I’ve now put up the first pass game page of the Ludum Dare entry #35 game titled “Curse of the Piglet King”.
I enjoyed working with Unreal Engine 4 and doing my first humanoid animations for characters to put in the game, however, I did not get anywhere near as far as making it a playable game.
The UE4 project size stands at 750 MB currently, so I’m not putting that up all here due to disk space limitations on my hosted web server. I think it would be nice to show the UE4 source code and some assets made during the event so I will be making some screenshots and uploading this in the near future.
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Now that the event is over, there will be a page up here with the results of the game “Curse of the Piglet King” soon.
Again, the scope was too large for the time and the game didn’t get anywhere near finished in the 3 days, but working with Unreal Engine 4/C++ was great and I’m especially proud of the animations I made for the game.
I’ll be putting up all assets and sources asap although I can’t submit this to the Ludum Dare site since I feel it is not far enough along to provide any kind of playing experience.
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although the LD #35 72 hour Jam won’t be kicking off in Germany until 3 AM tomorrow, Saturday the 16th of April, 2016, I’m starting preparations for the event by producing signboards for my Twitch stream found here.
This time will be the first stream with a microphone but no camera, and I’m working off a Windows 10 Desktop PC or Mac Book Pro, depending on the stream stability.
The software stack for the event is planned based on:
Unreal Engine 4/C++ and Blueprints or Unity 3D/C# (This depends on a few details when I hear the chosen theme)
Art Rage/Photoshop/Piskel/Tiled for 2D Art
MODO/Blender/Maya/MudBox/LD3T/CrazyBump for 3D Art
Visual Studio 2015/XCode/MonoDevelop/Visual Studio Code for IDE
Git/SourceTree for version control software
Open Broadcaster for the Twitch stream at https://www.twitch.tv/hairein
Bfxr for the sound effects
Free music to be found online
Greetings and have fun all who will be there this weekend!
I’ve just uploaded a Raspberry PI 3 build of the game ‘Van Sang’s Pain’ to itch.io and here available on the game’s page.
See the readme file for details and you need to have python 2 and pygame installed on the PI for this to run.
All assets and sources are in there too as this is a free game. If you make mods or variants, comment on itch.io’s game page so I can have a look and try them out too.
it’s a new upcoming round of compo fever again! You can get your votes in and follow the themes for the next Ludum Dare Compo here.
I’m planning to participate again this time and plan to stream on Twitch with a microphone this time too! Due to the time difference, I will be starting out on Saturday and probably have only 2 days to participate, but I wouldn’t miss it for the world!
Until then, keep an eye out for the themes, join in and make your voice heard…
the Global Game Jam is on this weekend from the 29th to 31st of January, 2016.
Though I won’t be participating, I’m hoping to catch a few Twitch streams about it during that time.
All the best wishes to everyone for the new year to come!
It’s definately going to be a year of changes here and i’m looking forward to what is coming at the horizon.
the Ludum Dare compo #34 was on during the 12th to 14th December, 2915 and I participated in the 48 hour part of the jam (compo).
As Marmalade Technologies were kind enough to provide me with a free Indie license during the last Mini Ludum Dare #63 event and for the next seven months, it was a great opportunity to explore this API even more.
It enables both 2D and 3D games and is easy to deploy for the Windows desktop, so it definately fit for the compo, however due to technical and temporal constraints, I chose a 2D path as you see here.
I streamed myparticipation at our Twitch page as always and I was glad to see a few people pop in and chat during this time, so thank you all for your time!
The game page for ‘Globular Infestation’ is now up here, along with a description of my intensions as well as download links for the free initial game (demo) and all resources.
As the game was not finished during the compo, you are getting a technological demonstration which gives a basic flow of the game with only two levels and no enemy attacks.
However, I will be continuing work on the game to complete the features I had in mind during the compo but did not get to finish, so that we can all get a rounded game out of this. I’m estimating about 6 months to complete the initial Windows (x86) version, but I would like to port a version to Android with a slightly changed control scheme.
Check back for more info as this develops…
We’ve submitted a version of the game ‘Orcland Rivals’ at the Mini Ludum Dare #63 webpage here where you can download a build of the game as well as the source for all code, graphics and all other assets.
Our game page with all the details about the game and the event is up permanently here now.
as a result of the GameKid Raspberry Jam which ran at Itch.io from the 13th to 20th September 2015, we have setup a page for our entry “Van Sang’s Pain” here.
The game jam ran for 7 days and fit quite nice into a holiday period, so why not 😉
The game was developed on a Windows PC using Python & Pygame. GrafX2, Graphics Gale and Photoshop was used to create the 2D Art, as well as Visual Studio Code for the source code editing.
All art assets were created specifically for and during this jam event. Sounds and music were either downloaded from SoundBible.com or re-used from our earlier game ‘Tank Crush – Eviction’. Level creation was performed in Tiled.
Filezilla (SFTP) was used to transfer the files to the RetroPie installation on the Raspberry Pi 2.
The game is available free and comes with links to setup instructions.
Please note! This is the RetroPie download version, see below for the Windows version of the game.
*** UPDATE: 03.10.2015 – Updated game to v1.1. ***
*** UPDATE: 04.10.2015 – Updated game to v1.2. *** Fixed the sound effect playing lag.
*** UPDATE: 11.10.2015 – Windows-x64 version now available for download here. Unzip and use run.bat to start the game.