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Go, fish

Posted by (twitter: @mahalis)
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 10:25 pm

Got the art and things from the last post added to the actual game; also tweaked the physics to be a bit speedier. Gameplay-wise I think the only thing I still want to add is an end-game state (right now you still just bounce off the floor) and maybe a “streak” bonus where you get additional points if you’ve hit a ring every time you’ve anchored. From there: sounds (splat when hitting walls, ding when hitting targets), particle effects (if I have time), and then this is good to go.

She’s got moves.

For now, I have drinking to do. ¡Hasta mañana!

Two birds, two stones, only one stone is a fishbowl and the other is fire

Posted by (twitter: @mahalis)
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 9:21 pm

Found solutions to both things I was having trouble with in the last post. First, the physics got really unpredictable and less fun when I had the line attached to Wanda’s mouth—you’d sort of wobble around the place, not unlike an actual fish on a line, which is less fun than this is trying to be. Kinda killed the freewheeling feel. Solution: bowl! Voilà: identical physics to the prototype.

Also: fire! I didn’t like the life-preserver rings I was using as targets earlier, and I don’t know why I didn’t go with flaming hoops in the first place—seems much more traditional. This is what they look like. Drew three separate fire images on the ring; would have done more, but I got tired of it, because, as you can see, I am not an artist. :)

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Gathering Some Kindling

Posted by (twitter: @CScribes)
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 10:10 am

Our team leader made some images to brainstorm! The blocks are pulled from the web though. We’re gonna go with the little blue fire light theme. I’m working on making the flame and sketching some potential enemies. I named the little dude Fia for now. Maybe little water pockets with water tentacles jutting out? Maybe little tornadoes? Adding narrative? Who knows, it all depends on the animator/programmer haha!Fia Photo Dec 06, 11 04 49 AM IMG_06122014_014917 IMG_06122014_014821 IMG_06122014_010438 IMG_06122014_010410

A Flicker of Light in the Darkness

Posted by (twitter: @CScribes)
Friday, December 5th, 2014 11:10 pm

So Ludum Dare 31 has kicked off and I’m excited to see what we can pull off :) Things are heating up over here~ First time I did Ludum I flew solo and it resulted in a horrible first game but, a game nonetheless. Couldn’t finish the mini-jam theme about sharks a while back, so hopefully this will be my second successful dare.

This time I’m working in a team and am excited. Our concept so far is a little firelight that uses a “blink” like ability to illuminate a small circle of light around them. My sketches so far are of genie like characters and mustached flames. I’m not sure if we’re going to make it a single screen going vertically or not. Our team leader says he drew inspiration from “Unfinished Swan” so we’ll see where this goes :D Goodnight for now!

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COCAINE – Text-based game Postmortem

Posted by (twitter: @stigmawall)
Saturday, December 21st, 2013 12:56 pm

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In this post I’ll present to you how I take the decision of make this game, how I deal with (many) problems, why I enjoy the results and what is my next steps after my participation Ludum Dare 28.

But you can play the game here first

Cocaine by @stigmawall

WHAT WENT WRONG?

Everything! I decide to participate in Jam mode, but I want to participate in Compo. A programmer want to participate with me and them I decide to call one friend who is a artist to help us with the assets.

After our brainstorm, we decide to make a game about Trust. In the game you can trust only in one person, and the idea of the game is make the player survive in the middle of a bunch of assassins wanting more money.

The idea comes from the programmer, and unfortunelly he decide to give up in the second LD day. The artist have issues with his PC, and start to work only in Sunday, and I take a day trying to write a story about trust with many choices. Sounds hard even when you try to imagine such a thing. The wost thing in my opinion is the programmer don’t warn anyone about he’s give up. So the artist take all the Sunday night to make the characters sprites… and we can’t use it.

My first failure was let the theme be accepted (my sugestion involoving beer), and after I make it harder in the game mechanics. The withdrawal of the programmer is expected, so I made a plan B: a text-based game with my script done.

My second failure is that I’m not a good writer. I can tell some stories but not using only words, specially in english. This game makes me training my english a little, but I believe it was too earlier to make a text-based game like this. At least I’ll try to write more stories.

And finally, people don’t like to read, and I write a lot in this game. My story have this problem: have too text and nothing seen very important. I will try to improve this storytelling ability.

 

WHAT WENT RIGHT?

The visual for a text-based is AWESOME, i admit it. This experience I got from another game that I made in September, which this same developer let this job to me to do and take vacations.

You can play it here, but it’s only in Portuguese

This experience help me a lot in the visual concepts and ideas. I also have to say thanks for my girlfriend and his sister to help me with the intro video. The video gives to the game a good visual effect that I particularly like in the Start Menu.

With the grammatical errors, I have the help of @TomoAllTheWay, a nice guy who make the copywriting for me. I also have the help of Christina Nordlander to some basic errors that I let it pass. Advices about how the story fails in trying to give the player care with the characters was received too and I want to study more about this technique.

But one think that surprise me a lot it was Twine. This text-based engine is so good to make games, that I take two days to learn it and do the game. I also learn how to use the CSS to control the background and how to improve the game with audio. There’s a lot of things on the internet that you can use with Twine to make a better visual to your game.

