Every 4 monthes there it is – the Ludum Dare Game Jam.
The world biggest online game jam that i know.
And i think its one of the best game jams.
And my final Round voting.
If everything goes right, it will be the third time i participate in Ludum Dare.
My first Ludum Dare was the 39 – where i had just some hours to do my game (and i was only partically available and partically drunken).
My Game looks like this but i was proud and since that i was addicted to ludum dare.
In Ludum Dare 40 i plan to spent more time on it. So i just started early in the morning (one hour after announcement) and i had an idea one hour later.
So i started concept and creating the game.
Pixel Art characters is the hardest thing for me.
But i had a cool game so far called “Wonder Land”.
Compared to my LD39 i got a good result in the end.
What i want to do in LD41 and what i expect ?
Well this time i want to create something different.
As i also joined Dreamhack Jam last year and did a platformer, i still think it shouldn’t be again a platformer. Don’t misunderstand me: i love platformer.
But i tried it so much out now 🙂
And they are all not finished for a commercial result.
Second thing is that i want to make a game that could be (with just a small amount of Post-Jam work) be published as a PC game to steam.
In the last games i am not satisfied with soo much things so that i need a bunch of rework. Also i needed more and bigger levels for example.
And finally i want to make the game in 48 hours for the Compo this time (the last times i needed the additionally day for finishing the game).
How do i prepare for LD 41 ?
I will buy some coffee, fruits and other stuff – i want to try to be healthy at all.
Playing some funny retro games as inspiration before that will be a good idea (also i have some old magazine that i will use for it).
I will go earlie in bed on friday and standup earlie for jammin.
Tidy up my desk will be a good idea too.
Sleeping will be something like “if i am tired, i sleep some hours”.
I dunno if this will be work.
What i am afraid?
That i dont get a good idea for a game.
How did it run in past LD Jams for me ?
In LD38 i had not the right idea and not the time to do it (but i had some small ideas like a shark game under water).
In LD39 i had instant an idea of a game (as i had a similiar idea some weeks before for a game where you need to drink energy drinks to stay awake). But i joined on the fly where i got the idea and had 2 hours where my daugther slept to do some stuff.
After that i was 6 hours with a good friend just drinking a lot of beer. I came back late in the evening – drunken – and draw some more sprites (grounds for example).
So i didnt plan to participate.
In LD40 i really WANT to participate. I voted for the themes and suggested 3 themes by myself. In the final voting i didnt voted for the winning theme and though “oh boy please not this theme”. Well as i woke up in 4 o clock and watched on my smartphone i though “oh fuck – not this theme”.
After spending a half hour of making a coffee , watching lava lamps spawning on the LDJam page, researching on twitter and youtube what the others are doing – i got an idea.
I don’t remember how the idea came but i thought that “wouldnt it be cool if you consume from something too much that it has a bad impact ?”.
Something like “the more you collect the worse it is”.
If you collect lights, it will be brighter for example and can be darker.
Overall it will be platformer – i think. And so the idea was born 🙂