Ludum Dare 31
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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 :D

 

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.

A full retro-arcade game with 5 levels on one screen

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Monday, December 8th, 2014 12:40 am

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I submit yesterday but forgot to mention it here!

Play SCRAMBLE SLUG Now! Comments welcome…

Please test my game here : http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-31/?action=preview&uid=3553

A whole arcade game on one screen:
– Land off with your space ship
– Cross the space and avoid enemy probes
– Fly over the town, beware of the rockets!
– Drive an armored Jeep to penetrate the enemy base!
– Walk with your gun in the enemy territory to destroy the nuclear core!!

How to play:
– Press space to land off
– Use arrows keys: left to reduce speed, up/down to move, right to increase speed
– Press X to fire, C to drop a bomb
– Destroy the fuel tanks or you’ll run out of fuel!
– In the Jeep, press up + X to fire at the roof
– At walk, press up to jump, fire a bomb on the core to win

The game is hard, but it’s by purpose! Enjoy!

Making of:
– This game was made in 15 hours with Love2D on a Mac Book Pro
– Every line of code (around 1000) is made from scratch
– I’m 43 years old, and my real work is to produce video games…
– I’m a big fan of retro gaming, so the game is inspired by retro games
– Sounds from SFXR, art made with PyxelEdit

Last-minute telekinesis beam

Posted by (twitter: @mahalis)
Sunday, December 7th, 2014 7:08 pm

The line-thing Wanda’s swinging from was a black line most of the way through this, which looked okay but was kind of boring. Took the last half-hour or so to make it a cool funky purple wave thing instead.

Anyway: ’tis done! The entry page is here.

Telekinesis is purple.

“you were the embodiment of grace”

Posted by (twitter: @mahalis)
Sunday, December 7th, 2014 5:37 pm

Almost done. Added sound effects—a ding when you hit walls (me flicking a glass, pitch-shifted) and a little chord when you hit a target (GarageBand’s grand piano). Also added something simple and dumb that I’m disproportionately pleased with: the end screen picks a random compliment for you.

Moar progress!

Posted by (twitter: @qrchack)
Sunday, December 7th, 2014 1:56 pm

First gameplay video, with maps being loaded at runtime from lua files. A hand-built map editor soon to be made.

Stuff’s getting better!

Posted by (twitter: @qrchack)
Sunday, December 7th, 2014 12:44 pm

Played around with the graphics. My mom would be proud.

The game thingy so far

Before changes were made

After some changes

After some changes

I’m (late) in!

Posted by (twitter: @qrchack)
Sunday, December 7th, 2014 11:34 am

So. I didn’t want to participate this time. My first and last time was LD26 (theme: “Minimalism”) and I coded entirely on my phone in 3 hours, resulting in a poor Tetris clone. Half of LD31’s time is over, and I haven’t been coding for years, but I’m gonna give it a shot. Even if I fail, isn’t Ludum Dare supposed to be about being a challenge? So, I have half of the time and most likely I’ll fail hard. Probably I’ll just keep coding after time runs out, I want to get back to coding. End of story.

Tools

Sublime Text, as the coding IDE
LÖVE, as the engine
Pinta, as the graphics tool

Qrchack's LD31 Workspace

The workspace in its full, messy glory

The game thingy so far

The game thingy so far

What’s good so far

– For the first time ever, I’m using object-oriented programming. And it’s working quite well for now.
– I’m making a tile-based maze game. Never used tilesets or tiles at all. More of the challenge and it’s working
– I’ll need to either add Tiled support into my game (Tiled seems freaking amazing at first look!) or code my own map editor, or use hardcoded tables. The first two options are even more of challenge (and fun!)
– First time developing on Linux (latest stable Xubuntu release to be precise), and though I’ve been customizing it quite a bit, I’m proud to be using it for programming.

What goes bad

Time. I don’t know if I’ll even manage to get something usable till the jam deadline. The solution is just to keep coding when LD31 ends.
Hardcoded maps. These need to get replaced by either Tiled maps or some own external map editor.
Preparations, because I haven’t made any. This means downloading stuff while coding and setting up your workspace and libraries. Not good at all.

Anyway…

Really excited to be back into coding, good luck everyone, I can’t wait to play your games! Wish me good luck, too. I’ll need it! :)

Go, fish

Posted by (twitter: @mahalis)
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 10:25 pm

Got the art and things from the last post added to the actual game; also tweaked the physics to be a bit speedier. Gameplay-wise I think the only thing I still want to add is an end-game state (right now you still just bounce off the floor) and maybe a “streak” bonus where you get additional points if you’ve hit a ring every time you’ve anchored. From there: sounds (splat when hitting walls, ding when hitting targets), particle effects (if I have time), and then this is good to go.

She’s got moves.

For now, I have drinking to do. ¡Hasta mañana!

Two birds, two stones, only one stone is a fishbowl and the other is fire

Posted by (twitter: @mahalis)
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 9:21 pm

Found solutions to both things I was having trouble with in the last post. First, the physics got really unpredictable and less fun when I had the line attached to Wanda’s mouth—you’d sort of wobble around the place, not unlike an actual fish on a line, which is less fun than this is trying to be. Kinda killed the freewheeling feel. Solution: bowl! Voilà: identical physics to the prototype.

Also: fire! I didn’t like the life-preserver rings I was using as targets earlier, and I don’t know why I didn’t go with flaming hoops in the first place—seems much more traditional. This is what they look like. Drew three separate fire images on the ring; would have done more, but I got tired of it, because, as you can see, I am not an artist. :)

mockup updated

Starting to art

Posted by (twitter: @mahalis)
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 7:18 pm

 

 

It’s beginning to look a bit more like a thing. I’d like to make the rope attach at the mouth, but having the attachment off center-of-mass makes the physics wacky (and less fun), and drawing the line at a different position than the attachment makes it really confusing. Might be best just to move the center of mass to the mouth.

Also, the rings look dopey. I don’t know what to replace them with.

Screen Shot 2014-12-06 at 6.03 p 3

Playing with pendulum physics

Posted by (twitter: @mahalis)
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 3:34 pm

 

Started this last night and it’s finally kinda fun. I think the goal is to get the thing through the other things in as few clicks as possible.

 

pendulum physics

I’m in… Bordeaux

Posted by (twitter: @wilbefast)
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 3:00 am

Yeah yeah, sorry for the late ;)

Wilbefast

 

 

 

 

 

Ludum Dare, unlike many jams, can be done anywhere you like. So I left Paris to do it in Bordeaux with the Motion Twin guys!

Motion Twin, Bordeaux

My chair is the orange one

I was rather riding on “Snowman” so this whole “Single screen” thing is a bit of a pain in the butt. Ah well :P

I was also hoping on using Haxe and Heaps, but work was pretty full-on so I didn’t have time to get it working. So it’ll just be Love 2D as usual. Old faithful ;)

Github repository here.

Good luck y’all, see you on the other side!

W.

 

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