Posts Tagged ‘Zapaman’

No turning back

Posted by (twitter: @zapakitul)
Friday, December 16th, 2011 5:14 am

Less then 15 hours are left to go,
People are anxious but the theme is unknown,
And I swear to the powers that be,
That if Kittens are chosen, as our main quest,
I shall make a game featuring billions of kittens beaten to death!

Now that I took that off my shoulders, it’s time for the actual post. So, I said a few good 6 pages back that I’m in, and this is my first Ludum Dare. Got everything set up, both my pc’s and got me enough food to last for this 48 hours. My dev environment looks like this:

(Do not look at the milk and biscuits bowl hiding behind the laptop!!!)

And I’m going to be eating and drinking this pile of so-not-healthy-but-tasty-and-yummy garbage (5 pizza’s, 5 can’s of black coffee, 2 bottles of milk, allot of instant soup and 10 X 3-in-1 packs of coffee + sweets).

Also bought like 6 packs of cigars, because hey, less oxygen = more inspiration, right?

Anyway, I’m going to stream everything (including me sleeping like a wittle pwincess with my wittle hamster) on Livestream, so tune in if you wanna give feedback or plan on screwing around with my mind. I’ve also taken the liberty of sending my room mate and his fiance out of town for the weekend, for peace and quiet. Screenshoots are going to be uploaded hourly on my dropbox account, and spammed on twitter (I’m sure gonna loose allot of followers).


That’s about it. Can’t wait for the compo to start!

I’m in

Posted by (twitter: @zapakitul)
Tuesday, December 6th, 2011 6:45 am

Hi from @Zapakitul, Romania.

This is the first time I enter a Ludum Dare challenge, and boy am I anxious. I earn my living working as a Game Designer for Gameloft (been doing so for a year), but since I got my job, I haven’t been able to finish any personal projects/games. Ludum Dare represents, a great opportunity to boost my moral, as well as a personal challenge, so I’ll be looking forward to it.

As for the tools I will be using, guess I’ll stick to what I know best:

Language: C++ with the aid of DarkGDK.

Audio library of choice: Irrklang.

3D Graphics: Milkshape3D

2D Graphics: Paint.NET.

Level editor: Mapscape.

My work station contains a Desktop Computer (development), and an old Acer Aspire 5050 laptop for debugging, and keeping in touch with everyone on IRC/Twitter. Honestly, all I want out of this challenge is to finish something in this short period of time, and as a newcomer to it, I’m a little worried. I’m happy to meet and “compete” with all of you.


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