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Version 4 of Quiet Life released

Posted by (twitter: @VDZ)
Thursday, December 18th, 2014 8:32 am

I updated my LD31 game to version 4. Focus of this update is on user friendliness, which really needed some help according to the feedback I’ve received.

Version 4 download link

Main change is to the controls. There’s now just one action button, which performs the displayed action, and a button to toggle between possible actions. The displayed action now also hints at what will happen if you perform the interaction, which is helpful when telling

‘craft this item’

from ‘kill the sheep in front of me’

Which will drastically cut down in the number of ‘oh shit I didn’t mean to do that’ interactions. It also highlights the tile on which the action is performed and as such hints at possible directional usages (the previous system of asking you which direction to use and forcing you to guess randomly is gone now).

Another much-needed feature is a simple highlight of your spawn location, which is now highlighted by a simple lighting effect.

Other changes include the addition of the Goad, which helps control sheep movement, and buffs to meat and grass seeds.

I hope that with this update the game’s difficulty will actually come from inability to juggle all necessary tasks rather than figuring out how the controls work.

Version 4 download link

Original entry page

Play exchange: We want to Play&Rate your game

Posted by
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 11:49 am

So far we played and rated just 241 games, we want more (MOAR)=)
Please, tell us about your game and we will play and rate it =)

And, of course, we are very excited of getting feedback about our game.
We invite you to play Houston game too:
Jam Entry: Houston, We’ve Got a Problem

Top score for now is: 15 365 scientific data (LegacyCrono)
2-d place: 11 630 (Bogden400)
3-d place: 11 395 (edve98)
4-d place: 11 145 (Mike Mezhenin)
5-d place: 10 610 (sapermysz)

What will be your score?

Oh, and if you like our game – we will be happy to see you in our FB group.

guys

Play exchange: We want to Play&Rate your game

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Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 1:07 am

So far we played and rated just 234 games, we want more (MOAR)=)
Please, tell us about your game and we will play and rate it =)
(joppiesaus, Warboys, Warpgames, TeamQuadratic – I’ll play your games today, when finally get an access to the windows computer)

And, of course, we are very excited of getting feedback about our game.
We invite you to play Houston game too:
Jam Entry: Houston, We’ve Got a Problem

Top score for now is: 15 365 scientific data (LegacyCrono)
2-d place: 11 630 (Bogden400)
3-d place: 11 395 (edve98)
4-d place: 11 145 (Mike Mezhenin)
5-d place: 10 610 (sapermysz)

What will be your score?

Oh, and if you like our game – we will be happy to see you in our FB group.

guys

…and More Progress!

Posted by (twitter: @OtroraGames)
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 2:07 pm

Thanks to the helpfull feedback of Ludum Dare community I have made some progress in Director’s Cut version of my Ludum Dare 31 entry.

http://gamejolt.com/games/arcade/moonlit-crawlers-director-s-cut/41322/

– Now jump mechanics should feel more fluid.

– Added sfx to attacks and enemies kills.

– Improved collisions on attacks.

Next:

– Victory animation

– A better Menu

Keep playing and rating…

Compo version is here:

http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=32989

Play exchange: We want to Play&Rate your game

Posted by
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 11:27 am

So far we played and rated just 227 games, we want more (MOAR)=)
Please, tell us about your game and we will play and rate it =)

And, of course, we are very excited of getting feedback about our game.
We invite you to play Houston game too:
Jam Entry: Houston, We’ve Got a Problem

Top score for now is: 15 365 scientific data (LegacyCrono)
2-d place: 11 630 (Bogden400)
3-d place: 11 395 (edve98)
4-d place: 11 145 (Mike Mezhenin)
5-d place: 10 610 (sapermysz)

What will be your score?

Oh, and if you like our game – we will be happy to see you in our FB group.

guys

Play exchange: We want to Play&Rate your game

Posted by
Monday, December 15th, 2014 11:58 pm

So far we played and rated just 218 games, we want more (MOAR)=)
Please, tell us about your game and we will play and rate it =)

And, of course, we are very excited of getting feedback about our game.
We invite you to play Houston game too:
Jam Entry: Houston, We’ve Got a Problem

Top score for now is: 15 365 scientific data (LegacyCrono)
2-d place: 11 630 (Bogden400)
3-d place: 11 395 (edve98)
4-d place: 11 145 (Mike Mezhenin)
5-d place: 10 610 (sapermysz)

What will be your score?

