August 2010 Posts

48 Hours Later – Timelapse & Gameplay Videos

Just made these two videos. One is the timelapse video I took to show my development process and the other is to show off the gameplay for those that cant run flash (Linux) or dont want to actually play the game, just want to see what the fuss is about šŸ˜›

The timelapse was produced using 2300 ish screenshots, one taken every 60 seconds by Chronolapse.

Enjoy:

You can play the game here: http://mikecann.co.uk/ludum-dare/ludum-dare-hour-40-complete/#thegame

Ludum Dare – Hour 40 – COMPLETE!

Okay well its not quite complete, the waves of enemies could do with some more work but I have my mum coming up from London to visit me in 30 mins so im gonna call it quits here.

So, finally it has a name, I have called it “48 Hours Later” šŸ™‚ Its not technically true as I have only had 40 hours to do it, but oh well!

Overall im pretty happy with my first Ludum Dare entry, im very tired right now and have a banging headache, but thats all part of the fun right?

So onto the game. First some shots:


Okay so if you have been following waaaay back my original intention was to make a game with the same sort of art style as World of Goo but with the game mechanics of Boom Stick. I think I have stayed pretty true to that original idea.

Basically you fight against waves of enemies that floatĀ acrossĀ the screen. There are currently only 10 waves, I would have liked more and with more variety but oh well šŸ˜‰

The theme of the competition was “Enemies as Weapons”. I haveĀ incorporatedĀ that theme by having the enemies drop giblets when they die. You then have a certain amount of time to pick up those giblets and fire them back at the enemies. Enemies as weapons!

So as a disclaimer: im sure the game has many bugs and things, I have run out of time to do much in the way of testing andĀ optimising. If you find any bugs however drop a comment I would love to hear about them as I plan to release this to a few flash portals, so would like to get those bugs fixed šŸ˜‰

Anyways enough jibber jabber. A few more shots then the game is below:


EDIT: I have now made a youtube gameplay video and timelapse of development, check em here.

Tools Used:
Adobe Photoshop CS5
Adobe Flash Builder 4
Adobe Flash CS5
SFXR
Chronolapse

Ludum Dare – Hour 31

Well its been quite a while since my last progress report. I have mostly been sleeping (well 4 hours of it anyways).

So progress is coming along nicely STILL no gameplay tho :S

So far you can shoot and destroy the enemies and then collect thier giblets before they become part of the terrain. The idea is that you can then shoot those giblets back at the enemies. Take alook if you are interested:

Oh I just noticed I left some debug sliders on there I was using to try and hone the bloom levels. Have a play with them if you want.

Right. Gameplay.