Tag: Ludum Dare

Ludum Dare 27: Triad

Posted on August 29, 2013 in Projects

For pretty much all of this year I haven't really been doing any game development (nor posts). But I'm starting to get back into it now; a couple weeks ago I started working on my arena shooter again, and now I've participated in the 27th Ludum Dare. It would seem my period for "not participating in the main competition" was only eight months. :P The game I made is called Triad. You can download it...

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Ludum Dare 25

Posted on December 19, 2012 in Projects

Well, I participated once again in Ludum Dare and managed to succeed in creating a game (unlike last time). The game I created is called Amongst Shadows, and you can play it here on my website, or rate/comment on it at its Ludum Dare page. Anyway, on with the post-mortem. Theme The theme was "You are the Villain"; I had hoped it would be "End of the World", given the date and that I had...

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Getting More Ratings in Ludum Dare

Posted on May 02, 2012 in Tutorials

I thought I'd share a few quick tips on getting more ratings, which I've picked up in my experience with Ludum Dare. Please note, I'm not putting this down as fact or anything, but merely expressing my own opinion. Rating Games Yeah, this one's kind of obvious by now I'd say. Your "coolness level" increases by one per game you rate, and the cooler you are, the higher chance you have of getting rated. Games...

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Rock 'n' Slash: Ludum Dare 23 Postmortem

Posted on April 29, 2012 in Projects

Well, I think it's about time I made my Ludum Dare 23 postmortem. First of all, I blame not posting in a long time on my seemingly inherent laziness. Procrastination is an easy trap for me it seems, but that's another topic altogether. Back on subject, the latest Ludum Dare took place between April 21st and 24th, with the main competition ending on the 23rd. It just so happens that this event was Ludum Dare's...

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Ludum Dare 22 Postmortem

Posted on December 20, 2011 in Projects

Last weekend was Ludum Dare 22, and of course, I participated. The game I created is entitled Uncorrupted; there's more information available at its page on my website and on Ludum Dare. You could also check out the time-lapse of my work on the game. Preparation Anyway, with that aside, here's my postmortem. As always, it's important to prepare beforehand, especially making sure that your toolchain works. I decided to use FlashPunk this time, firstly...

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Facilitated Escape 1.0

Posted on September 02, 2011 in Projects

This post is to announce the release of the first version of my game, Facilitated Escape (other than the one submitted to Ludum Dare). I've been working on it for nearly two weeks since I started work during Ludum Dare 21. The game revolves around escaping a collapsing facility in your rocket, dodging oncoming "blocks" that are in your path. It's got quite a retro feel to it, with pixel art and 8-bit music. Anyway,...

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Ludum Dare 21

Posted on August 22, 2011 in General

After my complete failure in the last Ludum Dare, I didn't plan to take part in the next one (the 21st), however I decided to give it another shot. I'd learnt a number of things from my failure last time: go with a concept that's really simple, and use simple art, like pixel art, at least if you're a programmer like me. I also decided not use my personal framework for LÖVE; the biggest reason...

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Ludum Dare 20: My Experience

Posted on May 02, 2011 in General

From April 29 to May 2 Ludum Dare 20 has been going on. For those who don't know, the main competition involves making a game based on a certain theme in a 48 period; tough call. Hundreds of developers have a shot at this every four months, and I thought I'd give it a try. In this post, I'm going to write about my experience in it, and the lessons I learnt. I'll let you...

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