Posts Tagged ‘Ring of Legends’

Ring of Legends – We gave up (kind of Postmortem)

Posted by (twitter: @dn0z)
Monday, March 24th, 2014 8:15 am

This is the first time I don’t submit a game for a Ludum Dare :(

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I have participated in 3 jams (LD #26 Jam, MiniLD #46 and LD #28 Jam) with a friend and they were fun experiences, at least the first two. This time my friend didn’t want to participate, so I asked another friend for help. We were very excited with the Ring of Legends idea, especially my friend, since League of Legends is his favorite game!

I, on the other hand, like League of Legends but it’s not one of my favorite games (hey, I’m not a Dota guy either, my favorite game is Portal). I was thrilled to make a multiplayer game! Everything was in position, I set up a server last week and Skype’d with my friend about the game. We were going to keep it simple, only 6 champions, 4 skills, no items, no inhibitors, no runes, maybe minions and maybe spells. Also, we were going to start on Friday to have the option for 96 hours instead of 72, because it was my first multiplayer game.

Friday, 21 March, 2014

My friend had a few things to take care of before the jam, but we were going to start in the afternoon. We agreed to start at the same time even though we had different things to do (graphics/programming). I was waiting for him until 10:00 PM, I called him and he was playing League of Legends 😛 (he totally forgot the jam). There goes one day :(

Oh, he also made some plans for the Saturday’s morning!

Saturday, 22 March, 2014

We finally started working on the game at about 4:00 PM. I wrote a short post, ran the script for the live screenshots page and started programming :) My friend designed a simple grass tile, the background image for the health/mana HUD and four (!) different versions of Garen. That was the first problem. Every new image was better than the previous one, but even the first one was good for a 72hr jam. I tried to explain that to him, but he wouldn’t listen! He had 72 hours to make about 175 images (96 of them were about champions) and he only made 3 in the first 24 hours. That’s the end of day one.

Sunday, 23 March, 2014

Unfortunately, Sunday was the last day of the jam for us :( I worked until 7:00 PM, I was done with the really core features. Champion movement, health/mana progress bars and of course the world (aka map) of the game. We were Skyping so I asked him if he could send me an image showing the whole game map (with just color filled tiles) to test the map loading / world rendering with the real game map, so I could start working on the multiplayer. He lost about 4 hours trying to decide how many different tiles to use and where to place them on the map. At about 11:00 PM he panicked and asked me to give up :(

It was the first time I don’t submit a game for a Ludum Dare and I don’t like that feeling. I was waiting for this theme (demakes) for a while now :(

UPDATE (2014-03-25): Even though I wouldn’t call it “playable”, I submitted it anyway. You can play it here: http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/minild-50/?action=preview&uid=22762

Ring of Legends – Progress Update #2

Posted by (twitter: @dn0z)
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 4:26 pm

Phew! Day one is over and we made some progress on our game :)

We only made Garen today, but we sorted out a lot of things (like the world dimensions and some basic keyboard/mouse controls).

RofL Day 1 screenshot

Day 1: Garen is alive

Oh, and we are really glad some of you visited our “live stream” page 😛

Ring of Legends – Progress update

Posted by (twitter: @dn0z)
Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 8:38 am

Hello everyone,
we’re making a League of Legends demake. We started about 50 minutes ago…

0.1 fps live streaming ftw :P

0.1 fps live streaming ftw :P

We wanted to live stream, but unfortunately we won’t due to our slow Internet connection (less than 1 Mbps upload) :( But we found another way so you can check our progress! We’ve set up a page on our website with a screenshot that gets updated every 10 seconds and a Twitter widget for some sort of communication :)

Check our current status: http://icyhippo.com/roflstatus

[MiniLD #50] Ring of Legends (LoL demake)

Posted by (twitter: @dn0z)
Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 3:23 pm
RofL (Ring of Legends)

RofL (Ring of Legends)

We’re really excited about this Mini Ludum Dare and we already have an idea! RofL (Ring of Legends), a League of Legends demake. We’ll post updates on our progress regularly and maybe live stream sometime this weekend. :)

Good luck everyone!

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