen shot is here:

Gnome Guard

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Monday, November 26th, 2007 11:22 am

Gnome Guard was my entry to LD1 – theme guardian. In the game, you are confronted with a horde of small gnome children, and have to safely guard them home after school.

Gnome Guard

The title screen

Gnome Guard

The gnomes will run towards the green pillar, and avoid the red pillar.

Gnome Guard

But only if they feel like it.

The original download is mirrored here – no idea if the game itself still works: download link

Save The Hut

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Monday, November 26th, 2007 11:16 am

Save The Hut was my very first entry into the world of ‘make a game in a low amount of hours’ compos. It was all about The Hut, and how to Save it from the hut-hungry alien invaders. The player had to make sure The Hut survived for a certain amount of time. To achieve this, stuff could be built, but there was a limit set by the amount of credits available. It played as a mix of RTS and puzzle.


Featuring 10 levels, 8 bit palette graphics awesomeness, developed for DOS using Allegro and DJGPP, it placed about 14th. Its shortcomings seemed to be that people had trouble figuring it out, had real trouble passing level 3 (The Holy Cactuses, which was pretty hard), had trouble running DOS games, and also found ‘hold out for X seconds’ extremely annoying (because it sucks to fail at ‘2 seconds left’ and have to replay the level).

You can download a newer, slightly improved version (for Windows) of Save The Hut as a .zip archive, or as an installer. Or, you could get the old compo version (for DOS).

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