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December 5th-8th, 2014

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October 2014 Resources and Opportunities

Posted by (twitter: @mikekasprzak)
Monday, September 29th, 2014 3:40 am

If you’d like to share a resource or opportunity, post a comment or send a tweet to @mikekasprzak (or if you prefer e-mail go here).

Opportunities and Contests

  • PC, Mobile, Web – Independent Games Festival – Highly regarded Independent Games event with cash prizes, due October 22nd! ($100 Fee)
  • PC, Mobile, Web – Games 4 Doge – A Game Dev contest looking to raise awareness of Doge Coin. Due October 31st.

Marketplaces (Mobile)

  • Mobile (Apple) – iOS App Store – iPhone, iPod touch, iPad ($99 year)
  • Mobile (Android) – Android Marketplace – Android phones and tablets ($25 Fee)
  • Mobile (Android) – Amazon App Store – Amazon Kindle Fire Tablets (Free?)
  • Mobile (PS Vita, Other) – PlayStation Mobile – Target the PS Vita (and more) with C#
  • Mobile (BlackBerry) – Appworld – PlayBook Tablet and BlackBerry 10 phones (SDK)
  • Mobile (WP8) – Windows Phone 8 – Windows Phone 8 devices ($19 Fee)

Marketplaces (PC)

  • PC (Windows, Mac, Linux) – Steam Greenlight – Community Voted PC Distro ($100 Fee)
  • PC (Windows & Linux) – Desura – PC Game and Mod storefront with a Steam-like client
  • PC (Windows & Mac) – GOG.com – Classic PC Gaming portal and storefront
  • PC (Windows, Mac, Linux) – Itch.io – PC Game Distribution (Free)

Marketplaces (Web)

Portals w/ Ad share

Licensing/Sponsorship

Payments

Hardware Surveys

Resources

Ludum Dare tray timer

Posted by (twitter: @mintarcade)
Saturday, September 27th, 2014 6:56 pm

Ever wanted tray timer to remind you of the next big Ludum Dare event? Now you have it. I’m giving you small utility for Windows users. Program sits in tray and show you reminding time when you hover with the mouse over tray icon. If you click – small window will appear showing you time to till big event, both beginning and end, can be used for Twitch streams too. Easy to setup for your needs. Enjoy.

Download

Uploading Some Music

Posted by (twitter: @_udo)
Saturday, September 27th, 2014 3:44 am

Over the years I made quite a few tracks for Ludum Dare and other projects. I’m putting them online for anyone to use, so if you find anything you like: go ahead! :)

soundcloud

> On SoundCloud

You should always google yourself

Posted by
Friday, September 26th, 2014 1:55 pm

I Googled myself on youtube and found that my game for the previous Ludum Dare had a gameplay video. Funny, the video was published 4 months ago, but I only found out today.

It just goes to show, that EVERY game can get into a gameplay video (but with LD it helps if it’s short and simple)/

Race Against Time – My game

Posted by
Friday, September 26th, 2014 9:24 am

Hello, I am Tosic and I just started sixth grade :3 so I wanted to celebrate that, and no other way to celebrate but to make a game!

So I made a game for Mini LD #54!

Go and check it out, it is called “Race Against Time”!

Some pictures:

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ENJOY!

 

//Tosic is out

MiniLD54 – Gem RPG Race Thing

Posted by (twitter: @Shensetta)
Monday, September 22nd, 2014 10:51 am

Edit: It’s done! Check it out.

I’m slowly slugging along, so I’m glad the rules are relaxed. I’m putting together a gem matching game with RPG elements. The player is on the left side of the room, and the enemy is on the right. The player will shoot using the blue gems that you match. The white gems will be used for skills. The enemy will shoot you back, so you’ll have to match the pink gems for health. Now its a race to match gems as quickly as possible to take out the enemy before they take you out. I hope I got close enough to the race theme. haha

The title so far is Her Nightmare: Gem RPG

Her Nightmare: Gem RPG

My sprite board is all crazy haha.

