December 14th-17th 2012 :: Theme: You are the Villain
The Crown Jewels Job - Will Edwards - Jam Entry
We wanted to make something that our young kids could play, so the game is deliberately tame and safe, even if the theme is that the baddie is a goodie somehow...
WARNING: includes goats
A few features and lots of polish did not make the deadline. We had to turn off spiders because they could float up the vertical shafts and go in the sky, and the guards are rather simple. Oh for an extra day!
Its a 2D platform game WITHOUT TILES. Please take a look at our level editor and try and see how the engine works. Most of the artwork are true 3D meshes, with a bit of parallax scrolling for the backgrounds. All the floors and walls are defined using free-form lines. We built the whole engine from scratch for this LD, and despite the glitches we're super pleased and relieved to have got such a big project mostly working in the time limit!
We are particularly pleased with the level editor - you can play with that too, although we've disabled 'save to server' mode. We developed the game with a built-in git repo on the server, so everyone could add artwork and levels and so on without having to email everything to a central integrator person and wait for contributions to be uploaded.
The background music uses the old-fashioned audio API, but the sound effects - for jumping, collecting coins, getting hurt etc - use the new HTML5 audio API, which your browser may not support.
Mr War (Wombatica) - gorgeous art, level design
Will - coding
Virgo - generously helped e.g. added the guard patrol logic
background music is "Sneaky Snitch", free by Kevin MacLeod
You must sign in to comment.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you want to place in the final results, you NEED votes. The easiest way to get votes is by rating other games. Judging lasts for 3 weeks following the end of Ludum Dare. For best effect, rate 20 games as soon as possible. Rating more games is encouraged.
MORE TIPS AND DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE
REMEMBER: The “Theme” category is only for the main theme (You are the Villain). Don’t penalize for not using Goats.
TEAMS: Teams entering the Jam should pick a single representative to submit your game, or create a team specific account you can share. We currently do not support Team Voting, but sharing an account and together playing and rating games is acceptable.
NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.
We’ve identified the problem, and should have the page caching bugs fixed for next Ludum Dare.
PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate about 20 games to improve your visibility.
MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs (http://mysite.com/mygame.zip) and you will show up.
MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crash or win condition bugs after the deadline (in a sense, like “porting” to support more players). We also allow “typo” bugs. I.e. A true that should have been a false, a word that should have been a different word, very tiny changes that you would have caught if you had more sleep. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just things you messed up last minute. Typos.