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While waiting for next LD I’m making a game in between and I have one logic puzzle in it that I somehow feel is too hard. The game is C++/SDL2 but I made a web version (HTML) of the puzzle to make it easier for you to test.
Can you guys try it out and tell me if it’s too hard or not.
You can play it in your browser here:
Ludum Dare 31 was an awesome event for me, the Precise Shot compo entry came out great! Not only did the game come out great, by running the RescueTime application, I was able to breakdown how much time went into development. The reports clearly show what went well and what could be done better for Ludum Dare 32 and beyond.
- Sleeping was the single most time consuming activity: 15 hours 29 minutes.
- Most comfortable with programming, and it shows taking more than 50% development time.
- Future events I should aim to spread this time on content creation, arts and sounds.
- Six hours of development efforts on the second day didn’t make it into the final game.
- 76 minutes spent on twitter, composing 41 tweets.
- The final hour was spent on the art, sounds and counting effects for the results screen.
Check out the results in more detail below: (click the image to make it larger)
I do work at RescueTime but I know there will be people interested in the data above, and maybe some will be interested in using RescueTime to learn about their own productivity and habits. You can sign up for an account at: https://www.rescuetime.com/ or ask any questions you may have about it.
More post-mortem details about Precise Shot can be found here.
I have a new resolution that goes like the following:
Create a new game every week. Work on it from Monday until the end of the week and upload it somewhere, so other people can play it and give feedback.
I have mostly created small games in the past. At least those that I finished were of smaller scope. Right at the beginning when I took the path of the game developer, I knew that I had to take small steps if I ever wanted to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Still, there were projects where I saw more into them, felt more in tune with, wanted more out of it. What happened was they got a life of their own, they grew, ideas nurtured and attracted other ideas, the scope became bigger. All that without having a clear focus, being on my own and still not having perfected all the different fields of the craft.
On the other hand, I had good success with game jams, Ludum Dare in particular, feeling the rush of adrenaline and getting so much done in such a short timeframe.
Two weeks ago, a new thought entered my mind: What if I could take the timespan of a week, a game idea like from a game jam, but more time to spend on polishing it up and creating some kind of content, and still have some free time left in the week to do some other stuff besides creating games? This is of course no new radical idea, other people have done it before or are doing it. But in every creator’s heart is his/her wish to start the biggest work yet, craft his greatest idea, the magnum opus. I have countless ideas for games that would take years to create.
So it was not easy to give in to the thought of just one small (or even tiny) game every week. But two weeks in, I can feel that this decision was right. I am learning things on the fly, I am motivated at the beginning of the day and I do still have some free time for other stuff.
So, onwards, and to glory. 😉
I will post all my games here:
And would love any feedback on my first one, a short adventure game:
Would also like to talk with you about game making on Twitter: https://twitter.com/talecrafter
Hey guys, recently we’re almost release a game for android called Ladyfox, I’m doing this game since 2 weeks ago.
In this game you control a fox and need to collect rabbits and avoid bombs while you falls from the sky. The version that we will launch will be free and will be available on google play in English and Brazil Portuguese languages.
Soon we’ll post more news.
For now here are some images of the game:
A while ago(A long while ago), I created a post called, “Noobing with Batch”. I thought I would revisit batch as it was the first scripting language I ever learn’t therefore it holds a “special place” in my heart :).
Anyway, I am creating a text-based strategy game called “TakeOver”. Essentially, you are a leader of an army. You can be a variety of countries(which is why I require help). I would be looking for a variety of people who would be willing to help. But as well as fighting the frontline war. You will be fighting on the homefront, creating laws, ETC.
So far I only have the menu done, therefore now would be a good time for anyone who wants to make it with me, essentially it’s a blank canvas.
Some things the game features:
- No campaign(“story mode), the game is completely run off your choices.
- “Mods”(DLC), that the player can install to modify the game(Add units ETC).
- Open-source “Code”, so the community can help create their own mods and change the experience to their liking.
- Music or sound effects in game to add a little “atmosphere”, that Batch doesn’t really have.
- Resource’s are required to make certain things(For example, you require lead to create ammunition).
Obviously this will take quite a lot of dedication so only do this if you have the time.
