Ludum Dare 33
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Did you play Up There?

Posted by (twitter: @OtroraGames)
Wednesday, August 26th, 2015 7:49 pm

If you don’t, you might like to give it a try.

Up There – A Monster’s Tale is a little arcade game where you play as a mosnter that use a trampolin to get his food. Only thing is, his food are in fact little persons living peacefully in their sky village.

This game is more cute that it deserve to be but I think you might like it.

I’m really looking for some feedback so if you find the time, go and give it a look. Don’t forget to say Hi in the comments.

Otrora Games Up Dare Ludum Dare Gamejolt Menu

Otrora Games Up Dare Ludum Dare promo

Otrora Games Up Dare Ludum Dare Credits

 

That was a fun ride as always. If you have the time, take at look a my entry. A cute monster eating little people. What could possible go wrong? …Oh yeah, they have traps!

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-33/?action=preview&uid=32989

Otrora Games Up Dare Ludum Dare Gamejolt Menu

Construct users and #madeinconstruct

Posted by (twitter: @srslycrunchy)
Sunday, May 10th, 2015 9:27 pm

Hello jammers and compoers alike! This is my third Ludum Dare, and considering I wasn’t able to spend much time on my game this time round, I thought I’d focus on judging and contributing more to the community. I figured the best way to do this was by highlighting games and developers that get my attention, specifically other games made using Construct 2, my engine of choice.

I don’t know if people have already been doing this, but id quite like to see champions of other engines picking out their favourites/lists of games made in a certain engine. I believe giving individual engines/methods more visibility and showing what they can do shows the rich amount of choice in game development software available, along with their strengths and weaknesses, and promotes cross-engine discussion. An idea I would love to see in future LD’s is to have a section of the submission box say what engine was used, to make searching easier.

With the above said, heres three of my favourite Construct games in LD32 :

Mechanically Enhanced Nano Unit

BIO FIGHT!

Sirkles

I’ve started using the #madeinconstruct hashtag on twitter to highlight some of my favourite games made in the Construct family, if any of you have any games you make or have played that you’d like to get some visibility, feel free to use it!

 

Hazardisc Post Mortem

Posted by (twitter: @JerryLeeLodbrok)
Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 1:16 am

Hazardisc is a single-screen action/fighting with single player and two player local competitive modes. You can play with the Keyboard or Xinput Gamepads, no need to toggle between the two the game will recognize which input you are using.

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Check out Hazardisc on the Ludum Dare Page Here

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Rotten Fruit of the death Post Mortem

Posted by
Monday, April 20th, 2015 7:31 pm

First time on LD, first game, and i’m glad i’ve already learned a lot on which game i wanted to create. I’ve also learn the hard way that improvising can break what you’ve done for hours. In the end it was somehow difficult to stay focus on what’s important and try not to lose myself in much complicated mechanics as i’m a newbie.

Final result for me? I had so much fun that now i have the “Indie Game Creation” virus and i love that. Let’s work, try things and see you on next LD and games.

If you want to play/rate Rotten Fruit of the death, it’s right here

Stoned Scarecrow

Posted by (twitter: @gillenewnovo)
Sunday, April 19th, 2015 8:36 pm

After sweating until the last minute, my game just leaving without music :(
At least I managed to finish some enemies.
Submission Entry: Stoned Scarecrow

gi56

Running out of time

Posted by (twitter: @gillenewnovo)
Sunday, April 19th, 2015 8:07 am

I’m now in a race against the clock to try to finish. Go go go!
gi6

It’s all for now

Posted by (twitter: @gillenewnovo)
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 7:01 pm

I have done not much yet, but I have already defined the objects that will have present in the game.

gillenew ld32

gillenew ld32

0000 : PRESS Z post-mortem

Posted by (twitter: @theotheralvaro)
Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 10:41 pm

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A bit of context

This was my fourth Ludum Dare and the first time (ever, even outside LD) that I made a game that I actually like. When I say “a game that I actually like”, I mean a game that I would like to play if someone else had made it. Sure, in the past I made some games that I love, but I always had to go around their flaws, disregard game-breaking bugs and just close my eyes on my own mistakes to really enjoy them. In other words, they were my ugly childs.

With 0000, I can finally say that I managed to make a game that I’m proud of, even though it’s far from being perfect or even that great of a game. I think it’s fun (which is the most important part), pretty engaging and people seem to like it, which is a plus. It’s a small first step into actually making decent games.

I pretty much failed during LD30. Here’s what I wrote just before it started  :

 

Pretty excited, once again. To me, Ludum Dare is a way to see and compare what I’ve learned and how much I’ve improved since the last time. I started pretty small, with a funny, but subpar game (Don One). Then, made another game, a lemming-like that was buggy as hell, but cute and people seemed to enjoy the art-style (Daisy’s dog is dead). I think I will stay true to myself : simple, primitive graphics + game mechanics that will allow me to grow and learn as a game developer. I have no other ambitions than having fun and learning, and Ludum Dare has been a great opportunity to do so the last two times I participated.

