Islandworks - en-gb en-gb Sun, 17 Nov 2019 11:05:24 +0000 Ludum Dare 29 <p>I'll be competing in the Ludum Dare 29 contest! Like last time I'll be sharing my progress through a blog. <a href="/en/Ludumdare29/">Visit the blog for Ludum Dare 29 here.</a></p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:39:55 +0000 Rex Jumping <p>Jumping in the <a href="">game</a> was a bit awkward. I have fixed the oddest behavoir of the double jumping. In the end it was a rather easy fix. Problem: When the player jumps, the key detector for jumping gets disabled. Making it impossible to jump. To enable it again I checked if there was any collision. In some cases the collision got processed after the keypress, directly enabling the jump again. Checking for new collisions rather than any fixed it. <a href="">Check the updated version here</a></p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:11:39 +0000 Rex Results! <p>Yesterday the Ludumdare 28 judging ended and results were shared. My results can be found <a href=";uid=8175" target="_blank">here</a>. My results aren't great this time. But seeing the trouble <a href="">previously stated in the blog</a> and the fact I was working outside my comfort zone with 2d I think they're good for now. Next time better!</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2014 13:28:58 +0000 Rex Some statistics <p>An important item I found over the course of the previous ludumdares are the statistics. The first time I competed it drained all my ftp server's resources up to the point where my hosting provider sent me an email pointing to the fair use policy. This time I hosted my game on the <a href="" target="_blank">Islandwork's GameCreator</a> service. But still the statistics are very useful. Let's take a look: <img width="600" src="/content/articles/ld28/visitorsLudumdare.jpg" /></p> <p>These statistics are for first time url hits for unique ips. 'Blog visitors' are those who visited this <a href="">blog</a> while the 'Plays' indicate everyone who played <a href="">the game</a>, not just the ones from the blog. The 'Messages' statistics indicate how active I was during the days. Not everything is clear, but the most traffic I received were from the posts I did on <a href="" target="_blank">Twitter</a>. The click through rate was very high, I'll check if I can find a good statistics overview for the twitter conversions.</p> <p>Seeing the great amount of visitors revisiting the blog I must admit being very proud :)</p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 22:26:57 +0000 Rex Free GameCreator <p>If you enjoyed the game and if you're curious about the game visit the <a href=";uid=8175">source</a> and join the InCoures community! The current <a href="">GameCreator</a> is free and in beta version.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:19:21 +0000 Rex Troubles playing? <p>For those having trouble playing my Ludumdare28 entry game and are using MAC OSX as Operating system try to play the <a href="">fullscreen version</a> rather then the one on <a href="">my blog</a>.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 11:22:51 +0000 Rex Other games <p>I downloaded a bunch of Ludumdare entry games as I took a day off for it. I planned time to do 20 games, but I got sucked into adorable looking games. Mainly an <a title="One earth" href=";uid=26025">asteroid look-a-like</a> but with crazy defending satellites and a <a title="Destroy the core" href=";uid=5031">Deathstar like destroyer game</a>. Played those two for over an half hour, addictive and nice games! But I've only done 10 so far.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 17:17:17 +0000 Rex The aftermath <p>I had a nice lay in until I got woken up by my sister at 8ish in the morning (Central European Time, GMT +1) I stupidly turned <a title="Strong99's The dragon journey" href="">The dragon's journey</a> online and set a time ( 06:00 in the morning ) to close again! Ooops...</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:24:09 +0000 Rex Submitted! <p>Still having some time left I decided that I couldn't do much more to improve the game in such short timespan. Besides I'm quite tired after 43 hours of working on the blog and game. I'm mostly proud on the graphics. I'm not very keen with 2D, I rather use 3D! Besides, I used new tools: <a href="">InCourse 2.0</a>. Off to bed! Sleepwell.</p> <p><iframe width="600" height="360" src="" border="0" frameborder="0"></iframe></p> <p><a href="">Play the game (fullscreen)</a>. If the game above does not work, visit the fullscreen link.</p> <p><a href="">See the source</a>.</p> <p><a href=";uid=8175">The ludumdare official entry page. Or comment there!</a></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:48:24 +0000 Rex 3 hours left <p>Time goes by much quicker than I thought it would be. I haven't had time to keep the blog as up to date as I wanted! I'm so sorry. I've been running into some performance issues and had to find out why. Found out some nasty bug in the GameCreator. It has been fixed though! Yeh! Almost done, some small graphical tweaks and done!</p> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 23:58:09 +0000 Rex