About greencow

Took part in Ludum Dare 4 and 6, without completing a game in time.
Submitted a games for Ludum Dare 10, 12, 13, 14, 15 and miniLD 6.
Made games for Global Game Jam 2009-2012.
Lead organizer UCSC GGJ 2013, West coast regional organizer GGJ 2014.
Graduated UC Santa Cruz BS game design summa cum laude and MS computer science in the Expressive Intelligence Studio.
Hobbies not (generally) involving a computer: mountain biking, yoga, philosophy, education, dancing.
C++, Allegro, GameMaker, flxl, opengl, fltk, PushButton


greencow's Trophies



Sophie Houlden says ...

interesting, I'd like to see more levels though, as it is its not really challenging =/

Endurion says ...

Works, but esp. the third level leaves me in the rain as how to actually finish it.
I end up with an free electron at one end all the time ;)

SteelGolem says ...

application config error. talk to benw about this, i had the same probs with his but he fixed it somehow

Deepflame says ...

You should have distributed the runtime DLLs yourself. I tried to download the package from microsoft, but it tried to overwrite my VS2005 dlls. I'm not risking breaking my VS installation over a game.

fydo says ...

Yay, free radicals!

Papper says ...

Fails to launch

mjau says ...

Doesn't run.

Hamumu says ...

I got an error about "side-to-side configuration". Weirdest error description I've ever seen. The EXE was only 20k, so I suspect it wasn't a working copy.

gimblll says ...

Missed some dll (possibly VC2008 runtime libs), couldn't run.

negativegeforce says ...

level 3 has a bug. I stack the 3 2-pair atoms then connect the single atom to one of the 2-pairs and the level is completed. If I connect the 2-pairs one by one the level doesn't complete. Anyways, the game is kinda cool but too short.

TenjouUtena says ...

Didn't run upon initial effort.

drZool says ...

More levels utilising the game mechanics is needed, with more neutrons perhaps?

chaotikZA says ...

Didn't run on my machine: "This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem."

Doubt if that'll be any help though...

philhassey says ...

Didn't run :(

Wiering says ...

Sorry, couldn't run this in Vista.

Archive for the ‘LD #10 – Chain Reaction – 2007’ Category

About Polymerization..

Posted by
Monday, December 17th, 2007 10:18 am

So just to give a bit of background behind the chemistry of my game, here’s the page I used for research:


Basically, the creation of the material we know as vinyl is done by a chain reaction of monomers into polymers (polymerization) initiated by a free radical initiator.

If you have shockwave then this short video (from the above page) will demonstrate the process effectively:


Rapid Polymerization of Free Radicals

Posted by
Sunday, December 16th, 2007 6:54 pm

aka FreeRad

Whew gotta get this in!

3 level rushed release =/ more levels later!

found some free file hosting in the last minute, here’s the file:

(Thanks Jach for offering ftp space)

more to come later, probably my next free day: Wednesday.

freerad screenshot

Edit: If the game gives an error message like “This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.”, you may need to install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 redistributable package, which can be downloaded from:

sleep as a catalyst for a chain of dreams about chain reactions

Posted by
Saturday, December 15th, 2007 3:01 am

Hmm the evening continues! Here’s the first screenshot from my LD10 entry:

hmm wonder what it is!

So far, Friday I worked until 5:30, there was a lame xmas picnic for lunch in which I ate mostly starch. Starch and cookie. My Maia picked me up and I had 1 hour to divert my eyes from 7 hours of videogame testing before 48 hours of videogame programming, the simple act of observing a lamp brings tears to my eyes.

I had a pre-dare snack involving a Tofurkey kielbasa, the best Saurkraut in the universe, and etc. As I delved into the reactorium on #ludumdare, mama maia was making me-a stuffed vegetables, mm mm. Proof!

Also my lack of desk brings this intangible workspace:

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