Her Nightmare: Gem RPG

My setup consists of:
– Game Maker Studio
– MS Paint + Unused mock up art
– SFXR
– FL Studio

I’ll probably use Abundant-Music.com along with FL Studio for music. You can check out my blog for the whole music process. I’ll also slug my way to the end with all the stuff going on my side of the world. Good luck!

Edit: It’s done! Check it out.

MiniLD54 game submitted! 4-Color Taxi!

Posted by (twitter: @TheShadowBrain)
Monday, September 22nd, 2014 8:23 am

Hey! Try my game!

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http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/minild-54/?action=preview&uid=15287

It was my first time trying something with only 4 colors and I loved making art for this!

Here’s a gif of it early on in development:

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My MiniLD 54 Racing Game Preview : Screenshots and icon

Posted by (twitter: @juaxix)
Saturday, September 20th, 2014 2:51 pm

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Hello, I just wanna share that I have 3 cars and 3 levels already done, with car dynamics and so on, so here you are some screenshots right now

Ship Level

 

Level Gameplay

 

It will have a multiplayer game mode too.

PLAY HERE

MiniLD 54 – The Race to October

Posted by (twitter: @edibletoaster)
Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 5:00 pm

It’s beautiful isn’t it? Admire it. Yes… the excellent craftsmanship, love, care, and attention you put into every detail of the game you just made.

Oh, I’m getting a bit ahead of myself am I? I’m rushing ahead to the good part. Trying to pass all the motivational stuff and get right to…

The Theme of MiniLD 54:


IT’S A RACE!


What Kind of Race?

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Any kind! Racing games can come in many forms.

They can be traditional racing of Vrooom! Vroooooom! around a track and beat your opponents.

You can race to eat as many guavas as you can before the world runs out of them.

Or who knows, what if you make a game that’s made entirely of race conditions and have to hopefully win the game before the game crashes?

Interpret this however you’d like

What Are the Rules?

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Rules are pretty relaxed.  Work with whomever you choose, and whenever you want. Try to only spend 48 hours on it though, but if you really want to spend more, just let everyone know that  in your submission.

Also note: no restrictions on assets and such other than you must have the right to use them.

The Mini has begun and will end on September 29th – 23:59 GMT

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That should give you a day to rest before the October Challenge starts and some time for me to learn color coordination.

So start your Game Engines and get ready to make some great stuff!

[ Browse | Submit ]

 

Little Rainbow Story

Posted by
Friday, August 22nd, 2014 7:39 pm

Concept-Art

I’m in (LD #30)

Posted by
Thursday, August 21st, 2014 1:17 am

I’m in, looking forward to LD30 throughly kicking my butt. First LD, only second Compo. Did complete MiniLD 49, and have been looking forward to my first LD.

Like with the MiniLD I did, I will be starting with a empty text file, and will be using code I developed in the 48hrs. Without the use of any javascript frameworks, no jquery.

Code: Javascript, HTML, CSS

Editors: Notepad++, Brackets

Graphics: Probably SVG Edit (https://code.google.com/p/svg-edit/)

Music: Don’t know if I’ll get to it, possibly FL Studio

Misc Software: Ghost TimeLapse, for capturing a full TimeLapse of the development.

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#SpeccyJam (the ZX Spectrum Game Jam) is back!

Posted by (twitter: @speccyjam)
Thursday, August 7th, 2014 1:05 pm

Hi all,

Just to let you know that the second annual #SpeccyJam is this month, and starts on 29th August 2014

Dev’s have 1 week (29th August – 5th September) to create a ZX Spectrum flavoured game.
It can be for any platform (Browser, HTML5, Flash, Mobile, iOS, Android, PC .. anything), and you can use any game dev tools to create it (doesn’t need to be programmed in machine code and load on a cassette tape or anything like that.)

Just as long as it looks / feels / plays like a ZX Spectrum game, then it is fine!

You must use only the ZX Spectrum colours and resolution, and you can use the “attribute clash” rules if you want to make it look more authentic (but not a strict rule).

For more details about rules and registration (by way of forum), check out http://www.speccyjam.com

Thanks for reading, and hope to see you there!
Cheers
Dave

 

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