Posts Tagged ‘#teampotato’


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Sunday, April 28th, 2013 4:53 pm

beesI’m not entirely sure what just happened. I woke up in a strange place with a computer in front of me. A post-it note on the computer said, “You have 48 hours to make a game or we let you go.” Well, crap. We certainly wouldn’t want THAT, would we?

So I booted the computer and found myself in a Google Hangout with Mariah Almeida and Will Brierly. They were in a similar situation, though Will luckily had an unlimited supply of soda to sustain him. We therefore agreed that he’d be the one programming the game. I’d be on sound, since I love me some SFXR, and Mariah would do animations.


Well, we knew the theme was “Minimalism.” How did we know that? Don’t ask, it wasn’t established! We had also previously heard that the theme for this months One-Game-A-Month was “Spring.” Therefore, by combining these two themes together, and throwing in some POTATOES for good measure, we created… this.

The game has you controlling a little spaceship that shoots bees to pollinate potatoes, meanwhile trying to avoid the dogs with bees in their mouths and when they bark they shoot bees at you. And… that’s pretty much all there is to it.

Interestingly this game was created as kind of a stream of consciousness from all three of us. After the Google Hangout, Mariah went and drew 4 random things. I went and made 4 random sound effects. Will created 4 random game mechanics. We them smashed them together and called it a game.

This game has no title but you can play it here:

We are still currently trapped in our respective locations. Please send supplies.

– Dan

I’m all finished!

Posted by
Sunday, April 28th, 2013 12:17 pm


Amazingly, I finished this thing. I had to cut quite a bit out, but I made the deadline, and kept BOTH endings!


It’s an exploration and discovery game. The gameplay is a tad short due to time, also I had to remove climbing, but its still fun!

At Least I'm Alive


(Click the picture to go to my LD entry page!)


Or click below to go to where it’s hosted!



now to slumber….

FINISHED and Submitted – i need to lie down!

Posted by (twitter: @JigxorAndy)
Sunday, April 28th, 2013 6:03 am

i need to lie down




Play the game and view the entry here.

I’m extremely proud of how this game turned out. I chose to do a very different kind of game than I normally do for Ludum Dare and I think it paid off. It conveys exactly what I wanted to say. I also finished much earlier than I normally do!

Potato Challenge – Abstract Edition

Posted by (twitter: @JigxorAndy)
Sunday, April 28th, 2013 5:06 am

Potato Challenge

I put a potato in my game! It’s super abstract in the style of the game, and appears as an animation frame for a fraction of a second, but it’s in there.

The game is now complete.

After spending some time getting a basic game laid out, I decided to do some sound effects creation.  Having a nicer microphone this time around, I decided I was going to make my own, instead of using something like bfxr.  I managed to get a car horn sound by lowering the speed and pitch of a tin whistle played while holding the holes wrong, and I got some ambient car sounds by recording out my window.

And, I made a sound for when the deer moves by rubbing two potatoes together.  Even if potatoes are not seen visually in my game, they are there in spirit!  More sound effects will probably come at some point this weekend.


Also, thanks to my wonderful roommate Steven for the coffee, eggs, and sausage ensemble!


Anti-potato Conspiracy!

Posted by
Thursday, April 25th, 2013 9:31 am

Does anyone else find it suspicious that the first 13 (out of 20) themes listed in the final round only make it up to the fifth letter of the alphabet (‘E’)?  This seems extremely unlikely!

Clearly, this is lazy, hastily thrown-together FAKE data by administrators abusing their power to hide the fact that “Potato” is actually the highest-voted theme by a wide margin.  (And yes, they also faked the results in Round 2.)

The Potato Union demands a public audit of the raw data!


(The Potato Union should not be confused with the Onion Union, a loose collection of language reformists working to standardize the sensible pronunciation of vowels.)

Today I made Potato Ninja as a warmup. Also, Potatoes!

Posted by (twitter: @davidscolgan)
Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 7:35 pm

Defend the citizens from the deadly potatoes of the potato monster!  Also, apparently you are surrounded by flaming potato meteors that just fell a few seconds ago (there wasn’t time to animate that).


WASD or arrows to move, and click to throw a knife.  You can play it at

Also, spoiler, but POTATO WINS!!!

You can count on me, Team Potato

Posted by (twitter: @ananasblau)
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 11:31 pm

I’m in with all the might of my github treasure chest

As i’m doing 1GAM I already have a few games this year to show off and the android users among you surely want to try my last puzzle game.


Posted by
Monday, April 22nd, 2013 8:17 pm

Team Potato Flag:


Anyone who does not vote +1 Potato is not allowed to eat any chips during the Ludum Dare, you evil people.

Joining again with FUN

Posted by (twitter: @RealXgor)
Monday, April 22nd, 2013 7:23 am

Yeah, joining again after my quite sucessful first attempt LD25 with #28 in innovation and all.

Well this time I’ll focus more on making the game more fun and engaging both for me and the player so I can get a better game this time around.



Also #votepotato #teampotato

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