Ludum Dare 35
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Shapeshift

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We’ll be announcing Ludum Dare 36’s August date alongside the results.

Posts Tagged ‘video’

I start reviewing LD35 games

Posted by (twitter: @GameGems)
Saturday, April 30th, 2016 12:50 pm

Hello! This time I was a bit late for judging, as right after the Ludum Dare 35 had been completed I was the organizer of NASA Space Apps Challenge hackathon. Besides, I released my Global Game Jam entry, Cloudy Shaman mobile game.

But now I’m in and here’s my first review video (6 games):

This time, like in LD33, I’m going to review 50 games or so, will start from those’s who’ll leave a review to my “Flexible Story Teller” game

Video from my game-making process (Java card game)

Posted by (twitter: @Sedlacek)
Thursday, April 28th, 2016 11:43 am

Hey fellow developers and players,
I just uploaded a time lapse from my game making process of my card game “Bloodshifter“. I built the whole game from scratch in Java, so if you are interested in seeing that then here it is:

You can try out the game for yourself here. Thanks a lot.

Gameplay video

Posted by
Sunday, April 24th, 2016 4:24 pm

Hi everyone, just uploaded a short gameplay video of my entry ‘Court of Talis’.

You can check out ‘Court of Talis’ over here:  http://ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-35/?action=preview&uid=63291 :-)

80s mecha anime inspired shoot-em-up!

Posted by (twitter: @BPOutlaws)
Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 9:27 am

Enjoy! :) Will do a post-mortem down the road when I’ve caught up on sleep lol I’ll be turning this one into a full game when I finish my current project, follow me on Twitter at @BPOutlaws for updates! -Jeff

Ludum Dare 35

Entry uploaded! Yay!

Posted by (twitter: @APantaloni)
Monday, April 18th, 2016 6:16 pm

This is my first Ludum Dare and it’s been a lot of fun!
The result is Shapegrammer, a quick reaction game inspired by the classic tangram puzzle:

It comes with an (okay, very basic) online leaderboard. Play and compete for the top spot here!

Monday, April 18th, 2016 12:10 pm

Streaming Ludum Dare games right now, watch here on Youtube Gaming:

https://gaming.youtube.com/c/BackslashNetwork/live

Suggest your own games, watch other people’s submissions and share it across Twitter to help Tilde ( @BackslashYT ) out!

So tired zzzzzz…8 hours to go!

Posted by (twitter: @BPOutlaws)
Monday, April 18th, 2016 11:57 am

Mech mode = shoot faster, ship mode = cover distance faster…gotta pass distance goals to extend the time, but need to use Mech mode to clear a path, lots of juggling of the modes for the hardcore shmup fans to gain seconds normal players probably won’t get!

zzzzzzzmust…stay…awake! Gamepad controls are up next

– Jeff

How to get Youtubers to play your game?

Sunday, April 17th, 2016 7:50 am

Hello amazing devs and inspired new-comers.

I’m going to tell you how to get Let’s Players interested in your game. This is my personal experience as a Youtuber, therefore you can’t rely on just me, so check the comments section for input from other people. I will keep updating this post as I think of more things that could appeal to the general Youtube gamer community.

  • First off, you have a game. A great game, the greatest game. You made it yourself or with a team. It is important that this game either has SEVERE replayability or has at least 10 minutes worth of gameplay, this is usually the bare minimum. Many Youtubers create videos that are 10 to 20 minutes long, sometimes even more than that. If you make a game shorter than that you have a chance it’ll get stuffed in a compilation video with other small games, which is..not phenomenal.
  • Make it unique. You have the power to change the gaming industry with just one simple idea. Of course this means you have to get this idea and be lucky enough to get noticed. So don’t sweat it too much.
  • Be self-centered. No, really. Make a game about something you’re an expert at or have experienced first-hand. Be informative, or convey your feelings like a pro, this is art — the power to make a personal thing into something that everyone can relate to.
  • Make it have an easily searchable name. No one can find a game called ‘Cat’ on Youtube when there’s ‘Cat Videos’, ‘Cat Games’, ‘Cat Pictures’ and so on that people are looking for every day. SEO is important for Youtubers. The best thing to do is to make a word that doesn’t exist yet and something that Google doesn’t think is a typo of another word.
  • Include humor. This is not always a good selling point so learn from the pros and don’t just resort to toilet humor. Good examples of this are “There’s Poop In My Soup” or “Where’s My Mommy?”, some Youtubers avoid these games like the plague, others welcome them with open arms. Something something target audience. (.. On another note, sassy achievements and pop culture references are always nice if done well.)
  • Be controversial. Get into the topics that ruin friendships. Or don’t. Not recommended, but it’ll definitely have a chance of going viral. So be sure you’re anonymous if you’re gonna try this because you might ruin your life. Wait, DON’T DO THIS ONE. NO. BAD.
  • As a dev, be helpful and approachable. Great devs have great connections, make friends and build up a community, don’t shy away from your ‘competitors’.
  • BE THANKFUL. Even a little of this goes a long way, especially for the smaller Youtubers; you could mention their name somewhere or retweet & like their stuff on Twitter, or list them in your credits forever (Yes. Please.) Some Youtubers spend a lot of time with the devs to help them out, give suggestions and even provide free advertizing. They will remember your kindness. So get on their good side, they might make it to 10 million subscribers.
  • Give EXCLUSIVE keys or access. This might not be possible for a LD game jam, it’s attractive though.
  • Your graphics, story and or gameplay are MAGNIFICENT. Aw yiss graphics.
  • Add kittens. I mean, appeal to a niche. This might be RPG, visual novels, spin-offs, dank memes, sandbox games in space, anything you can think of, there’s a Youtube channel for it. Hopefully they will find you and play your game, or find them and invite them. Their viewers are your audience too.

