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Sustain me… (°=°)
I had some oatmeal with peanut butter and raisins, with some cinnamon and nutmeg. I also had a small glass of orange juice and the smoothie my wife made.
When I drank the smoothie, I noticed that the side of the glass had this very neat texture:
I might tweak the color and turn it into the landscape in my game.
I decided that there will be a player character represented in the game. It adds risk, because if the monster catches up to you, you lose.
So, who are you? I originally envisioned some spoiled brat who wanted to get revenge on the people in his town. Maybe that cool neighbor with the better treehouse will think twice the next time he brags about how much better it is than yours.
But then I took a shower, where we often have our best ideas, and I thought of an outnumbered military unit desperately seeking a way to tip the balance in their favor. Finding a monster to do their fighting for them seems like a good alternative to dying and losing the war.
Which also gives the player a reason to worry about the monster getting killed before it can do its damage.
There’s 34 hours left in the compo. I better start planning.
Ok, it’s two hours later. I had leftover green olive and onion pizza for dinner:
And my wife came home from an event with a red velvet cupcake for me:
I came up with a number of ideas for this theme, especially as people on IRC bounced quite a few around:
- The Bourne Identity: remember that scene when Bourne used a rolled up newspaper to hit the other guy? And then he stabbed him with part of a pen that was lying around? A game with a lot of random stuff that requires the player to be resourceful and clever.
- Infectious Agent: a restaurant owner is trying to poison the right spy without killing customers.
- Kite a Giant: lure a large monster toward a city/castle/friend’s cooler treehouse/etc, while ensuring it doesn’t get bored or killed.
- Sunlight Focused: kill a neighbor’s flowers with beams of concentrated sunlight in order to win the local horticultural contest.
- Food Fight: a cafeteria featuring students with ridiculous weapons, such as mashed potato guns and banana missiles.
- Toys: inspired by the Robin Williams movie, in which wind-up toys fight (I recall this is a multi-decade old game already).
- Information Warfare: choose which important papers to shred in order to leak secrets.
- Books: check out books from a library before your coworker does to prevent him/her from learning and getting that promotion.
- Excruciatingly Severe Body Odor: your odor is repellent. Make use of it!
- Numbers vs Letters: it’s a battle between the higher level and abstract thoughts!
- Shapes: an RTS inspired by the different shapes in Flatland.
- Monopoly: use market pressures to defeat your competitors.
- Avalanche/Cave-in: cause a disaster to trap other people.
- Cactus vs Balloon: inspired by some art in my room.
- Nanotechnology: tiny invaders that destroy your enemies from the inside out.
- Mind Control: make your opponents do self-destructive things.
- Fear: scare people towards disaster (for them, obviously).
- Vampire Hunter: use blood disease to kill vampires.
- Eggs: birds hatch and peck at opponents.
- Plunger: you’re a plumber, and you have to save the day.
- Hopes, Dreams, Aspirations, and Fears: you work in HR at Large Corporation, Inc.
I also tried to come up with a list of potential weapons:
- Gravity Wells
- Vacuum cleaner
- Air guns
- Summon beings, such as demons
- Ever increasing mass
- Sex appeal
- Paper cuts
- Laundry (dirty or otherwise)
- Banana peels
Out of all of them, Kite the Giant is the one I keep thinking about. I like the idea of indirectly influencing a destructive force.
I think I’ll go ahead and call it. That’s my game idea, and I’m moving forward with it.
Hello and welcome to the Holiday Sale! In this years sale you can get both High Flyer and Robotz for 80% OFF!
Regular Price: $10.00 USD
Sale Price: $1.99 USD
High Flyer is a game where you fly through many different levels while shooting down torrents and taking down anything that gets in your way!
Robotz is a game where you move around the map while taking down waves of robots and collecting coins and ammo! Survive as long as you can!
So what are you waiting for? Get High Flyer and/or Robotz today!
Both High Flyer and Robotz were Ludum Dare games.
High Flyer: http://gamegrape-studios.itch.io/high-flyer
GameGrape Studios (C)’2014. All rights reserved.
- I only had 24 hours so I went sleepless. Too excited to sleep.
- The physics of the bird was the hardest to tweak. It still needs a lot of work
- Procedurally generated world.
- Fart poo noises was done by my mouth, not my bottom.
- Music was done with garage band
Playable here http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-30/?uid=34676
Also, I wanted to have some kind of story completed by the end of the day, but it’s far from it, actually. It turns out it’s not that easy to create a compelling story in English, even if I feel I know the language pretty well. It’s probably because I didn’t really read that many books in that language and I lack practice when it comes to writing stories in language other than my own.
But hey, I’m not giving up – which means that today will be a little intense for me. I did acquire some respect for all the Twine authors out there, and got some interesting ideas for my own text engine (if I ever come up with one), so while I cannot aim for high notes with my game, I hope it will at least be entertaining.
Okay, okay. So I decided to try Twine this time (yep, I know next to nothing about it, so it must be a success, right?). I’m not native English speaker, so this might be a little hard story-wise, but interactive fiction fits my general idea and I wanted to try this for quite a long time. And LD seems like a great opportunity to test weird ideas, as always!
So the plan for today is to get a little more knowledge about Twine macros, custom scripts, etc., and have the story fleshed out. I was aiming for some more interactivity using custom JS, but we’ll see how it goes. Story is a minimum for today.
Tomorrow I should work on the graphics (want to have some), and music (I did play with MilkyTracker for a couple of hours).
The final aim is to have a IF game working on desktop as well as mobile.
Food photo ! A light lunch of ham, cheese & egg toastie, coffee and a banana.
I just eat a big pizza drunk some RedBull, put my best ninja cloths and plugged in my speakers. The night can begin !
Oh, and the game is fine, I almost finished the core of coding. Now I have to enhance the user experience and draw some sprites.
The idea is to do a minesweeper. You control a man that want to defuse all mines presents on the map. You have to search them with your metal detector and defuse them but be carefull, you have a limited number of defuse kit.
Have a good night or whatever you want depending on your timezone.
First, starting the day with a very English breakfast of tea and coco pops!
I stayed up late to find out what the theme is, so I came up with an idea or two while going to sleep. I’m going to do the easier of the two, and just make a small visual novel for fun. If I had more energy I would make an irreverent clone of Arcventure, an archaeology educational game which was on the Archimedes when I was a kid (most notable for you being able to dig up poop in the viking version!) But as I don’t have the time or energy, a small vn is what I’ll aim for.