Posts Tagged ‘sci-fi’

The Rocket Man

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 4:53 am
Once again I spend my weekend (and some of Monday) hunched over a computer sweating to reach a deadline. But no regrets, it was amazing! I made a game called The Rocket Man, it’s about a lonely and forgetful astronaut and his only company is the ships AI.

Link:

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Let me know what you think :)

/Dennis

Jam entry: PUCKETEERS OF ATLANTIS

Posted by (twitter: @avaskoog)
Monday, August 29th, 2016 9:55 pm

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Click here to play now!

Ava, Marte and Morten have once again magically managed to finish an entry last minute! No LD game ever ends up quite as was initially expected, but nonetheless we seem to be able to tie things up in at least some sort of way by working into the submission hour every time!

Pucketeers of Atlantis ended up being a kind of game that I don’t think any one of us would really play regularly—a sports game—but we figured it might be fun to play with some ridiculous elements. Like a Mario Kart version of sports! And indeed, that does exists in the form of Mario Strikers, and watching some gameplay we realised that that series had already incorporated a lot of the ideas we had individually thought up. Yikes!

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Passing a puck! Oh, and collect those boxes to get power-ups to activate!

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Ouch! Exploding pucks! Dangerous. Very dangerous.

If you feel like playing a neverending game of explosive hockey with Atlantean robots as well as non-Atlantean human beings on your team while wearing ancient Atlantean hover boots, then this might be for you! Oh, and a friend. Or something like that.

It’s a two player game—no more, no less.

You also need at least one gamepad, but two would be recommended, since that’s a lot more fun. We realise this might lead fewer to play, but perhaps we chose the right LD for such a daring decision.

Larry Does Ludum 33 – PART 6 – Project Monster

Posted by (twitter: @LarryChupacabra)
Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 3:09 pm

Your not wrong mysterious scientists who found me in this bar. I do like traveling through deadly negative space. -> [Project Monster by 0x0961h]

MiniLD59 – Keith Karnage in the Omega Zone

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Friday, May 29th, 2015 12:13 am

Here is my MiniLD59 entry.

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I put in some mouse controls really quick, which seem to work.  I’m not sure why the keyboard input wasn’t working, but it wasn’t working on itch.io either.

Did anyone ever make an archive of all the images.  I downloaded about 60 from the swapShop.  I provided alpha channels for about four of them, mostly because they were really nice, but looked terrible with big white boxes around everything.

 

 

Burning Fridges post mortem

Posted by (twitter: @FoumartGames)
Thursday, December 26th, 2013 9:36 am

Hello all fellow devs and happy holidays!

I’m writting my first post-mortem, let’s hope I’ll not get only this one ahead :)

This is my third submission in Ludum Dare, and the game is somewhat connected with my first LD26 game Atrakt. Both using sliding puzzle mechanics and both telling story about the hostile alien race Litoxydes. (see image below)

Example of richening an solid color vector animation with a few filters

Litoxyde. (example of richening a solid color vector animation with a few filters)

What went right:

Game Concept: As always I didn’t struggled with a game concept much and in one hour had the basics laid on paper, even the title (that i’m not quite proud of) was figured out.

Theme: I had some doubts about the theme implementation, moreover I tried to incorporate two themes at the same time. There was a Flash Game License competition in parallel to Ludum Dare with theme “Freezing”. So I decided to go Sci-Fi and use the cold space and the ultimate urgency needed in a spacecraft disaster to implement both themes. In my oppinion I used the theme well, as the player have only one chance to survive each stage, but it was not so obvious to others.

(Next time I’ll name my submission by taking the theme string + some potatoe appending and voila : “You only get one … “, just kidding : )

Engine: I assembled a tiled display engine pretty fast and created almost all the tiles.  At the end of the first day I had a moving character and an animated enemy.

Enemy AI: Not that it went so right, but at least without much efforts, there was alot of randomness in the early builts thought.

Presentation: Even in the current advanced post-compo version I’m still holding the ALERT screen and the spaceship that I drew for less that a minute with my mouse : D In the post-compo timeframe I decided to backup my storytelling with some 3d renders exported with swift3d but at the end left that screen intact. The spaceship renders became fairly good, with a ship composed of just one duplicated and stretched in different ways object – I leaved that for the level complete screen, but that’s not something that went right haha:) Anyway here is a full rotation gif for you:

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360 rotation of the infiltrated spaceship

What went the other direction:

Prototype: Being proficient in design/graphics aspect is a double edged sword. And it was difficult for me to postpone the art stuff for after the creation of the fully working prototype. So, instead of using some placeholder squares and figuring out the more important things of the gameplay in time, I spent too much efforts on the graphics the first day, which led to derailed rush at the end and not a complete game after all.

Level Design: started to think of levels too late and didn’t managed to create something interesting in time. My submission game is reeking of “this is just a demo with placeholder levels” notes.

Intuitiveness: The game is well handled by fans of Sokoban, but I observed that players which ware not familiar with Sokoban mechanics ware struggling to understand the objective. And obviously I failed to explain the game goal well enought. Will have to think of a better way for the tutorial.

Sound: Althought prepared a sound library prior to beginning I ran out of time even for the jam deadline to add sounds. I ended up using previously created sounds (from the Atrakt game) that I added just in the latest built (v0.6)  But as I hear it now the sound became harsh in general. PS also in the latest built I added an awesome sci-fi-electro track called Shapeshifter by Clearside (CREDITS), to backup the atmosphere of the game.

Score System: Besides being still incomplete with 8 levels from 12 previsional, the game is lacking a proper level complete screen and a leaderboard. The player is not aware of how well he is doing.

Community: This post-mortem is my first community impact in this edition of Ludum Dare. I definitely need to expand in this section and will have to define some time to spend for that next compo. I’ll try either joining forces with others or trying a simpler game in the upcoming competition.

And what is hurting your eyes now?

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A Burning Fridges game link ofcourse : ) I hope you enjoy my game : ) See you in April : )

Have you considered playing… Nero is Falling?

Posted by (twitter: @leafthief)
Monday, December 23rd, 2013 5:32 am

Nero is Falling Title Image

 

PLAY HERE

Hey guys. Last week we (@iossif Code, Design; @leafthief Art) finished our first team-game for the LD#48 game jam: Nero is Falling.
We called it a “dramatic sci-fi puzzle game” in which you have to get off a spacecraft because it’s running out of oxygen. Your fellow crew members seem to have given up – the only way off the ship is an escape pod. However, only one of six pods is working.

Nero is Falling ScreenshotNIF - MapEscape Pod

Gameplay:
So what players are actually doing is running around the ship using the arrow keys, trying to figure out which escape pod is the right one by talking to crew members and checking consoles (X).

NPC portait from NERO is fallingThe version we submitted to the jam can be a bit confusing and has some rather rough edges but still: we’d very much appreciate if you GAVE IT A SHOT. We would also love to hear what you did/didn’t like about the game because we are currently discussing a post-jam version.
Hope to be hearing from you,

@leafthief and @iossif

 

 

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