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Update #3

Posted by (twitter: @charlottegore)
Sunday, December 7th, 2014 11:00 am

I think this game is actually ready to go. Still… quite a few hours to… can I add particle effects, guilt free? Wow!

It was all looking horrible yesterday, but today it’s all come together… thank goodness.

It seems to be rather more Meat Boy than I’d hoped… hopefully that’s not too terrible a thing. \

Anyway, a close up of one tiny corner of the game, for your viewing pleasure:


Update #2 – End of Day One!

Posted by (twitter: @charlottegore)
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 5:33 pm

What a day… this Ludum Dare I wanted to use Blender as a level editor for my Three.JS engine to play with:

It worked!

Screen Shot 2014-12-06 at 23.57.51

It’s super, super hacky but I was able to use bones as entity data, where the first bone in a chain had the type and location of an entity, then I used child bones to indicate other parameters. This way I could configure the size of doors, the paths of entities, the size of things etc.

This is the end of the first day for me and I am ecstatic to be able to say I have my game’s level fully designed and playtested. It takes about 10 minutes to beat so that feels about right.

Screen Shot 2014-12-07 at 00.17.13

Tomorrow morning I’ll be doing the sound effects and music first (so easy to overlook), then it’s polish time – as much shiny as I can squeeze in in the time remaining. It’s taken all my willpower not to try to do something about the dreadful graphics today. I added no shaders, no parallax effects, no particles, no textures, no lights. The geometry, other than the collision mesh, is just what Three.JS lets you generate procedurally. I am growing as a person by embracing my inner programmer artist.



Posted by (twitter: @charlottegore)
Sunday, April 27th, 2014 5:20 pm

My first Ludum Dare compo entry, complete with many minutes to spare!

Lessons learnt:

  • Gameplay first, shiny later.
  • This is way better than NaNoWriMo.
  • WebGL is amazing.

In the end I think the decision to use Three.JS meant I got the look I was going for, but it made it pretty hard to deal with entity management, sound and all the other things not related to 3D graphics. I’d still use it again tomorrow though.

Here’s a picture of a virus (our protagonist) about to get scoffed by a white blood cell.


Looking forward to playing and rating as many games as I can now. Congrats to everyone else who’s finished and good luck!


Posted by (twitter: @charlottegore)
Saturday, April 26th, 2014 3:10 pm

Mental note to self: Less time on particle effects. More time on the actual game part of the game.


First Update!

Posted by (twitter: @charlottegore)
Saturday, April 26th, 2014 1:02 pm

Having had a good sleep I discovered that after an hour with Unity my plan wasn’t going to work. Plan B activated!

Also instead of Unity, I went to good old Three.JS. It might do a lot less for you in terms of games but you get post-processing effects, Blender imports and it’s all in the language I use every day anyway.

Currently working on getting the right look and all my modelling in Blender done. I *should* be working on the gameplay but that’s the bit I’m less worried about. Here’s a Vine of my progress so far!

Saturday progress

Posted by (twitter: @vilcans)
Saturday, August 25th, 2012 7:53 pm

I worked on a chess game several years ago. Before that, I have always thought that chess is just for people with pretensions of being smart, but during that project I learned a bit more of the game and became somewhat fascinated by it. The rules are simple, but there’s a lot of strategy in the game. All that is missing, I thought, is a bit more action, power-ups and a level progression.

I never got around to make that game. I won’t really have time to do that during this LD either, but I’m at least making a chess game. Not your grandfathers chess game though. This is “Pawn to King – chess evolved”.

Or at least I hope it will be something playable tomorrow. Here’s what it looks like right now, early Sunday morning.

a MMO experience.

Posted by (twitter: @@PUriTanner)
Sunday, April 22nd, 2012 9:17 pm

IT’s an  MMO* made with node.js/backbone/three.js/tween.js/underscore/…

… and all the good parts of javascript.

What is it all about?

You are in charge of an evergrowing world in a universe full of evergrowing discs.
But growth comes at a terrible price.

In the advent of your great growth-inducing politics the general disc-populace grows weary of overpopulation and overproduction.
You decide to take the best way forward.
War against the unknowingly weak non-blue discs.
Carefully you plan your next aquisitions while balancing your infrastructure spendings with your investitions in green energy and hauntingly large disc-machines of war.


What does work:

  • Support for up to 51.00000000000002 players
  • Planets indicate their current production capacity by growing
  • Planets may revolt (red tint)
  • Military and a good investition in green technology help to overcome riots.
  • Attacking

What doesn’t work:

  • There is no chat or ranking.
  • You cannot transfer your all-killing-war-machines to a friendly planet
  • If you tab out there is a high chance your browser might die.
  • Simulation is a bit rough. Hadn’t had time to make animations
  • Same for graphics.
  • Player starting positions can be compromised from time to time. If you can’t grow your disc: reload the page


Oh, and the code is horrible. Iam not uber experienced and furthermore obviously needed to reassure myself that Diablo3 won’t ever become a game i could be happy with.

Thanks for your time. Have a blast!





If you still haven’t played it yet, here is a screen with lots of circles for you.

f this s. iam going to be a potato!


*at least in a realtivély tiny world it would be a MASSIVELY MULTIPLAYER ONLINE experience. Here it’s somewhat of a medium scale multiplayer app.

I’m in, HTML game or not…

Posted by (twitter: @vilcans)
Monday, April 16th, 2012 2:51 pm

I’ve been in competitions before, but this is my first Ludum Dare. I’m Martin Vilcans from Stockholm, Sweden. I’m hoping to gather a few other local participants for a meetup during the compo.

I am planning to go against conventional wisdom and use tools that I’m not 100% confident with, but I really want to do something with WebGL. I’ll be using three.js and some base code. Since I’m no big fan of JavaScript, I’ll be using CoffeeScript instead. There is an built version of the code online. It’s not very exciting yet, but it should display a gray 3D box that you can move by clicking and dragging the mouse. In case your browser or graphics card drivers doesn’t support WebGL, an informational message will be displayed and it’s time for you to upgrade! Please let me know in a comment if you have other problems and I may be able to fix it before Saturday.

WebGL is new and exciting, and this could become a great tech demo and an excellent game. Or a lousy tech demo and a crappy game.

Or I’ll just chicken out and use PyGame to create something simple but be sure to finish something. We’ll see when the compo starts.

I’m in for LD21

Posted by
Sunday, August 14th, 2011 12:26 am

This will be my second fullblown dare, and I really look forward to it.

As I’ve done earlier, I will be writing my entry using JavaScript. I will most likely be using ImpactJS or Three.js for my entry depending on the theme and what game I will be making. I’ve learned from my earlier mistakes, and will not try to learn a new library for this compo. I will also be using Paint.NET for graphics, possibly Blender if I go 3D. For sound I will be using the awesome BFXR. Music will most probably be generated using Wolfram Tunes, simply because I suck at music. If I get to make an explosive game, I will also be using the Explosion Generator. I haven’t used this tool before, but it looks promising.

Good luck to you all !!

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