## 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.

## Ludum Dare Relax Stream is on. Early start.

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 4:06 pm

Please join today on my stream now.

It’s time to play your LD games live or request to play other LD games.

## Ludum Dare 27 Relax Stream! 10 seconds longer compared to the last LD Relax Stream!

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 11:10 am

Please join me today on my stream around 6 pm PST (-8 GMT) on 8/27/2013 (about seven hours from now).

I will play your Ludum Dare game or one requested, just as I did during previous relax streams.

## Finished!

Monday, August 26th, 2013 6:37 pm

Finally finished my entry for the Jam, Maze of Torment. It’s a game where darkness falls every ten seconds as you try to escape hell. I went through many different game ideas before finally settling on this one, I thought i wasn’t going to finish. I’m really glad I did this compo and I’m excited to play all your great looking entries! Play my entry here: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-27/?action=preview&uid=3824

## UDK – Jam entry – Yay I finished

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Monday, August 26th, 2013 5:55 pm

I am Pretty happy with the end result. It was quite the experience.

## UDK – Jam game, day two

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Sunday, August 25th, 2013 7:10 pm

Today went more smooth than yesterday, though I didn’t put as much effort in today as yesterday.

I got the first steps of my “10 seconds” theme going with the AI and introduced some player side stuff; HUD for the health and ammo, as well as reload animation and magazines that spawn and drop when the player reloads. Tomorrow will be making the level and some final testing to make sure none of the AI is too buggy.

Like yesterday, I put together a time lapse of today’s work:

## The Ludum Dare 27 Relax Stream on Tuesday!

Sunday, August 25th, 2013 5:04 pm

It’s that time again. You know you love it. Join me on my stream at 6 pm PST (-8 GMT) on 8/27/2013 on Tuesday because
I will play LD27 game just as I did during the previous relax streams.

## Going to Start Streaming Again~

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Saturday, August 17th, 2013 12:02 pm

First, I’ll be doing code. Then, once that frustrates me, I’ll be making the sprite sheets for these cool beasts:

The art style is supposed to mimic mosaics. Yep. That’s the excuse for now. Click here to view the stream~!

## Warmup Weekend Update

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Friday, August 16th, 2013 7:54 pm

Going to stop the stream for a bit! Here’s the progress so far:

Mostly concepts! It takes place in Hades. If you want to know when I’m streaming next, follow my twitter @sarydactl ~ .

## Warmup Weekend Starts~

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Friday, August 16th, 2013 5:57 pm

This will be my second Ludum Dare, and my first building from the ground up! I only just became comfortable with java, so this will be my first time using it for a game – v- ; . Graphics will be from SAI, Photoshop, Tiled, and Pyxel Edit (a maybe for those last two). No idea how to do sound effects yet, we’ll see if I know by next weekend! Language is, of course, Java. I’ll probably be peeking over at my cheat sheet for the basics during warm up weekend.

I’m starting the stream with some painting, to help with ideas -v – ; . You can catch me on http://www.twitch.tv/redstone_dust !

## My first Jam – Next Ludum Dare (#27)

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Wednesday, July 24th, 2013 12:40 pm

Hi guys !

I’m Lo-X, I’m a french programmer that try to make some small video games on my free time.

For the first time, I decided to try the next Ludum Dare (#27). The challenge for me is to have something playable within the 48hours.

For the next jam I’ll use C++ and SFML, wich is a great library built on top of OpenGL. You can find more information about it on SFML website.

I’ll also use my own “framework”, just a bunch of tools using SFML in C++. It’s not complete yet but not far from being it. Anyone who wants to use it is welcome to do so. Here is the GitHub link. I’ll update it in some days.

I’ll perhaps make a livestream too, but I never did that so I don’t even know if I have a right internet connection, plus I don’t speak english very well, but I still would like to do it…

If you want, you can find more information about me on my website (french), or on my GitHub account.

See you !

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