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Posts Tagged ‘update’

Bionic Update – October Challenge Completed

Posted by (twitter: @PowerSparkGames)
Wednesday, November 4th, 2015 11:35 am

My game, Bionic, has completed the October Challenge on recently, thanks to the generous customer!


Bionic is my FPS game that you can play for free. In other news, Bionic has been updated to Alpha 1.0.1, you can look at patch notes here.


Don’t forget to check out Bionic, and update your client to Alpha 1.0.1! Thanks!

From Ludum Dare to Steam Greenlight!!

Posted by (twitter: @TriteGames)
Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 3:26 pm

Hello fellow gamedevs,

we started working on our game “Of Carrots And Blood” almost a year ago at LD31. Back then it was a nice little prototype and a couple of you liked the gameplay and art style. So we thought, why not put more time in it and work on a post jam version with more features. We did that and finished a little game, which has been played by a couple of youtubers, including these two cool Brazilians (video here) and PewDiePie (video here) and we got even more positive feedback from people…That made us realize that maybe there is more to this little idea. We just couldn’t stop working on it 😉

So now we are at a point, where the old free version of the game became the “Classic Edition” and our new version for “Of Carrots And Blood” is now on Steam Greenlight!! 😀

After one week we are currently at 44% to the Top 100 and we need your support!




Of Carrots And Blood is a twin-stick arena shooter combining bullet hell with cute bunnies, mutants and a lot of blood.

You can play alone and compete for the HIGHSCORE.

You can play together in the local CO-OP and beat the short but intense “story mode”.

You can grab a couple of friend and kill each other in 4 player DEATHMATCH (or in the two other 2 player pvp modes)

AND you can play the multiplayer modes ONLINE!!

So if you like some good old arcade action, where you need to be on your toes all the time or die a lot, you should check out our game:

Of Carrots And Blood on Steam Greenlight

VOTE for us, leave a COMMENT and SHARE it with your friends :)

Tactical Superiority – Post-Jam V.1.1: Web player!

Posted by
Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 2:53 am


Play it here

Got the web player running afterall. It was somekind of a temporary problem somewhere, weird stuff.

Do try and rate the jam build as well will ya?

Thanks for all your feedback! (Update + Linux & OS X builds)

Posted by (twitter: @bytegrove)
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 6:01 am

Thank you so much everyone who played and commented on my game with helpful feedback!
The feedback was more or less unanimous, which made it a little easier to have a look at the flaws.

In the new build I’ve focused on making jumping easier by adding a small grace period where you’re able to jump after having walked off an edge. I’ve also made it possible to jump a little earlier before hitting the ground. You can jump higher overall as well, and the triple jump also allows you to move faster  forwards than when you’re running.


More boost in the triple jump!

I made some small changes in order to address the slipperiness as well. It’s now possible to take smaller steps when starting movement from a standstill. It’s still easier to move slowly with an analog stick, but this somewhat emulates it for keyboard as well, without making the character feel to slow or unresponsive (I hope).

I’m also trying out an automatic camera solution that will slowly move to behind the character when the player is not manually rotating the camera. It won’t do this whilst the player is jumping, standing still or walking facing the camera. It’s experimental, but more akin to what is commonly seen in platformers, so tell me what you think of it! :)


Single jumps more useful.

I also wanted to tell you that I’ve added a Linux– and a Mac OS X build that is available for download now as well! \(o3o)/ wööö!

Up & Away

And finally a shoutout to LarryChupacabra, thanks for playing the game and making the video! 😀

Post-Jam: Added a fancy health-bar

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 12:34 pm
We didn't managed it to draw and code a fancy health-bar in time.
After some complaints about that, we decided to make one "Post-Mortem".
here you go:

screenshot new healthbar


If you haven't played our game yet, your can do it here.
We had a lot of fun this Ludum Dare and we hope you also have fun playing our little game.
Feel free to rate and comment, we appreciate your feedback.



Tactical Superiority – Post-Jam V.1.1: Sounds!

Posted by
Tuesday, September 1st, 2015 12:27 pm


Play it here

The first Post-Jam version is now out! Had some technical difficulties with the web builds (HTML5 build has terrible audio support and didn’t like the Unity web build for some reason) so now there aren’t any! Desktop builds all the way, eh.

Do try and rate the jam build as well will ya?

Monster of the Matrix: post jam progress

Posted by (twitter: @@jespertingvall)
Saturday, August 29th, 2015 5:13 pm

Still having a cold decided to continued working a bit on my Ludum Dare 33 game Monster of the Matrix. In the game you play as a skeleton trapped inside a dungeon crawler. But something is wrong… You realize that you are trapped inside a world that is shutting down. You must escape…! And something is hunting you….!

New version

  • The original Ludum Dare game had one random generated level of fixed size, with one exit. After the jam I split it up into 7 different sized, still randomly generated, levels. It also added a new gameplay element, doors. They made the game much scarier since they limited your sight. And behind every door an agent could lurk…
  • A stamina mechanic was added. You need to rest and can not run the entire time. The agents more a little bit faster than you, so you can not loose them unless you are running from them.
  • More and scarier sounds where added, among them footsteps to the other skeletons and really spooky music from Connor O.R.T. Linning.
  • I also integrated Gamejolts API into the game, giving the player achievements.

