Posts Tagged ‘roguelike’
Hi there. Nice to be part of a LudumDare again. Hope all of you’re enjoying this weekend.
My idea is not finalized. Have to go to bed and lucid dreaming about it. Maybe there are possible better ideas for a 48h competition. But here is, what I have so far:
Name of the Game: WhatHappendToBetelgeuse.
Plot: Earth founded a colony at Betelgeuse hundred of years ago. Colonists were traveling via generation spaceship. Successfully they founded a colony. After years contact to Betelgeuse gets lost. What happend. After many years mankind was building a ship with a stardrive engine to be able to look after Betelgeuse and the lost colonists.
Mechanics: Star map is generated randomly. Your ship is starting at earth to reach Betelgeuse. But every turn ship will use power, food and integrity. If you will reach Betelgeuse, you have to visit asteroid fields, plantes and unknown entities on the m,ap to restock your resources and improve the skills of the crew. If there is no food, your crew will loose skill and die after some time. If your energy cells are empty your ship will not move and you’ll loose everything. If integrity is low your ship will use more energy per move and finally will be destroyed.
Thats it so far … here is a rapidly created concept image
Now I have to sleep. Hopefully I’ll be back at 10am MET for development and livestreaming. Bye and good night!
Well, this game will not be my best Lumdum Dare attempt: right now, I struggle to add basic roguelike features: inventory, mobs, etc. And I have no idea how to add Line of Sight or Field of Vision with construct 2… I made an effective LoS once with Game Maker 8, but Construct 2 is really different. Anyway, I may finish something playable tomorrow for the Jam.
Well, I spent these last 6 hours working on a idea i liked (controlling dreams & nightmares of a character, his different conscience states, etc.), but the gameplay was really shitty, and I couldn’t improved it due to my limited skills with construct2… At the end, I started from scratch this afternoon, and now I’m working on a basic roguelike… yes, it’s not very original XD I wanted to create a roguelike since months anyway, and I didn’t have the time to start one, so, afterall, this Ludum Dare is the perfect moment to do it.
I will set the roguelike in a gold mine during the XIXth Klondike Gold Rush. Goals? collect gold nuggets, fight grizzly, avoid ghosts of dead prospector, etc. that kind of silly things.
Graphics will be very basic (ascii tileset probably…).
Greetings from the Victory Garden team. For our Mini LD 50 submission, we demade Red Hook Game’s upcoming squad management roguelike Darkest Dungeon, in the style of a Gameboy classic! The game’s not been released yet, so we had to take liberties here and there, but we did our best to stay true to the spirit of the game. Feel free to share your feedback and High Scores over on the project page!
There are a lot more features we wanted to get to, including more monsters, Camp and passive Party Leader skills, a surface and dungeon shops, and a classic Text String save feature. If people like this well enough, we’ll put together a Post-Compo Version with these features and more. But after a few day’s rest… it’s been intense!
All assets, design, and the game engine itself were produced for the Mini LD 50 Jam. Other than a pre-existing Java code base, and a handful of graphical assets, all content and features were created within 72 hours (with a small break taken between sessions, because it was a practice run). The game was coded using LWJGL, and managed via Trello. Audio was produced using BFXR, Reaper, and featured the Elder Thing VST plugin. Story stylistic development was inspired by Jean-Paul Sartre’s Huis Clos and Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. Character names came from Behind The Name.com, and additional names and literary references run the gamut from European and Greek Mythology, classic Combat RPGs, and H.P. Lovecraft, to works of gothic literature
If you like our stuff, feel free to check out our new devblog, Victory Garden Games, where we’ll be talking about LD plans, as well as some of our upcoming projects! Thanks a ton, and I hope you have a great time playing our game.
Credits and High Scores:
High Score: Infinity + 1
High Score: 5,759
High Score: 4,867
High Score: 2,923
So now, let’s go to bed…
Our Main Menu
Coming out of a really rough work week, I managed to sleep for about ten hours and I still feel horrid… but I’m gonna try to create something this weekend! Still just starting out with the idea phase, but I’ll probably work on a rogue-like using Python/Pygame. Great success for all!
Do you like space?
Because I decided to work on what I’m calling a space-roguelike. The easiest way to describe it is Star Control 2’s real-time combat/flight meets Desktop Dungeons’s simplicity/brevity.
Here are some early/non-final progress shots from recently to give you an idea:
Well. I knew this was too ambitious for the 48 Hour compo, so I’m hoping to have something playable for the Jam. Wish me luck (I haven’t slept much the last few days…)!
Okay, the game is really close to finished. I still have a couple sound effects to make and finish the in-game README reader. I never made a title screen, so there’s that too.
I love this game! I’m so busy playing through the levels, enjoying the randomness.
The point is, it’s almost done. I decided to name the game ‘Everlasting,’ because tiny worlds are so tiny, they could never fill the universe. Also, because the game doesn’t have an end event, it just cycles for as long as you feel like playing. The little guy you control is just reborn over and over in different places. Hmm, that’s an interesting concept really…
To everybody finished already, congratulations! This is going to be one of the most memorable Ludum Dares in history.