The most important lesson that I learned in this LD is: the game sometimes can reflect the reality you live. I try to trust in someone to make a game with me. I let another programmer out of the group to let this one make the development as he want, and yet he doesn’t. I let he decide the theme, and yet he simply give up. Meanwhile when I need someone to make a video in Sunday night, my girlfriend make it. When I need a copywriting Tomo decide to help me. In his work. Choose wisely when you gonna trust in your jobs.

 

WHAT’S NEXT?

Christmas, New Year’s promisses and a lot of work to do in January. I’ll decide my path and simply do it. And you, play the game. It’s harder to do this text-based game than you think.

An update

Posted by (twitter: @IamJacic)
Sunday, December 15th, 2013 6:59 pm

I just realized I haven’t posted an update on the site yet!

I’m making a 2-player co-op fire-fighting game. Fire monsters appear and set trees on fire, and you can spray foam on everything! What could be more fun?

Here’s the title screen:

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Not all the art is in the game, and I also have to add sound effects, actually save highscores, and do more playtesting. I’m glad I’m doing the jam this time! It’s been a good experience.

Perfect Match game post-mortem

Posted by
Sunday, December 15th, 2013 6:19 pm

Final game looks like this:

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It is an asymmetrical 2 player (one with a mouse and keyboard, the other with an Xbox 360 gamepad) 3D fire sim toy thing. You only get one match’s life (if you’re player 1). Water and fire interact in the usual way. Strike the match on the rough rock to start. Points are awarded for tree/ house voxels burnt to the ground. There’s no sound.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32538545/LudumDareFire/WebBuilt/WebBuilt.unity3d

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32538545/LudumDareFire/LinuxBuild.zip

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32538545/LudumDareFire/WinBuild.zip

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/32538545/LudumDareFire/FireLudumDareSource.zip

This was my second ever game jam and I learned lots from this project – obviously fire simulation, but also the particulars of Unity’s particle systems and I’m sure lots of other things I can’t remember now.

Obvious bugs include the match floating up at certain times, due to unity’s physics collider. The match probably shouldn’t float on the water either…

I started lots of things that didn’t go into the final game – independent voxel fire grids that could interact, procedural generation of terrain. I guess the maths was a bit too difficult after nearly 28 hours of programming for my brain! I really shouldn’t have eaten so much sugar. Maybe next game jam I’ll remember!

Firey game update

Posted by
Sunday, December 15th, 2013 6:20 am

Thought of a name: Perfect Match

The gameplay is coming in now: one match can move, and burn itself (also burning the environment). – I want to make it multiplayer, so one player controls the match and has to burn as much as possible, and another player controls a ship with a hose to put out the fire.

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First Day of Firey Island game

Posted by
Saturday, December 14th, 2013 5:34 pm

First every Ludum Dare, decided to make a 3D fire sim – spent a while researching after a lot of lying in, but been working for a few solid hours. Hopefully will get some “you only get one”-match-to-burn-everything-with gameplay going on tomorrow. Some screenshots – currently everything burns, including underwater stuff, and it doesn’t yet leave a black trail where it’s burnt. Pretty happy so far though!

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SINGLEHANDEDLY – the remake.

Posted by
Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 10:52 pm

I hate it when this happens. You create this universe. You come up with these characters. You twist this game mechanic and run with it. You end up falling in love.
And you swear up and down that it’s time to move on, you’ll do something new, something exciting and “innovative.” Something that’s different for the sake of being different in some futile attempt to break some hypothetical mold.
And it never happens. Because you’re in love.

Yep, I’m remaking an old contest entry.
All melodrama aside, this is going to be awesome. So awesome, you may want to take a knee.

Oh, wait, it looks like our little blue protagonist already has. Because he can duck now.

Also, I figured out how purple works.

This time around, you’ll be immersed in the universe in the way I had it visualized from the start. You’ll follow a storyline and get to know the characters just as well as I did. You will be tested and you will be challenged and you will like it and you will fall in love.
Oh, and you get a cookie if you remember this guy:

You won’t remember this guy, though:

These vids are old! It’s coming along like crazy. I hope I impress at least one of you guys, because this is going to be the biggest, most elaborate game I’ve ever made.

Android version working in 10.1″ tablet

Posted by (twitter: @juaxix)
Friday, October 19th, 2012 4:47 am

The video as usual:

New features:

  • New HUD
  • New SFX
  • New enemy <skeletal ice mage>
  • New chest type (tomb) with mechanism

The game is being beta-tested in iOS with testflightapp and Android (recruiting still in process)

Screenshot from Android

the cave of Glaucon

Posted by
Friday, August 28th, 2009 9:08 pm

aha ! now I can go to sleep… I have the ideia to dream on :) Glaucon after a boring class from Plato fall in a cave and have to escape from it, but in order to escape will have to find the sequence that opens the door of the cave, the keys are around the cave, but you cant see all around because the light dont go too far … and watch out the monsters of the cave Glaucon !! throw fire on it !!

here are the drafts

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