Posts Tagged ‘incourse’

I’m in

Posted by (twitter: @strong99)
Friday, December 5th, 2014 1:03 pm

It will be the eight time I compete. I’m going to write a live blog like I always did which can be found here.

This time I’ll be using InCourse® GameCreator again. A webbased game engine developed by Islandworks and dubbed ‘the GameCreator’. It’s a webbased game engine with an easy and no-coding editor. I’ll be using the Ludum Dare promo code for more statistics. I’m excited!

OS of choice: Windows 8.1

Game engine of choice: InCourse 3.5 – the Gamecreator

Graphics: Photoshop or Illustrator

Audio: Audicity & Anvil.

Hardware: Wacom cintiq (Pen tablet), Space Explorer (3d Mouse), M5 mouse, dual monitors etc.

I’ll post a “How did I do it” on the end as I did the last times.

Other year’s entries include but are not limited to: World AloneBe the Villain and The Dragon Journey.

Strong99's Ludumdare 22 entry - World alone Strong99's Mini Ludumdare 49 entry Strong99's Ludumdare 28 entry

And a lot more! Visit my live blog during the event!

Good luck fellow Ludum darers!

In for Ludumdare 30!

Posted by (twitter: @strong99)
Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 2:05 am

This will be my fourth year of Ludum Dare and the seventh time I compete. I’m going to write a live blog like I always did which can be found here.

This time I have to put a bit more effort in music rather than graphics 😉 I learned my lesson.

This time I’ll be using InCourse® GameCreator again. A webbased game engine developed by Islandworks and dubbed ‘the GameCreator’. It’s a webbased game engine with an easy and no-coding editor. I’ll be using the Ludum Dare promo code for more statistics. I’m excited!

OS of choice: Windows 8.1

Game engine of choice: InCourse 3.2 – the Gamecreator

Graphics: Photoshop or Illustrator

Audio: Audicity & Anvil.

Hardware: Wacom cintiq (Pen tablet), Space Explorer (3d Mouse), M5 mouse, dual monitors etc.

I’ll post a “How did I do it” on the end as I did the last times.

Other year’s entries include but are not limited to: World AloneBe the Villain and The Dragon Journey.

Strong99's Ludumdare 22 entry - World alone Strong99's Ludumdare 25 entry

Strong99's Mini Ludumdare 49 entry Strong99's Ludumdare 28 entry

And a lot more! Visit my live blog during the event!

 

Good luck fellow Ludum darers!

Troubling times – How did I do it?

Posted by (twitter: @strong99)
Monday, May 12th, 2014 7:51 am

It’s a couple of weeks after the contest, a few days before the results will be released. It feels about right to add a how-did-I-do-it? post.

Like last time I kept an extensive log on the subject and my progress. I used these tools:

Using my 3d mouse the 3d explorer and a wacom cintiq drawing board as main hardware input.

I started off with the writing down the concept on paper (or word for that matter). The game ended up as a point and click adventure through an underwater base which is near total destruction. I thought up an emotional story about a young girl, trapped beneath the surface of the ocean. As she’s the only person, deep underneath the surface, she feels trapped and alone as she tries to flee her confinement.

Writing down the concept on (digital) paper

After finishing those I went on to create every scene in a story board. I drew my storyboard directly inside the GameCreators editor as it allowed me  to quickly prototype it.

Sketching and prototyping

After I decided the prototype was correct I continued to improve the logic and update the graphics.

The three stages I used to improve the scenery.

 

What went wrong?

Nothing really went bad, but I did end up with an issue related to the audio. I couldn’t match the mood with the audio, so I had to leave it out. Other thing is I probably used too much time on the scenery. I first thought to draw it all out in 2d. But after I finished all the mockup scenes I decided 3d modelling would allow me to easier set the mood I wanted.

What went right?

After I decided to go full 3d I only needed a few hours to work out the scenes in 3d. It looked good and was easy to import and fit inside the editor replacing the old art.

The thing that really succeeded with my chosen game type was the ease to create storyboards in the game editor I used and transform it to the final game.

 

To read more visit my LD29 blog.

To play the game visit the LD29 entry

 

Draw, draw, draw

Posted by (twitter: @strong99)
Saturday, April 26th, 2014 8:37 am

The fun thing about the GameCreator is the ease to create these kind of games, but, I didn’t anticipate drawing would take me this long… Still far from the planned end result.

See my blog for more: http://incourse.eu/f3mqfq

Strong99

The aftermath

Posted by (twitter: @strong99)
Monday, December 16th, 2013 7:21 am

I had a nice lay in until I got woken up by my sister at 8ish in the morning (Central European Time, GMT +1) I stupidly turned my game online and set a time: 06:00 in the morning to close again! Ooops…

Currently downloaded a bunch of games as I took a day off for it. I planned time to do 20 games, but I got sucked into adorable looking games. Mainly an asteroid look-a-like but with crazy defending satellites and a Deathstar like destroyer game (StabAlarash). Played those two for over an half hour, addictive and nice games! But I’ve only done 10 so far.

I find it good to know that this year everyone with a browser can play my game. Tried it just a minute ago on my rusty blackberry bold 2, 15 fps 😉 But it isn’t crashing!

 

 

Ludumdare 28

Posted by (twitter: @strong99)
Wednesday, December 11th, 2013 4:44 am

This will be my third year of Ludum Dare and I’m going to keep a live blog which can be found here.

This year I’ll be using InCourse® GameCreator. It’s  a webbased game engine developed by Islandworks and dubbed ‘GameCreator’. It’s made in HTML5 and such, it will be quite different from my previous entries which were made in C++ and the 3d graphics engine Irrlicht. It’s going to be a challenge to make a game using only 2d art :)

OS of choice: Windows 8

Game engine of choice: InCourse 2.0 – Gamecreator

Graphics: Photoshop/Illustrator

Audio: Audicity & Anvil.

 

I’ll post a “How did I do it” on the end as I did the last times.

Other year’s entries were: World Alone and Be the Villain.

Worldalone - the lost bedroom The deathray

Have a great Ludum Dare everyone!

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