Posts Tagged ‘help’

How important is it for a game to be web based?

Posted by
Sunday, August 24th, 2014 10:27 am

Hi all, I would like to here your experiences on the relative amount of reviews a game gets depending if its browser compatible or not.

I’ve always previously submitted web entries, however this time I’m using a module which adds physics that may not work with the web-player

Problems with Eclipse [Help me?]

Posted by (twitter: @caranha)
Friday, April 25th, 2014 8:08 pm

AAARgh. When updating libGDX from 0.9.9, I also had to update eclipse in order to install Gradle and Android support.

Problem is: the new Eclipse is losing the context menu intermittently: mouse right click will just stop working from time to time, with no apparent reason (no error messages, nothing).

If anyone has any idea on how to solve this, I would be very thankful. It is really a bother trying to work like this, and I can’t get my project to trivially work in former versions…

Thanks for any help!

Some pointers for streaming in Linux please?

Posted by (twitter: @caranha)
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 9:48 pm

I’m going to participate in this LD as well :-)

The plan is not going to be much different from my previous Ludum Dares: I’m using LibGDX as the base for my game, with crummy programmer graphics based on Gimp and Inkscape. This time around I plan to use Abundant Music to generate the music and, hopefully, create a consistent music experience around the game that is not Autotracker (nothing against autotracker, I just want to try something different).

My last two games have been simple things with a tablet-oriented interface. Unless I get some very good idea, I’ll probably do the same this time around.

To shake things up a bit, Instead of doing a time-lapse based on still shots of my desktop taken every few seconds, I was planning to live stream my programming. However, I am having problem finding a good straming solution for linux. I have tried a bunch of packages and followed some tutorials on the web, but all of them failed in a way or another.

So if anyone has success stories streaming (or even just recording desktop video) on Linux, please share! I don’t mind paying some $$ on streaming/screen recording software if I have to.


Unity 2D level design advice.

Posted by (twitter: @@Bourbonbrick)
Sunday, December 8th, 2013 10:19 am

So I’m guessing a lot of you jammers out there want to have a go at using the new unity 2D tools?

Well if you want to make a game you need lots of levels. and during a jam when time is of the essence. So if your going to make levels fast tiles are the way to go. Now for a warm up I’ve been working on a game with tile based levels. So to begin with I just made a new scene and prefabs of all my tiles with appropriate colliders. Then I dragged them into my scene. It worked well but I couldn’t help thinking that all those colliders were a bit too much. I decided to do some research into tile based level editors that would export to .png files, and pretty quickly found . So I downloaded it and found it to be of my liking. Using it I can make a level export as .png and insert large box colliders in a single game object to match the levels shape. This simplifies things so much. Here’s some pictures to illustrate


My level being designed in tile studio.

Screenshot (6)


My second level in unity. Green rectangles are colliders.

Screenshot (8)


My first level in unity. All them colliders cant help with file size.

Screenshot (9)


So that’s it. hope this is useful to those of you considering attempting 2D unity games.

How do I embed an Youtube video into a post here?

Posted by (twitter: @caranha)
Sunday, September 1st, 2013 1:07 am

I know that it is possible, because I have seen other posts with embedded videos. But whenever I copy the embed text from youtube into the edit post window, the text disappears when I save draft or try to preview.

I have gone as far as trying to copy the html code directly from a post with a video in it, but the end result was the same.

Can anyone help me?


EDIT: Thank you all for the help, it seems that I only need to copy the video link in text form to get the embed automagically. Personally, I think this is a bad solution – what if I DO want just the text link out there? Anyway. Now I know.

Xyloctopus : help us !

Saturday, August 31st, 2013 8:27 pm




For several reasons we have some framerate problems because browser, OS and computer. So if you want to help us play the test version normally (and rate the game). Do not forget : you have to tap Ctrl or Alt to move faster (not keep this key in press).

• If the game seems slow, pressing F and copy the message that appears (FPS and CPU usage) and send us by email ( with the info of your setup configuration (Browser / OS / CPU / Ram).

• If everything seems to work correctly, please send us an email (iterative with your configuration (Browser / OS / CPU / RAM).

Thank you very much for your help, any comment will be appreciated too.


Play It here !(new testing version)



Any pyglet developper ?

Posted by
Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 11:42 am

Our entry for the jam is done but only 2 people seem to have played it… probably because there is no windows executable. Python and pyglet are really awesome tools and are cross-platforms, but most players don’t want to download additional libs just to play a game.

Unfortunately, I’m only using Linux… So I am asking the awesome LD community: is there someone who could turn our game into an executable ? That would be really great.

Edit: thanks to shinD, windows users can now play the game!

Dumb question

Posted by (twitter: @Jishenaz)
Sunday, August 25th, 2013 6:50 pm

I know this is a dumb question, but how do you rate a game? Do you just comment on it?

Am I the only person?

Posted by
Sunday, August 25th, 2013 7:39 am

The timer in my game was implemented towards the end, but I’m worried that It might not count up in actual seconds, but some weird variation of a second.
Could anyone help?

Anyone have advice for pixel art, I need some fast. :(

Posted by (twitter: @gamepopper)
Sunday, August 25th, 2013 7:24 am

Enough said.

Android Help! My fonts look crummy :-(

Posted by (twitter: @caranha)
Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 11:16 am

So, I’m working on the post-compo version of my LD26 game: The Fair King.

One of the problems I’m trying to solve is that the game’s fonts look really shitty on android. Take a look at the original version, linked above, for the desktop and then take a look at the new android version here.

All the fonts in the game look flimsy and ugly, even when I tried to make them bolder (in the “Help” pages). The fonts look much better in my computer.

Does anyone have some suggestion on how I can improve this?

Thanks a lot!

Adding a Post-Compo version? Help!

Posted by (twitter: @caranha)
Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 10:39 am

So… about one month and a half after the end of LD26, I have started working on a post-compo version of my game. I finished a first version of my post-compo, but I can’t find the “edit my entry” button.

So, is it possible to edit entry pages after the compo is finished to add information about a post-compo version? Am I missing something really obvious here?


Obligatory “End of day 1 progress update”

Posted by
Saturday, April 27th, 2013 5:26 pm


So, now I have been awake for 22 hours (but sadly only worked about 15 hours). Still I gotta get some sleep now.

My game will be about Music and Sounds and Epileptic Colors (not yet implemented), and a guy who wants to escape minimalism (or boredom)

My Progress

Some random screen from the timelapse.

YES, it will be a platformer. YES, I’m far behind schedule (well, if I would participate in the compo instead of the jam). YES, tommorow I will also have other things to do. And YES, many things went wrong. Thank you for asking.

(If somebody would know, how to speed up music with OpenAL/Slick2D without having to restart it, that would be awesome)

good night

Sprite Editor/Pixel Editor for Android???

Posted by (twitter: @caranha)
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 11:10 pm

Hello LD’ers!

So. Ludum Dare this weekend.

And my girlfriend decides to debut her new band on Sunday. On a town two hours away by train!

So I’m looking at a 4 hour downtime in the commute… In order to not waste this time completely, I was thinking that maybe I could work on the art of my game while on the train.

So any suggestions for a pixel art or sprite editor that works well on an Android Tablet?

(Any other suggestions on LD-related things I could do while stuck on a train for 4 hours welcome!)



Posted by
Monday, January 7th, 2013 8:45 pm

In your opinion, what is the best way to make a game?

Around the theme

Posted by
Thursday, December 13th, 2012 9:11 am

Are we allowed to talk with some friends to get an idea ?

(I’ll do the Compo, my friends do not participate).

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