Some technical stuff: (POLISH IT, haha)

  • Make sure your game has no bugs and doesn’t randomly close or freeze at any point.
  • USE EVERY OUTLET EVER ON THE INTERNET FOR GAMES EVER. A lot of people like web-based apps, others like to download files. There’s your game’s Ludum Dare page, there’s Gamejolt, there’s Itch.io, and Miotigames is an upcoming similar website. There’s a bunch. Also, remember to make a nice set of accurate & captivating in-game previews.
  • If you made a heavy game, make it known. Some computers can’t handle it without freezing up.
  • MAKE AN ATTRACTIVE THUMBNAIL. The name and the image is the first thing people see. Make it appealing.
  • Make sure there’s checkpoints and that they’re in a good place (if any). Unless you intend on making a rage game. Grr.
  • If you have any experience with recording a game, it’ll be easier for you to put yourself in a Youtuber’s shoes. People with a dual monitor setup love it when they can play on one screen, record on the other. It might be difficult to achieve this, but make it possible if you know how to, or else don’t worry about it. If you have a single monitor, sometimes if you try to exit the game, it crashes and that’s really not cool. Prevent this if you can.
  • Approach big indie media influences (Kotaku, IndieGameReviewer, etc) while you’re working on it and when you’re done. They might be interested, write an article and boom. Success.
  • Be a good person. Spread motivation and positivity. Good energy is contagious.

I hope this helps someone stand out from the crowd and encourage you to come look up some smaller Youtubers to have play your amazing game.

My channel is right hereTwitter for updates & following, this was a video I did for the 34th Ludum Dare, and here‘s where you can request me (Tilde) to play your game for the channel. I hope you will all become very successful and well-known devs, may all the things in your life that you want to accomplish come true.

TL;DR: Make something cool.

Showing off my sick pilot skillz!

Posted by (twitter: @BPOutlaws)
Sunday, April 17th, 2016 7:42 am

Progress is going great, got a bunch of cool shit in and it feels good to play. The main game mechanics are all done so today will be about putting in enemies and swarm patterns etc!

– Jeff

First Day Progress

Posted by
Saturday, April 16th, 2016 7:56 pm

SO, first  day is over and we’re kinda satisfied,
We’re making a game where you build and shapeshift your raft to pass obstacles.

Here’s what we have so far:

Map Creation System – Rom:
Made from scratch, using GM physics, surfaces, and shaders *gif is a lil broken*
was really fun, still not perfect but gotta do other stuffs too.
We might let the player blow this sand up
MapCreationExampleLdFirstDay by HealTheIll

Raft Building and shapeshifting system – Tom

the player will be able to shapeshift his raft through the level with items he collects.
Unnamed by HealTheIll

PixelArt Assets – Artur

Music – Kryss (Asaf)

http://www54.zippyshare.com/v/hIYC8pCq/file.html

Advices/Suggestions are welcome! :)

Ludum Dare update

Posted by (twitter: @matthew_palaje)
Saturday, April 16th, 2016 10:52 am

Hey everyone! Just showing level 1 and a peek of level 2. The shape shifting theme comes into the game in level 2 as you’ll shape shift objects to block the fire.

LudumDareProgress#2


I’m having a great time so far and I hope you are to!

Progress!

Posted by
Saturday, April 16th, 2016 8:56 am

This is my first ever Ludum Dare, and so far it’s been a blast!

