Archive for April 2014

Ludum Dare #29 is over

…and I actually finished a game! Didn’t really think I’d make it but here we are. Yay!

My game is called BactoCo and in it you play as a disease. Your objective is to get the CEO of a company ill (I’ve no idea why). You inhabit one host at a time, and have to cause symptoms to them in order to manipulate their movement and get closer to the CEO. The game’s entirely mouse-driven and I also managed to port it to flash! Huge thanks to Adam “Sketchy” Hawker for creating an A* pathfinding tutorial for MMF 2!

Preview and play the game on the Ludum Dare site!




  Also check out this weird glitter thing I made for ESA:

What is happening

Just to show that I have some other stuff under development, have a couple pics:

I really like smooth snake-like movement so I felt the need to try to make one myself. Maybe this’ll become something? Who knows!

Despite the long silence, I’ve lately also implemented new stuff to Officer Alfred! The box functionality has been very hard to get working properly but I’m very happy about it right now! :) Note also the super-cool independently moving box platform; I think that’ll allow for some pretty neat puzzles.

As for ESA I finished the first phase of the final boss; also I decided that I want to fill up all the existing holes in the game map; I’ll add them to the “big secret” of the game so that visiting them gives hints on how to find other stuff. Hopefully that’ll be fun! At least it’s not a huge job. To be honest, most of the stuff left to do is related to either the secrets in the game or the in-game dialogue, the latter of which I’m kind of afraid to start working on because I’m really not confident in my ability to convey the things I want to in English!

Oh, and Ludum Dare #29 will be held this weekend! I haven’t participated in a long, long time due to general lack of motivation and/or inspiration. However, the theme voting is open so I’m on the lookout for an inspiring one; maybe it’s time to make another 48-hour game? We’ll see!

(Whoa, suddenly my whole life is about game development again. This has been a weird Spring!)

Esa is actually a male Finnish name. It’s pretty funny.

More work done on ESA, things are looking extremely nice right now, I think. I just finished the pause menu and its submenus, and I’ve started working on the ~~FINAL BOSS~~!

Also I love completion percents; it’s great fun to complete a game and then see a rough approximation of the things left to found (Kirby’s Adventure for NES, Super Metroid and Treasure Adventure Game (by Robit studios) are great examples of this!)

Guess what ESA is going to have???

ESA and stuff

That’s another miniboss finished! Joy!!

Also found a solution to a programming problem I’ve been having for years; this means I might be able to finish some work on another concept I’ve had in my mind for quite some time!

(I really wish I had more time to paint! It’s been 4 months since I last did any serious watercolourwork :( )