Hi, this is my first Ludum Dare. I’ve messed around in game development before but never really completed anything. I hope the stress of the competition acts as a great motivator.
I just released my own programming language called MoonScript which compiles into Lua. I’ll be using that to make my game. This will be a great test to see how it works. One of the original use cases of the language was game development because there are so many engines that use Lua.
If you happen to be using Lua, then I suggest you check it out because it’s pretty awesome, works on all platforms, and I’ve written a ton of documentation.
Anyway, about my game. So far I plan to create a platformer, but depending on the theme I might switch things up. I’ll be developing on linux but using LÖVE so my result should run everywhere. I hope to do a time lapse screen capture of the entire weekend but I haven’t found software yet. I’m worried about creating graphics and music because I’m not very good at those things. Must not let them consume too much time.
Here’s the final list:
Language: MoonScript (compiles to Lua)
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