Progress so far:

  • The sprites don’t exist yet , so have some blocks 😛
  • The main character(the red box) can move
  • The original character moves quite fast, and has no weapons
  • The “Guard”(the blue box) has a gun, but is slower than the main character
  • If the power is high enough, the character can shape-shift into an enemy, and have all of their abilities(except health)

P.S. I can’t seem to upload the GIF here or on twitter! So we will have to show you another time!

We’ll be posting an article shortly on how you can get Youtubers to play your game. This is very important to get the word out, to stand out from the dozens of other submissions and to get a head-start in winning the 35th Ludum Dare.

Here’s a form so you can send your game for us to play!

Other things Tilde does: art, thumbnail art, graphics, voice acting, music, script/story writing, brainstorming, advertizing (to an extent), advice-giving, encouraging, sketching & story boards.

If you’re having issues with the theme SHAPESHIFT we might be able to help you (we have a bunch of ideas but no way to make games)

Looking forward to working with you & making the 35th Ludum Dare the best one yet! You can contact us here or on Twitter @BackslashYT.

Watch one of our Ludum Dare videos:

Let’s Play Ludum Dare 34 – Episode 5

Posted by (twitter: @lkfumagalli)
Saturday, January 2nd, 2016 3:28 pm

This episode covers the following games: Gjallarhorn by NoWandStudios (got it working this time), The Tie Game by Dejvo, Sanctuary Station by Joror, and SHRiNK by qkerguelen! Check them all out in the video!

If you’d like your own game to be played on my channel, just let me know via this form and I’ll get to you as soon as possible. Be sure to include an alternate means to notify you if you don’t have Twitter! People who’ve commented on my game (which I’ve updated since the jam!), and people who posted first get priority. Follow me on Twitter to find out which games I’ll be covering next (if I remember to post about it).

I’d recommend submitting soon if you haven’t already, as my schedule is going to be tight with my work on the #towerjam. As I go down my list I’ll have to make shorter segments for each game (as much as I don’t want to) or postpone them until after the jam. Once the voting period ends on LD34, I will close the form. I may still accept requests to LP your game, but there’s no telling when I’ll get to it.

That aside, this has been a blast! It’s inspiring seeing everyone’s different takes on the themes and how they each tackled the Ludum Dare challenge. I’m even more determined than ever to hone my developer skills and make an outstanding game for #towerjam! Hope to see you all there!

You can follow my progress on my #towerjam game on Twitter. I’ll make a website for it once I have more to show as well.

Tilde Plays Ludum Dare Games ~

Friday, January 1st, 2016 8:17 pm

Hello LD’ers! ~

This was my first Ludum Dare and it was a learning experience for me and my channel. I’ve met a lot of great, promising devs, got many (so many) requests. It was awesome! Although next time I’ll probably do things way differently, haha.

This is my last compilation video post for this LD. Here you go!

Games covered:

Hopefully this video has brought some attention to games you haven’t seen yet.

Go play and rate!

~

Liked the video? Come hang out with us (Tilde & Backslash) at Twitter @BackslashYT & make sure we can continue to make content in the future. We’ll be around for the next LDJam to help you devs getting the word out. 😀 That’s what we do with our channel and we love it.

~

Latest single game video, FRUITWOLF by Claw:

Let’s Play Ludum Dare 34 – Episode 04

Posted by (twitter: @lkfumagalli)
Tuesday, December 29th, 2015 2:15 am

This episode covers the following games: Garbage Run by Dege, Gjallarhorn by NoWandStudios (unfortunately cut short by errors), Cultivate by kmakai, Neo Oxygene by Jwatt, and Rolla Grolla Arena by Xanjos! Check them all out in the video!

I hope Garbage Run continues to be worked on, as I thought the game was quite fun to play. I also enjoyed Cultivate but wish it didn’t skip through some text so quickly. I’d love to replay both these games if they get updated.

As for Gjallarhorn, I’m sad I wasn’t able to play it much due to the technical difficulties. If these get resolved, please let me know and I’ll give it another try!

If you’d like your own game to be played on my channel, just let me know via this form and I’ll get to you as soon as possible. Be sure to include an alternate means to notify you if you don’t have Twitter! People who’ve commented on my game (which I’ve updated since the jam!), and people who posted first get priority. Follow me on Twitter to find out which games I’ll be covering next!

I’d recommend submitting soon if you haven’t already, as my schedule is going to be tight with my work on the #towerjam. As I go down my list I’ll have to make shorter segments for each game (as much as I don’t want to) or postpone them until after the jam.

That aside, this has been a blast! It’s inspiring seeing everyone’s different takes on the themes and how they each tackled the Ludum Dare challenge. I’m even more determined than ever to hone my developer skills and make an outstanding game for #towerjam! Hope to see you all there!

You can follow my progress on my #towerjam game on Twitter. I’ll make a website for it once I have more to show as well.

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