Oh, and if you like our game – we will be happy to see you in our FB group.

guys

Play exchange: We want to Play&Rate your game

Posted by
Monday, December 15th, 2014 11:41 am

So far we played and rated just 211 games, we want more (MOAR)=)
Please, tell us about your game and we will play and rate it =)

And, of course, we are very excited of getting feedback about our game.
We invite you to play Houston game too:
Jam Entry: Houston, We’ve Got a Problem

Top score for now is: 13 657 scientific data
2-d place: 11 395 (edve98)
3-d place: 11 145 (Mike Mezhenin)
4-d place: 10 610 (sapermysz)
5-th place: 8 085(Kabukki)

What will be your score?

Oh, and if you like our game – we will be happy to see you in our FB group.

guys

Fibonacci Grid – It’s maths.

Posted by (twitter: @andyjamesadams)
Monday, December 15th, 2014 11:06 am

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So I decided to make a game focused on one of my favorite math things, the Fibonacci sequence. I had fun and I’m fairly happy with how it turned out. So to the nit and grit of a postmortem post (the good, bad, and confusing?).

The good:
-I learned A LOT!
-the game is well received by most that play it.
-I actually finished this time, and I like the game I made.
-the animations and time I put into them paid off
-I designed the game with mobile in mind and have something I can take to market (maybe)

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The Bad:
– I suck at writing music
– I thought the core mechanic was simple enough to understand and it wasn’t
– I should have added a tutorial
– I had some crash bugs on release
– I completely misspelled Fibonacci the entire time I was developing (corrected since)

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The confusing:
I made a concious effort to have people playtest my game, and was under the impression that the”adding” mechanic was simple. While some folks are getting the idea either right away, or shortly there after, most are confused.

MORAL: Dont assume everyone reads the description on the page, and if it is needed that much then put it inside the game.

Play exchange: We want to Play&Rate your game

Posted by
Sunday, December 14th, 2014 10:40 pm

So far we played and rated just 199 games, we want more (MOAR)=)

And, of course, we are very excited of getting feedback about our game.

Play Houston and we’ll play and rate your game too:
Jam Entry: Houston, We’ve Got a Problem

Top score for now is: 13 657 scientific data
2-d place: 11 395 (edve98)
3-d place: 11 145 (Mike Mezhenin)
4-d place: 10 610 (sapermysz)
5-th place: 8 085(Kabukki)

What will be your score?

guys

Play exchange: We want to Play&Rate your game

Posted by
Sunday, December 14th, 2014 12:07 pm

So far we played and rated just 195 games, we want more (MOAR)=)

And, of course, we are very excited of getting feedback about our game.

Play Houston and we’ll play and rate your game too:
Jam Entry: Houston, We’ve Got a Problem

Top score for now is: 13 657 scientific data
2-d place: 11 395 (edve98)
3-d place: 10 610 (sapermysz)
4-th place: 8 085(Kabukki)
5-th place: 8 000 (Robber)

What will be your score?

guys

Play exchange: We want to Play&Rate your game

Posted by
Saturday, December 13th, 2014 12:08 pm

So far we played and rated just 171 games, we want more (MOAR)=)

And, of course, we are very excited of getting feedback about our game.

Play Houston and we’ll play and rate your game too:
Jam Entry: Houston, We’ve Got a Problem

Top score for now is: 13 657 scientific data
Second place: 8 000 scientific data
What will be your score?

guys

Houston: Expedition diary Part 2

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Saturday, December 13th, 2014 9:09 am

The expedition diary.

Day 2 additional decryption:

We fall asleep only after first successful launch of expedition ship to planet Pandorum – «Hooray!»
It was exciting – finally, all the parts we made during the day now works together as one game – with logic and results.
But cruel clocks show 5:00 at that moment.

sleep

At 10:30 the team was already at work again.

We realised, that we have no time for much of functionality we planned to do =(
So we failed to implement in particular:
– Any tutorial
– Visualisation of expedition events (how astronauts install modules, produce food, fight with predators)
– “Houston, We’ve Got a Problem” feature – when we may tell them, how to solve critical issues.
And other things.

But – the game works and we still have something to show on presentation of Jam.
And we showed it.

presentation

Other expedition diary data under decryption now.
And you may support our expedition if you rate our game =)
Jam Entry: Houston, We’ve Got a Problem
Please, check the first screenshot before play – there are tutorial stuff.

Previous parts of expedition diary:
Expedition diary part 1
Information bulletin for new astronauts

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