Posts Tagged ‘ld48_13’

(No)Motivation

Posted by of LoneStranger Designs (twitter: @lnstrngr)
Sunday, December 7th, 2008 5:39 pm

Sometimes there just isn\'t any.

Goodbye, Yellow Brick Road

Posted by of LoneStranger Designs (twitter: @lnstrngr)
Sunday, December 7th, 2008 5:34 pm

Hi, I think I am really quitting this time.  I’d really like to submit something so I can vote, but I don’t really have a game or anything close to a game yet and I’m too tired to pull off the last bits of things that would make it a ‘demo.’

So this will be the last of my posts titled using the names of songs related to roads.

Good luck to all of you who are scambling for these last two and a half hours!

I may try to finish this game up later in the week.

Middle of the Busiest Road

Posted by of LoneStranger Designs (twitter: @lnstrngr)
Sunday, December 7th, 2008 4:28 pm

I’ve quit a few times since last night, but I never close Eclipse and I continue to sit at the computer.  I’m fairly certain that I won’t get done, and if I do manage to get most of the things implemented, it isn’t going to be fun for long.

The main part that is missing is the curves in the road.  I had an idea on how to implement them in sprites, but it’s time consuming and I wasted about six hours yesterday fussing with stupid projection equations.  I have those pretty much figured out, so it shouldn’t be a problem next time, but this time it was valuable time wasted.

I may give it some more time, but likely nothing submitted for me this time around.

8 Mile Road

Posted by of LoneStranger Designs (twitter: @lnstrngr)
Saturday, December 6th, 2008 5:13 pm

I’ve not got much to show for today so far.  I spent a lot of time fighting with some stupid physics things before I gave up and just went with the simple stuff.  Since this isn’t Gran Turismo, it doesn’t really matter.  I can flub the calcs just as long as it feels natural enough.

Here’s the latest screenshot.

LD48_13 image 2

The car is away from the bottom of the screen a bit, due to the acceleration.  I still don’t have anything that shows the car is moving, so that is what I will work on next.  After that, I still have the difficult task of doing the road curves.  Since this is all sprite based, it’s not going to be as easy as doing it in 3D, I would think.

The day isn’t over yet, so I could still get some good progress made later on.

Hit the road, Jack

Posted by of LoneStranger Designs (twitter: @lnstrngr)
Saturday, December 6th, 2008 4:18 am

I think sleep is near… I’ve not done as much as I wanted, but I think I have a decent start.  So far you can control the car with the mouse, left and right.  I’ve done a simple one-image background that will eventually be replaced with separate dynamic pieces.  Here’s the screen shot:

LD48_13 image 1

Hopefully I don’t sleep in too much! There’s still plenty to do!

Take me home, country roads…

Posted by of LoneStranger Designs (twitter: @lnstrngr)
Saturday, December 6th, 2008 12:29 am

I didn’t get home until ten o’clock, but I checked on my phone to see what the theme was.  Luckily, it was the one I had done the most thinking about on Monday, so I didn’t have to do much thinking while away.

I’m going to do a racing game, perhaps like Outrun or of the Night Driver/Enduro variety.  I’ve done a little mock up of the screen, just a sketch really.  I’m not sure I like the perspective, but the sprites will most likely be used.  Click to enlarge (sounds like a Viagra ad!?)

LD48_13 art image 1

From here, I’ll probably colorize the art and then cut it up to make individual sprites.  I should probably just use bounding rectangles for now though, and get some actual game logic going…..but I have learned that if you don’t do your graphics right the first time, you’ll likely not have time to return to them later.  So take the extra minutes now so you don’t have to set everything back up to fix them.

I’m tired, but I want to get something going before I go to bed.  I’m being kept company by a neurotic kitty and a can of No Fear Energy Drink.  Oh, and my Gobstoppers!  Though I think I’m already candied out…  Listening to Iron & Wine right now cause it’s calm and quiet.  Tomorrow I’ll bust out some loudness.

48 Hours Later

Posted by of LoneStranger Designs (twitter: @lnstrngr)
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 9:28 pm

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