 

Hey, past self. This is still true. I mean, this Ludum Dare, I went in with the same mentality. Use my already acquired but limited skillset (in game design, art and sound) and try to make the best out of it. 0000 PRESS Z is what came out of that desire. And it was fun to make!

 

Brainstorming and writing ideas for levels on paper

The good

AKA what my last 3 LDs taught me

  • Level design has been a big challenge for me since I started game development over a year ago. With limited sprites and simple mechanics, I succeeded at combining them to create interesting gameplay and difficult, yet rewarding levels.
  • The game style seems to be a big hit with people. I also love it, even though it’s simple as can be. I went with I am capable of doing, and it seems to have worked out.
  • The game feels good. Adding particles here and there and a lot of feedback to the player’s actions really payed off.

 

The bad  

AKA What I didn’t learn yet

  • The movement seems to be a big issue for players. I thought it was on point, but it seems like it might need some more work (more on that later)
  • I didn’t manage to teach the player about the double jump mechanic early enough. Most people seem to discover it by mistake.
  • The sound, while fonctional, is not very expressive and could be improved a lot. Maybe a soundtrack, even, could make the action feel even more frantic. If I had any music skills, I would have added music.
  • The random teleportation, even though it’s the core mechanic to my game, seems to be confusing players. That leaves me with a game design question : Should I give all the answers right out, or let the player figure out the game as he loops through levels? Tough call.

 

What I learned

AKA things I think I understood but maybe not

  • Making the most with very little can be very rewarding and push your creativity.
  • Planning (just enough) is essential. It took me two hours of planning before I even started making the game. I figured out what game I wanted and went with it. It could have failed horribly, but I got lucky this time.
  • Juice matters. Details matter. If you’re making a game that feels fun to you, you’re doing something right.
  • The LD community is a GREAT resource for feedback. You have doubts about your game? I’m pretty sure someone on IRC will be down to talk it out with you.

 

What’s to come and conclusion

With all the positive feedback and encouragement I’ve been getting from the community, I’m considering making an improved version of the game.  Bug fixes, more levels, speedrun mode, highscores, new mechanics and all that good stuff  are amongst the things that are going through my head at the moment(Did anyone say level editor?). It’s still just an idea, but it’s very tempting to make some more evil levels to get the best out of you guys.

In the end, this was a very interesting ludum dare. I learned a lot and gained confidence in myself in the process. I still have so much to learn, but to me, making a game that I actually like is a big milestone.

 

Check out 0000 PRESS Z

OBSIDIAN

Posted by (twitter: @ctbagameclub)
Monday, December 8th, 2014 4:13 pm

 GENE-Z GAMES & TEAM

OBSIDIAN

 

 

Turn the flood of lava in its runway , resist the heat of the cave and search feature in the floods of bubbles that spring from the depths .

PLAY NOW

COMMENT AND VOTE

Finished.

Posted by
Sunday, December 7th, 2014 4:16 am

 

 

Ahhhh, done.

I’m tired. There are some problems that I’m too bleary eyed to fix, but it’s good enough.

Link to entry: here

title

ALL IS LOST

Posted by
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 11:35 pm

The game has a name now: All Is Lost.

Also, end game has been implemented. Need to start doing sound now.

gameover

pretty screenshots

Posted by
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 10:09 pm

So, I had to revise my gameplay concept, because I couldn’t get my head around the systems I was trying to create. Now it is much simpler, you are defending the precious life on a planet being bombarded by big rocks, rather than trying to destroy the life. Although, at the moment, you can still cut down trees with your little hand saw.

Here are some screenshots. Now, I need to implement some kind of title screen and end game. I probably won’t have enough time to introduce more than one weapon, or more than one threat. Would love to be able to implement leveling… might wait until after LD is over to try that.

Here are some pictures:

gameplay_1 gameplay_2

time for sleep

Posted by
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 7:51 am

Hrrmmm, so… after spending a few hours with things not working the way they should have, I haven’t made a lot of progress… but but but…! Here is a nicer screenshot, with a maybe working title attached. Pretty?

Anyway, time for sleep.

killthings

 

back to work

Posted by
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 1:37 am

Back from family stuff. I was able to come up with an idea, that is pretty lame and rough out a basic implementation of the world. Now, just waiting for my files to sync to my desktop PC, and it’ll be back to it.

Here is a screenshot.

okie doke

Posted by
Friday, December 5th, 2014 4:52 pm

Alright, how does this work? I’m going to try to balance familial responsibility (nephew’s birthday) with making some kind of game, maybe.

Being that this is my first Ludum Dare, and I’m no programming genius, I’ll be using Construct 2 for most of this. Bfxr for sound, probably. If I get to music, I’ll most likely use Figure on my iPhone.

This will probably end up being a Jam entry, because I’ll almost certainly run out of time, although I’ll be starting, at least, with the Compo in mind.

But for now, I have to travel by train to the mountainous sticks to perform my duties as uncle.

 

Poot.

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