Posts Tagged ‘LD #12 – The Tower – 2008’

Would Anybody Object If I Require A Joystick?

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Saturday, August 9th, 2008 4:57 am

I am making a 3D game and I was thinking it might be easiest if I designed it to require an analog control joystick or gamepad.  Does anybody here not have a joystick of some kind?

Also, I might as well tell about my current progress.  I have a nice start to my 3d engine with loading .OBJ meshes and textures and correctly rendering them.  This is going smoother than I thought it would.

Food, Glorious Food

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Saturday, August 9th, 2008 3:21 am


Dinner for night one. The Parmesan cheese should spell “LD”.

Meanwhile, the game progresses… The homework less so.

Cov’s First post…

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Saturday, August 9th, 2008 2:24 am

Woken up about 2 hours ago, and saw that the topic is Tower… Basically, it sucks… :) My wife came up with the basic idea of what I’m going to do: a brick tower building game… the game part is still unclear, but I probably will think of something… I want to try to have most of the game built today, since tomorrow I’m off to Dublin and will loose lots of time in travels and such…

Anyway… Here are the obligatory pics:

My office:

First food of the day:

And the screenshot:


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Saturday, August 9th, 2008 1:44 am

Bit late I suppose, but just to make things clear I’m using a really simple template for Slick apps which does nothing but opens up a window and listens to key events, that I’ve done beforehand. You’re welcome to it, of course, but I doubt anybody will find much need for it :>

Irresponsible use of time

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Saturday, August 9th, 2008 12:54 am

It’s 4:46 am here and I have a bit of insomnia.  Anyhow, I spent more time than I should have creating the main character for my game, since so much more needs to be made.  My original plan was to write a simple 3D engine, so here’s Castle Man looking at something that cought his interest:

Castle Man

Idea! (lightbulb)

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Saturday, August 9th, 2008 12:33 am

I’m sort of a climber. And pondering about the teme, i stumbled upon Spiderman! The real one. Alain Robert.

You will not be Alain ofcourse, unless you finish the game. Then you get the Alain Robert award of stickyness. Or something.

The game will be something like this: You have to drag someones hands/feet to different position on the building/tower and if it’s good, he won’t fall down. During the climb there will be numerous hassles like birds, window cleaners, office workers, and policeman trying to stop your tour the force.

This might be a bit too difficult for a first game, but trying doesn’t hurt. It will also involve some physics i guess, and i wonder how good i am with that.

So this will be it. I wonder where i’ll be tomorrow.

Update: I might do something different altogether.

LD Introduction

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Friday, August 8th, 2008 1:46 pm

I’m new to Ludum Dare, so I thought I might introduce myself with a short post. The plan is to enter the competition when it starts in a short while, although I suppose it still remains to be seen if I can find the time to do so :>

I’ll be using Java, and probably at least one of the below libraries:

  • Slick, which in turn relies on LWJGL. Slick is a 2D game library using OpenGL.
  • Phys2D, a physics engine for java (port of the same engine as JBox2D).

As for the game, I’m fairly convinced that whatever I make will be simplistic at best. But hey, I’ve heard somewhere that it’s participating that matters 😉 Now, I’m curious to see the other entries – good luck folks!

You know you will

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Friday, August 8th, 2008 7:03 am

Owls should open the contest

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Friday, August 8th, 2008 6:48 am


Time to get things in order

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Friday, August 8th, 2008 6:43 am

Hello Ludum World!

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Friday, August 8th, 2008 2:27 am

So the fun is about to start; madness is just around the corner.

Like half of the people here, this is going to be my first Ludum Dare. </Excited, Pants Wetting Squeal>

Unlike half of the people here, I’m going to be a heretic and not use python. This is partly because I want “I didn’t use python” as an excuse if I fail and partly because I don’t know python.

Thus far “Evolution” is looking likely. A few mad ideas are running around in my skull, trying to establish dominance and a supply of crisps. Hopefully one of them will evolve into something useable and full of awe (but not awful).

Good luck everyone, let the source be with you.

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