Email: [email protected]
The game is finished and released with a total of 60 levels in the full version and 15 levels for the demo. Actually the platforms released are Windows and Mac.
Now working on the full version for the Flash and OUYA. Linux version when somedoby send me a wrapped using Wine and thinking if finally port to Android/iOS mobile/tablets.
You can buy the game at itchio by only 2.99.
If you can see all the Inkanians process from the mockup until the game release you only have to visit this: http://dev.kronbits.com/tagged/inkanians .
And no more, only if you liked, you know, share the game, reblog, RT,etc 😀
P.D. If you want to review the game or you are a Youtuber and need a review copy send me a request via email(in the homepage), or use any social link to contact me:
Ok, this is going to be weird. Writing a post mortem before the game
is something I never attempted.
And yet, I’m pretty sure what is going to go well and go wrong with
First, I know I will pick up a game I will like, and this is going to
be very helpful. This way I’m going to be very excited about my game
and will be very excited to seee the finished result.
Second, I will overshoot my idea by a countrymile, making it
impossible to create in the time frame of the miniLD. For sure, it is
going to be something so huge and impossible to make and the final
result is going to look like an incomplete mess.
Third, I know that I will interrupt my first idea right in the middle
and I will starting to work on a new idea ex novo, because “it’s so
much better!”, just to finish with a game that is probably worse than
my first idea could have done because of the lack of time.
This is a complete postmortem, and is going to be very accurate when
I’m done with my game. How do I know? Because it looks exactly like
all of my 5 postmortems so far.
Best thing though is that it is going to be a very fun mini ludum dare.
I know because they always are.
Some time ago I started producing electronic music and it is royalty free, so you can download and use it in your projects, trailers, gameplays, games/everything for free, just credit me.
If you want – check my new music blog for latest tracks, maybe you’ll find something for you.
I was originally not going to enter this MiniLD, but then I decided it would be good to hopefully finish a game.
What Went Right:
I came up with a new Idea and deleted my old post-mortem from the day before before it was posted
I made a game
I meant to make this game before, but never got around to it
I had fun making beautiful pixels
What Went Wrong:
The music was less than perfect
The sound was BFXR again
My microphone still does not work
I kept switching ideas, so I may not even make this specific game
I hope to play some good games in this next week!
I have already created a post about my Java Game Dev series, and this is probably the last post I will make about that. I just wanted to publicly announce the series once more, along with the schedule I will be having with it. First off, you can find the YouTube playlist here. Secondly, I will be releasing a video for this series every other day. The first video was published Tuesday, the second was today (Thursday), and the next one will be on Saturday, and so on. The videos are uploaded the night before, and are published at 5:30 AM CST. Thirdly, just some information about the series. I move fairly quickly, though I do explain the concepts you may not know, and I do not explain the concepts you should already have grasped. You should at least understand OOP (Object Oriented Programming) concepts and how Java works in general. You don’t have to know how to create a window, and draw graphics, and get keyboard input, and more advanced concepts as such. I hope to teach many people how to make games, and hopefully, they will learn enough to make a game for Ludum Dare! If you want to learn from this series, I would definitely recommend subscribing, so you can be notified of any new videos. Comment with your questions, and like the series if you enjoy it!
Also, thank you to those who “hearted” the previous post, and those who liked the first video, and those who watched!
See you all in the videos!
Well.. I was pretty sick on last ludum dare. Fortunately, there are lots of jams nowadays! So, i joined GM48! Theme was Death is useful! (what a horrible theme isn’t?) But… I made a little game, and i want to share post compo version with LD community!
Mr. Death has lost his scythe for the third time. His seniors are upset. Now he has to prove that he is still useful and so he uses his magic for killing. When somebody above 70 dies, Mr. Death gains points and a part of the dead man’s soul for regeneration. When somebody below 70 dies, however, Mr. Death loses a part of his power, so the victim could be resurrected. To figure out the age, health or mood, use your omniscient aura. Just move closer to a potential victim.
All controls are in game
At the end of each month we’ll release a assets bundle and more.
Just like the studio fanpage to follow this challenger, Estúdio Vaca Roxa!