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LD9 Entry: boredBuild

Posted by (twitter: @fydo)
Sunday, December 2nd, 2007 5:30 pm

The theme for LD9 was ‘Build the level you play’ so I thought a neat game mechanic would be a board game in which players take turns constructing the board before they play. As it turned out, I was leaving for my honeymoon on the second day of the competition, so I really only had about 24 hours to work on the game.
With this game I did the development a little backwards. After planning a little bit, I usually jump into coding, but this time I did all the graphics first, then did the coding. I may adopt this methodology for future competitions because as I’m working on the graphics, I can think of more ideas and such. :)

boredBuild-screenshot1boredBuild-screenshot2

Graphically, I think it looks pretty good. However, in terms of gameplay, this game is a little boring (as the title may suggest). I think the extra 24 hours would have helped me flesh out the ‘building stage’ part of the game, which would make the resulting game a little more fun.

Game written in Python+Pygame, here’s a zip with a win32 build and source: http://fydo.net/programming/LD9-boredBuild.zip

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