## LD36 wallpaper

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Monday, August 22nd, 2016 12:41 pm

For anyone using a 329×277 monitor, I made you a wallpaper! You can use it for a little while but remember to credit me!! (If you can’t see the image then someone must have stolen it…)

In the above wallpaper, you see a glimpse of the number line. A number line is a complicated mathematical concept meaning a line of numbers. The wallpaper only features a short bit though, because people have come up with quite many other numbers too (for example, 1, 7264, 25, -1, and goooooooooooogle).

36 is one of the tourist attractions on our sight-seeing trip through the number line. It’s both a square number, a triangular number, and a circular number at the same time. If you have a room consisting of exactly one of them, the sum of the room’s elements is 36 – although no formal proof of this has ever been written.

But if you have two of them chilling out in the same room, their sum is 72, the amount of hours in the LD jam. Coincidentally, 72 divided by two is 36, which has piqued the interest of the international community of angry bloggers seeing a conspiracy everywhere.

Now, if these two 36s couldn’t find a way out of the room, one could insert the other into a phone number to make an international direct-dialphone call to Hungary with the code +36. They could then call Englkyklös “Glxblt” Vasarnàpzsczitzocwek (no relation to the popular car salesman) to ask him about his opinion on the Māori legend about the creation of mankind where 36 gods assembled the various parts of the first human.

Good old Englkyklös would answer in his usual wisdom, paraphrasing a carefully selected contemplative Zen koan: “Would you fucking stop it with these prank calls already? This is the 36th time.”

Meanwhile somewhere else, but still on Earth, a scientist (age 36) returns to his laboratory, deep in the basement of a lucratively funded research complex. He meets with an army major with 36 medals, and they both turn their keys in two 36 secure locks at the same time, opening massive blast doors. The scientist then carries on, putting on equipment he got for free from the Australian basketball team, The Adelaide 36ers.

It’s not protective equipment or anything, he’s just a fan of the team.

The scientist then carries a piece of krypton from the hazardous materials storage using a 36-inch pipe wrench (known colloquially in the American oilfield business as “a 36” – and in Europe as “a 91.44”).

He carefully places the piece on a desk, rips off the warning labels about krypton exposure from the 36 kilograms of explosives someone’s left lying around again, takes out an electron microscope, and zooms in as close as he can get.

Okay, this is weird– Whoops, the microscope was nowhere close to the piece. Hehe, I guess accidents happen even to professionals! The scientist reminisces about the time he lucked out a perfect score of 36 on the ACT tests by just answering questions randomly, and concludes total chaos is the foundation of good science.

After watching 36 videos from the weird part of Youtube to procrastinate, he then adjusts the position of the microscope 36 times before getting it right.

Finally, the results are conclusive: the atomic number of krypton is still 36 today.

But after all this, where does the concept of Love come in? What’s so special about Niels Bohr anyway? And who the hell ordered 36 extra large pizzas to my address? I’m not gonna pay for these, that’s for sure.

Find out, or don’t, AND MORE, as Jwatt does Ludum Dare 36.

## Pre Calculus 10…

Friday, May 27th, 2016 11:36 am

PreCalculus’ symbols really grind my gears sometimes…

Why???

Oh I get it.

`if (!place_meeting(obj_collision) || keyboard_check(ord('P')))`

means if you’re not meeting collision AND IT’S PARALLEL TO THE ‘P’ KEY ON YOUR KEYBOARD.

Yep.

## Kerinova Studios LD27 Report- Hour: 4

Friday, August 23rd, 2013 11:26 pm

The second bi-hourly post has come, and I am really late for it. One hour and 20 minutes late in fact. Oh well. Better late than never, as they always say.

I am starting to get really tired. Ludum Dare started at a fairly bad time for me. It started at 6:00 PM, so by the time Ludum Dare began, I was already wake for like 12 hours. Nevertheless, I continued on for as long as possible. So, what have I gotten done since the last post?

If you remember, during the last post, I had nothing playable. Just some engine level stuff. In the 3:30 hours since then, I have finished most of the core features. I finished about 25% of the assets, and got more done on ideas.

I now have a working menu Which is sort of playable I guess. So goal number 2 finished, Goal number 1 sort of failed.

 I don’t really like this menu background. I will probably change it later.

I don’t however, like the menu. I think it is rather ugly, and will need a revamp later on.

The game itself isn’t playable. I still need to finish the tile, player, and enemy assets. Tomorrow will be a lot of asset work, then debugging all the things I couldn’t test, because I didn’t have assets.

You might say a solution to the debug problem, is to use placeholders. However I hate placeholders. I would rather spend the art time doing something that may end up in the final submission.

Nevertheless, I am making decent progress so far. 42 hours and a half to go.

Before the next post, my goals are:

1. Get sleep.
2. Work on the game in my dreams.

You can follow my live stream at www.twitch.tv/coXine, and my live tweets at www.twitter.com/Kerinova_Xeon

You can follow my Ludum Dare blogs at www.kerinova.blogspot.com

## Plain Savior

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Sunday, June 28th, 2009 4:00 pm

[ Windows only ]

Plain Savior is an interesting little platform game with the usual set of deadly tiles. You are in your company’s building, and suddenly decide to destroy anything and everything you can. (I will definitely expand this game in the future)

Game created by Matthew Shaffer 2009 for MiniLD #10
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Created with Game Maker
Sound FX created with SFXR
Graphics created with MSPaint
Everything was created in 48hrs

Featuring:
7 sound effects
6 levels
3 enemies (One of which is progressively created and stalks you)
4 destructible objects

NOTES
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* Arrow keys to move and jump
* ESC to quit
* R to restart the level (Or just die)
* Jump on stuff to destroy it
* There’s a certain number of people & objects that have to be destroyed
each level, but it’s not revealed. It’ll make a sound effect and activate
the portal when you meet the requirements.
* All statistics are generated after each completed level.

System requirements:
Windows 2000+
DirectX 8+
8-16mb video ram
500 mhz CPU
128mb ram

(These are estimates. May run on less)
If you want to run this from a VM, install DX first or it’ll whine it can’t find a DLL.

Feeling suicidal? Press escape or beat the game, then make your way to the portal on the right side for a rediculously challenging level.

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