Posts Tagged ‘breakdown’

Breakdown Countdown – LD#27 – Complete and Submitted!

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Sunday, August 25th, 2013 6:35 pm

And that’s a wrap!  Congrats everybody who participated!

I’m SUPER-DUPER excited because this is my first ever TOTALLY complete LD entry ever!  I managed to implement, I believe 100% of the features I planned!  I improved the art and sound a bit at the last second, all my controls work, and I’m not aware of any bugs! (I’m sure someone’ll find something…)  Even if I get the lowest rating in the history of LD, I’ll consider this to be a huge success!

I’ve got my code up, but haven’t squished it down into an executable for y’all yet.  I’ll try to do that tomorrow!

I look forward to playing and rating tons of games in the coming weeks, especially since many of them will be short enough for me to test them in slow moments at work.

…Speaking of which, it’s time for me to get some sleep.

Oh right, have a link to my entry!

SHAZAM!!!

I’m “DONE”!

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Sunday, August 25th, 2013 3:51 pm

My game is fully playable and, so far as I can see right now, bug free!  As you can see in this screenshot, though, I need to put the scoring into the game itself – right now it just shows up in the console.  Also still like to redo my temp art… there might be time for it.  Also more sounds?  That’s low priority.  Probably won’t happen.

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Breakdown Countdown update with 2nd screenshot

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Sunday, August 25th, 2013 7:43 am

So I ended up going to sleep at 4-ish last night and not getting back to work until 9-ish.  Just over 10 hours remaining now, and there’s a lot of code left to write. On the down side,  the way I code takes a while to get to a point where it’s possible to really test or see much of anything.  On the up side, once I get to that point, things can come together really quickly!  Hooray robustness!

In the past half-hour or so I’ve finally hit that point!  My parts draw on the screen, and I’ve got about half of the user input handled.  Now all that’s left to implement is the actual game rules for how to attach rocket parts, and then to figure out how to score the game.  I’ll also need some way to display the final score, which will be a burden since I haven’t prepared anything for that.  That comes last though.  Play first, scoreboard last.

Here’s a screenshot of my game with the timer going and my lovely programmer art properly rendering to the screen.  What you can’t tell from this is that I’ve also added a few basic sound effects!  Yay for that!

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Breakdown Countdown, First screenshot ready!

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Saturday, August 24th, 2013 6:05 pm

 

 

 

We’re now half way through the 48 hours, so I thought I’d best share my first screenshot!  Let’s hope the next update involves gameplay!Breakdown Countdown Screenshot1

Sooo… yeah.  I went to bed last night and slept.  I slept a whoooole lot.  I then spent a while today sitting around pondering the theme.  And another while just playing Minecraft.  Finally, about an hour ago I started actual code and art work on my submission!  My self-direction question now is:  How long do I have to work before I end up sleeping again?  Maybe I can somehow pull off 25 hours of straight work?

Anyway!  My game is called Breakdown Countdown!  The back-story goes something like this:

The greatest accomplishment in the history of our people is only seconds away!  We’re finally going into space, to explore the great unknown!  The countdown timer ticks away… Media from all over the globe has swarmed to our space center.  T-minus 24 hours… The World President has arrived to watch the launch in person!  T-minus 1 hour… Our brave astronauts are sealed away in their capsule.  T-minus 10 minutes…  The fuel lines are removed, the hatched are locked, all systems are go.  T-minus 1 minute… WHAT’S THIS?!  Through some cartoonish twist of fate, our mighty space-faring ship has suddenly collapsed into pieces on the launch pad!  It’s too late to stop the ignition sequence!  Quick, send the engineers in the put it back together as best they can!  It’s all riding on their skills now!  T-minus 10 seconds…

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