Posts Tagged ‘LD17’
My entry into LD17 got tarted up, fixed a bit, had sounds added, was lengthened a tad, is more girthy, and has just come out on the Xbox 360. It’s in the Indie Games section now so thought I’d pass on the information. There’s an 8 minute free demo, so all those who couldn’t play my entry because it was XNA can now not play my entry because it’s on Xbox!
It costs less than a dollar to buy.
I already posted a mini-postmortem in my submission screen, but here’s my expanded version.
First up, I want to give a big shout out to everybody who contributed to Ludum Dare, and to those who made this entire site and contest a reality. It’s great to see so many people active a community focused on game development. While this was my first Ludum Dare 48, I’ve participated in community-driven game competitions before and it’s always been a blast. LD48 was no exception.
Not great quality, and as you can see I spend very little time with art assets and level editor. The video is only 1:09 long
Huzzah! I’ve completed my real-time strategy game of sorts, and I just officially submitted it for the Ludum Dare 17 competition! The object of my game, Artillery Isles, is to destroy the enemy’s island encampments before he destroys yours. It’s a fast-paced strategy match of launching missiles at the enemy’s base or at his incoming rockets, redirecting rockets in flight, repairing buildings and expanding to new islands!
It’s better in action, but here’s how it looks:
Have fun, and good luck in the judging! I had a great time again this time around, and I look forward to trying out all the other island games for LD17!
Just got back home and am feeling optimistic about completing what I currently have. It will most likely end up with no sound or music but oh well! I just ordered Thai for dinner and am going to dive right in and try to get some work done.
One thing that I’ve learned between this LD and the last one I was in, is that rushing to get something done in a semi hackish way doesn’t really save you time. I’ve spent quite a few hours hunting bugs in my code because I quickly through something together without completely thinking it through. That’s time I could have spent doing sound or adding graphics. Next time, I am going to be more aware of this and endeavor to think out the design more instead of trying to change things half way through the contest.
The game’s entry is here.
I haven’t been able to work on anything this morning. I am headed to New Hampshire in an hour or so and won’t be back until about 6 or 7pm ET. I don’t have to drive so I’m bringing my laptop along to try and continue working. At the very least, I am going to stick in victory conditions (very easy to do right now), and some kind of title screen and game over screen. At least it than it will be a somewhat complete prototype.
Here’s this morning’s breakfast, bacon, scrambled eggs, and New England coffee.
Things are moving right along. More game functionality has been completed, as well as sound effects and some handy graphics enhancements. I hope to get things nicely polished up tomorrow, but I’m pretty happy with how I’ve progressed so far.
Dinner is a pretty important meal too. Ludum Dare is a pretty intense process, so I needed something hearty:
I’m liking some of the other entries I’ve been seeing too. They look promising, and I’m looking forward to trying them out. But for now, I’m going to get some sleep.
Again lots of progress.. Now there actually are two types of boats, reds and greens and 2 goal areas on the right. If the boat hits the correct goal area, the goal flashes bright. Otherwise it will flash dark. There is also a spawn system which will spawn more and more boats. Also tweaked the fluid dynamics and boat moving. Now the boats stop if they would hit something and also they try to steer away from close-by islands. So the boats act a lot better gameplay -wise.
Testing the game, it’s kinda interesting how the mechanics work. If you close off a section completely, because there is little/no fluid flow there, the boats will move a lot more erratically (currently there is a minimum speed for their movement but not sure if there really needs to be). So you need to keep the fluid flowing in order to guide the boats.
Not much to go in order to have a fully functioning game, btw. Just counting the score and lives left, menu screens and some instructions.. Then there is the question of sounds and such. But feeling pretty positive over-all. I think I’ll stop development on this for tonight and continue tomorrow.