Posts Tagged ‘mini ld’

March of the Zombies

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Saturday, June 27th, 2009 9:03 am

A zombie game. You are supposed to stay alive from the zombie attack while picking up survivors. You have a pistol, but ammo is scarce.

Design is 99% complete, AI is 95% (Am I in the same height as the player? Then attack, else find closest stairway that goes in the right direction… repeat for each zombie. Oh yes!), Graphics 50% (Just have to create a better looking house and some survivors plus an ammo box), x-axis collisions 0%, shooting-part 50%, sound effects 0%, menu 0%

Zombies marching

Zombies just love to march. Surprisingly, I get a solid 60 fps even when there’s 100+ zombies on screen thinking how they should eat that delicious player


Posted by (twitter: @S0phieH)
Saturday, June 27th, 2009 2:30 am

I had a hunch an increpare mini-LD would squeeze an art game out of me :)

anyhoo its done, but dont go into it thiniking it will be the feelgood game of the LD 😉

Play online

Download source (.FLA)

You Have to Save Everyone but There Isn’t Much Time! Final!

Posted by (twitter: @ExciteMike)
Sunday, May 24th, 2009 2:19 pm

This was my first LD, but it sure won’t be the last.  This was fun as hell.

YHtSEbTIMT screen

You have 10 seconds to save everyone! GO GO GO GO GO!

Play in browser: link

Windows exe:YouHaveToSaveEveryoneButThereIsntMuchTime.exe

Source:YouHaveToSaveEveryoneButThereIsntMuchTime_Source.rar (requires FlashDevelop and FlexSDK)

Time Travel Constructor Final

Posted by (twitter: @Stoney_FD)
Sunday, May 24th, 2009 12:53 pm

Allright, it’s final or as final as it can get. If you haven’t read my previous post, here’s the short description: You are a constructor who can travel through time with the only goal to make as much money as possible.

Download here: (15,7 MB; Windows Binary + Source)

Time Travel Constructor

Posted by (twitter: @Stoney_FD)
Sunday, May 24th, 2009 5:54 am

My idea: As a constructor/economic specialist something you need to gather resources in order to win the game. Unfortunately other citizens already build their houses on the best spots directly beside the wood you so desperately need. Now you need to gather time energy which allows you to jump back in time and build whereever you want to build before anyone else can.

And this how the game looks like at the moment:

What development tools am I using? The same as last Mini LD and last LD48, FreePascal with ElysionLegacy (a small wrapper around some functions of SDL + SDL_Image + SDL_TTF + SDLMixer)
How do I use the sound pack? I will use it for some background music.
Am I finishing in time? I sure hope so. There are still a few hours left.


Posted by (twitter: @S0phieH)
Saturday, May 23rd, 2009 3:28 pm

<3 harmonix

So its the end of the first day and my game is pretty much working. its just a pain theres no way to put notes where I want them yet, I guess I’ll make the editor tommorow… anyway, night all :)

Ondrian Fordrian?

Posted by (twitter: @davidrlorentz)
Friday, March 6th, 2009 10:52 pm

Well, after a couple of hours playing old LD games (which tend to be amazingly good, btw), here’s my screwball idea.

Only Forwards + Mondrian = Ondrian Fordrian

In this mashup, I intend to mash extra hard, almost beyond recognition. In other words, I will be interpreting my inspirations loosely.

In Only Forwards, the avatar is always moving forward and the player’s inputs cause the avatar to turn left and right. In Ondrian Fordrian, the avatar is either moving forward or not moving at all; input consists of exactly one key, the MOVE FORWARD key. The player’s goal is to move forward as much as possible.

In Mondrian, the visuals are inspired by the De Stijl artist Piet Mondrian. In Ondrian Fordrian, the visuals are inspired by the Bauhaus artist Wassily Kandinsky. Or who knows, once I actually have a game maybe I’ll go with someone else, someone whose work is more gamey, like Mondrian’s friend Theo van Doesburg, founder of the De Stijl art movement. I totally just looked all that stuff up on Wikipedia.

In Ondrian Fordrian, the avatar is a Kandinsky doodad attempting to traverse the frightening, bewildering Kandinsky miasma. His goal is to move forward along his curvy, Kandinskic path. Everything moves. Some of it pushes him backward, some of it can hurt him.

Never Look Back. This is the second (way more boring) title for this game.  Never look back, Kandinsky doodad. The past is past, and the only way is forward.

