Posts Tagged ‘BLDR’

BLDR Postcompo, Coming Soon!

Posted by of Platymuus (twitter: @SpaceManiacX)
Thursday, December 18th, 2008 3:21 pm

I’ve begun work on the BLDR Postcompo version! The general consensus seems to be that this is necessary. I shall also be using the first versions of my LD/game library I’m developing as a wrapper around SDL. I’m open to suggestions! My current list…

  1. New name – Some people seemed to think BLDR was related to towlr, and some vowels would be nice.
  2. Improved graphics – The art was meant to be “temporary”, but all too often in Ludum Dare temp art becomes final.
  3. Modify to use the new library – save code space, etc.
  4. More gameplay elements – at least a few, though I’ll try to squeeze as much as I can out of the basics
  5. The roads – perhaps some changes to the way the road system works
  6. Animations – so when you die you don’t just get teleported back to the beginning
  7. Level editor – level editors are always nice
  8. In-game instructions – in-game instructions are always nice
  9. More levels – of course more levels
  10. Enhanced menus – ways to access all the new features

And I think that’s it about now… time to get going! Comment!

BLDR [tools]

Posted by of Platymuus (twitter: @SpaceManiacX)
Monday, December 8th, 2008 2:44 pm

Forgot to mention the tools I used on BLDR (!

I used Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Express Edition and SDL 1.2.10 (I think). The binary is for Windows, source & graphics & SDL DLL included. Should be compilable on Linux & Mac, I haven’t tried.

I’ll also be seeing if I can get Chronolapse to compile video.

EDIT: That link was broken, fixed now.

EDIT again: the download link was dead. New download link at (thanks to PsySal). Still original compo version.

BLDR [final]

Posted by of Platymuus (twitter: @SpaceManiacX)
Sunday, December 7th, 2008 6:09 pm

BLDR is done! It probably could have used more levels and obstacles, but I think it’s great! Postcompo version will definetly include more levels.

Download it here:

EDIT: I forgot to include it in the instructions, but arrow keys to move and R to restart the level.

Postcompo edit: New download link at (thanks to PsySal)

Looking good!

Posted by of Platymuus (twitter: @SpaceManiacX)
Sunday, December 7th, 2008 12:40 pm

With 7 hours 19 minutes 20 seconds left in LD13, I’m looking pretty good!

The main menu’s still the same, but now there’s a pause menu (of sorts) and some semi-gameplay.

And in that 7 hours 19 minutes 10 seconds left, I just need to add a goal and something to keep you from reaching that goal.

Nearing the end of Day 1

Posted by of Platymuus (twitter: @SpaceManiacX)
Saturday, December 6th, 2008 5:55 pm

The main menu! Yay!

The game. Aww.

Finishing up tonight – pause menu, driving controls

Tomorrow – people that follow you, obstacles, and a goal.

BLDR Concept

Posted by of Platymuus (twitter: @SpaceManiacX)
Saturday, December 6th, 2008 11:39 am

This is the concept for my game, BLDR. You basically have to build roads to guide things from somewhere to somewhere else. With obstacles, and not running over your people.

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