Ludum Dare 33
The Theme is:
You are the Monster

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Bombercat progress

Posted by (twitter: @orion_black)
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 1:59 pm

BomberCatTitle

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(animated .gif)

 

] Game title
] Player moveset(kinda XD)
] Non-monster entities moveset
] Losing conditions
] Visuals(as much as I can XD), minus non-monster entities (XD XD)

I doubt I’ll have time to properly design levels, so I’m going to take the score attack route. I also have to make a HUD of sorts, and a menu. Plus, I’m starving :(.

Before day 2 starts

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Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 12:55 am

Screen Shot 2015-08-23 at 7.48.01 AM 1(2)

Screen Shot 2015-08-23 at 7.48.17 AM (2)

I know, it is just a platform game with reused assets and code for now. For me, this game jam is a great excuse to tackle a few bugs and refactor old code while listening to OST of classic games.

Have a lovely day!

Compo – Crossy Chasm

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Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 12:49 am

http://www.stencyl.com/game/play/31910

I spent waaaaaay too much time on the graphics today.

Good things:
– The wave system is almost complete, you can choose your next wave when you die.
– Respawning is complete, you respawn after 10 seconds.
– I have 5 wave types. They are fairly well balanced in speed, hitpoints and spawn rate.

Bad things:
– I don’t think I have time to really incorporate the idle mechanics I had planned.
– I don’t have time to make multiple levels with different level design/terrain
– I definitely don’t have time to make an action system. I wanted to have “soldier towers” where little dudes spawn to fight you.

Final things that I think I can accomplish:
– I have 8-way animations for the main character. I should have time to include those.
– The “user” will be laughing at and taunting the monsters (you).
– I want to have the “user” creating new archer towers as he gets money.
– Finally, I want to have some powerups for the monsters…

Oh yeah, and music if I can slap down a nice battle drum beat.

Day one – the monstrosity

Posted by (twitter: @tomrijnbeek)
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 3:54 pm

Day one is done and I am not unhappy with the result. I had a bit of a problem coming up with a good concept, but I kept coming back to the same idea. I was not convinced by it, but it was impossible to get my mind off it. Because of not being convinced by the idea I had some struggles getting things to work, but once I had a simple AI going and had to actually run away from adventurers trying to collect my spoils, I actually saw things coming together a bit.

Anyway, I actually have sort of a playable game already. This was exactly my goal: get something playable the first day and do all the polishing on day two. The most important tasks for tomorrow will be handling the game state nicely (“Debug.Log(‘You lost’)” is not gonna cut it for the final version), writing a bit of a UI and tutorial and of course making proper graphics.

I had a bit of a scare about an hour ago when the game suddenly stopped running, even on older versions in Git, right at the point where I said to myself “enough for today, let’s make my day one builds”. Of course Unity thought this to be the best time to teach me about script execution order being completely arbitrary. That’s what happens if your code turns into this monstrosity of ugly code.

Either way, with that fixed, I am going to call it a day. There are probably several people that are going to work until deep in the night using some Monster energy (see what I did there!?), but I am taking it relaxed and easy today. I don’t think I have the killer idea that’s going to win, so I might as well take an easy pace.

If the animation above is not enough, the day one builds plus instructions can be found on my personal blog. Good night to you all!

Monstrous beginnings

Posted by (twitter: @tomrijnbeek)
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 5:38 am

After a bit of a struggle with figuring out a concept that fit with the theme, I decided to go with the idea I kept circling back to. I don’t want to give away too much yet, but it will involve a D&D party and lots of sneaky sneaky stabby stabby (TM). Currently I am setting up a basic infrastructure to map out dungeons with. The player (monster) can already move around.

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The next step is to add some antagonists (protagonists? this theme is confusing) and then the gameplay programming will commence.

As a small side note. Yesterday I posted an article on my personal blog about preparing for the Ludum Dare, so if you’re still in for some last minute tips or just interested, check it out over here.

Think the theme sucks? Think outside the box.

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Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 2:00 am

You, too, could be a stock photography model!

 

Post Mortem: Chiptunes are fun!

Posted by (twitter: @qrchack)
Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 4:24 pm

So, seems like the best (music-wise) Ludum Dare game I made music for scored #84 out of 1468 (in Jam). Not bad, glad I focused on just audio this time. Looking forward to beat the record next time!

BABY SHAVERS WANTED

Posted by (twitter: @chikun_dev)
Saturday, April 25th, 2015 4:45 am

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BABY SHAVERS WANTED

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Looking for premium, experienced baby-shavers to shave the baby.

Casual hours, $16.95 p/h to shave the baby.

Perks include holding the baby, talking to the baby, and of  course the joy of shaving the baby.