I will be working in Flash with AS3. I intend to finish the game this weekend, but it’s going to be meager, for a couple of reasons. Chiefly, I have a lot of other stuff on my mind, plus the weather’s so damn nice.


Posted by (twitter: @ludumdare)
Friday, March 6th, 2009 3:00 pm

Select two previously existing LD entries ( see them here: The Grid ), and make a game that combines them!  One of the two may be your own entry if you wish, but they can’t both be.

What does it mean to mash up two games?  That’s up to you!  Maybe you’ll have the player from one game face the enemies and world of the other game, or you’ll combine gameplay elements from both, or you’ll steal the theme and setting from one game and the gameplay of the other.  It’s up to you!  Use whatever you want from the two games to create a horrifying two-headed freakbaby! Your game can be remarkably similar to one of them, a perfect blend of both, or nothing like either, as long as deep in your heart you were intending to combine them.

Standard LD rules apply, so even though you are working from someone else’s ideas, you’ll have to create all the art, sound, and code yourself rather than stealing theirs.  So find your two favorites, and get to work!

You have until 3pm PST on Sunday to get ‘er done!

Mini LD#8 Announcement!

Posted by (twitter: @ludumdare)
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 2:05 pm

Prepare your socks, possibly with masking tape or some kind of velcro straps, if you wish to prevent them from being blown off.  It will soon be time for MINI LD #8, hosted by Hamumu!

This Mini-LD will take place on Friday, March 6th at 3:00 PM PST, ending that Sunday at 3:00 PM PST.  Standard rules.  You have 48 hours.  You have your mind, your computer, some caffeine, and three angry chihuahuas.  You have no backup (and probably no backups).  Be ready!

The theme will be announced at start time, and for teasing purposes, I will tell you that, like my last hosting job, checking out previously made LD entries by other people might help get you ready for the action!  History is a part of what this is all about, so let’s make some history.

MiniLD3 – My Tool Ideas

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Friday, September 5th, 2008 5:51 am

I’ve got two ideas for this weekend.  I’m pretty sure I’ll do #2, but it sounds hard, with lots of math.  I don’t like math.

#1 – Pixel Editor

This is a unique idea.  It’s a paint program, with features intended for pixel art, lots of zooming and whatnot.  So what’s special?  Well, it can ‘render’ in various ways.  Think of the Puppygames type of look – big pixelated things, but they’re done up all nice in photoshop with glowing outlines or whatever.  You can take your pixel creation (zoomed in to at least 2x) and render it with several different effects, saving your work in a 32bit png:

– An outer glow around it in whatever color you like

– ‘Tetris blocks’ (each pixel is a shiny block rather than a single color)

– An overall highlight, treating the whole shape as one huge tetris block – if a pixel has no left neighbor, shade its left edge, if it has no right neighbor, brighten its right edge, etc

– ‘Piping’, highlighted stripes on the internal edges of the shape

– Other!?

I think that would be a really cool tool for making that nice modern-retro art.  Almost a SFXr for graphics, in a way.

#2 – Hitsuji Editor

I saw people talking about doing this in the chat too.  They called it a manikin editor.  I just want to take the concept of the editor I made for my long-ago LD entry Hitsuji and make it nice and more powerful, so you can do freeform creations instead of sheep holding swords.  The concept is to make models by stringing bitmaps together with pivot points, then you can rotate and translate them all (scaling would be nice too).  Then you make animations for them, and it stores it all much like a 3D model, only it’s 2D.  Then obviously you can put that in a game and animate it all nicely and smoothly.  I love how it’s trivial for such a model to transition from one animation to another.  I could see a lot of potential for games made with these types of characters.

#1 sounds a lot easier than #2, and it’s more original.  But it’s definitely not as useful…

i has failed

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Monday, July 7th, 2008 4:22 am

Didn’t spend much time, and also had no idea.. thought I still put up what I got: here

It needs python, pygame and pyopengl to run (, for the real LD, I have to find someone who can make me a py2exe and py2app version of my entry). You can run until you touch the turnip if you want, but nothing will happen even then. Except for the unicorn, it also totally fails the theme and at no point I was even close to an idea 😛

The good things about this mini LD for me though were, I think I know now how I could easily do one of those motocross games.. just need to use 2 or 3 collision circles instead of a single point as I did here, and some spring forces between. Also, I was surprised how easy it was to read SVG files – took me a total of 5 minutes to develop loader code for it (first few lines of

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