Old version of game



Source code and time-lapse

Posted by
Saturday, August 29th, 2015 2:06 pm

Wanted to let everyone know the source code and time-lapse video are available for our game. It’s a jam game but we still wanted to make the source available. I wish more jam games would post source. Sharing is such a big part of this competition.

And now the obligatory plug and animated gif…

Who are you? Why are you here? And what happened?

Turn off the lights, put on your headphones, and enjoy…


A psychotic supernatural thriller


Play Now!


I should make this animations during compo…

Posted by
Monday, August 24th, 2015 4:10 pm

Monster kings 2.0

Here: Wounded attack.
So I’m making new post-compo version of all animations. Just for me and fun.
What do you think?

And please – vote me!
Just imagine gameplay with this graphics…

And i know i haven’t voted much but I will. I will.

Another great Ludum Dare, Submitted!

Posted by (twitter: @PandaDima)
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 10:04 pm

So my game is called Plothole.
It should’ve been an adventure/mystery game about a detective who investigates some of the recent murders that might be a a job of one serial killer. SPOILER: in the end the detective would uncover that his 2nd (schizophrenic) self is in fact that serial killer.

In reality Plothole is an unfinished game with only core functionality and not much content at all. (Art is really hard and slow for me)



After thoughts:

Amazing Ludum Dare! Even though I once again haven’t finished a game, I totally loved (almost, that missing boolean not bug costed me 2 hours of work) each second of it! I learned a lot about Unity’s new UI system, discovered new game genre I might like and wanted to do and finish! I had great time overall, nice to get distracted from some unpleasantness that happens around. I hope everybody had amazing time too, here’s to another great Ludum Dare, and for many more!

I always shared my LD brainstorming results after LD, so here goes: Although I usually did it in Google Drive, I try to move away from Cloud Storage, coz I am paranoid.


  • To Mr. Mike Kasprzak, for Ludum Dare itself and still maintaining it, and even making a new version!
  • To Unity Engine Team, for amazing Game Engine.
  • To… Microsoft, for Visual Studio and C#
  • To All the Open Source developers, for everything! Much love <3
  • To Ludum Dare’ers, for amazing community! 😀
  • To Zhoot, AtomicVikings, yuraSniper, Leo, Skай, Zet and Thok, Jorge and my family, for being there.
  • To Caffeine, for keeping me alive. XOXO

To JAM or not to JAM?

Posted by (twitter: @PandaDima)
Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 9:55 am

So here’s the deal, I will most likely not be able to complete my game for compo. I bit too much once again. Now I always did compos, never jam. I always like the idea to do everything myself, even though I am not good at art and terrible at music, but I like the practice.

Now back the question, should I take 1 more day and try to finish the game and submit it in jam? I am afraid my game will look poor on the background of all the amazing team based games in Jam. Any opinions?

Not that much more progress done, going to be a stressful day tomorrow. But I hope I will be able to deliver somewhat nice product.

Moon Werewolf

Posted by
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 7:10 pm

Its arcade game inspired by “werewolf/mafia” board game.


Full moon gives power to werewolves, so question is what would werewolf do on surface of moon? 😉
You are disguised as normal citizen (blue) hiding from guards (yellow), and you need to eat all citizens by transforming into werewolf (red). Guards chase you and try to kill you when you are revealed.


I want to add more intelligent movement (other than random), and implement additional roles (medic, hidden guards, bomber…).
Its important that you are always the monster 😀

Day one – the monstrosity

Posted by (twitter: @tomrijnbeek)
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 3:54 pm

Day one is done and I am not unhappy with the result. I had a bit of a problem coming up with a good concept, but I kept coming back to the same idea. I was not convinced by it, but it was impossible to get my mind off it. Because of not being convinced by the idea I had some struggles getting things to work, but once I had a simple AI going and had to actually run away from adventurers trying to collect my spoils, I actually saw things coming together a bit.

Anyway, I actually have sort of a playable game already. This was exactly my goal: get something playable the first day and do all the polishing on day two. The most important tasks for tomorrow will be handling the game state nicely (“Debug.Log(‘You lost’)” is not gonna cut it for the final version), writing a bit of a UI and tutorial and of course making proper graphics.

I had a bit of a scare about an hour ago when the game suddenly stopped running, even on older versions in Git, right at the point where I said to myself “enough for today, let’s make my day one builds”. Of course Unity thought this to be the best time to teach me about script execution order being completely arbitrary. That’s what happens if your code turns into this monstrosity of ugly code.

Either way, with that fixed, I am going to call it a day. There are probably several people that are going to work until deep in the night using some Monster energy (see what I did there!?), but I am taking it relaxed and easy today. I don’t think I have the killer idea that’s going to win, so I might as well take an easy pace.

If the animation above is not enough, the day one builds plus instructions can be found on my personal blog. Good night to you all!

Some progress!

Posted by (twitter: @bytegrove)
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 3:07 pm

I’ve got the steering, jumping and camera down almost completely now, and have begun working on the graphics!


Jumping on other monsters to kill them.


Main character mesh

I do everything but core mechanics, I think I’m in for a rush tomorrow

Posted by (twitter: @PandaDima)
Saturday, August 22nd, 2015 1:32 pm

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