Call (02) 9815 4000. Ask for “Randy.”

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You too can shave the baby in our game. “You Can Shave The Baby”.

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Day/Night music is fun

Posted by (twitter: @qrchack)
Monday, April 20th, 2015 5:35 pm

A lot of response from people asking for music, made music for everyone! It was a lot of fun this Ludum Dare and I have practiced some composing along the way. Just finished making music for kill0u, he makes a game where during the day you play as your old mother who tries to visit all the places on the checklist (think market, church etc.), while avoiding annoying youngsters. It’s (almost?) impossible the first day (too many youngsters).

However, during the night you play as her son and you make a game for Ludum Dare and distribute it to these youngsters, so they will keep playing the game at home for the next day.

Fun gameplay design, it was just a breeze to make music for it! Decided to make it so the tempo stays the same and both themes are in the same key (for perfect transition between day and night). Eventually, it became that the night theme is sort of a adaptation of the day one. Anyway, have a listen!

It’s like Tetris but with guns…

Posted by (twitter: @antti_tiihonen)
Saturday, April 18th, 2015 11:13 am

Hey all!

This is the fourth Ludum Dare that I’ve participated this far (I think), and in the tradition of using a different engine every time I participate (previously: LÖVE -> Flixel -> Unity), I’m using Unreal Engine 4 with blueprints this time. I have a faint glimmer of hope that I can export a HTML5 game but I’m not gonna hold my breath. :)

Anyways, the game idea I have is basically Tetris with guns. Except the guns are your tetris blocks that you shoot enemies with. How it works is that there’s enemies descending on your beautiful stack of tetris blocks and if they manage to land, they’ll do some harm like shuffle the blocks around or speed up the game. If you land a tetris block, it’ll shoot horizontally/vertically, hitting any blank spaces within direct LOS and destroying enemies on those paths which means that you’ll have to balance between playing tetris in a planned and sensible manner with trying to frantically stop enemies from landing… But we’ll have to wait and see how the (admittedly vague) idea will work in practice since this far I only have just the very basic tetris groundwork done, as you can see from the animated gif above.

To clear my head a little from all the blueprint spaghetti, I also started working on some music. I don’t think it’s gonna be entirely suitable for the game (sounds a little too aggressive IMO) but hey, at least it’s something. Here’s a very crude version of the music, with a 1 minute long synth solo that I don’t know if I hate it or not. It’ll most likely be dropped from the final track. :)

Listen to the WIP soundtrack on SoundCloud!

That’s all for now! I’ll report back once I have more.

I’m Ready

Posted by
Friday, April 17th, 2015 8:46 pm

I’ll be using Illustator, FL Studio, and Stencyl.

Houston: Expedition diary

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Friday, December 12th, 2014 3:58 am

Expedition diary.

Day 1 additional decryption:

After landing at GamesJam Microsoft we built safety base first, using two coaches and chairs as perimeter fencing.

safety base

We had enough food rations, including soda, pizza, chocolate bars and tea.

same base

All needed modules was installed quickly: two high tables and one low, power filter, computers and other tools we needed for our mission.

Research and development plan was made and posted up to window.

plan

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

Previous part of expedition diary:
Expedition diary: information bulletin for new astronauts

A childhood dream become reality

Posted by (twitter: @theotheralvaro)
Thursday, December 11th, 2014 8:10 am

When I was a kid, I absolutely loved Newgrounds. To me, it was the best thing ever on the Internet. Today, I found my game on the main page. For some of you, it may not be a big deal, but let me tell you : the kid in me is soooo happy.

Thanks LD!

 

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Just in time

Posted by (twitter: @Nekith)
Monday, December 8th, 2014 7:08 pm

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Like yesterday, a little too tired to write a “real” post, but we’re done with our entry !

So it’s called Goblin Crown Fever and it’s about goblins, ghosts, greed and time.

Happy conquest !

I give up for now

Posted by (twitter: @qrchack)
Monday, December 8th, 2014 3:06 pm

So… this is the game. I did my best. Learnt a lot this LD. Hope I’ll start on time next LD! 😀

 

 

If you feel like doing so, feel free to check it out :) PS: I’ll definitely keep working on this one post LD!

I’m totally late

Posted by (twitter: @qrchack)
Monday, December 8th, 2014 2:02 pm

Okay, I’ve started somewhere after half of the 48h time, so I’ll probably keep finishing this game after Jam ends. Whatever. It’s 5h to go and I’m coding a map editor. I’m totally not prepared 😀

 

5 hours left and I just started coding the map editor

5 hours left and I just started coding the map editor

 

While you’re here, you can check out the current version of it.

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