Ludum Dare #36 this weekend 26th to 29th August 2016!

Hi all,

it’s that time of the year again, a new Ludum Dare is coming up shortly.
Sadly, I’m not participating this time but will try to have a look in to the live streams at Twitch.

Good game to everyone!

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Game Page Up for LD #35 Entry – Curse of the Piglet King

Hi all,

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.

Cheers!

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Preparations for the Ludum Dare #35 72h Game Jam Underway!

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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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Hi all,
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!

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Raspberry PI 3 version of Van Sang’s Pain available here and at itch.io!

Hello everyone,

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.

Regards.

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Ludum Dare #35 Compo starts 9:00 PM (EDT) on the 15th April, 2016!

Yup,
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…
Greetings!

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Global Game Jam 29th to 31st of January, 2016!

Hi all,
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.

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Have A Great Year in 2016!

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.
Greetings.

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Ludum Dare #34 Compo from the 11th to 14th December, 2015!

Hi all,

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.
Screenshot 1
Screenshot 4
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…

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Mini Ludum Dare #63 – Themed: Fusion

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.
Greetings.

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We stand with Paris!

Without words...

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